I am a first time buyer and is wondering any tips? I read Dave Mc's Guide and I am buying from a local pawn shop. My Price range for my Guitar, small amp, tuner, and stand will hopefully be around $320 do you think I am setting my price range at the wrong point and is there any helpful things to get a great guitar?
That's stretching it... I would look into an Agile AL-2000 and a Roland Microcube. Just that plus shipping will be a little over $320, so save up a little more if you have to. A tuner and stand won't be very expensive at all. Maybe $10-$15 for each.