#2
I would go for the Squier, because i think it would be a better guitar than a Special 2
#3
the squire
I had to get a replacement after I broke my G string. What a pain in the ass!
#5
I really like the first one so is the performance of the Squier significant enough to sacrafice my liking the look of the Les Paul?
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#6
This is like kindergarten, there are no wrong answers. Get the one that looks cool.
#7
I actually believe the les paul might be the better guitar, but the amp in the squier package is without a doubt better...so, there you have it.
#8
At this point, it's really just up to you. Either one will function well as a good starter instrument
#11
When you say the amp for the Squier is better, is it because it's louder, better quality, or both? If Les Paul's amp is not as loud, I don't mind since I'll just be practicing in my room anyways.
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#14
My first guitar was that same Special ll, and I thought it was a great guitar till I tried any >$300 guitar. My brother has the exact other starter pack, and I can honestly say overall I would get the strat. It's got a whammy bar, amp is slightly better, and I personally just like the feel of it better.

Neither are bad though, but I'd say get the Fender.
#15
I'd get the epiphone package, purely because it's cheaper and your starting out. If you end up loving playing and want to progress to a high level nothing in those packages are worth having.
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