#1
Okay, so i my style that i mostly play is punk. I'm intersted in buying a 2001 Tom DeLonge Fender Strat in near mint condition with a TKL hardcase. This guitar is perfect for my style, but does not have much versatility. This would cost me 700$-730$. The other guitar i'm considering is a 2004 Fender Toronado GT (MINT CONDITION). This guitar's cosmetics are awesome and its good for my style, but is a lot more versatile. This i guitar would cost me a little more than 550$. Both guitars have great reviews, but which guitar is worth money? Keep in mind that i'm on a budget and i'm planning on buying a new amp for around $150-$300. I need some opinions on both guitars and how to help with my budget! PLEASE HELP!
#2
Quote by alexbulmer
Okay, so i my style that i mostly play is punk. I'm intersted in buying a 2001 Tom DeLonge Fender Strat in near mint condition with a TKL hardcase. This guitar is perfect for my style, but does not have much versatility. This would cost me 700$-730$. The other guitar i'm considering is a 2004 Fender Toronado GT (MINT CONDITION). This guitar's cosmetics are awesome and its good for my style, but is a lot more versatile. This i guitar would cost me a little more than 550$. Both guitars have great reviews, but which guitar is worth money? Keep in mind that i'm on a budget and i'm planning on buying a new amp for around $150-$300. I need some opinions on both guitars and how to help with my budget! PLEASE HELP!


Here's a 2002 Tom DeLonge on Ebay...

Buy it now for $500
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2002-Fender-Tom-DeLonge-Signature-Stratocaster-w-Gig-Bag-Sonic-Blue-/231032345188?pt=Guitar&hash=item35ca99d264
#3
Personally I'd go with the Toronado, it seems like a much better deal from what you've said: better looks, more versatility and $200 cheaper; but then if the Tom Delange is significantly better for your preferred style then that might give you more satisfaction.

Play both if you have the opportunity, then go with the one that feels best
#4
Quote by alexbulmer
Okay, so i my style that i mostly play is punk. I'm intersted in buying a 2001 Tom DeLonge Fender Strat in near mint condition with a TKL hardcase. This guitar is perfect for my style, but does not have much versatility. This would cost me 700$-730$. The other guitar i'm considering is a 2004 Fender Toronado GT (MINT CONDITION). This guitar's cosmetics are awesome and its good for my style, but is a lot more versatile. This i guitar would cost me a little more than 550$. Both guitars have great reviews, but which guitar is worth money? Keep in mind that i'm on a budget and i'm planning on buying a new amp for around $150-$300. I need some opinions on both guitars and how to help with my budget! PLEASE HELP!

I'm puzzled- the guitar you say is good looking, and more versatile is @$150 cheaper than the one you do not describe as glowingly.

But for Blackfire's suggestion, it would seem an easy choice- get the Toronado.

That said, there are other options to consider...like these Reverends, all in your price range:

http://www.guitarsandeffects.com/2012a09a06reverend/reverend

http://www.guitarsandeffects.com/2013a13a06reverendgoldtop/reverendgoldtop

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Reverend-Charger-HB-Violin-Brown-Bound-Rosewood-/261266969704

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Reverend-Warhawk-II-HB-Electric-Guitar-/231036350033

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Used-Reverend-Manta-Ray-HB-Semi-Hollow-Electric-Guitar-Gold-Top-GoldTop-RARE-/200953647937

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Reverend-Manta-Ray-Hollowbody-Electric-Guitar-HB-FM-Flame-Maple-w-ohsc-Minty-/111131415602

Korina bodies, Bass contour gives control over the lower register like tone knobs do for the treble, interesting visual style. Lots of tone, lots of versatility.
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Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Aug 24, 2013,
#5
Give us:
Location?
Gig, home use, or both?
Current gear?

I would spend more on your amp. $300 can get you a decent used amp, but that also depends on your area. I would say spend $500 max on a good used guitar, and $500 minimum on you amp
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#6
^I like that advice.

I bought a Vox for $199 on coupon at GC. The Valvetronix 80+ was great but lacked in many ways, but it was a great little solid state amp. I kept her for 45 days and returned her. But I loved that amp, so I decided to save up and get a nicer Vox, the Custom AC15. So I am waiting for a good sale. Tube Amp is the only way to go, so says many others, especially if your like me, and want that good ole classic sound.

Save money on guitar and get a great amp. It is like spending $700 on a a great stereo with the works for your car, but then spending like $200 on the speakers.

If you want to save some money like me, I bought a LP guitar from Rondo Music. It ain't no Gibson Studio or Standard, but it sure as hell feels like it when playing her, and I will vouch for their craftsmanship. I don't want to say its equal, but at that price range, it is hard to compete with their price/performance ratio!
More importantly it saved me enough to almost get me the super awesome amp I really want, so my sound will be insanely awesome. So instead of dropping 1200-1600 on a Gibson Studio, I only spent $250 on the Agile 3010SE on sale. Meaning I will have my amp much sooner.

The amp is what is going to give you your sound, you don't want to be the guy with a DVD Player and LCD screen put into his car, and had no money left so he threw in a ghetto speaker system.
Last edited by RyanStorm13 at Sep 22, 2013,