#1
I wanna' learn guitar,so i figured i get this set-up....tell me what you think....
1.Squire Affinity strat
2.Fender G-DEC
#2
They would be quite good for a beginner, what's your price range?
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#3
Strats are great, but for that price range you might want to think about something else. Ibanez guitars around $150-200 are solid and sound nice

the amp is good
#6
Squiers aren't very decent guitars.. If you are intending on playing it for a while I would go with the other guys suggestion of the Ibanez.. they are pretty decent in price and play very well. My Squier fell apart after a while. I imagine if you are a beginner you are going to be playing it quite often you might want to go with the Ibanez. Better bang for the buck. Ibanez > Squier. I think it'll be better in the end anyways.
#7
I've always found that the best beginner guitar is the Yamaha Pacifica. They're dirt cheap and play better than a Squire. For an amp I'd get an Epiphone Valve Junior great little amp I wish I had one of these to start on. This set up should be well below $600 and keep you happy for a year or two (depending on how much you play).
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#8
The gd is a good choice, i wish i had had one of those. You can get a used MIM strat, for about 250-300 USD. So that would work, infinitely better than a squire (if you get a good one)
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#9
For a cheap guitar, I'd look around for used, preferably something that's cosmetically ****ed but has a good neck. Whatever you get is going to be better than some $150-200 Stratocrapper.
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#10
Get a better amp. Don't get the G-DEC just because of practice features. Get something that sounds better.
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#11
Consider something like the Dean Evo, which you can find for around $100. Solid guitar.

Amp? Cube 30 or Vox AD30VT. Both very good starter amps.
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#12
for around that price range you could get any of the lower Agiles - www.rondomusic.net

the amp is good but squier strats tend to get temperamental after a short period of time, i.e. getting out of tune quickly, connections to the pickups breaking, rattling bridges. Nothing that won't happen to any guitar over a long time, just sped up a bit
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#13
I agree with Mudder. The Dean would be a good choice. I absolutely love the feel of mine. The tuners are a little unstable and pups aren't amazing but for the price, you could eaisily afford upgrades down the line.
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#14
how about a fender mexican strat or fat strat with a roland micro cube?
fender strat= $360
micro cube= $125
total=$485+tax if you don't order online

btw, the affinity strats are fine with an ok amp, just nothing special, and the G-DEC is supposed to be amazing...
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#18
yeh, true recommend him a seymour duncan invader aswell. and little off topic but apparently the invader can sound great.......when used with the right woods
#19
Yeah, miracle wood. Unfortunately, it's only grown in a grove tended to by God himself.

Danno - a Squier might be a little too over-the-top for a first punk rock guitar. What about a First Act?
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#20
^Maybe. I was just thinking,

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#21
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I've always found that the best beginner guitar is the Yamaha Pacifica. They're dirt cheap and play better than a Squire.


I've got one and it's done we well for the past two years. It has a humbucker and is cheaper than the Squier which gives you more money for a better amp.
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#22
Get something a little bit better than a squier... MIM Strat?

As for the amp, I have one and it's fine for practise... on certain presets it can sound digital, but on others it sounds good enough for a practise amp.
#23
Quote by Stevo12312
Get something a little bit better than a squier... MIM Strat?

As for the amp, I have one and it's fine for practise... on certain presets it can sound digital, but on others it sounds good enough for a practise amp.


if its going to be a beginner maybe a mim strat is too far how bout sx guitars i had one as my first electric thing still works great with elixirs and set up