#1
hey, I'm new to the forum so hey guys.

I want to buy a new guitar (very cheap) but however i'm gonna customize it slightly so i can obviously get more for my money.
so any recommendations on a relatively cheap guitar? and what to do to the guitar to get it up to scratch?
i play allot of alternative, punk, indie, hard rock, metal
i'm on a tight budget here, so be kind lol, thanks
#2
When you're just going to customize, all that really matters is you get a nice tonewood with decent construction. Look for a low end basswood/mahogany guitar.

Then upgrade the bridge, tuners and pickups.

a TOM or gibraltar bridge
Grover or Sperzel locking tuners
Duncans, Dimarzios, EMGs depending on what you like pickups.

Ibanez RG321 would be nice.
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#3
get one of those 99 bucks dean vendetta... seems like a nice project guitar
#5
You might want to price this out first. Having a cheap guitar with a bunch of modded parts on it might not be any cheaper, and maybe even more expensive than just getting a nicer guitar in the first place.
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#6
Quote by dgonz
You might want to price this out first. Having a cheap guitar with a bunch of modded parts on it might not be any cheaper, and maybe even more expensive than just getting a nicer guitar in the first place.

true, if you don't do it right then a modded project guitar could turn into a money pit.
#7
An Agile would be a perfect project guitar.

www.rondomusic.net

Or you could just build a whole guitar yourself. Maybe get the body, neck, pickups, etc. from eBay or something.
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#8
for a low budget, don't get anything with a tremolo unless you plan on replacing it w/ a better unit.
#9
^+1 to that and the Vendetta, and do it over time and don't spend too much money
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