What kind of electric guitar should I get?

I’m a beginner but am taking guitar class in high school and I want to get a cheeper electric guitar. What companies/types do you think I should get? Should I go for a beginner kit or get a cheaper guitar and better amp so I can have the amp for longer and get a newer guitar in a year or so? IDK what to really do there is so many guitars out there.

Chosen Answer:

It depends on what style your playing
for example if your the kind of guy who wants to play heavy metal or rock I would recommend Ibanez or Gibson……
now if your planning blues you need a Les Paul…..
actually the 2 things that matter is The brand and type
Humbucker Guitars give you a fatter sound and rough tone but good for HEAVY metal ,blues,ROCK

but single coils like a stratocaster or Telecaster gives you a clear tone and is great for Jazz Rock,Alternative punk……….

for the Amp i recommend the MARSHALL amps they give you a clear bassy tone…..

and for the strings i’d say the GHS Boomers are great (gives you more louder sound from my experience with GHS strings……
strings like Ernie ball slinky and dean markley are good to but i would say GHS Boomers are strong,Reliable and would last longer that other’s………..

for a beginner like you i’d say the FENDER TELECASTER or STRATOCASTER is better since it’s cheap, gives you a great sound and chicks love it……
by: support is my middle name
on: 27th November 09

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

  1. Happykid says:

    If you can find a used Fender strat they are the old reliable. I’d definitely go with a used guitar if you’re planning on getting another one in a year. You don’t need much for an amp unless you’re planning on performing at venues where you are required to bring your equipment. If it’s just for practice any basic amp will do. Check craigslist or something and see if you can find a used one.

  2. support is my middle name says:

    It depends on what style your playing
    for example if your the kind of guy who wants to play heavy metal or rock I would recommend Ibanez or Gibson……
    now if your planning blues you need a Les Paul…..
    actually the 2 things that matter is The brand and type
    Humbucker Guitars give you a fatter sound and rough tone but good for HEAVY metal ,blues,ROCK

    but single coils like a stratocaster or Telecaster gives you a clear tone and is great for Jazz Rock,Alternative punk……….

    for the Amp i recommend the MARSHALL amps they give you a clear bassy tone…..

    and for the strings i’d say the GHS Boomers are great (gives you more louder sound from my experience with GHS strings……
    strings like Ernie ball slinky and dean markley are good to but i would say GHS Boomers are strong,Reliable and would last longer that other’s………..

    for a beginner like you i’d say the FENDER TELECASTER or STRATOCASTER is better since it’s cheap, gives you a great sound and chicks love it……

  3. Bhepp says:

    It depends what your price range is… When I was a beginner I started out with a Squier. I didn’t get the cheapest one but I got the $170 strat. It was decent for a beginner. For my amp I got the $100 Line 6 Spider amp. Now I have a $550 Fender Telecaster and a $400 Line 6 Spider Amp. You could also get a starter Les Paul or a starter SG. Obviously Epiphone because Gibsons are expensive.

  4. Stan says:

    You can play any style of music on any type of guitar..there are no rules. The magic is all in your fingers.

    Fenders are well known in the blues world. There’s no law that says if you’re playing blues, you have to have a Gibson, or if you’re playing heavy metal you have to have a Marshall amp. Marshall makes a great amp, but to me, they’re a little too dirty sounding. You can always buy a pedal if you want to dirty up the sound.

    Buy an amp known for its clean tones. Fender, Peavey, Mesa, Roland, Line 6, Vox..etc. The small Roland cube series are great sounding little amps.

    Buy the best guitar you possibly can… a better amp can come later. often times your first guitar will be your friend for life, and you’ll never part with it. You can buy a headphone amp for probably $10? Worry about getting a better amp later. Spend all your money on the guitar…every last cent.

    In a recent issue of Guitar Player magazine, they loved the Fender 50’s Vibe Telecaster. Around $350.

    Best of luck and keep pickin’ till your fingers bleed.

  5. gabe p says:

    personally i would find a cheap ibanez starter kit with a humbucker in the neck it will give you a very fat smooth tone when you want it. plus ibanez usually uses a bass wood for the bodies which is a softer wood but it will definitely be great for starting and everything, even big time bands still use ibanez with bass wood even on stage so this should be a great starter for you to check out

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