#1
Hi.
I'm 15 years old.
I have been saving up to get a guitar for quite some time by working for neighbors and such. opportunities are rare.

So I have saved up a little more than $450.


I need advice on which guitar to buy.
I am already set with buying a
Roland Micro Cube as my amp.


It will be $125

So I have roughly 325-350 dollars to spend on a guitar.


I was thinking about this.
Gibson Les Paul Melody Maker.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Gibson-Les-Paul-Melody-Maker-Dual-Pickup-Electric-Guitar?sku=512641

What do you think?
Should I buy a cheaper guitar and get pick-ups for it?

Also. I'm going to be laerning on this guitar.
So I am not worried about it sounding super awesome.


So any input will be appreciated.
Thanks!
Mike.
#2
There's a lot better in the price range.
What styles of music do you play?
Signatures are overrated.
#3
i personally like Epiphone Les Pauls (mainly cause i have one),

they're very versatile, but i got mine for $450,

i dont own one, but the MIM (Made In Mexico) Fender Strats ive played have been great aswell,

i mean its your call, but i wouldnt trust a $350 Gibson, i think the quality would be suspect, you get what you pay for with a Gibson, but ive never played one, so your call
Turquoise Team Beasts!
#4
I'm want to play metal.
and then move on to playing stuff like
coheed and cambria
and eventually
songs by the fall of troy.


But mostly metal.
#10
okay so now, after going to my local shop
I think I'm pretty set on
either an Epiphone Les Paul
or
the
Gibson Melody Maker.


Opinions?