#1
Hello...Ive been playing the guitar for about 12-13 years now but mainly acoustic..ive tried to play the electric a few times coz my friend and brother has one...and now im planning to get my own...so what would you guys recommend for my FIRST electric guitar....something really nice...

thanks
#2
what's your budget? What style of music do you want to play?
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Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#4
Depends what kind of music you like.

You can look at some of the Damien or Blackjack Schecters if your into that kind of look/sound. If not then possibly a Fender if you want that brighter sound.

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#5
it all depends on what style you play. what do you play? metal, blues, funk, ect.
#6
Quote by Lasyk
it all depends on what style you play. what do you play? metal, blues, funk, ect.


Thirteen years playing acoustic, I don't see him playing a whole lot of metal. lol.
#7
dude get a es p the look is up to you and play good metal and hard rock
or fender strat good funk and jazz
les paul blues and classic rock
bc rich death metal and black metal
there all several
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#8
im into any kind of music....like radiohead...metallica....guns and roses....just anything...blues, funk alternative/rock..watever...
#9
Quote by Macabre_Turtle
Thirteen years playing acoustic, I don't see him playing a whole lot of metal. lol.


excuse me...im a girl... LOL
#10
Quote by SweetJem
im into any kind of music....like radiohead...metallica....guns and roses....just anything...blues, funk alternative/rock..watever...


Low end ibanezs are great for the money
#11
Quote by vamprocker
dude get a es p the look is up to you and play good metal and hard rock
or fender strat good funk and jazz
les paul blues and classic rock
bc rich death metal and black metal
there all several


thanks for the suggestions vamprocker...i tried the fender strat at guitar center..and it sounds very good from all the other ones ive tried..my friend has the Les Paul and i heard how it sounds on youtube..sounds great as well and cheap..lol..

my budget by the way is between $200-$300 .....
#12
Quote by SweetJem
im into any kind of music....like radiohead...metallica....guns and roses....just anything...blues, funk alternative/rock..watever...

I'd say a strat, with an HSS pickup config. possibly the most versatile guitar on the market.
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Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#13
I'd say an ESP. Most people would say they're made just for metal, but IMO, there's not much it can't pull off, and it can definitely pull off the bands you've listed there.
#14
Mexican strat probably (I think you can get an Ameircan one for around $400 if you can stretch it but Mexican made ones are just fine)

Do you have an amp? If not would that need to be included in the budget?
#15
oh yah...i forgot i dont have an amp yet either..it doesnt matter..i can probably stretch it out a lil bit....

so if u guys dont mind post a good amp here too... ;-)

thanks
#16
I'd recommend a strat or Telecaster
if you wanna save up money get a roland micro cube, pretty cheap and good for the price
#17
Quote by SweetJem
oh yah...i forgot i dont have an amp yet either..it doesnt matter..i can probably stretch it out a lil bit....

so if u guys dont mind post a good amp here too... ;-)

thanks


+1 for the roland micro cube i still urge you to check out the gio ibanezs as a first electric
#18
Quote by SweetJem
im into any kind of music....like radiohead...metallica....guns and roses....just anything...blues, funk alternative/rock..watever...

Id say either a Fender American Strat or a Gibson Les Paul.
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#19
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Gibson-Les-Paul-Studio-Electric-Guitar?sku=517030
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-American-Standard-Telecaster-Electric-Guitar?sku=515750
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Gibson-SG-Standard-Electric-Guitar?sku=517265
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-American-Standard-Stratocaster-Electric-Guitar?sku=515748

id check out these four. Id get an SG, its pickups will handle the heavey stuff, and its got a nice snappy tone for fender like clean tones. but thats just my personal preference. Telecasters have a really twangy but also warm tone and lots of sustain due to their thick body. strats have a extremley twangy snappy sound. Les Pauls have the thickests bassiest tone of them all. again its personal preference, theyre all great guitars.
The Mitch Clem formula
1)make jokes about rancid and NOFX (as if they dont already make fun of themselves)
2)make obvious punk puns, possibly related to food
3)make fun of Rancid and NOFX again
4)??????
5)PROFIT (and an army of internet fanboys)
#20
Quote by Fuzzbox91
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Gibson-Les-Paul-Studio-Electric-Guitar?sku=517030
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-American-Standard-Telecaster-Electric-Guitar?sku=515750
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Gibson-SG-Standard-Electric-Guitar?sku=517265
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-American-Standard-Stratocaster-Electric-Guitar?sku=515748

id check out these four. Id get an SG, its pickups will handle the heavey stuff, and its got a nice snappy tone for fender like clean tones. but thats just my personal preference. Telecasters have a really twangy but also warm tone and lots of sustain due to their thick body. strats have a extremley twangy snappy sound. Les Pauls have the thickests bassiest tone of them all. again its personal preference, theyre all great guitars.


