#1
Hey guys,

Ive played bass for a year and felt its time to spread my musical wings over to the electric guitar side.

Im a university student and at the moment I am on a tight budget around the £200 mark ($400).

I like the look of the Ibanez RG series and have the IBANEZ RG321MH-WK in mind.

Would you say this guitar is worth getting.

Or do you know of one better for the budget?

Thanks so much
#3
You should probably start on something really cheap and crappy since you are a beginner instead of getting a RG Ibanez, like a Squire or department store guitar. Then get the more expensive one in a year or so if you decide to stay with guitar.
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You should probably start on something really cheap and crappy since you are a beginner instead of getting a RG Ibanez, like a Squire or department store guitar. Then get the more expensive one in a year or so if you decide to stay with guitar.

No. Why learn on a piece of crap when you could get something decent? Getting a crap guitar might actually discourage him from playing.
#5
Jackson has some really good starter model guitars. The JS30RR I had was my first guitar and it played wonderfully. Plus it was only $289 wih a gig bag.
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#6
This guitar looks awesome. i'm french and I've seen the reviews on a french site (audiofanzine.fr) and they're all good. The only thing is that they nearly all put high quality pickups but the original ones should do for you.
#7
yeah dude, an ibanez sounds like a great starter guitar

that or a crafter or epiphone?
#8
schecter guitars a great value and are real easy playing for a beginner.......one piece of advice though no matter what guitar you get. DO NOT GET A FLOYD ROSE OR ANY KIND OF FLOATING/SPRING BRIDGE.....there are more complaints about that from beginners than anything else and using one properly is something for a polished guitarist.....it would just be a pain in the ass for a beginner.
#9
^ i dunno about that. I agree with not getting a floyd (as any at that price will suck), but a fender-style trem can be set to non-floating, which isn't a problem if you ask me.

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No. Why learn on a piece of crap when you could get something decent? Getting a crap guitar might actually discourage him from playing.


agreed. considering he already plays bass, there's a pretty good chance he'll stick with guitar.

what type of music do you play, willsi? is that £200 for just the guitar, or amp too? How flexible is the budget?
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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schecter guitars a great value and are real easy playing for a beginner.......one piece of advice though no matter what guitar you get. DO NOT GET A FLOYD ROSE OR ANY KIND OF FLOATING/SPRING BRIDGE.....there are more complaints about that from beginners than anything else and using one properly is something for a polished guitarist.....it would just be a pain in the ass for a beginner.


if he plays bass hes not totally guitar illiterate
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