#1
Ok my friend want to start playing guitar,im going to teach him.
But im not sure what would be a good guitar and amp for a $400 budget.
He loved mostly classic rock music.
#2
Used Fat Strat and a Vox AD15VT.

It might be a little over your budget, but definitely the AD15VT is you want classic rock.

Maybe try some of Ibanez's GIO series? My GSA60 is fairly good and it was $200.
#3
Squire Strat is a good guitar for a low price. Check out some of VOX's practice amps. They're good n' cheap.
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#4
how about a low end ibanez?

is he going to need an amp with that?

a starter pack could be good. a lot of new guitarists tend to give up when they realize how hard it is to make progress, so i always reccomend cheap gear to start with. if they find they enjoy it after they have played for a few months, then its time to go get something decent. after a few years, custom/boutique stuff is the way to go.

that, however, is just my opinion though.
#5
You could also try to get an affordable acoustic. I began on an acoustic, and I like the same type of music.
#6
Quote by Guitargle
how about a low end ibanez?

is he going to need an amp with that?

a starter pack could be good. a lot of new guitarists tend to give up when they realize how hard it is to make progress, so i always reccomend cheap gear to start with. if they find they enjoy it after they have played for a few months, then its time to go get something decent. after a few years, custom/boutique stuff is the way to go.

that, however, is just my opinion though.


Usually that is because the guitar they are starting with, has a poor set-up and just overall bad quality. So a decent guitar that's easy to work on should be used, I would look into the Yamaha Pacifica or the Gigmaker. Learning on a guitar that is hard to play because of the action, and quality is just fustrating.

EDIT: As stated before vox amps are perfect for that classic rock tone, and for a modeling amp, it takes pedals fairly well if your friend wants to get one in the future for some reason.
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#7
Quote by FenderBassist21
Usually that is because the guitar they are starting with, has a poor set-up and just overall bad quality. So a decent guitar that's easy to work on should be used, I would look into the Yamaha Pacifica or the Gigmaker.

nah, im pretty sure statistically, most guitarists dont last more than a couple months, regardless of the guitar they started out on.

i would agree that there is no point buying something completely useless, but there are some great starter kits, like the ibanez starter kits, that offer a reasonably priced, half decent guitar to start with.

personally, i started out on a classical acoustic, because it was the cheapest guitar in the store at the time. 6 years later, i have 4 guitars and a kickass amp. for someone who started out on a real crappy, poorly setup guitar, i didnt do too bad. mainly because i enjoyed the challenge. imo, as a beginner, they dont know the difference between a good guitar and a bad guitar. so it doesnt make that much of a difference. if they enjoy the challenge, they will soon discover that they want a better guitar. if they dont, they will give up, as most do.
#8
I started on a really crapy guitar, and amp, and its now been 2 years...I think it doesnt matter what guitar thye get, it matters if they really want to learn, or if they are just fooling around.

edit: how about a g-400?
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#9
I started out on my step-fathers 10 watt Gorilla amp from 1982 and some type of Hohner that I can't even find anything about on the internet. It doesn't matter what you start out on as long as you're dedicated. Or atleast that's what I say.
#10
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\I would look into the Yamaha Pacifica or the Gigmaker.


I agree!