#1
Well, I'll be having a job start in May, and saving up for atleast a month and already have 250 saved up in the bank. I was just wondering which of these would be a good purchase with the amp I'm providing. I'd want the biggest bang for my buck, and I suppose best deal I could get. My favorite guitarists are John Frusciante, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Slash, and so on. I guess the sound I'd want to be going for though is Red Hot Chili Peppers to Jimi, as well as some other alternative rock and such. So with all that here is what I've gathered.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Squier-Standard-Fat-Strat-Electric-Guitar?sku=510445

http://www.rondomusic.net/product738.html

http://www.rondomusic.net/product734.html

http://www.rondomusic.net/product698.html

http://www.guitarcenter.com/shop/product/buy_epiphone_les_paul_studio_electric_guitar?full_sku=518351%2e039

Amp
http://www.guitarcenter.com/shop/product/Roland-Cube-15X-Amp?full_sku=487030

All the help will be appreciated
#2
IMO. You should not get any of those. I would go for a Fender Mexican Strat, and it is not because it has the name Fender. All those guitars seem of poor quality, and I would never trust Squier. Unless you can try the guitars first at Rondo music, I would not recommend them. That amp seems a little too small to be useful, even for home practice. I would by something a little louder, maybe from 30 to 40 watts, just in case you need to move up it is possible.
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#3
The fat strat seems ok. (though i dont play this type of music)
A vox/cube is almost certainly the best for that type of stuff too.

For how much money you have, thats probably the best.
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IMO. You should not get any of those. I would go for a Fender Mexican Strat, and it is not because it has the name Fender. All those guitars seem of poor quality, and I would never trust Squier. Unless you can try the guitars first at Rondo music, I would not recommend them. That amp seems a little too small to be useful, even for home practice. I would by something a little louder, maybe from 30 to 40 watts, just in case you need to move up it is possible.


how much would that fender cost around
#5
around $350, so its a little more than you were probably planning on spending, but I think it is worth it. You might have to save up for a few more months than you were planning.
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around $350, so its a little more than you were probably planning on spending, but I think it is worth it. You might have to save up for a few more months than you were planning.


Well if it has the sound I'm looking for I'll check it out
#10
Dude. Definitely get the15watt Roland cube. That is a badass amp. It's plenty loud enough too unless you plan on gigging sometime soon which I'm sure you aren't.

For starting out on guitar, a less expensive model is totally fine. Let me tell you now that the Squier Strats and Squier Affinity Strats are awesome guitars for the money. The guy at the top that said he wouldn't trust one is an idiot. I've played tons of those and they are great for the money. They're also extremely versatile and sound GREAT through that exact Roland amp you have linked. My fiance has a Squier Strat. The one with 3 single coils and it sounds heavenly through that 15w Roland cube. I bought her the cube as a gift. The cube has true Boss built in effects. It has really nice cleans and can go to super nice, tight distortion for harder stuff and even has a great overdrive channel that you can change the gain on to get Blues type sounds out of ala SRV or similar.

Don't knock the Rondo music stuff either. I've heard from MULTIPLE people that own them that they are excellent guitars for the money. I wouldn't hesitate to buy anything from them either. They're picking up a fairly good reputation. I know for a fact that their Les Paul copies are excellent quality.

As with all cheaper guitars, the electronics/pickups are usually not the greatest. But with the guitars that I've just mentioned, the rest of the guitar is so good that you could eventually just swap out the pickups if you wanted a little better sound. Don't get me wrong though. Those guitars are all going to have a good enough sound for you for starting out.

My suggestion would be the $149 Squier Affinity Fat Strat. It's two single coils and a bucker for a really versatile sound.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Squier-Affinity-Series-Fat-Strat-Electric-Guitar?sku=510629

And definitely get that 15watt Roland Cube amp for 99 bucks. You're set with those two man. I can tell you from personal experience they sound great together. This amp will also save you from having to buy any pedals for a long time. TRUST ME on this. I promise you will not be disappointed dude.

That's 250 bucks right there from musician's friend. Throw in straps, picks, a tuner, and an extra set of strings or two and you're still under 300 bucks with no taxes to pay and free shipping. DO IT! If you have any questions feel free to e-mail me bud. smoke63b@gmail.com
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