#1
Looking some advice on suggestions for best lower-priced brands/models for a pure newbie to begin on - something that's easy to play / learn on? Hoping to find something used, so would welcome suggestions on some of the more popular well-known models that might be out there? Thanks.
Last edited by jargey3000 at Feb 28, 2014,
#3
don't get anything made by Epiphone that is bolt-on. Pretty much anything else by Ibanez, Epiphone, Squire are all okay - including the Yamaha Pacificas suggested above. If you are into heavier music do yourself a favor and get something with humbuckers to start with.
#5
I agree about Ibanez, and that includes their acoustic or acoustic/electrics as well.

I visit Pawn shops regularly.
They want to move their merchandise, so you should be able to actually play their guitars.
BUT make sure you check out prices on the web: some pawn shops are not very diligent about pricing!
#6
As long as you don't buy a really cheap epiphone or squire, they're not particularly good, the epiphone's in particular.


I suggest stretching your budget slightly if you can, see if you can find an ibanez sz model, I have a 720 and I still use it live albeit with some different p'ups. They don't make them anymore sadly but if you can find a good one secondhand I'd say go for it, very versitile.

Pacifica's are also quite good, tone wise not brilliant but with a humbucker and two single coils you can get a wide variety of sounds.
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#7
...how will I recognize an Epiphone that is "bolt on"? What does that even mean???
#8
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...how will I recognize an Epiphone that is "bolt on"? What does that even mean???


It means that neck is connected to the body with screws. Set-in means it's glued into the body. Neck-through means the neck is a bigger part of wood that goes through the body of the guitar.