#1
Hello,
I have been playing guitar for just under a year and want a new guitar and lessons for an early birthday and christmas present. details details... I'll get to the point. I don't have the biggest buget and I want a personal guitar that is amazing to me. I have about a 600 dollar budget and want an awesome looking guitar that has a great quality sound. I am doing me best to use my resources but it's not shaping up to be a fruitful search... So any help would be nice.

My playing style is rock, hard rock, and alternative. I have an Ibanez that I love the feel for but am wanting a guitar with a floyd rose and tremelo. I also want the quality to be decent enough to play at a battle of the bands concert.

So any parts very cheap but very good? Anybody live in Minnesota and want to give an inspiring musician a great deal? Is building a guitar from scratch worth it or should I just buy a new guitar?

Thank you to anybody who give's their opinion
#2
Build it if you are good with working with wood. Buy a new one if you are horrible at crafting stuff. My friend played a Squire at a Battle of bands, and got the encore from the crowd (they didnt win). And its not the guitar, its always the player.
#3
buy parts from the carvin site.. and... buy either seymor duncans or probally dimarzios... and put a cool paint job and your set.!
#4
dude just get an ibanez SZ470
Gear:
Blackstar HT-5 Half Stack
Damage control Solid Metal
Boss Flanger
Electro-Harmonix Q-Tron+
Dunlop 535Q Wah
General Guitar Gadgets ITS8 Overdrive
Marshall MS-4 Ministack

Guitars:

PRS Custom 24

Washburn D10 Quilted Bubinga
#5
Jackoson Dinky DK2 FTW ! pretty much the price u said, 2 singles 1 bucker SH-4 from Duncan, and a floyd ! (licensed not original, those are expensive as shit!) if u want a custom paint job, buy it in black as its more cheaper and change it, (did that in a squier hello kitty i´ll show as soon as i get my invader ;D)
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#6
it depends, building a gutair is something for fun, if you just want a new one i suggest you go buy one, but if you want to start a long term hobby then you should build one.