#1
im a lefty, i want a guitar that i can use 5 years from know. i want a whammy on it. i need a amp and everything else i need for under $500
#5
So humbuckers as opposed to single coils.
An amp with a drive channel or a nice OD.
An EPI SG would suit.
#6
Is that budget for the amp and guitar?
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#8
Just to let you know, if you're brand new to playing guitar, I would really strongly recommend you play right-handed and not left. I know that might be a pain, but there are very, very few guitars out there for people who play left-handed (only like 1-2% of all guitars you can buy have left-handed versions). So you're severely limiting what guitars you can buy and play if you choose to play like that.

If you want to play black sabbath stuff, but you want a vibrato, I'd recommend an SG of some sorts, but SG's generally don't have vibrato bars. I wouldn't make it too much a priority to have one of those either because vibrato bars on cheap guitars ($300) are junk because they never stay in tune. Sticking with fixed bridge guitars for now will save you a lot of frustration.
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#11
^ I'm always wary of the cheaper Ibanez trems, having been burned before. I haven't tried the more recent ones, but yeah I'm wary of them.

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I'd say it depends... if you're ambidextrous, then yeah, agreed. if you find it really hard and would rather play left-handed, I'd just learn left-handed. Not much point in having a wider choice of guitars if you can't half play them...
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#13
Get a used roland cube on guitarcenter's used section. Great beginning amp, eventually you'll need to upgrade but that's pretty much any beginners amp.
#14
yeah or a peavey vypyr gets a good rep too for heavier stuff.
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#16
I haven't got much experience with amps but Marshall MG isn't too bad IMO but if you can get a Roland cube for you budget definitely go for that. In terms of guitar I'd forget about a tremolo, at your price range anything with a trem is going to go out of tune in seconds. If you can live without a trem I'd go for an Epiphone G400 Pro. If you really cant live without one go for an Ibanez. But seriously don't get a trem, go Epiphone.
#17
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Just to let you know, if you're brand new to playing guitar, I would really strongly recommend you play right-handed and not left. I know that might be a pain, but there are very, very few guitars out there for people who play left-handed (only like 1-2% of all guitars you can buy have left-handed versions). So you're severely limiting what guitars you can buy and play if you choose to play like that.

If you want to play black sabbath stuff, but you want a vibrato, I'd recommend an SG of some sorts, but SG's generally don't have vibrato bars. I wouldn't make it too much a priority to have one of those either because vibrato bars on cheap guitars ($300) are junk because they never stay in tune. Sticking with fixed bridge guitars for now will save you a lot of frustration.


I'm a lefty and I think playing right handed is actually an advantage XD

I mean, you DO have to practice your picking hand more, but your fretting hand has the advantage of being more dexterous.
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#18
Epi SG + Cube sounds good for Sabbath,I had an old Cube in around 2006 and it had a half decent Marshall sound on it.
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#20
If you have never played before, listen to everyone here and learn to play right handed. I'm a lefty as well, but learned to play right handed. If you decide to learn to play left handed, you won't be able to play about 99% of guitars out there.

Another thing, if you don't absolutely have to have a trem, don't do it. In your price range, the trems are pretty much crap.

If you want a fairly inexpensive amp, another option is the Fender Mustang 1. With the built in effects and Fuse modeling software, you can get pretty much any tone you want.
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#21
Get a used Ibanez RG350DX from guitar center-$200-$300.
For an amp get a Marshall MG15CF.
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