She said she only had $200-300...
#21
Quote by Sora 01
She said she only had $200-300...

oh, well her first post said something really nice. but in that case
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Standard-Stratocaster-Electric-Guitar?sku=516037
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Standard-Telecaster-Electric-Guitar?sku=516035
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-G400-SG-Electric-Guitar?sku=518291
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-Les-Paul-Standard-Plain-Top?sku=517413

if you want something really nice i wouldnt go anyhting lower than this. If you want a fender or an Lp than you should save up a bit but you can afford the SG which is a great choice as well.
The Mitch Clem formula
1)make jokes about rancid and NOFX (as if they dont already make fun of themselves)
2)make obvious punk puns, possibly related to food
3)make fun of Rancid and NOFX again
4)??????
5)PROFIT (and an army of internet fanboys)
#22
Hey fellow Chicagoan! You are lucky because you live in a place you can actually try them out before you buy. A lot of people here are in remote places and can't try the equip before they buy. Go to a Guitar Center or Sam Ash (or both) and try out some guitars. HHS strats are comfortable sitting or standing and are very versatile as stated above. There is a lot out there, but you will have to keep it to an entry level guitar to stay under 300 total. (including amp) But, that is up to you and your budget what you think of the ones you play. There are some good guitars in the shops on clearance and you can cut a deal with them if you buy an amp at the same time. (I don't recommend the starter packages - they have cheap amps and amps are where you get the majority of your sound).

For entry level amps I would say to try the guitars with the following amps. They are recommended frequently here and decent for the money, are portable, and you can play them at lower volumes. The do come in 15 and 30 watt versions, but these are 5 watts.

http://www.samash.com/catalog/showitem.asp?ItemPos=6&TempID=7&DepartmentID=1&STRID=152316&CategorySubID=132&CategoryID=132&BrandID=1495&CategorySubPriceRangeID=0&pagesize=10&SortMethod=3&Method=3&PriceRangeID=0&SearchPhrase=&Contains=&Search_Type=Department&GroupCode=&categorysubsearch=true

and this one

http://www.samash.com/catalog/showitem.asp?ItemPos=0&TempID=1&DepartmentID=1&STRID=15245&CategorySubID=132&CategoryID=132&BrandID=1453&CategorySubPriceRangeID=0&pagesize=10&SortMethod=3&Method=3&PriceRangeID=0&SearchPhrase=&Contains=&Search_Type=Department&GroupCode=&categorysubsearch=true

Good luck!
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#23
Quote by Sora 01
She said she only had $200-300...


i can stretch it out more..it doesnt matter...
#24
An Epi G400 is a pretty good guitar for the money...you could perhaps pick up a second hand MIM Strat or Tele for that oney also
#25
Quote by gregs1020
Hey fellow Chicagoan! You are lucky because you live in a place you can actually try them out before you buy. A lot of people here are in remote places and can't try the equip before they buy. Go to a Guitar Center or Sam Ash (or both) and try out some guitars. HHS strats are comfortable sitting or standing and are very versatile as stated above. There is a lot out there, but you will have to keep it to an entry level guitar to stay under 300 total. (including amp) But, that is up to you and your budget what you think of the ones you play. There are some good guitars in the shops on clearance and you can cut a deal with them if you buy an amp at the same time. (I don't recommend the starter packages - they have cheap amps and amps are where you get the majority of your sound).

For entry level amps I would say to try the guitars with the following amps. They are recommended frequently here and decent for the money, are portable, and you can play them at lower volumes. The do come in 15 and 30 watt versions, but these are 5 watts.

http://www.samash.com/catalog/showitem.asp?ItemPos=6&TempID=7&DepartmentID=1&STRID=152316&CategorySubID=132&CategoryID=132&BrandID=1495&CategorySubPriceRangeID=0&pagesize=10&SortMethod=3&Method=3&PriceRangeID=0&SearchPhrase=&Contains=&Search_Type=Department&GroupCode=&categorysubsearch=true

and this one

http://www.samash.com/catalog/showitem.asp?ItemPos=0&TempID=1&DepartmentID=1&STRID=15245&CategorySubID=132&CategoryID=132&BrandID=1453&CategorySubPriceRangeID=0&pagesize=10&SortMethod=3&Method=3&PriceRangeID=0&SearchPhrase=&Contains=&Search_Type=Department&GroupCode=&categorysubsearch=true

Good luck!


yups it is a good thing..but yah you're right if im getting an electric i might as well get a very very good one that's worth watever price it is..and yah i dont want to get those starter packages either...hehehehe...

thanks for the recommendations..
#26
Mid level guitars are much better than the entry level guitars. Try different kinds and see what you like. Any good guitar is worth spending a few extra bucks on. I use my guitars often so it's hard to put a limit on price. Good luck!
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