#1
I've been play acoustic guitar for a year now, and have recently been entertaining the thought of getting an electric. The problem is, I don't have a lot of money to spend nor do I know anything about pickups/amps/etc. I was looking at the Squier '51 seen here: http://www.geartree.com/p-780-squierreg-51-vintage-modified-electric-guitar.aspx . I hear it's good quality for the price, but am open to any kind of recommendations. Also, if anyone could recommend a quality but affordable amp that'd be great too. Thanks in advance.
#2
Id say go with something different other than a squier. Waaaaaay too many ppl have those and there alright guitar (personally i hate them) but if your actually serious about starting electric guitar i wouldnt start with a squier. Go with ESP or something like that. They have more affordable versions(LTD) of their really expensive ones but they dont sacrifice the quality very much. I guess it depends on what kinda music you play. If your lookin for a metal guitar then go with ESP or Jackson or Dean or something like that but if not then i really dont know cause i dont play too much other than metal haha. Same goes for an amp.
#5
Epiphone SG Special will last you longer than a Squier
Amps: whatever you can get cheap that sounds good is fine
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Why get a squier when you can get a fender?

Fenders cost too much for this guy, remember?
I wouldn't even buy a Fender now, let alone
as a beginner with a tight budget
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#7
The Squier 51 is a great guitar. And for 90 bucks it will blow your mind. A guy in the Squier 51 Modders forum said that he called MF and they gave him the same price as the store in your link.
#8
I would say I am serious about playing electric, but don't want to tie up too much money into it yet because while I believe I will play it, I still think I will play my acoustic more. I'll probably be playing mostly blues/rock/country. I forgot to mention that in the first place. Thanks for the replies thus far. I can spend more than 100 bucks if there is a good guitar to start on that will really last me, but like I say, I don't want to put too much money into it from the get go.
#9
Blues, rock and country.

Squier '51 with an Epiphone Valve Junior combo and a Digitech Bad Monkey OD.

I may be biased 'cause I own that amp and pedal. But they're absolutely perfect for what you want to play.
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#10
Single-coil pickups: Bright, twangy sound. Good for a bright clean or overdriven sound. Note that cheap ones will probably sound a lot worse than cheap humbuckers, as they tend to buzz.

Humbuckers: Darker, warmer sound. Good for a warm clean or a distorted sound.

For mid-level guitars: Ibanez, Jackson, Epiphone, Squier are all good. ESP/LTD if you can afford it. Gibson or Fender are a bit overkill for a newbie.

Amp: I'd recommend something in the Roland Cube series, as it is incredibly versatile.
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#11
Quote by stumtk
Id say go with something different other than a squier. Waaaaaay too many ppl have those and there alright guitar.
Go with ESP or something like that.



sorry but u are clueless.

the 51' is marked down to $100. has a humbucker and sinlge coil, very versatile, and a basswood body, very sturdy.
in addition, looks pretty unique.

esp? are u kidding?
the closest model, at twice the price has an agathis body.

Thread starter, what amp are u looking to get?
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sorry but u are clueless.

the 51' is marked down to $100. has a humbucker and sinlge coil, very versatile, and a basswood body, very sturdy.
in addition, looks pretty unique.

esp? are u kidding?
the closest model, at twice the price has an agathis body.

Thread starter, what amp are u looking to get?
+1

And why do people always recommend ESP and Ibanez when people say they play Blues?
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#13
the squier will be absolutely ideal for what you want, good cheap versatile guitar for a first electric. i have an american fender strat but quite honestly the squiers that i have played while not in the same class as fenders are great value for money.
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#14
I was actually looking at the Roland amps, not because I know much about them, but because they seem to have gotten good customer reviews and have models around the price range I want. I was looking at this amp, specifically: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Roland-Cube-15X-Amp?sku=487030

Thanks again for all the replies everybody. If I got with the Roland amp and the '51, what kind of cable do I need? Sorry for the stupid question... haha.
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#15
This will be the perfect buy for you, if you want to start, see if you like it and then you can buy a better guitar.
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I was actually looking at the Roland amps, not because I know much about them, but because they seem to have gotten good customer reviews and have models around the price range I want. I was looking at this amp, specifically: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Roland-Cube-15X-Amp?sku=487030

Thanks again for all the replies everybody. If I got with the Roland amp and the '51, what kind of cable do I need? Sorry for the stupid question... haha.

Any cable will work, try to get one with a silver metal binding on it, and long. Also, I'd suggest the microcube, very high quality for a travel amp. I wasn't impressed with the 15 watt's tone.
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#17
the new X series cubes arent quite as good as the originals. i finally got to try a couple out.

i love the cube series in general tho. they hold up. have about 8 usable effects. good deal for the money.
if u go with that 15X ull be fine. another way to go would be the micro cube, like said.

or even a DA-5 Vox, effects amp. it's got a few more effects u might find useful, giving ur taste in music. the cleans are pretty sweet, especially for a small amp.

but honestly either way, cube or vox, u cant go wrong.

^also. dont bother with that LP special. the amp is crap, the guitar is ~ok, but the 51 is better.
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^cheap cables can be fine. sometimes it's better to invest in a planet waves cable.

cheap cables can cut out or cause excessive noise. make u think ur amp or guitar is broken.
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