#1
ok so thisll be my first guitar. i have been practicing and learning loads on my good sisters acoustic but i wanna start learning electric. lets say i want a maybe cheap guitar but i also would like it to last me instead of buying a shit as guitar and than saying "oh thats it im good enough time to get a better one" i want one to stick with. i am looking for 2nd hand first as i dont have much money but i have saved a bit
ill be mainly playing metal
bands i wanna learn songs by : death, maiden, blind guardian, edguy, kamelot, dimmu borgir, deicide, sonata arctica
guitars ive found good in my price range:
fender squire
Monterey MGS16
either of these 2 good or should i go higher in my price range?
#2
and any good recs?
im willing to go at 500 australian dollars or 414 usd
#3
I'd say a Yahmaha Pacifica or something like that. They're good guitars.

Bearing in mind you'll need an amp. Do you have one already?
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#4
A second hand schecter c-1 if you can find one would be good.

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#6
DO NOT BUY A SQUIER! You could make a guitar out of cereal boxes and rubber bands that would turn out better. Look into a company called Indiana. I have their Ripley model and while its not good at all its probably the best guitar you can get thats cheap.
#7
you need to save more. a 200 dollar guitar you WILL have to upgrade eventually. hell you'll want to upgrade a 500 dollar guitar eventually
you need an amp. for a practice amp i suggest the roland cube.
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#9
Quote by Toker420
DO NOT BUY A SQUIER! You could make a guitar out of cereal boxes and rubber bands that would turn out better. Look into a company called Indiana. I have their Ripley model and while its not good at all its probably the best guitar you can get thats cheap.

I have played a Squire extensively and it's not a bad guitar. Though I don't think it will fit his style since it's a 3xsingle coil setup.
Gear:
Electric
2008 Epiphone G400 Heritage CherryFUBAR
2008 Ibanez GRG 170 DX
2009 Cort KX1Q
2011 LTD H 351 NT
Randall RG 50 TC
Ernie Ball 11-54
Acoustic
Dean Markley
Dunlop 10's
#10
Well I got an epiphone g-400 for my first guitar, and it's a pretty good one, and I'm sure will last me for quite a while. But seein as you want to play that stuff, I'd say some kind of ibanez. and as lil macker said, Yamaha Pacifica's are good starter guitars.

Hope I helped
#11
Quote by Toker420
DO NOT BUY A SQUIER! You could make a guitar out of cereal boxes and rubber bands that would turn out better. Look into a company called Indiana. I have their Ripley model and while its not good at all its probably the best guitar you can get thats cheap.


im sorry but i disagree with you. squiers take more punishment from people like you then they deserve.

i still play mine and it is my favourite. i learn everything on that guitar.
Gear:
Maton MS503
Squier Strat
Randall RG75DG3+
H & K 100W Switchblade
Dunlop Original Crybaby
Digitech Crossroads
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#12
If you decide or can't find a well priced used guitar, check out Rondo Music. They have pretty cheap stuff that actually works and for the most part, doesn't sound that bad.
#16
If you like it buy it then!
It'll last you a long time and due to having a nice guitar it'll inspire you to play better and do justice to it.

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#17
do NOT get the squire if ur gonna play metal. id suggest ibanez RG series and for an amp ur gonna need one with decent gain for metal.
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#18
*Tries not to make comment about amp advise from a Spider owner...especially one that owns a Gibson Les Paul*

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Marshall JCM 800 4104 combo


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#19
Lol. You're funny.
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Dunlop Dime Crybaby From Hell

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#20
Get an ESP. You can find a cheaper LTD in the 200 range, plus bands like Blind Guardian and Dimmu use them. Granted they are not going to be as good as a more expensive model, but if you're just learning than you can get a guitar that sounds good for what you want, as well as looks cool for what you play

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/ESP-LTD-M53-Electric-Guitar?sku=515729

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/ESP-LTD-M100FM-Electric-Guitar?sku=516643

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/ESP-LTD-KH202-Kirk-Hammett-Signature-Electric-Guitar?sku=542073

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/ESP-LTD-MH250NT-Electric-Guitar?sku=516687

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/-LTD-M200-Electric-Guitar?sku=521002

All those would be suitable for your style, and in your price range. I have played a few of them and they can pull off some chunky riffs and even some red-hot shredding leads. My only complaint is the cheaper LTDs are usually basswood, which is something you, as you're starting new to electric shouldn't have a problem with. When you've been playing for a while and have owned a few guitars, you can chose what you like for yourself. Still, you're not going to find many good Ibanez or jackson that aren't basswood either, so it's not a big deal.
Last edited by Mr. Hand at Sep 28, 2008,