#1
Hello,
I'm pretty new to the guitar world, and I started playing the guitar (an acoustic) for just 5 months now.
I'm not new to the music world, however, and so I would like to get an electric guitar as well.
I don't really know the ways to choose an electric guitar, and I would say I just want something solid that I can play on that costs a normal price.
I am a huge Beatles fan so getting something like the Epiphone casino would be a dream for me-I just don't know if it's a good option these days.
Les Paul also looks beautiful and really good.
Thank you.

P.S- pls ignore the name. Long story...
Last edited by amitkalmessi at Jan 21, 2017,
#2
what type(s) of music do you mainly play? the casino will work for the beatles but (depending on exactly what else you play) it's probably not the most versatile choice.

also what's your budget? i know you said a normal price but that doesn't really tell me all that much
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#3
My angle on these questions is: if you buy a decent quality/brand used guitar, then you can likely sell it again for the same money if/when you want to.
#5
Dave_Mc My country is more expensive than the US for example, but translating it to US prices, probably 300-450$. Something around that.
I would like to play all kind of stuff. Queen, Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, The Who etc. And of course the Beatles. Something pretty versatile would do.
also, I don't mind buying a used guitar if I can get a really good, versatile one for my budget.
Last edited by amitkalmessi at Jan 23, 2017,
#7
Perhaps you could post some links to the used guitar sites in your area and we could find you some good options?
#9
Thats a scam
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#11
Quote by amitkalmessi
chaosinsues5 It's not in my area but I have found this awesome les paul for 500$
https://www.amazon.com/Gibson-Classic-Heritage-Cherry-Sunburst/dp/B00NAVU0T2/ref=pd_sbs_267_7?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=Q6F4250WSEND3Z4KWH6E
I it suits a lot of playstyles and genres. Am I right?


If you're purchasing from cutelilteddibear, you're not getting a Gibson, sorry.
#12
Did you check that seller's store? 200 pages of items...all priced exactly $500.

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#14
I'd recommend a fender stratocaster, could buy a used special or standard for $400-$500.

Could also buy a brand new Made In Mexico strat for $500-$600.
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#18
NewDayHappy

They're offering a lot of unusual and fun options. Ditto Godin.
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#19
amitkalmessi Check these
Fender: Standard Stratocaster HSS (UG score 8.8)
Sound — 10
I play everything. I play blues, the full spectrum of rock from surf to hard, and dabble in jazz, funk, and classical. It's an extremely versatile guitar, I can get great tones from the HB, then neck pick up is awesome. I never really use the mid, but it sounds nice as well. I can get a surprisingly nice acoustic-like tone in the mid/bridge position. My rig is pretty complicated. Not techniqully, but I have a lot of effects. I run it through a Twin Reverb (Fender+Fender is orgasmic), with a Chorus Ensamble, Phase 100, Screamin Blues, Super OD, Blues Driver, Distortion, Mega Distortion, Dynamic Wah, OCD Octave, and Big Muff. The pedals color my tone slightly, but not much. It's a great sounding guitar.

Overall Impression — 10
As said before, I am a very varried musician Who needed a very versatile guitar. I got what I asked for. I've been playing for about 2 and a half years now and own 7 or 8 guitars. In my house between my dad, brother, and I, there are about 15-20 guitars/basses. So I've been brought up on a lot of different instruments. This is deffinately my favorite. I deliberated long and hard before getting this between about 15 guitars. I narrowed it down to an Epi LP, this, a SSS Strat, or a Mustang. When I went to GC, they didn't have the Mustang anymore, and I liked this more than the SSS, so I was stuck between the Epi LP and the HSS for about a half hour. I finally decided on this. I'm glad I did. Not only is this a great guitar, but now I know about Agiles and am getting an Agile LP instead soon.

Reliability & Durability — 10
It is my top guitar. It definately withstands Live playing. It seems like a solid guitar. The strap buttons are great. I've jumped around with it and nothings wrong. I've yet to get straplocks, but I don't know if I'll need them. I could deffinately play this without a backup, but I won't simply becuase I need other guitars for specific songs. It could deffinately be my all around guitar though.

Action, Fit & Finish — 10
I kept this guitar stock everything. It really wasn't as bad as I thought. I was planning on exchanging pups and tuners, but this is an extremely solid guitar. Everything was set up coreectly, action perfect to my liking. The guy at GC made sure everything was great with it.

Features — 10
Mines a Mexican made HSS Strat. 21 frets, Fenders signature neck, rosewood... I got a sunburst Strat. It's got the stock bridge, I took out the trem bar because I never use it. It has 1 Volume, 2 Tone, and a 5 way Pup Switch. It's an HSS config of course, with stock pups. I've never felt the need to change them, they're very nice. The guitar as a whole is very solid, I've never felt the need to exchange any hardware yet. It still holds great tune and everything so no new tuners needed. I kept the stock strings for a while Fender Super Bullets. They were very nice until the high E broke. Instead of replacing them with Super Bullets I put in D'addrio .10s which are my original strings of choice on all guitars until I got this one with SB. I'm trying to think of at least one downside, but I literally can't. I don't know if I got lucky or theyr'e all like this, but this is a great guitar. I got a Roadrunner hardshell case and strap bargained in with it along with the 30 doller price cut thanks to my sales guy at GC.

