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I've been playing for a year and a half now, got some cash so id like to get something new. I've been playing a basic strat copy but now im really not sure what sort of guitar i should be looking for.

I like playing a variety of stuff, mainly muse stuff but a versatile guitar would be good since i dont really stick to one style. Im sorted with my amp, as i have a cube 30X.

Im thinking of spending at most £250, but anything cheaper is always good as money is hard to come by!

I've been offered an Ibanez RG320FM by someone i know for around £170, however i've no idea if thats the right kinda guitar for me and also Floyd Roses look complicated. I dont know if thats a deal i should think about?

Help would be appreciated! thanks guys
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#4
I'd recommend an HSS strat, preferably made by Fender.
If you can't find one within your price range, Yamaha Pacificas are good substitutes.

Ibanez RG's are primarily for metal (you could swap the pups, but it's not worth it), and unless you want to spend hours changing strings, don't get it.
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#5
machinehead are blowing out washburn wi65 pro idols for £239 at the moment. I'd look into that, (assuming they aren't b-stock or something, which'd be worth ascertaining) I'm not aware of a nicer (new) guitar in the UK for the price. http://machinehead.co.uk/index.php/cPath/21_49

i'd avoid that ibanez, odds are the trem is not very good. you want to be spending more money than that before getting something with a locking trem, as the cheap ones tend to be rubbish and more bother than they're worth.
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if you play alot of genre and your price range is limited. i suggest you find a used fender deluxe player. these are awesome guitar for the buck
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I've been playing for a year and a half now, got some cash so id like to get something new. I've been playing a basic strat copy but now im really not sure what sort of guitar i should be looking for.

I like playing a variety of stuff, mainly muse stuff but a versatile guitar would be good since i dont really stick to one style. Im sorted with my amp, as i have a cube 30X.

Im thinking of spending at most £250, but anything cheaper is always good as money is hard to come by!

I've been offered an Ibanez RG320FM by someone i know for around £170, however i've no idea if thats the right kinda guitar for me and also Floyd Roses look complicated. I dont know if thats a deal i should think about?

Help would be appreciated! thanks guys

on www.gak.co.uk they are 250, les pauls good guitars can play lot of styles on em
#8
Since you're still pretty much a beginner I don't think you would want to deal with a FR bridge. Check out a HSS Strat, made by Fender.

Probably one of the most versatile guitars you can get right there.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Standard-HSS-Stratocaster-Electric-Guitar?sku=516039
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