#1
Hey guys, im having a hard time choosing a guitar because im the type of person that wants to get the best out of a deal. Im slightly experienced playing on my cousins electric/acoustic Ovation, and my siblings Taylor acoustic. im looking for an electric guitar from the price range of 300-450USD. my picks before were

Ibanez SA260FM Transparent Blue
Epiphone Les Paul Studio Artic Blue

Feel free to comment on the guitars i had/have in mind tell me whether these are good and i would really appreciate it if u gave me specific guitars and model and price. i mainly play metal and rock so if that helps.
#2
A couple of alternatives to the LP. Agile (Rondo Music) and Micheal Kelly Patriot. Also Ibanez ARC and ARX. All within budget and good reputation.
#5
If you are willing to raise your budget ever so slightly (by about 150USD) you could get a good quality Martin, which would be a guitar you could stay with for life, and not have to replace after a few years when you become really good, personally, I wish I had gone that route.

As for electrics, I would definitely go with the epiphone, it was my first, and I have to say it sounded great compared to any other cheaper guitar on the market in my opinion.
#8
Dude, by a hollow body Gretch. You simply can't get better tone, I promise you, those are amazing and you can get them for roughly 400 bucks. George Harrison played a Gretch, Jack White plays a Gretch with the Raconteurs...it's awesome, seriously check one out man...
#9
oh...you play metal...n/m dude, than go for an Ibanez, they're definetly the best quality for the price, especially for that type of playing, very quick necks, good tone, I'd say pick up a nice Ibanez, perhaps a Dean if you dig it, but for metal I'd say Ibanez is best for the price.
#10
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Location: Small Town, Wisconsin oh...you play metal...n/m dude, than go for an Ibanez, they're definetly the best quality for the price, especially for that type of playing, very quick necks, good tone, I'd say pick up a nice Ibanez, perhaps a Dean if you dig it, but for metal I'd say Ibanez is best for the price.


Thanks a lot man, ur input really helped ill just stick with the Ibanez Sa260fm
#11
Ibanez is not junk, you just have to be willing to spend the money on a higher end, and they work best in the genres they are build for. Just so you know.

Personally I feel the epiphone would be the best bet. Les Pauls are more versatile than Ibanez.
Oh no he just divided by zero again...*gets sucked into vortex*

Originally Posted by Sirwinston89
whoa man this is turning into the Dream Theater appreciation thread!!! If only every thread kicked this much ass!


You're welcome
#15
Go for the Ibanez.

Normally, I'd say the LP. However, Epi LP Studios (and Gibson LP Studios, as it so happens) are utterly diabolically bad. The [very lowest you should ever go is an Epi LP Standard, and even then that's pretty poor if you don't cherry-pick the best of the bunch and upgrade it a ton.

Of the two you list, go with the Ibanez, it's a complete no-brainer. Alternatively, get a bit more cash together and go for an Epi LP Standard Plus or Custom.