#1
I have been looking for a versatile guitar (anything from country to hard rock but not modern metal) with a price of around £400.

Does anybody have any suggestions for a new guitar in that price range or would I get a better instrument second hand.

The amp I am currently using is a Laney VC30 with a Zoom GFX5 in the effects loop.

If there is anything I have missed, ask me and I would be grateful for any help you can give.
#3
Washburn x50 pro from GAK....£300.
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#4
strat? a mexican one or lite ash or something similar. you can probs get a mexican reissue for that much too.
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#5
a set up mexican strat with texas specials ftw!
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#6
I tried a MIM strat (satin) yesterday and I was not particularly impressed with it should I try a few more?
Remember I would be willing to go second hand.
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Would that be worth looking into, everybody I speak to says the floyd rose would be too much bother unless I intend to use it lots which I probably wouldn't?

As for strats how about the stratocaster plus from the 90s with lace sensors?
#13
I see the Schecter C-1 Classic recommended quite often but is it not more aimed at metal?
#15
something HSS + Skill is all you need for versatility.
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#16
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something HSS + Skill is all you need for versatility.


Assuming I have the skill is there any HSS guitars to look out for? Would an Ibanez SA be good? How about a HH guitar with five way switching?

Thanks for all the replies.
#17
MIM Strat. SSS or HSS is up to you, HSS would offer more versatility, unless of course you throw in a stacked humbucker like one of the Seymour Duncan models.
#18
I tried a MIM strat already and I wasn't impressed but do you think that was just a bad one?
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I tried a MIM strat already and I wasn't impressed but do you think that was just a bad one?


Maybe. MIM strats seem to be pretty hit or miss. Of course, it could be that you just don't like the feel of a strat.
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#20
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Maybe. MIM strats seem to be pretty hit or miss. Of course, it could be that you just don't like the feel of a strat.


Maybe, but I'll try a few more. Do you think I could get an American Strat second hand for £400? Would it fell any different anyway?