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Skold  
27 Mar 2008 02:57 | Quote
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Max price: $500 (maybe $550).

I've been looking at Epiphone, and Ibanez so far, but I want suggestions from you guys first.

deefa  
27 Mar 2008 06:30 | Quote
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I was looking at a couple of 'schecters' the other day. They played well and are in your price range. I didn't play them 'plugged in' though so I can't tell you anything about the tone.
GRX40  
27 Mar 2008 09:07 | Quote
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What kind of music are you looking to play? For metal, I would go Schecter or Ibanez. Rock or blues, I would take a Fender or Epiphone.
Skold  
27 Mar 2008 09:59 | Quote
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Rock and Blues (although some say I'm britpop).
EMB5490  
27 Mar 2008 13:45 | Quote
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for metal id look at the ibanez, but for everything else, good tone everything, the BEST buy on any starting guitar is the epi plus top standard. its fantastic, plays, sounds like gibson. there used so check up about it before u buy (not making them anymore). i put my guitarist and golfer rep on the line (im beast at golf btw, like a 6 handicap) its the best guitar 4 the price
Notim  
27 Mar 2008 15:36 | Quote
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I'd say a Jackson but they have allways been my favorite.
EMB5490  
27 Mar 2008 15:54 | Quote
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EMB5490 says:
its the best guitar 4 the price


tht is 4 ur price
telecrater  
27 Mar 2008 17:59 | Quote
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get a hollow body. britpop is like Oasis, right? look at a dot or an casino. Ibanez also make great semi-hollow body guitars. I think this style would fit your needs well.
Doz  
27 Mar 2008 19:50 | Quote
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I agree with Telecrater.
Skold  
27 Mar 2008 23:39 | Quote
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Yeah, I think I'll go hollow-body. I was looking at the Dot and one of the Ibanez Artcore's, but I've always been an Ibanez man, so...
league  
28 Mar 2008 20:59 | Quote
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Jackson is the best for Metal. Other than that A Gibson LP or Fender Strat.
telecrater  
28 Mar 2008 21:35 | Quote
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Not so sure a jackson fit's the whole britpop thing. just like a dot would not work for metal.
Doz  
29 Mar 2008 08:23 | Quote
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You can't really say 'Jackson is the best for metal' really, considering it's subjective. If it was a standard for metal, then all popular metal guitarists would use Jacksons (which they don't). Infact, I heard that a lot of pro Jackson guitarists switched to ESP.

It really depends on what kind of metal you're talking about aswell.
mudnreo  
29 Mar 2008 09:23 | Quote
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I got a Epi Les Paul Standard PLus top for $499, and it is my favorite guitar. I've had it for a year and use it all the time.
EMB5490  
29 Mar 2008 09:25 | Quote
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woot another vote for the pluse top..mudnreo u paid 500 new or used?
mudnreo  
29 Mar 2008 16:29 | Quote
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It was new
les_paul  
29 Mar 2008 20:16 | Quote
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I paid $600 for mine I must have got riped.
EMB5490  
30 Mar 2008 10:38 | Quote
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ahh nice, the plus top was like the best epi on the market at tht time, thts not custom.

les_paul:did u buy a plus top or a standard?
Skold  
30 Mar 2008 12:27 | Quote
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Yeah, I was thinking about getting a Plus Top Epi.
les_paul  
30 Mar 2008 20:04 | Quote
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It's a plus top.
EMB5490  
30 Mar 2008 20:16 | Quote
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im guessing it was new, and no 600 was the price when they were new. 500 must have been like on sale, or maybe it was an older model of it, but they play absolutley fantastic for a epi.
league  
31 Mar 2008 00:10 | Quote
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Jacksons are mostly for Thrash Metal but Metal is Metal. Anthrax, Megadeth, Metallica,Steve Vai and some hair metal bands used Jackson before. After that Metal kind of went downhill. Notim probably agrees and he's from that time period. Jackson guitars definetely not for britpop.
Doz  
31 Mar 2008 01:00 | Quote
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I just think that say... some metal bands can make better use of ESP or Ibanez. Some Jackson. Some Gibson. Etc.
Guitarslinger124  
31 Mar 2008 10:41 | Quote
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Zakk Wylde plays an LP. Steve Vai plays an Ibanez. Jon Donais plays ESP. Dave Mustaine plays Dean. Dimebag played Dean. Metallica plays ESP....i could go on...my point is, the guitar you use is preference. not because one guitar is better than the other.

(obviously im not talking about comparing brownsville strats to a custom carvin)
Doz  
31 Mar 2008 10:48 | Quote
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Absolutely agreed, it's all subjective.
Skold  
31 Mar 2008 11:17 | Quote
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I agree.
mudnreo  
31 Mar 2008 17:19 | Quote
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my LP PLus Top was new in 06 $499.99 for guitar and another 70.00 for the case. color is Trans blue, It is by far my favorite guitar,,,,,,so far
EMB5490  
31 Mar 2008 17:28 | Quote
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kool mine is a blue color too
mudnreo  
31 Mar 2008 18:19 | Quote
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If you decide on a Les Paul Plus Top you better hurry cause a few months ago Musicians Friend had them listed for $499.99 but I see that they now have them for $549.99 and they went up in the shop near me too.

Blue is my favorite color
EMB5490  
31 Mar 2008 18:35 | Quote
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kool, 549.99 used or new? i got mine used for 350 or so
DarkRiff  
31 Mar 2008 19:30 | Quote
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dude, get a nice Epiphone SG, they are good for rock, blues, or metal, I would know I have one they have a nice great sound too.
mudnreo  
31 Mar 2008 19:38 | Quote
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$549 new without the case
EMB5490  
31 Mar 2008 19:57 | Quote
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kool, mine 350 with case, with free set ups, with 15 pics, and free restringing.


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