#1
I know that you probally get annoyed with these posts but i diont realy know what is a good guitar and whats not.

Im looking for my first guitar, i have got a very low budget as this is my first and dont want to waste money and then decide to stop playing.

I found these 2 guitars for £100.

LAG JV100 Jet NewVintage
http://www.guitar.co.uk/guitars/electric/1963-lag_jv100_jet_newvintage_electric_guitar

and

Epiphone Les Paul Special II
http://www.guitar.co.uk/guitars/electric/145-epiphone_les_paul_special_ii_electric_guitar


What one you would recomend for a beginner. The type of music i want to play is NOT metal or hardcore, but general alternatice/rock such as oasis etc. Sorry for being vauge.

Thanks for help
#2
Everyone buys LPs but i cant stand them,
in my opinion the LAG would be better.
if your only a beginner why are you buying a brand new one?
Get a good secoundhand one! makes more sense to me
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#3
One of my guitars is the epiphone Les Paul special II... it was infact my first guitar, and it's pretty good especially if you are just starting out...like you are.... the tone is pretty good and it's pretty reliable....
#4
In my oppinion, The specail 2's are complete gash - they're not very playable and they sound terrible.
however, you can't ask much from a complete begginer's guitar.

My brother got a jim deacon flying V for about £135, it was second hand, bought from a guitar shop that did trade ins, It's got a nasty chip in the corner, but it's All mahogany, glued in neck, gold hardware. the only thing wrong with it is the neck pickup is way too bassy, it's practically useless, but the bridge one is great!

I would definatly go second hand, maybe buy it from a shop that sells guitars second hand.
#5
i'd probably get the lag, as long as you get on with single coils...
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#6
make sure you get one with a trem and preferably HSS so you can explore as many tonal possibilities as possible when you start off.

out of those two the LAG.
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#8
I may try out the LAG. But im heraing mix views about both.

I think i may look in a shop and try some out.
#10
I was looking at the pacifica's.

But, i will aslo need an amp. What amp would you recomend for a begginer?
#11
i'd recommend the 112 instead of the 012 if you can stretch to it, it's made of "better" wood (better tone), alder.

roland microcube is a pretty good starter amp, maybe a vox da5 as you're not after metal tones.
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#12
If you are interested in LP's, try looking for a Crate LP...
At first I was skeptical....
But they are amazing and they are cheap.
#13
My very first guitar was a Special II.


Dont get one. You could do way better with a LP-100, which is about $200 USD.
#14
ampwise you should look at Fender Frontman series and Marshall MG series amps. theyre pretty good!
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ampwise you should look at Fender Frontman series and Marshall MG series amps. theyre pretty good!
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#16
i wouldnt get either, i would go for an ibanez
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#17
I had (and still have, somewhere) an Epiphone Les Paul Special around 5 years ago, and it actually played quite well. The neck was great for a beginner guitar.

I'm not sure what the difference is between a Special and a Special II (it's been annoying me for ages though, anyone know?), so I don't know if it's worth getting.

Either way, I'd probably go for the Lag.
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#18
The second guitar I brought was a LAG, I found it decent to play, had a thin neck which was quite easy to get on with and seemed more durable. It was around 200 but that was a year or two ago so I doubt its much different to the one in the link. Only complaint is that the intonation went off a few times (but thats easily solved if you ask around)