#1
Excuse the meaningless title.

I'm looking to get a new guitar, something between $300-$400 if I'm going to get it new. I haven't been playing for too long (a few months now) and this will be my second guitar. The genres I typically play would be rock/alternative, trad rock, and punk rock. If I had to list some guitarists my style's been influenced by, I would say I prefer Tom Morello and John Frusciante. What I really want is a versatile guitar. Right now, I'm looking into getting a Mexican Fat Strat (HSS), but I'm really open to a lot of suggestions. Oh and btw, right now I have an old special edition Epiphone Les Paul.

So with all of that ^ in mind... I'd like to hear some suggestions.

One more thing- If I go with a fat strat, I was wondering what kind of tremelo system it had on it. Am I going to have to replace it because it's really crap, or is it good enough to get by? I'm not wanting (and I know it doesn't have) a Floyd Rose or anything, just something decent.

Thanks in advance.
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#3
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Get the Mexican fat strat. And put a proper title next time.


Only did that because everyone disregards these "getting a new guitar" threads. XD And I don't blame them.
Quote by Bad Analogy #1
She grew on him like she was a colony of
E. Coli, and he was
room-temperature Canadian beef.


Quote by Bad Analogy #2
It was an American tradition, like
fathers chasing kids around with
power tools.
#4
The new mexican strats have new trems with fatter blocks for more sustain. They're stable as long as you don't use them. I guess they're fine for the occasional "wangggggg" sound, but don't expect to be able to pull it up and down like a Floyd.

It's a good guitar though. Besides that, I'd also recommend the 70's strat.
#5
Dont get a fender..They are too cliche..And if youve only been playing for a couple months why would you get a new guitar?..If anything get a new amp.A guitar is only like 95 percent of the sound
#6
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Dont get a fender..They are too cliche..And if youve only been playing for a couple months why would you get a new guitar?..If anything get a new amp.A guitar is only like 95 percent of the sound

Too much sense there, you gotta consider the emotions, too, as in "Another guitar is what I really want, just because ..."
#7
Yeah, I've only been playing for almost half a year but I wanted to expand upon my sound. In addition to that, the guitar I have now is starting to show some age and develop some problems. In short- I figured I'd rather get a new guitar than try to upgrade and fix this one which is only going to get older and isn't that great in the first place.

But I did consider (instead) buying a good amp and some other equipment. If I were to do that, what should I look for? I probably won't be playing gigs anytime too soon, so keep that in mind. :p
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She grew on him like she was a colony of
E. Coli, and he was
room-temperature Canadian beef.


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It was an American tradition, like
fathers chasing kids around with
power tools.
#8
Agile strats 2800 and up come with nice Wilkinson trems or PRS SE models the fat strat H-S-S and 3 single models.
#10
look at schecter's, if you can get an elite used on ebay (c-1 or s-1) they're good guitars. The strat is a good path though, one of my buds has one and swapped out the pups and it sounds like a million bucks now, so it's very upgradable. Also check out epi's les pauls, if you like the guitar you have now somewhat, then they might interest you.
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#11
Maybe I should get a good amp instead... Bah, I don't know what to do now.
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She grew on him like she was a colony of
E. Coli, and he was
room-temperature Canadian beef.


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It was an American tradition, like
fathers chasing kids around with
power tools.
#13
Haha, if only. :p Unfortunately I wouldn't have enough money to get what I wanted in both categories.
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She grew on him like she was a colony of
E. Coli, and he was
room-temperature Canadian beef.


Quote by Bad Analogy #2
It was an American tradition, like
fathers chasing kids around with
power tools.
#14
*get a job*
thats what i did and now i have alot of money.
try it.
it works.
Epiphone LP special II
-Duncan Designed pu's
Schecter c-1 Elite
-Neck:PAF Pro
-Bridge: Steve's Special
Boss MT-2 Metal Zone
Ibanez Weeping Demon wah
Peavey studio pro 112 65 watt
Ampeg 50 watt