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Hello, my name is Kyle and I am looking to buy my first new electric guitar. I am wanting to get an Ibanez electric. My style of music is Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. What would be a good Ibanez for a beginner? I would like it to be below $500.00. I am also trying to find the perfect amp for this guitar also $500.00 is what I would spend on the amp. Let me know what you guys thing and why.
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That looks like a nice guitar, but I'd be cautious buying a first guitar used unless you have a relative or friend who knows guitars that would be willing to come with you and take a look at it.
Is there a particular reason you want Ibanez over other brands?
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Since the TS is a self-proclaimed beginner, a Floyd probably isn't the best route. But yeah, why just Ibanez? ESP LTD and Jackson have great guitars too
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Ibanez is just guitars that my favorite bands use. Of the ESP LTD and Jackson which are good models?
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^ the more expensive ones, unfortunately

good call on splitting the budget more or less equally for the amp and guitar- that's often a good way to do it, especially if you plan on jamming or gigging soon. however, if you're mainly going to be practising at home at the start, another option might be a cheapish amp, because the Prestige Ibanezes on MF start at $1000. You'd need to up your budget slightly, but that might also be worth considering. (the prestige ones are made in japan and are generally where the "pro quality" models start)

or for a bit less, the mexican-made pro series jacksons (the ones with bolt-on necks) get a good rep, but i haven't tried them.


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That looks like a nice guitar, but I'd be cautious buying a first guitar used unless you have a relative or friend who knows guitars that would be willing to come with you and take a look at it.


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Since the TS is a self-proclaimed beginner, a Floyd probably isn't the best route. But yeah, why just Ibanez? ESP LTD and Jackson have great guitars too


yeah, i was kind of thinking too. however, the ibanez has a good trem if he should want one. they really aren't that hard to set up if you have patience. there are tons of good demos and walkthoughs on the net and youtube.

mid level jacksons aren't bad. i would look MIJ (i have had three, and they were nice, but i am in love with my prestiges). i would recommend a DKMG or DKMGT (no trem) and they can be found cheap.

LTD makes solid guitars, but i (based on MY personal preference) am not a huge fan. they just don't sit right with me (owned a EC400 EC401 and an EC1000). the EC400 is a pretty good guitar though, much better than the EC401's.

you really just have to try some different guitars and see what fits your best.
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