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Well as i delve into the topic of guitars i get more and more interested and thus get better and better, and as i continue to get better it just doesn't seem right to play on my old Squire Strat if ya know what i mean!

Soo, I am only 14, for christmas my dad told me to chose a guitar for under or at 300 bucks and he'll get it for me! I was looking at this and i thought it would be pretty good for the price and maybe a nice guitar for jammin out my death metal and hardcore rock! But i dont have much experience in choosing guitars and i was wondering if the fellow UG Community could help me out here!

And i need a guitar that can handle the pounding of hardcore thumping and something that isnt so brittle it will break on the impact of my pic and the strings! Please, Help would be greatly appreciated!

Is it a good guitar?
Should i be looking for something else?
Can you recommend anything?
Oh and by the way i want something that looks better than the one i got up there!

Remember AT or UNDER 300 bucks!

EDIT: And i also forgot to mention if i could find another cheap but effective 7 stringer that would be nice to!
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Kirk: you know what would be hardcore?
James: what?
Kirk: metallica nail polish!
James:
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Why?
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Kirk: you know what would be hardcore?
James: what?
Kirk: metallica nail polish!
James:
#4
ok that is mine

Edit: i meant the sig
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#6
Thanks for the actual reply, i'll check em out!
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Kirk: you know what would be hardcore?
James: what?
Kirk: metallica nail polish!
James:
#7
wow the goth les paul sure went down in price, its a nice guitar IMO, i think its better than an agile
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Why?


cause it is quite n00bish
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#9
Yeah, I checked out Agile guitars and anything with a testimonial is a piece of Sh!t!
I think i might stick with my goth!
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Kirk: you know what would be hardcore?
James: what?
Kirk: metallica nail polish!
James:
#10
Quote by mellowdude
Yeah, I checked out Agile guitars and anything with a testimonial is a piece of Sh!t!


This is probably more "n00bish" than the other thing he said.
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#11
ewww that guitar is ugly and sucks
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This is probably more "n00bish" than the other thing he said.


it very well might be
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#15
Wow, how about I actually help the kid? I guess I would be the only one to think about helping someone on a forum, it's so outside the box.
The Epi Goth LP is a decent guitar, tho you can get better, and Agiles are far superior to the Epi. Don't worry about the testimonials, that's probably because Agile is a small company. They make great guitars for the money.
http://www.music123.com/Washburn-WG587-7-string-Electric-Guitar-i20396.music
^That may be a decent guitar for the money, Alder body, Maple neck, put some new tuners on it and have a decent guitar.
#16
The Goth Les Paul Studio is decent. Mahogany body and mahogany set neck. But, absolutely NO frills like binding, neck inlays (besides the "XII" at the 12th fret), or a shiny finish. It's not really a problem, it is just really basic.

Now, for other guitars in the price range, here are the guitars I recommend;

Washburn WI64D - $300 @ www.music123.com
Epiphone Vintage G-400 - $300 @ www.musiciansfriend.com
Agile AL-2000 - $160-$225 @ www.rondomusic.net
Agile Valkyrie - $240 @ www.rondomusic.net
Agile AL-2500 - $250-$280 @ www.rondomusic.net

One that particularly stands out since you seem to like this style is this one: http://www.rondomusic.net/al2500fltblk.html

It's MUCH better specwise than that Epi and it costs less.
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#17
Thanks you guyz i'll check those out i think the noobs here are those dudes that were calling me one.
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Quote by Inahrima
Kirk: you know what would be hardcore?
James: what?
Kirk: metallica nail polish!
James:
#18
Do you really want a 7 string?? You never specified that..
And the reasons the goth's got a lot cheaper to the poster above...they're epiphone, not gibson.
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#19
I got the Epi goth.

My first guitar, good for learning but er..

I don't advise it if you wanna play Death metal and hardcore.

I only use it to play some Led Zeppelin, And Cream and SOME Metallica.

Otherwise I use my Washburn idol
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What's the big deal with Gibsons, anyway?
I've heard loads of Gibsons being played before
and they don't sound any more special than
any other guitar.

