#1
My firend wants to start playing guitar and i want to start himoff with something a little better than a squire, he can afford it, he just might have to borrow an amp for a couple months until he can afford an amp.
Do you guys have any comments on these three guitars we're lookign at

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-FSR-TexMex-Standard-Stratocaster-Electric-Guitar?sku=517593

or

Some version of the epiphone g-400
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-G400-SG-Electric-Guitar?sku=518291

or

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-Limited-Edition-Dot-Electric-Guitar-?sku=518746
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#4
I don't know what my friends thinking but i think i'm leaning towards the Dot
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#5
What type of music does he listen to?
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#6
He listens to a bit of a variety i'll name a couple bands system of a down, blink 182, The cure, Gob, i don't know what he's been listening to lately
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#7
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What type of music does he listen to?


Yeah, that's an important question.

If he likes metal, he could get an Ibanez RG321...those are nice starting guitars.

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Ah, I'm not too sure in that case, but RG321s are nice starting guitars either way.
#9
they all look dramatically different, so definatly get a design he likes, i would hate to start out with like a dot because they look ugly to me, and the g-400's look like sexy beasts. There all solid starter guitars so let him pick.

Out of them i'd definatly go with the G-400
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He listens to a bit of a variety i'll name a couple bands system of a down, blink 182, The cure, Gob, i don't know what he's been listening to lately


Im still gonna have to say the g-400.
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#12
with that music definatly dont get him the dot or even the fender, i think you'd get the best system of a down sound out of an ibanez or the SG style epiphone
#14
i say the g-400, it has potential for becoming a pretty good guitar swith a pickup swap.
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#15
So what i'm getting from you guys is they are all good and he can decide pretty much from looks and price? there seems to be a little bit of a lean away from the dot, but it seems to have the best specs.

EDIT: Don't want a floating trem, and what type of music would you say each of these guitars is best for? I would say Strat everything but high high distortion. g400... i don't know, and the dot would be best for low gain, might sound bad at high gain?
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Last edited by tomguitarworshi at Jun 27, 2006,
#17
yeah Hollowbodys Are not very good for heavy High distorted sound, but have a great tone, G-400's are great for heavy high distortion/overdrive, and not a bad clean sound, strats Can handle Distortion/overdrive ok, but they have a thiner tiny sound, great for jazz or blues,
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#18
mexican strat. although i got mine as my second guitar, its the best out the three.
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#19
uhh... maybe try a few schecters?

damien 6
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Schecter-Damien-6-Electric-Guitar?sku=513102
006
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Schecter-006-Deluxe-Electric-Guitar?sku=518183
omen 6
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Schecter-Omen-6-Electric-Guitar?sku=518181

or... for $100 more than the G-400, i've hearda good things about the Tony Iommi G-400
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-Tony-Iommi-Signature-G400-Electric-Guitar?sku=518555

all of these will give you a great heavy sound. and the schecters should give you good cleans too. i don't know if the iommi will give good cleans

edit: i've also heard great things about the agile LP knockoffs
http://www.rondomusic.net/al-3000goldhum.html
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#20
OH my goodness The Tony Iommi sig Guitar!!, I have is sig pickup in my G-400, I love that thing, He would like that, But it has the strap button on the horn instead of the back, You might wanna change that, but man 24 frets, gibson tony iommi sig pickups....Sorry I love Sg's,
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#21
G-400, I was surprised when I picked one up at my local guitar store just to try it out. I think it would be an amazing starting guitar.
#22
That Limited Edition Dot looks like a great deal. I have a regular one and it's great, but with the Gibson pickups it should be even better.

One question though: what type(s) of music does your friend play?
#23
It's gonna be his first guitar, i thinmk he'll be playing a little bit of EVERYTHING.
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#24
I'll jsuty let him choose though cause somone has said something good abotu all these guitars, out of these guitars i've only played strats and never a tex-mex one.
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