#1
I'm going to be getting my very first guitar for christmas as a gift. I went to guitar center to talk to the guys to see what they recommended. They recommended the Squire starters and the Ibanez. Both guys i talked to said the Ibanez ones were the better ones. The guy i was talking to recommended these two packs in particular. I meant to ask him about the the one for $250 too but i completely forgot. I also found this 4th one on another site. Price range is probably no more then $300 and thats probably pushing it. I'm interested in playing lots of different music. I have interests in classic rock, rock, alternative, blues, hard rock, progressive, industrial, metal

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Ibanez-IJX121-Metal-Guitar-Jumpstart-Package-518877-i1168767.gc

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Ibanez-IJX30-Jumpstart-Electric-Guitar-Metalpak-517552-i1372012.gc

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Ibanez-IJX40-Electric-Guitar-Jumpstart-Package-518876-i1168525.gc

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-ISJ20-Jumpstart-Pack?sku=512497
#2
well I think Ibanez is better then squire, well of course it is! Out of those packs that you were looking at I would say either the 1st or 3rd one depending on what colour you want. I would go for the first one because it fits the music style that you want to play. But if you think the IJx121 looks too metal then go for the third one. Overall though the 1st one, I think, is better. And remember, you get what you pay for.
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#4
I had an Ibanez starter kinda like those. They're pretty solid guitars, and I guess they sound as good as you can expect from a starter kit.
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#5
You might want to notice the last one is a discontinued product.
Out of all of them, I'd get the 2nd one. But what's you price range?

You could get something a bit better for a bit more.
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I'd say the 1st or the 4th, but you could probably just get an Ibanez Gio for around $200 and a microcube, the amps in those packs are usually crap.

i agree with that

otherwise, id get the metal jumpstart pack, or the one with the strat like guitar. theyre basically the same thing so its just what style youd rather aim at
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You might want to notice the last one is a discontinued product.
Out of all of them, I'd get the 2nd one. But what's you price range?

You could get something a bit better for a bit more.


Darn i didn't notice that. It was available there still a week ago

Price range is definitely no higher then 300 but between 200-250 is probably more realistic
#9
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i agree with that

otherwise, id get the metal jumpstart pack, or the one with the strat like guitar. theyre basically the same thing so its just what style youd rather aim at


Yeah thats the thing. I like such a wide range of music i doubt one of these will play all kinds i want to.
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well I think Ibanez is better then squire, well of course it is! Out of those packs that you were looking at I would say either the 1st or 3rd one depending on what colour you want. I would go for the first one because it fits the music style that you want to play. But if you think the IJx121 looks too metal then go for the third one. Overall though the 1st one, I think, is better. And remember, you get what you pay for.

Yeah the first one is what the guy recommended. I got to see it and play with it a little. I really liked it. I thought the color was great. Its definitely me.
#11
First get this guitar:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-ARX100CA-Electric-Guitar?sku=517965

And get this amp:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-ARX100CA-Electric-Guitar?sku=517965

The guitar may not look metal, but it is an Ibanez, and much better quality than any of the packaged guitars. My friend bought choice #1 and the guitar and amp were horrible quality.
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#12
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First get this guitar:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-ARX100CA-Electric-Guitar?sku=517965

And get this amp:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-ARX100CA-Electric-Guitar?sku=517965

The guitar may not look metal, but it is an Ibanez, and much better quality than any of the packaged guitars. My friend bought choice #1 and the guitar and amp were horrible quality.


Those links are both the guitar
#13
Oh, my bad.

Second link is of a Roland Cube 15x. It has a great tone for metal. I played one for a while when I was starting out and I wish I never got rid of it.
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#14
good suggestion , i just got that Ibanez myself with a practice amp ..its really sweet. MY guitar had only one or two small black freckles underneath the finish as its impurity.

also this loooks pretty freakin crazy and its 200

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Switch-OscarIV-Signature-Limited-Edition-Electric-Guitar?sku=515687

you can get a cheap practice amp from Drive or something which is what i did, and a cable. Not an excellent amp but when you're on budget you cant complain


good luck with a decision
#15
I started on a Squire Affinity and played it until I had nice deep grooves in the fret wire and fretboard. I'd worry about skill first and equipment later. Just my two cents.
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#16
does not make any sense really.. i started on an acoustic..but if you wanna buy an electric you might as well get something that is appealing / will make u wanna pick it up and play. while also has good worth.

I dunno about

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Switch-OscarIV-Signature-Limited-Edition-Electric-Guitar?sku=515687

has no reviews / but looks freak status. Unsure about switch as a company . I am novice status myself. Just trying 2 give you some good options. Most people say guitars that come in packs are not that amazing. Thats why I bought my stuff separately

#17
get a yamaha pacifica 112 and a roland microcube.
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#19
Thanks for all your opinions. I know the packs really aren't that great and buying everything separate is probably best. If i was buying it myself i would do it that way, but its going to be a gift from my aunt and grandparents. So getting a pack is just easier so they don't have to worry about getting everything that comes with them separately. I'll probably get the 2nd or 3rd one. I would be shocked if they got the one for $300. The crappy amp that comes with them doesn't concern me so much. I'm in an apartment so cranking it without headphones won't be an option.