#1
I have $400 for a new guitar and basically what's he best there is in that price range? I was looking towards an Epiphone Les Paul or SG which I've heard both good and bad about but most people say the Epiphone Les Paul is only good if it's an Elitist which I don't have enough for. My guitar teacher suggested a guitar called "The Dot". Not sure which company. Basically, I'm willing for pretty much anything short of a Hello kitty guitar.
#2
If he means the Epiphone Dot then they are nice guitars. MF has them for 400$ +Shipping.
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#4
yeah man get an epiphone dot. they look like the gibson es-335.
i have myself a dot studio (got it for around $450) and its amazing.
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#5
there's a nice company called Fender too.

and ibanez.

they come in budget.
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#7
get an epiphone les paul, plain top, it's a great guitar for the price and they are real nice lookin, the only thing is that after a while you might want to change the pickups, not that the stock pickups are bad, but after you get better and develop a better ear u'll probably want better pickups
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#8
the line of epiphone Les pauls are something you should take a deep look at. what kind of classic rock though?
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#9
Well, I'm also looking into Jazz. But mainly blues oriented stuff. Although I would generally say my writing influences are Frank Zappa, Led Zeppelin, The Who and Pink Floyd. Kind of an odd mix.
#11
If you're looking at Epi LPs, a Michael Kelly Patriot Vintage should be your choice .

Much better build quality, electronics, comfortability, and tone.

All of the Ibanez Artcores I've played have been pretty decent if you're looking for a semi-hollow.

You might also want to check out the Michael Kelly Vibe. Looks like it could be right up your alley .

What amp do you have?
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#12
An Epi semi-hollow body like the Dot would probably be nice. The Ibanez artcore line is also worth a look. Or for a completely different direction, check out fender standard strats.
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#13
Try and find a used MIM Strat. (standard), they are pure orgasm when you're playing those kinds of music.
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Well, I'm also looking into Jazz. But mainly blues oriented stuff. Although I would generally say my writing influences are Frank Zappa, Led Zeppelin, The Who and Pink Floyd. Kind of an odd mix.

I'd get a Fender strat or a tele, but I'm a fender guy. Or, I'd buy a Cort, but you probably will have a hard time finding them. The SG and the Paul are good choices, but I don't like how the Epiphone standard pauls are a Mahogony-Alder Mix, so I'd go SG.

But, all would be good choices.
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#15
If you're serious about jazz, it seems like a semi-hollow body guitar would cover all your basis, as they generally do jazz tones slightly better than strats. But a good old fashioned stratocaster would also be an excellent choice.

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#16
^i want a semihollow gibson or sumtin with P90s for jazz... mmmmmmmm. creamy.

but i love strats too.
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#17
What amp have you got? A crappy guitar can sound real good if you're using the right amp.
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#18
if you aren't only in it for jazz, you can get some nice guitars pretty cheap if you go used godin. Mexican Fenders can be decent when properly set up. Samicks aren't really bad.

don't know what semi-hollowbodies you can get cheap.
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#19
anyone thought about Schecter? i saw a 7 string for $499 and a pretty decent guitar for $399. try looking into them for a good deal.
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