Getting a new electric guitar... need your suggestion.

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by pankaup, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. pankaup

    pankaup New Member

    Alright, so I've been doing some research and this is going to be a long post so brace yourselves.

    I have been playing my Yamaha Acoustic F310 for a year an half now and I really want to move on to an electric. I love the sound of blues and i'll probably train myself to be a blues guitarist, But I love all kinds of good music and would like to be able to play stuff like metallica, AC/DC, classic rock, good ol' country rock... and even Justin Biber.... *long silence*....not really, Justin Biber sucks c**k.

    Now that we've got the pleasantries out of the way, I have to tell you that I have read about the following guitars and almost all of them are available in India and I think are priced below 20K. Let me list them down for ya:

    ESP EC-100QM - available for around 19.5K - Ultimate guitar review rating 8.8
    ESP MH-50 - Not sure of the price - Ultimate guitar review rating 9.3
    ESP EC-50 - Not sure of the price - Ultimate guitar review rating 8.5

    Yamahha Pacifica 112V - unfortunately 33K from ebay (very nice seller though, all new pieces and directly imported) - Ultimate guitar tabs review rating 8.6

    Cort EVL-Z4 - 19K - no review on Ultimate Guitar
    Cort EVL-Z6 - couldn't find the the price - Ultimate guitar review rating 9
    Cort CR200 - 17.5K - no review on Ultimate Guitar
    Cort X6 - (not sure, I found X5 at 13K) - Ultimate guitar review rating 8.3

    Greg Bennett AV3 - 16K - Ultimate guitar review rating 8.8
    Greg Bennett AV6 - couldn't find price - couldn't find rating

    Ibanez GRG 170DX - 16K - Ultimate guitar review rating 8.6
    Ibanez GRGA 42TQ - Couldn't ind price - Ultimate guitar review rating 8
    Ibanez GRG 250DX - 19.5K - Ultimate guitar review rating 9.2

    I haven't played any of these but I tried a greg bennett Av1 and i liked it so I thought an AV6 would kick ass.

    I'll probably get a Roland micro cube for starting out coz', I play only at home.

    I love the les paul style, so right now I am rooting for the AV3 or AV6 or the EVL z4 and I think it'll suit me. But a Strat style is also real if its full of awesomeness.

    So now the questions:

    1. Which among the above guitars do you suggest for the kind of music that I mentioned.
    2. Is there some good guitar that I missed out and should check out? My budget is 18K just for the guitar.
    3. Suggest me a shop where I can get most of these models (and one that will not get infuriated by my questioning and pestering). I am in Mumbai. (yes I know of furtardos and bhargavas, anything else maybe?)
    4. Can you help me with the price of the guitars for which I couldn't find a price?
    5. If I gave you 20K which guitar will you buy?

    finally a bonus question...
    6. which colour undies are you wearing?
  2. amithkallupalam

    amithkallupalam New Member

    If I were you Id screw all the LTD's in this price range.
    1.I'd personally get either the Pacifica 112v. It is only 15k in india.
    2.Really. If you really want the les paul shape that bad, go for the cort cr-280. It s a pretty good guitar actually and its got a pretty look. Looks better and I bet it sounds way better than the epi lp standard. Its 19k in india. But I would recommend you to get the 112v.
    3.Im not really sure about the shops.
    4.Dude all the prices you mentioned are too high. Subtract 3k from each of them and you'll have your original price. GRG170DX is just 13k. But screw all the other guitars and go for the 112v. It a pretty good guitar and its really really famous too. Everyone recommends it but I have never played it.
    5.If you gave me 20k, Id buy a Yamaha Pacifica 112v or a Cort CR280 or the Greg Bennett AV-6.
    6.Im wearing black! LOL!

    What is your budget for the amp and the guitar?
  3. guitarplayer729

    guitarplayer729 New Member

    pacifica 112j
  4. amithkallupalam

    amithkallupalam New Member

    What's your complete budget?
  5. amithkallupalam

    amithkallupalam New Member

    Dude I'd get a pacifica 112v over the 112j anyday.

    EDIT: Just found out the 112v is way costlier so get the 112j.
  6. pankaup

    pankaup New Member

    I am spending upto 18 K on the Guitar and getting a Ronald 10W cube amp. so I think that's around 25K for everything including the straps, stand etc. no Effect pedals for me yet.
    anyway, I tried a few guitars today and the shops I went to didn't have any of the models i mentioned above.
    The guy said that he could get the pacifica 112V on order. But that thing costs 21K, I saw the price list at the store myself. I wouldn't be able to fetch a decent amp if I spent so much on that.
    any way, He's getting the greg bennett AV3 in 2 days on my request and I'll play it and give you guys an update.

    Also amithkallupalam is right. These prices are wwaay off... A trip to the store showed me that.
    I Also went through some 10 guitars, all ESP's, Cort and Ibanez. So I got decent idea what a good guitar would sound like. I can't wait to get my hands on the AV3 see what it has to offer.
  7. amithkallupalam

    amithkallupalam New Member

    The best thing for you to do right now is to ad like 1k more and get a peavey vypyr or something. I think that is the only decent amp in that price range. You'll get one for 8k... But I really suggest you get the 30 watt vypyr which is 13k but its worth it.
  8. pankaup

    pankaup New Member

    Got the AV3.

    The quest was harrrd and treacherous, but it came to an end. But the begining begins now, arrr you ready?

    (*the poster of this post wishes to post the fact that the following post as well as statement written in a pathetically rendered pirate accent above means that he has bought the Greg Bennette AV3 cherry sunburst*)



  9. mymusicmyguitar

    mymusicmyguitar New Member

    Congrats dude...Thats a really nice guitar...
  10. guitarplayer729

    guitarplayer729 New Member

    and the strap is also a bit metchul
    but doesnt go with a les paul
  11. pankaup

    pankaup New Member

    The shop didn't have a better strap. but I guess I'll make my own strap, i have something in mind.
  12. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    It ain't a Les Paul..
  13. guitarplayer729

    guitarplayer729 New Member

    les paul type???
    actually meant that kind of guitar
  14. amithkallupalam

    amithkallupalam New Member

    Dude try to write a review on the cube and the guitar.
    Looks great. Cheers.
  15. guitarplayer729

    guitarplayer729 New Member

    when r u gonna buy
  16. amithkallupalam

    amithkallupalam New Member

    Im currently holding it. Im wondering if I should get a new guitar or a new processor! And Im getting mixed opinions about guitars that I decided to buy.. I need to visit the store..
  17. kid2050

    kid2050 New Member

    dude, i have the same problem... confused betwn greg bennett av3, cort 250cr, n dis ibanez art 200fm... all les paul shape... theres 1 oscar schmidt too in dat shape... but im more thinkin of gettin cort250... gb av3 is gud also!

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