Hello Here is the situation- I've never played a guitar before. What i do intend on playing is instrumental/hard rock/metal...porcupine tree, Dream Theater, Buckethead, Symphony-X, Opeth, Eric Johnson and such.(along with some alternative/grunge like RHCP/Alice in chains/nirvana etc.) I have already decided to buy an electric guitar...I've read all the electric vs acoustic thingy on the internet. Will be learning mostly on my own(Maybe like around 4 months of classes just to get the basics/technique) The one's i have been recommended on another forum- http://www.rondomusic.com/wrl595bk.html http://www.music123.com/Ibanez-GRG170DX-Electric-Guitar-512496-i1147802.Music123 http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Dean-Vendetta-XM-Electric-Guitar?sku=512150 http://www.rondomusic.com/seg1pg.html http://www.music123.com/Ibanez-RG2EX1-Electric-Guitar-519783-i1167867.Music123 Only the second one was available on Bajaao.com Is it a good pick? I want both the guitar and amp/cable/strings etc. done in 15k or 16k max. I was just told to buy a mircocube amp along with one of those. I would prefer it done in my city itself(i.e. chennai) just to avoid all these shipping head ache.(I'll order it online if i don't find any here) The problem is, can i just order it(if done online) without thinking much about its sound etc.? I really don't know what a good sound is, and even if bought in the city, i wouldn't know whether its a good pick or not since my knowledge is very limited and none of my friends play a guitar. Also, anyone know a place in my city(chennai) or online where i can find the rest? Thanks in advance.