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#1
Hey
I need some of your opinions for what you think is the best electric under $200
It's for a beginner, and please, no amp suggestions. Oh, and if I had to choose between a Squire and a Yamaha Pacifica, which one should I go for?

Thanks a lot in advance
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#2
I love my Squier bullet...it's moded tho.
Never played the Pacifica.
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#3
Squier is prolly your best bet. I really like my roomates. I mean for what you pay, it's not that bad.
#5
I would recommend a epiphone Les Paul or SG style. I think they are well under $180 and pretty decent guitars for the money
#6
Ok, I changed the budget, it's $200. Is there any Ibanez that's good for that price?
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Ok, I changed the budget, it's $200. Is there any Ibanez that's good for that price?


IMO you should save up to atleast something like an Ibanez GRG, $200 won't get you anything better than some of those Jumpstart guitars, which are just as bad as Squiers.
#8
These Xaviere Guitars are by far the best in the price range.

Better pickups than guitars 3x the price.

These Rogues have really good specs and are surprisingly good.

You should also take a look at the guitars at www.rondomusic.com.

You might also want to consider going used.

Any Ibanez, Squier, or Epiphone new in this price range is not going to be good.
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#10
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#11
The Pacifica is much better than the squier.
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#12
I don't really need any that good, I mean, I just want a good beginner guitar, hence my budget. Oh, and if there are any good starter packs for around $250, it would be awesome.
#13
What style of music do you listen to?
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#14
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The Pacifica is much better than the squier.


Yah, go for one of those.
#15
I have an Ibanez GAX30, it's in that price range and I like it quite a bit. I'm a noob so I don't know guitars extremely well but I've been happy with it, it has a few issues with fret buzz but it puts out a nice, dark tone that I like, and I think it has a fuller sound then the Squire's that I've heard.

My 2 cents...take it for what it's worth.
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#17
Pacifica is VERY good, and DO NOT get a starter pack there amps blow more dick than Jenna Jameson. So seriously, get a Mirco Cube and a Pacifica.
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#18
Well Personally I love my Squier Strat. It's pretty nice. It's not junk. Some of these players above prolly are alot more advanced in skill than you (not to offend you) so their standards on a good guitar are higher than yours. Personally For under 200 I like my Squier Strat, Epiphone Les Paul Special, Epiphone SG special. and if your lucky I have found guitars priced at around 250 new but have found them for 99 because of paint chips in shipping. So you may wanna check out your local store. Just try it out first so you know all the pick-ups work fine... I hope I helped
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#20
a good starter pack?

microcube $106-125
ibanez fixed bridge, there are several for around $150.
a cable, a tuner, a pick.

examples...
http://www.music123.com/Roland-Micro-Cube-Combo-Amp-481169-i1175936.Music123?source=ZWWRWXGB

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-GAX30-Electric-Guitar?sku=519725
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-GRX20-Electric-Guitar?sku=519417

the last one, you'd need to block or keep the bridge tight.
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#21
Just go and find something you like. Most guitars in that price range aren't going to be particularly good anyways, so get something that makes you want to play. Grab a cheap practice amp (used if you can) and a cheap handheld Korg tuner (tuning by ear is a good skill, but you will pick that up anyways, and initially you will be much better off being able to always play in tune then you would be trying to develop the ability to tune by ear as fast as possible).

There's a pretty good chance that once you get better, you are going to realize you hate the style of your equipment (neck scale, body design, pick-up configuration, practice amp type, etc), so no sense spending too much on it.
#22
I dunno, I find the GRX20 a good low budget guitar. Mine is modded, but still :p
#23
^the gx is a low budget guitar.

But if you want a starter set, then make sure you get a great starter amp like the micro cube. then you are so far ahead of the game.
as long as the starter guitar you find, stays in tune, the amp will make it better.

conversely, in a real starter pack the cheap amps that come wt them, make the starter guitar they come with, even worse.
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Quote by jj1565
a good starter pack?

microcube $106-125
ibanez fixed bridge, there are several for around $150.
a cable, a tuner, a pick.

examples...
http://www.music123.com/Roland-Micro-Cube-Combo-Amp-481169-i1175936.Music123?source=ZWWRWXGB

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-GAX30-Electric-Guitar?sku=519725
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-GRX20-Electric-Guitar?sku=519417

the last one, you'd need to block or keep the bridge tight.



+1 on the Microcube. as for a guitar i probably go for something from rondomusic.net, you'll find a great guitar for the price.
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#27
have you considered a used guitar, you could get a better one used. i see shecters, jacksons, ibanezes all the time 4 sale at pawn shops for 200 or less. as for new, look at the ibby gax -70. it has a mahogany body and a maple neck. they play very nice for a starter axe.
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before anyone starts to flame, hes a noob. but it's actually not that bad of an idea considering his budget. but a Microcube would be 10x better.
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#29
if you mean 200USD, i believe the Ibanez SA120 is around that price.

it's a brilliant guitar according to reviews here on UG, my guitar teacher, as well as a number of friends around me
#32
Lol the Pacifica is an Awesome guitar, Infact the wellknown Youtube guitarist Killrbuckeye has one, and the sound he gets outta it is Amazing!

Anyway you can buy a Dean ML-XM for under £200 I'm pretty sure, there quite good
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#33
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Check rondomusic. Some Agile fall under that price.
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#35
Yamaha Pacifica 112 (and above) are superb for that price range.

As is the Squier 51.

Squier Affinity Tele

Ibanez RG321 (Not sure how much it is)
#36
Many have already stated the best options.

On an ultimate budget but very good guitars try either Rondo or Guitarfetish (Xaviere) and the microcube is a great guitar for a beginner. You should have no problem getting a guitar and amp for $200 to $300 dollars.
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not. everytime i try one it's a buzz-a-thon.
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#38
Like someone else mentioned get an Ibanez RG2EX1 they are very good beginner guitars, the really only need a set of aftermarket pick-ups later down the road to get more of your personal tone out of them.
they sell for anywhere between $200-$250 used (GC usually has them used @ $250).

If a strat is more of your thing consider the Yamaha Pacifica, they sell for cheap used.

These two guitars are awesome stock, and can be easily modded/upgraded to your tastes.

Avoid any Epiphone with the "special model" title on them. Actually most epiphones in the $200 price range really really suck compared to other makes like ibanez or yamaha.

good luck to you.
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Quote by FacingUsAll
These Xaviere Guitars are by far the best in the price range.

Better pickups than guitars 3x the price.

These Rogues have really good specs and are surprisingly good.

You should also take a look at the guitars at www.rondomusic.com.

You might also want to consider going used.

Any Ibanez, Squier, or Epiphone new in this price range is not going to be good.


This man speaks the truth. if you do look into Rondo's guitars, look at AGILEs, not Douglas, SX or whatever else they sell.
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