#1
Hello all
The title says it all. Ive been playing an Epiphone Les Paul 100 that i got 3 years ago when i was just starting to learn guitar. Its been a great to me but its time to get a nicer guitar. I was thinking this would be the perfect place to get info on which guitar would suit me best. I play mostly alternative/Indie Rock, Brit pop, Punk rock. I have around $500 to spend so whatever will get me the best sounding/highest quality guitar for that much would be great. I would be willing to buy used as well. I was looking at the Fender standard Tele and the G&L ASAT Special, as i heard these are good guitars for the style that im looking for. What are your guys thoughts on what my next guitar should be? What guitar would you buy?
#2
I would buy a used guitar 100%. I would just goto a store and try the guitars and buy which ever I fancied.
#3
Either of those would be a good choice. So would these:

http://reverb.com/item/8163-epiphone-dot-1999-red

http://elderly.com/vintage/items/40U-5655.htm

http://elderly.com/new_instruments/items/G5448T.htm

http://reverb.com/item/19229-fender-showmaster-2003-flame-red

http://reverb.com/item/24318-ravenwest-neck-through-telecaster-spalted-maple

http://reverb.com/item/10492-gretsch-g5246t-electromatic-pro-jet-double-cut-bigsby-silver-gig-bag-video

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

http://www.guitarsandeffects.com/2013a06a06gnltribute/gnltribute

http://www.guitarcenter.com/In-Store-Used-USED-GRETSCH-G5120-ELECTROMATIC-ORANGE-HOLLOW-BODY-ELECTRIC-GUITAR-109241504-i3261771.gc

http://www.guitarcenter.com/In-Store-Used-USED-GRETSCH-ELECTROMATIC-DBL-CTWY-GOLD-SPARKLE-109220417-i3308590.gc

http://www.guitarcenter.com/In-Store-Used-USED-GRETCH-ELECTROMAIC-109421864-i3362136.gc

http://www.guitarcenter.com/In-Store-Used-USED-GRETSCH-G5122-109525088-i3411290.gc

http://www.guitarcenter.com/In-Store-Used-USED-GRETSCH-ELECTROMATIC-G5120-ORANGE-WC--841-09213-109526192-i3404687.gc

http://www.guitarcenter.com/In-Store-Used-USED-RICHMOND-BELMONT-BY-GODIN-ELECTRIC-GUITAR-RED-109385408-i3326330.gc

http://www.guitarcenter.com/In-Store-Used-USED-BRIAN-MAY-SIGNATURE-GOLD-GUITAR-WBAG-109526158-i3406131.gc

http://www.guitarcenter.com/In-Store-Used-USED-IBANEZ-ARTCORE-AS103-NT-WC-344-8-5-08112-108032664-i2677490.gc

http://www.guitarcenter.com/In-Store-Used-USED-EPIPHONE-SHERATON-BLK-109397726-i3340816.gc

http://www.guitarcenter.com/In-Store-Used-USED-FENDER-72-DELUXE-REISSUE-TELECATSER-109468975-i3372513.gc


Buying a used guitar is a great idea. You can get a deal on a better guitar than you could normally afford. However:

1) buying in person is best. That way, you can try it out.

2) buying online or by phone can get you good deals too. If you do so- as I have done- it's best to buy from a reputable business with a good return policy.
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!

Log off and play yer guitar!

Strap on, tune up, rock out!
Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Sep 30, 2013,
#5
Quote by dannyalcatraz
Either of those would be a good choice. So would these:


So what you're saying is:

Push yourself away from the computer.
Go to Guitar Store.
#6
Quote by dspellman
So what you're saying is:

Push yourself away from the computer.
Go to Guitar Store.

Not me, man!

My guitar collection may hit 20 by the middle of 2014, and most of my purchases were sight unseen.

(poetry!)

All but a couple of my guitars were bought over the phone or a via the internat. However, I always try to buy from places with good return policies. The reason is that, while buying in person is always the best option, sometimes, it isn't an option in a particular case. I have a tendency to want to buy things that are hard to find...even though I live in a metropolitan area with a population in the top 10 in the USA.

When I bought my Deans- my first 2 electrics- there were no retailers in my area selling the guitars, just the basses. I ordered them through one such mom & pop store...and now they sell more Dean guitars than almost any other retailer in the state.

When I bought my first Reverend, the one I wanted was a limited edition, and the one store that had it sold out. Again, I had to buy it over the Internet.

Nobody around here seems to sell Fernandes, so I got my first Ravelle through a 3rd party retailer that supplies instruments to the PX.

My Fret-King was imported from Lankashire. That is NOT in Texas.

Malden only sells via their website, AFAIK. Ditto the 2 luthiers- on in Illinois, one in NY- from whom I have purchased.

Then, there are the used guitars I have bought...
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!

Log off and play yer guitar!

Strap on, tune up, rock out!
Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Oct 5, 2013,