im gonna go ahead and so buy neither my bro has the dean and i have a friend with the squier the squier is total crap the dean is decent except for the tuners which are terrible problem with both is neither looks that good so you'll probably find you wont want to play either that much once you have it...i would say check out Epi's LP-100 thats only 220-270$ depending on where you get it (yeah i know double thos guitars but) and its literally just as good as an epi standard you get 4 knobs great hardware and tuners that is THE best guitar you can buy new for less than 300$ or the SG version but its same thing just SG

you can check them out here for the Les paul http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-LP100-Electric-Guitar?sku=518661 and here for the SG http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-G310-SG-Electric-Guitar?sku=518280
you could look around more but just let me tell you Fenders are great as ar 400$+ deans but Squiers all suck and the cheaper deans are terrible so dont let looks fool you you can get a Strat or a Tele for 400$ and its a real fender so just look around more
Last edited by SMBoo28 at May 25, 2008,
dude... dont get a squier, get a epiphone guitar for starters, trust me you wont regret it
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