#1
I'm looking for my first electric, and I'm thinking of getting a PRS SE Custom or something from the Ibanez SZ series. I have a budget of around $600 (already have a roland cube), though I wouldn't mind spending less, and I'd play mostly blues, punk, and hard rock. What would you guys recommend?
#3
^lol
you can't go wrong with either the PRS or the ibanez.
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#4
You should painfully save up your money and get a PRS Custom instead - or whatever guitar best fits your style (be aware of solid body vs strat sound and what you are looking for and what helps to express your style) - I've purchased one level down in instruments too many times and regretted it. Do yourself a favor, get the best guitar you can, its worth the wait... oh and price doesn't necessarily make it better, don't get me wrong - if she sings to you then you can't go wrong.

Oh, and when you do the right thing, and wait and save to get that nice ax, do me a favor and get an amp that justifies your new sweet sound!
#5
Quote by _BucketHead_

I have nothing against LPs but I would prefer a less common design. Stilll an option if I find a good deal in my area, thanks.

Quote by metallfiendVT
You should painfully save up your money and get a PRS Custom instead - or whatever guitar best fits your style (be aware of solid body vs strat sound and what you are looking for and what helps to express your style) - I've purchased one level down in instruments too many times and regretted it. Do yourself a favor, get the best guitar you can, its worth the wait... oh and price doesn't necessarily make it better, don't get me wrong - if she sings to you then you can't go wrong.

Oh, and when you do the right thing, and wait and save to get that nice ax, do me a favor and get an amp that justifies your new sweet sound!

I'm a student so my budget will not increase for a long time.
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#8
The Paul Allender PRS is one sexy guitar, but it's got his name on it... Still, I love the purple burst, gold hardware, and bat inlays...
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#10
Quote by The Silent Fool
Am I the only person that thinks PRS guitars are ugly?

Short answer: No.


Long answer: God, man, hell no.
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#11
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Short answer: No.


Long answer: God, man, hell no.


Oh thank god. The only one I even remotely like is the Paul Allander model, and I think its because I love CoF.
#12
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Epiphon...895-i1174746.gc i agree with bozor the sg custom is a nice guitar and with an sg shape with gold hardware u dont need a fancy paint job like most other customs have.
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#13
Quote by The Silent Fool
Oh thank god. The only one I even remotely like is the Paul Allander model, and I think its because I love CoF.

Well, I prefer Gibson shapes over all others, except the V, and in that style I prefer the Rhoads shape.
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#14
Quote by Definite
I have nothing against LPs but I would prefer a less common design. Stilll an option if I find a good deal in my area, thanks.


I'm a student so my budget will not increase for a long time.

If you don't have a steady income, PLEASE don't play a nice PRS or Ibanez through a cube. They're okay practice amps, but sound only slightly less horrible and digital than spiders. What about selling the cube and buying a $400 tube amp and a $400 or so guitar. You'd get good deals going used, as well.
#15
Quote by hrdcorelaxplaya
If you don't have a steady income, PLEASE don't play a nice PRS or Ibanez through a cube. They're okay practice amps, but sound only slightly less horrible and digital than spiders. What about selling the cube and buying a $400 tube amp and a $400 or so guitar. You'd get good deals going used, as well.

Yeah, I was checking out eBay and craigslist and there are some good deals out there on guitars. I'm thinking of selling the cube and getting a better amp like you said, although I don't know which tube amps sound good and work well for practice.

For the guitar, would you guys recommend the Ibanez SZ, a PRS SE, a MK Patriot, an Epiphone, or something else? Again, I do mostly blues, punk, garage rock, hard rock, etc.
#16
i personally reccomend a strat. you could get a MIM standard for 400 bucks then sell your cube and get a tube like that other dude said. or you could get the strat deluxe powerhouse for 600 on musicians friend their both good guitars with big tonal ranges.