Epiphone: Les Paul Standard (UG score 8.6)
Sound — 10
This guitar fits my musical tastes perfect. I mostly play classic rock, but it suits punk, blues, and metal perfect as well. I use a Marshall MG30DFX, and it sounds great, with no 'buzzing'. If your looking for a full rich sound, this is the best guitar you can buy.

Overall Impression — 10
For the money, you cant beat it. If it were lost/stolen, I would definetely buy another, or a Gibson, but I love the Les Paul model so much. I only wish it had a tremolo bar! But an excellent overall guitar.

Reliability & Durability — 10
This guitar is a beast! It is so bulky and feels like it can survive anything you can dish at it. Very very solid, I would definetely gig with this guitar. The finish is very very solid as well, and looks like it will last me a long long time.

Action, Fit & Finish — 8
The finish is brilliant. The pickups were adjusted perfect, and I especially like the Tune-O-Matic bridge. The tuning pegs are great, and hold tune very very well, and they look very nice also. The only problem I have had was the top strap button came off, and it looked like the hole was drilled to big for the screw, but that was covered by warranty. Highly recommended.

Features — 10
I just purchased this guitar, and wow, it is impressive. For almost 3 times less than a Gibson Les Paul, you get basically all the same features. 22 frets, mahogany neck, mahogany/alder body, tune-o-matic bridge, single cutaway, and 2 great sounding humbuckers.

Fender: Standard Telecaster (UG score 8.9)
Sound — 8
This guitar was perfect for me when I started getting serious and writing music. I was into more of a punky/grunge sound. The stock pickups give off a fairly loud hum through my amp (Marshall Valvestate 100w), but it has never really bothered me much. I'm heading in a new direction with my sound, doing more of a punk/rock thing now, so I'm shopping around for a pair of humbuckers to put into this guitar. I wouldn't consider buying anything else.

Overall Impression — 10
This guitar is going to be with me the rest of my life. It is my soul mate.

Reliability & Durability — 10
I have absolutely no concerns with playing gigs with this guitar. My equipment takes a beating, and holds up without a doubt. This guitar is no different. Sure it may have some cosmetic flaws from my careless use, but other than that it works just fine. I have no regrets purchasing this guitar, and would buy it again, even if I could afford the american model.

Action, Fit & Finish — 8
Everything was in great shape when I got this guitar. Since then I've scratched the finish up, and put a few dents in it here or there. My only problem is it doesn't stay in tune for long, but that can be fixed with locking tuners. No problems with the electronics, jack or knobs whatsoever.

Features — 10
This is a 2003 Mexican Telecaster. 21 frets, maple neck and fretboard, standard tele neck pickup and a angled single coil pickup in the bridge. One volume knob, one tone knob, and a three way Switch. I removed the knob off the three way Switch as it makes it less likely for me to strike it while I'm playing.

But the best is to buy something you can try before buy.
#21
I think I'll go with the fender stratocaster. I read some reviews here and around the internet and it's not expensive and very versatile. Looks very nice too.
Again, thank all of you so much
#22
^ Maybe the HSS version might be worth considering, that gives you a bit more leeway for the heavier stuff while still being able to get most of the classic strat tones. But if you can try both and see which you prefer, that's even better.
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Quote by K33nbl4d3
I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

Quote by K33nbl4d3
Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

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Et tu, br00tz?
#23
I found this guitar which looks amazing (really simillar to a Gibson Les Paul classic) and very cheap. Sound good.
I'll link the guitar and a video about it for you to judge.
http://www.dawsons.co.uk/epiphone-les-paul-special-ii-chrome-hardware-heritage-cherry-sunburst


Update-ignore this comment. I've decided to go with the HSS. it has more options and it's more versatile. I like it more
Last edited by amitkalmessi at Jan 24, 2017,
#24
yeah i haven't tried that epi but i think it has a rep of being very cheap. i think the thing with epis is to try to get standard (maybe studio, not certain) or above.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

Quote by K33nbl4d3
Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

Quote by T00DEEPBLUE
Et tu, br00tz?
#25
My recommendation: find a used Fender Standard HH Telecaster. Controls are super simple, the option to switch between single coil and humbucker gives you lots of versatility, and it's probably in your price range.
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#26
Quote by amitkalmessi
I found this guitar which looks amazing (really simillar to a Gibson Les Paul classic) and very cheap. Sound good.
I'll link the guitar and a video about it for you to judge.
http://www.dawsons.co.uk/epiphone-les-paul-special-ii-chrome-hardware-heritage-cherry-sunburst


Update-ignore this comment. I've decided to go with the HSS. it has more options and it's more versatile. I like it more


Ah, well...I was just getting ready to post about G&L's Tribute guitars...

Good luck with your Strat!
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Log off and play yer guitar!

Strap on, tune up, rock out!
#27
Quote by dannyalcatraz
Ah, well...I was just getting ready to post about G&L's Tribute guitars...

Good luck with your Strat!

Thank you!