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Old 08-20-2005, 04:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone,

Over the last year I have built a large passion for music, mainly Rock and Metal, which alot of people at my age are not interested in.

Anyway i've searched for prices on electric guitars, and i'm not sure what would be the going rate for my first guitar, of course in the futre when I become better, I will buy a quality guitar, can someone help?
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Old 08-20-2005, 04:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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get a squire pack is my recommendation... theyre the best for starters and pretty cheap too......
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Old 08-20-2005, 04:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
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But what would be a good price for someone just checking it out?
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Old 08-20-2005, 04:56 AM   #4 (permalink)
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well theyre pretty standard... look it up on www.musiciansfriend.com or www.music123.com and type in squire pack and see what comes up....
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Old 08-31-2005, 04:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'd recomend something with Humbuckers in Bridge and neck and a single coil in the middle position. That and something with a neck that feals good in your hands. My freinds BC rich has a much wider neck than my Strat. Its all personal prefrence really.

Get an amp you can easily get to grips with and splash out later on something fancy if you decide guitars are for you. maybe even pick up a cheap second hand acustiuc to get started.
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Old 08-31-2005, 08:14 PM   #6 (permalink)
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go to a pawn shop. they should have one and they have a 30 day return policy.
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Old 09-19-2005, 07:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Umm.i guess the fender squire isnt bad to start out on..but your going to want a guitar with a good headstock id recomend....guitars going out of tune fast is a way to truly **** with you...and until you've been playing for a while you cant truly tell if your tuning right or wrong....A tuner is a good thing to have but that will be running you another 45-50$
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Old 10-03-2005, 02:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Def go for a squire...or even an ESP, they do good prices, I've never had one tho, but seriously, a novice wouldn't tell the difference between a squire and a stratocaster, its a decent guitar.
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Old 10-03-2005, 05:46 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Jackson have some of the best guitars known to rock/metal.

The Jackson Aresenal now includes some suprisingly cool novice guitars, the kind I wish I had the sence to buy when I was first starting. There are models for all sorts of novice styles, or if your just dirt poor then you can get one of their "starter packs" and still come away with a fairly decent sounding and playing axe.

One novice model, which you wouldn't really reccomend to a beginner has an original licensed floyd rose tremelo, which Im sure must be for the poor man, as anyone with a floyd rose discovers upon first use they are tricky. However once sussed, they can be your best friend in all the world for playing and expanding on your style.

The more expensive Jackson's are the ones most people will be farmiliar with from seeing such guitar hero's as Rhandy Rhoads, Phil Collen and other signiture model artists. Jackson lead the field of radical shaped and cutting edge guitar technology. I recently ordered a Jackson RR3, which I havent yet played, but have played a similar model (the RR5) which is basically the same without the Floyd Rose. I can honestly say that was the nicest guitar I have ever played, and I count the hours in the days left until I recieve my very own peice of guitar history in the making.

Also ESP aren't far behind. I bought an ESP MH100 a few years back and it has proved to be a powerhouse of metal destruction, it plays beautifully, has every extra, and it does go the extra mile. Many artists who use Jackson guitars also have one if not many ESP model's (for example: Dave Mustaine, Alexi Laiho, Kirk Hammet and so forth.

Model's to look out for:
ESP: DV-8, MH series, Alexi Laiho signiture Rhoads style V...
Jackson: Warrior, Rhandy Rhoads models, KE series, soloists and dinky's.

Good luck with your search... By the way I started with a squier, you cant go wrong with one of those, but u can do better for around the same price, I seriously recommend the jackson novice guitars, if you are a fan of metal/heavy rock, you will appreciate this advice when you progress, especially if you risk it and get the floyd rose option, as this will give you limitless options as to where your style will go. Getting a Jackson starter will ensure you don't need to purchase a "decent" guitar for a good while, as it will be everything and more than you need in a starter pack, and isnt a half bad peice of kit.

.....Jackson's look cool too......... always good for pulling the birds lol...... happy hunting amigo
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Old 10-23-2005, 06:10 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I probably have the worst guiatr known to rock/metal/punk/pop and every other possible genre under the sun. Frankly its one massive piece of **** covered in cheap stickers so that the paint job doesnt cause me to get sick
But then you havent listened to my acustic one....
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