My birthday is on monday (woohoo) haha i was thinking about getting a Squier Affinity Series Fat Stratocaster Electric Guitar, or a Squier Affinity Fat Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar. Which should i get thats better for me, as a beginner?
Depends on what style you want to play. Different guitars have different sounds and feels that are optimized for different genres.
Metal: Look for a Schecter or Ibanez. they have some well-priced guitars that are optimal for metal.
Rock: Look for an Epiphone Les Paul (a bit more classic) or SG (a bit more modern).
Country: Fender Telecaster all the way. Perfect for the twang.
Funk: Fender Stratocaster. Not as much twang as a tele, but still very bright.
Jazz: Epiphone Les Paul or Semi-Hollow (like the Dot). Very warm, mellow tones.
Whatever you do, DON’T GET A SQUIER. The only Squiers I’ve played that were any good were top-of-the-line basses. Squier is just a cheap brand overall, so you’re not going to get much quality out of them. All the brands I suggested above are a bit more pricey but also will last a while, so you don’t find yourself at a loss in the event that you want to go professional.
by: Guitar Guy
on: 25th November 10