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#20
dude do you really want a 7 string?? your like 14 are you hands even big enuf cuse im 16 and i find seven strings to be liek freak 2x4s
Cmstar90: i have too lisen to a song for hours just to figure out of one part it sound and how to move my fingers tso that it sounds that way
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Quote by Xenn99
The Goth Les Paul Studio is decent. Mahogany body and mahogany set neck. But, absolutely NO frills like binding, neck inlays (besides the "XII" at the 12th fret), or a shiny finish. It's not really a problem, it is just really basic.

Now, for other guitars in the price range, here are the guitars I recommend;

Washburn WI64D - $300 @ www.music123.com
Epiphone Vintage G-400 - $300 @ www.musiciansfriend.com
Agile AL-2000 - $160-$225 @ www.rondomusic.net
Agile Valkyrie - $240 @ www.rondomusic.net
Agile AL-2500 - $250-$280 @ www.rondomusic.net

One that particularly stands out since you seem to like this style is this one: http://www.rondomusic.net/al2500fltblk.html

It's MUCH better specwise than that Epi and it costs less.


THAT ONE!!

PRAISE YOU Xenn99!!

Lol, ye get that one, I got that one Except its a WI64DL, but similar enough to the
WI64D.

it's awsum for Thrash/Death metal I find, if you wanna know what it sounds like just search out my recording on the "original records" board.
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Quote by madbasslover
What's the big deal with Gibsons, anyway?
I've heard loads of Gibsons being played before
and they don't sound any more special than
any other guitar.

^UG's King Of Fail.
#22
Quote by Eternal_One
I got the Epi goth.

My first guitar, good for learning but er..

I don't advise it if you wanna play Death metal and hardcore.

I only use it to play some Led Zeppelin, And Cream and SOME Metallica.

Otherwise I use my Washburn idol



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your like 14 are you hands even big enuf cuse im 16 and i find seven strings to be liek freak 2x4s



Someone shoot this retard.


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Sorry i didnt specify...I am a giant, ok maybe not a giant but i have some pretty big hands if i push it i can reach from the 1st to the 8th fret on the top string.

So i mean i have been playin for about a year and i think i can handle it. I am confident.
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Quote by Inahrima
Kirk: you know what would be hardcore?
James: what?
Kirk: metallica nail polish!
James:
#27
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You are my favorite UGer of the day.


Can I put that in my sig? LoL.

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SPELL SOME WORDS.

It doesn't take that much effort to write out words in thier entirety.

d00 u undrstnd wht 1'm s4ying 2 u?


Erm, ye and It doesn't take much effort to spell properly, so stop being an ass.
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Quote by madbasslover
What's the big deal with Gibsons, anyway?
I've heard loads of Gibsons being played before
and they don't sound any more special than
any other guitar.

^UG's King Of Fail.
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Can I put that in my sig? LoL.


Sure.
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#29
Quote by mellowdude
Sorry i didnt specify...I am a giant, ok maybe not a giant but i have some pretty big hands if i push it i can reach from the 1st to the 8th fret on the top string.

So i mean i have been playin for about a year and i think i can handle it. I am confident.



Erm...

*Picks up washburn and stretches hand*

Ok, you got some pretty large hands lol.

I can only stretch from 1 to 7 on the top string.

You prob won't have problems with a 7 string, but I have my theory about buying 7-string guitars:

DON'T buy one unless you are :

1> A nu skooler
2> Joe Satriani
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Quote by madbasslover
What's the big deal with Gibsons, anyway?
I've heard loads of Gibsons being played before
and they don't sound any more special than
any other guitar.

^UG's King Of Fail.
#30
Quote by Dudage
Someone shoot this retard.
SPELL SOME WORDS.
It doesn't take that much effort to write out words in thier entirety.
d00 u undrstnd wht 1'm s4ying 2 u?


hahahahah please somebody sig this. hahaha
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#31
I really want to get a 7 string soon. Main problem i have is there are practically no Les Paul style ones.

So as like a sub question to threadstarter whos looking for cheap decent 7strings can you also post ones that are les paul in style prefferably carved top like the epi goth.
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Someone shoot this retard.

SPELL SOME WORDS.

It doesn't take that much effort to write out words in thier entirety.

d00 u undrstnd wht 1'm s4ying 2 u?


lol,I like this.I hope you don't mind that I sigg'd it.

Back to topic:

I like the 'goth' style you picked.
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