#2
If you're just starting with no equipment then getting a squier pack would be good.

They usually come with a decent entry guitar and a small practice amp, and they're good to get going on. But if you diecide to really stick with it and play a lot you'll want to upgrade later.
#3
squier guitars are begginer guitars, but there are a other guitars that are cheaper and better.
instead of buying squiers, i would definately reccomend a Yamaha. they have good standards even in cheaper models. also Ibanez, Aria or SX guitars are good too
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Yamaha-PAC112J-Electric-Guitar?sku=511077
http://www.music123.com/Aria-MAC50-Electric-Guitar-i102020.music
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-GRX20-Electric-Guitar?sku=519417
http://www.rondomusic.net/electricguitar.html

or a pack, these ones are good(the ibanez one is costly, but its worth the price. if you dont know what to buy, get this.)
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-IJS40-Jumpstart-Electric-Guitar-Pack?sku=519658
http://www.rondomusic.net/sst62kdoublepack.html

also looks is important too; if youre playing a guitar that you dont like, it hard to get motivated

also if youre not getting a pak you need a
amp(if it say is 10W or more, and costs more than $40, its probably ok)
strap
picks
cable
Fender Mex Cyclone HH
**ZOOM G7.1ut**
Yamaha COD-100 Overdrive
Big Muff Pi USA
Danelectro Chorus
Behringer EQ
Dinosaur Heavy Metal


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Last edited by zoltan256 at Jul 2, 2006,
#5
^^ well let me tell you about squiers... they seem very good for starters because its from a famous brand, fender, but most of the price is in the brand, not the quality.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-IJS40-Jumpstart-Electric-Guitar-Pack?sku=519658
http://www.rondomusic.net/sst62kdoublepack.html

^^the ibanez is REALLY good. its $50 more expensive, but its worth it.
Fender Mex Cyclone HH
**ZOOM G7.1ut**
Yamaha COD-100 Overdrive
Big Muff Pi USA
Danelectro Chorus
Behringer EQ
Dinosaur Heavy Metal


member #4 of the "can't we forget about punk, emo, metal, and all the other subgenres and just ROCK?" group
#6
Fender Mex Cyclone HH
**ZOOM G7.1ut**
Yamaha COD-100 Overdrive
Big Muff Pi USA
Danelectro Chorus
Behringer EQ
Dinosaur Heavy Metal


member #4 of the "can't we forget about punk, emo, metal, and all the other subgenres and just ROCK?" group
#7
Like music from a band?

I'm not sure, but I was thinking of trying like the lighter stuff like all those punk rock bands, and possibly try heavier stuff like in From First to Last.
#9
well then i think you would be better off with getting humbucker guitars than single coil
Humbuckers:

Single Coil:


see the difference? a guitar with humbuckers are more suited for heavier stuff(punk, metal, grunge, etc) and single coil pickups are more suited for "cleaner" music like Jazz, classic rock, etc.

if youre playing punk, then get the ibanez, because it comes with a humbucker pickup. also it has 2 other pickups that are single coils, so you can kinda enjoy both type of sounds, unlike the squier which only has single coils
Fender Mex Cyclone HH
**ZOOM G7.1ut**
Yamaha COD-100 Overdrive
Big Muff Pi USA
Danelectro Chorus
Behringer EQ
Dinosaur Heavy Metal


member #4 of the "can't we forget about punk, emo, metal, and all the other subgenres and just ROCK?" group
#10
yah, I agree with zoltan. My friend got the ibanez package and he really likes it, he's been playing on it for about two years and it still works fine, so i would suggest that one.
#11
Though I'd probably take an SX over a Squier, you can get a decent solid-alder Squier for under 150. Better than agathis Ibanez cheap-os. I'm sure SX does a Fat Strat, so get the one that fits your price range along with something cute like a Micro Cube.