#2
I have a Jimmy Vaughn Strat which I believe can be purchased for a bit under 550 and I love it.
#3
Maybe a Washburn X50Pro. I'm not positive but I think they are in your price range. Also check out ESP/LTD, Ibanez, and Schecter
#7
Well what guitar do you? If your guitar is okay then I would get a new amp first but if not I would say get a new guitar, especially if you like your tone.
#8
Really get a new amp. The people here on UG is often very right. I thought the Spider 3 was a good amp but boy was I wrong went to Guitar center and played a Vox Valvetronix. Really though Spiders are really not that great and thats why im tradeing mine in tomarrow.
#9
Get a new amp maybe first but I have a Godin Freeway Classic (No one talks about) that is pretty versatile for any music style. Clean isn't too bad. H-S-H is great. The price is not bad at all for what you get. I got mine off a trade in with an acoustic but it cost around $549 and I got it on a no tax day, I was lucky.
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#10
the amp is for home. i my friends has marshells for when we have gigs im just sick of using their guitars i want my own so whats the best guitar for a kid who plays crossover
#12
The PRS SE is rather boring out of the box. It does everything well but it's tone is sterile and it's just not exciting. But since it is solid mahogany a quick upgrade of the pickups could move worlds.