#1
I currently play an A&L Cedar which for the price is an amazing acoustic guitar. But I often find myself struggling to make songs meant for electric guitars to sound good on the acoustic (Duh...). My birthday is coming up and I decided I want a new electric guitar setup to compliment my acoustic. Parents want to keep it around $200 or less but I'd be willing to kick in a bit to bump that up for a better guitar. I'm going to worry about the amp later. I really enjoy playing all kinds of music, so I'd like to get something pretty versatile, with either a mix of humbuckers and single coils or at least humbuckers that are versatile. I know I don't want and SG (Brother has the Epiphone G-400, can't copy him now can I? ) but other than that I'm not sure. Been looking at fat strat types (Pacifica 112 and such) on ebay and other places but haven't really found anything that I really liked. I'm definitely open to getting something used but I'm not sure what to look for. Any help is appreciated!

Thanks,
Nathan
#2
Go for the fat strats... make sure you get a coil tap with it. Oh yeah go used if possible. I had an Aria STG004 which was a fat strat with a coil tap. The action was GORGEOUS (might be due to set up), but it kept going out of tune. i dont think there is that much variation in the price range your looking at.

Anyway good luck.
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#7
VM fat strat
really awesome
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#8
fat strats (and similar) are cool for versatility. what type of music do you play? how long will it be till you can afford an amp? etc.
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#10
pacifica is a very good starter guitar. It was my first guitar and it held up great and sounded good for any style. Mine started wearing out after a year and a bit(mostly because I didn't take care of it) but that's about the time I wanted a new guitar so it worked out.
ps-I still use it for fun today
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#11
Id say if you have about 350ish go with a schecter gryphon, it has all the feateures you wanted, versatile, coil tappers, GREAT action and overall a pretty sweet looking guitar.
P.S. if you only spend 200$ on a guitar i can pretty much assure you that you probably wont like it (it wouldnt possibly compare with your brothers SG)
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pacifica is a very good starter guitar. It was my first guitar and it held up great and sounded good for any style. Mine started wearing out after a year and a bit(mostly because I didn't take care of it) but that's about the time I wanted a new guitar so it worked out.
ps-I still use it for fun today

Sweet Gear dude, specialy the Flextone (REPRESENT YO!)
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4)Schecter Gryphon (Coil Tapper)
3)Fender Lite Ash Tele (Sweet Finish)
4Zoom Fire-18 Amp
#13
You should probably convince your parents to let you save up so you can get something better.
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#14
Yamaha Pacifica 112. Amazing guitar for the money. You will not be disappointed.
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Sweet Gear dude, specialy the Flextone (REPRESENT YO!)


haha yea, except you have the 2x12 version...which makes me jealous
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#18
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You should probably convince your parents to let you save up so you can get something better.



x2

Save save save.

Then get something you really want and will take care of.

As for making electric songs sound good on a acoustic..... Well, acoustics generally take a lot more effort to make anything sound good compared to a electric. BUT, whether you realize it or not, learning on a acoustic will make playing a electric sooooo much easier.
#19
get an epiphone there awsome for the price. i like firebird they are like 300 i think they sound better then the gibson with minihumbuckers