#1
So my friend is looking to learn the guitar for the first time, he would like to start off with an electric. Can you please recommend a good first guitar and amp for around $300 Canadian in total. Thanks.
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#2
Used Yamaha Pacifica/Godin Detour and a Cube 15 or Vox AD15VT (also used).
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#3
he wants all new equipment.
Jackson DK2M

Mesa Single Rectifier Half Stack

Boss GT-8

Line 6 Uber Metal

Dunlop 535Q Crybaby

Peavey Rage 158
#5
Yamaha Pacifica and a Peavey Backstage. Should be close to your budget and both sound and play good.