What kind of electric guitar should I get?

Im planning on getting an electric guitar and there are a lot of choices. Can anyone help me? I want something that is kinda cheap (200-300$ or if ever, near 100$) and has a good sound.

Chosen Answer:

You can get a decent guitar for 0. You won’t be able to get a good amp under 0. The amp is generally more important as far as sound goes. But for the guitar: If you want to play stuff like country or light rock, get a squier stratocaster. If you like harder rock and metal, I would suggest an ESP. It’s a much better idea to get a better guitar and amp used than a cheaper one new. Some good amps are 15W Line 6 Spider (comes with effects) and 15W Roland Cube.
Don’t buy one online without trying it out first to see how it feels.
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on: 4th August 11

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3 Responses to What kind of electric guitar should I get?

  1. GibsonEssGee says:

    There’s a number of manufacturers that do cheap bundles (guitar, amp, kit bag, tutorial CD) such as Squier who do them for $150 or less. http://princegeorge.canadianlisted.com/music-instruments/fender-squier-guitar-and-amp-bundle-150-prince-george_1247556.html is an example but larger supermarkets should do them too.

  2. randomness says:

    You can get a decent guitar for $200. You won’t be able to get a good amp under $150. The amp is generally more important as far as sound goes. But for the guitar: If you want to play stuff like country or light rock, get a squier stratocaster. If you like harder rock and metal, I would suggest an ESP. It’s a much better idea to get a better guitar and amp used than a cheaper one new. Some good amps are 15W Line 6 Spider (comes with effects) and 15W Roland Cube.
    Don’t buy one online without trying it out first to see how it feels.

  3. Justin C says:

    I would suggest ESP guitars but they are very expensive, prices ranging from $3000-$10000. But there is the more affordable version which is LTD. I have two LTDs myself.
    Will this be your first electric guitar? If so, then you should get a starter pack. Such as the Fender Squire Stratocaster, Ibanez jumpstart pack, or the Epiphone Les Paul starter pack.
    Cheaper guitars are usually crappy, but there are some guitars that are good quality such as the Fender squire Bullet Strat, or an Epiphone Les Paul Special II

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