#1
So, after about five years of the same electric that was about $200 with the amp and case and everything a beginner needs I'm finally getting a new guitar. I mostly play classic rock and modern rock with some blues and many other things tossed in there. After I convince my parents I'm getting a new guitar and try to get them to help pay for some of it I'm going to go to Sam Ash or Guitar Center to see if they have a this guitar or a similar one near that price range.

Anyone have anything good or bad to say about the strat? Maybe a suggestion of a guitar more suited for me? Please post them. This is the first time I'm buying a new guitar, aside from the time I was obsessed with a Flying V and got that but that's another story.

So any suggestions are welcome and thanks to those who help in advance .
#2
Well, if you're really into rock you should get a guitar with at least one humbucker. If you like the strat look, you should get a standard fat strat. It costs about $450. It's is basically a regular stratocaster but it has a humbucker at the bridge. It's one of the most versatile guitars and this is good for you since you like many styles of music.

IMO, the 60's strat is just a standard strat with some cosmetic changes. I would jsut get a standard Strat and save around $250. Then you can use the moeny to get a new amp or upgrade your Strat.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Standard-HSS-Stratocaster-Electric-Guitar?sku=516039
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#3
Classic rock? In that case, I'd say go with an Epi Les Paul Standard and a Vox Valvetronix. Good, cheap rig.
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#4
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Classic rock? In that case, I'd say go with an Epi Les Paul Standard and a Vox Valvetronix. Good, cheap rig.

That's the exact rig I have and yes I think you can get good sounds from it. However a Standard HSS Fat strat like someone above me mentioned with a vox valvatronix would probably be a better idea. Just what I think.
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#5
If he's looking to save money, then go with the Strat. But if he doesn't mind buying off-brands, I'd say he should go with an Agile.
2005 Epiphone Les Paul Custom
Marshall JCM900 MKIII Master Volume head
Carvin G412T cabinet
Line 6 DL-4
Boss BF-3
Boss CS-3
Boss NS-2
Boss OD-20
Boss PH-2
Ibanez TS-7 (being modded soon!)
#6
Really? I'm thinking a swampkaster t, off of aampselectricguitarstore.com. Get bruce to set you up with a black one, with 3 l250t's, and a maple neck. Then put in a yummy, 3ply black pickguard to complete the look. All for a low, low price, of 489
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#7
Hm. . .I'll have to write these down and try them out at Sam Ash. I also want a tremelo system so I'm kind of sketchy with the LP. By the way, my absolute max price is around $700. That is when my bank account will be empty.
#8
Classic, Modern rock and the blues.

Fat Stratocastor for sure.

You still get the single coil tone for the classic, but you need the humbucker for modern.
You may need a single or a humbucker for blues. I dont know, Im into metal.