Is this a good guitar for the price?

I've had a Fender Stratocaster Squier Bullet Series for a long time now...too long actually. I even stopped playing for quite some time now. But I think if I get a new/better guitar I may actually regain interest.

I know that the GAX 30 is basically a beginner guitar. Am I right? But is it worth it to pay more? I figure if I start to play as often as I used to and I want to improve the sound I can always upgrade the pickups to EMG's or Seimour Duncans or something like that.

I play mostly metal such as Children of Bodom, Nightrage, Dark Tranquillity, In Flames. I also play alot of Rock like Nirvana, AC/DC. So obviously I need something that produces nice distortion...

So if anyone has any suggestions for me it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

ps. Here's the link to the guitar for more info:


eh i wouldnt get an ibanez. i mean they are alright guitars, but it seems like everyone has one.
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if the gax 30 is anything like the ax 120 i'd say go for it. the ax 120 i have is awsome it was only like 400 canadian and i love it. I play it almost as much as my les paul.

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