hey guys,new to the forum,anyways i am a beginner and would be playing mostly Metal and Hard/alternative rock songs.Please recommend a guitar under $400.Cheers!
More information needed, what amp you got? Willing to go used? Where do you live?

I would personally look for an used Epiphone LP, Ibanez RG321, RGA42 etc.
Shape/brand/neck profile/fret # preference? We really can't go anywhere without at least those things. Location is extremely helpful, because prices and markets fluctuate around the world.
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My band:
Fractured Instinct
(For fans of Death/Groove/Prog Metal)

Ibanez RGA42E
Ibanez S420
LTD H-301
Ibanez RG520
Peavey Predator USA
Douglas Grendel 725
Line 6 Pod HD500X