#1
I've been playing acoustic for about a year now, and I'm looking to get an electric guitar and learn more about playing a different style of music and playing lead instead of rhythm. The Fender Affinity Strat has been recommended to me based on my experience and what I want to learn. Is that what I should get?

Also, if anyone knows a good amp that's pretty cheap, please tell me. I'm not looking for anything too fancy, mostly just something to play around with and figure out how it works.
#2
That depends on your preferences..
You should tell us some details.
For example:
What type of music do you want to play ? (Metal, rock, blues, jazz etc.)
What bands or artists do you like ?
What's your budget?
Do you have the possibility to play the guitar before you buy her ?
The more you tell us, the easier it'll be to recommend an amp / guitar.
#3
how much money do you have? if you've already been playing for a while you should probably try to get something a bit better.

also what type(s) of music do you want to play?

and what acoustic do you have (just to see what quality level you're used to).
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#4
idk I don't like them they are smaller than a real strat and quality is not open box ready. You start hitting decent guitars in the classic vibe series.

If your in USA look for a used made in Mexico strat. That's If you want a strat, your best bang for buck is used mim strat in the US.
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#5
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idk I don't like them they are smaller than a real strat and quality is not open box ready. You start hitting decent guitars in the classic vibe series.

If your in USA look for a used made in Mexico strat. That's If you want a strat, your best bang for buck is used mim strat in the US.


I second the mim comment.

The affinity series would be a reasonable choice for a low budget, but a used mim is going to sound and feel better.
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#6
I agree with the above comments on the MIM strat.
But if the budget is tight, the squires do come in package deals with a little practice amp. Not my first choice, but good for learning on.

A MIM strat and a decent budget friendly amp is a great start.

What is your total budget? And what style do you want to play?

A fender mustang amp is good for more classic rock and blues on a budget, peavey viper for metal and hard rock.
Kick it up a notch and the orange crush pro, or a jet city or other mini tube amp becomes possible.