#1
Hi guys. I am new to this guitar scene.
I will be getting my first guitar/electric guitar soon and I need some ideas/suggestion from you guys.
I will be playing blues, jazz, rock and maybe a little of metal.
Some of my main influence include David Gilmour and Ritchie Blackmore.
My max budget will be around 250USD.. not sure if I could get a decent electric guitar this way.

I already have Peavy Rage 158 Amp.

Thanks in advance.
#3
My first guitar was a Fender Strat. Beautiful guitar- it has served me well over the years. It is great for blues and throw a distortion on it and it's great for heavier rock. I would suggest going to local music stores and trying out your options. You never really know what you'll like until you explore.
#4
+1 to Emily

Really man you won't know what you want until you go and play the guitars in the flesh (so to speak). So go out and try out a bunch of guitars and go with the only that speaks to you.
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#5
I would personally go for a telecaster but even a strat would do fine.
I also agree with Emily too. GO to a shop and try out a few different kinds. You may come across one you really like.
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#7
you can't go wrong with a strat. you could most likely find a used mexican strat on craigslist for 250.
#8
yamaha pacifica 112v- it's $200 on musicians friend etc.

bridge humbucker- good for metal and rock

middle and neck single coils- good for gilmour, ritchie blackmore, jazz etc.

alder body- decent wood with good tone.

win-win all round.
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#9
I will heading down to the music shop to look at some guitar later.
Thanks for the advice.
#10
I agree with Jdiddy, check out the mexi strats. With some qucik and not too expensive upgrades it should serve you well. I don't know how well of a blues and jazz sound you'll get out of that peavey, probably get more hisses than kisses. Good Luck!
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#11
Quote by Dave_Mc
yamaha pacifica 112v- it's $200 on musicians friend etc.

bridge humbucker- good for metal and rock

middle and neck single coils- good for gilmour, ritchie blackmore, jazz etc.

alder body- decent wood with good tone.

win-win all round.


What he said.
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#14
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