#1
I have an acoustic guitar, but I hate it. I want to play stuff from Nirvana, Nightwish, Kalmah, As I Lay Dying, The Used, Green Day, etc. My tastes range from Classical to the most hardcore metal out there. My main focus will be metal, but I want to be able to play a huge variety of things, from romantic soft stuff to hardcore.

I had originally thought about one of these:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Standard-HSS-Stratocaster-Electric-Guitar?sku=516039

(HSS)

or

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Standard-Stratocaster-Electric-Guitar?sku=516037

(SSS)

Some of you mentioned before that SSS wouldn't be good for what I want to play, and some of you said that neither of these would be.

I have EXTREMELY! SMALL YOUNG GIRL HANDS even though I am a guy. 6.3 inches from base of palm to end of middle finger : ( I also am a rather small person in general, so I need a guitar that isn't very heavy and one that I can play with my super small hands.

There are so many guitars out there and I don't even know where to begin. Based on what I said what guitars should I look into? I want to thank all of you guys in advance!

Price range: between $300-500 (slightly flexible)
#3
amp is more important anyway. what's ur total budget?
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#5
honestly the ibanez RG have such a thin neck

also the music man john petrucci series has a thin neck (but its probably way out of your price range)
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#7
For small hands, I think that you want a guitar with at most a 25", and preferably a 24.75" scale length, though you want a relatively thin neck anyway. I'd suggest you just go to a guitar shop and see what you like the feel of, even if you end up buying something from a website or something.
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amp is more important anyway. what's ur total budget?


Total budget is about $600 for everything and that is pushing it a bit.
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Quote by Ultimate_Gio92
honestly the ibanez RG have such a thin neck

also the music man john petrucci series has a thin neck (but its probably way out of your price range)


Man, a lot of people mention Ibanez, good stuff, will look into them. I'll check out the other guy you mentioned just for the heck of it, hehe
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Quote by Missingno476
For small hands, I think that you want a guitar with at most a 25", and preferably a 24.75" scale length, though you want a relatively thin neck anyway. I'd suggest you just go to a guitar shop and see what you like the feel of, even if you end up buying something from a website or something.


Thanks for the information, I'm heading out tomorrow to the guitar store--will be a lot of fun and I'll definitely be purchasing online.
#15
hey, if i were you id check out a $325 roland cube30 and a schecter omen 6 $300.

im a chick with smallish hands and ibanez are fun to play, in this price range i mean fixed bridge ibanez, but other brands are fun too.

it's mostly technique anyway, i can play an LP, schecter, strat tele, and so on.
and at ur size you might like the extra heft a mahogany guitar might give you.

so stay away from marshall MGs, most crates, and any trem guitars in ur price range.

good luck


edit: of the two you just posted, the fixed bridge will be the most stable.
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Girl fingers? How old are you? If ur <15 that explains it, wait till puberty catches up wif u if ur that young otherwise,get a ibanez RG, but if you do go, get a Strat as you wanted or many be a schecter C-1 4 those heavy stuff but try to not buy online and try the guitar urself.A roland cube would suit you as a starter amp.Oh, you may wanna try out a les paul but they are a little heavier espically for the gibson ones