Ok now this is no random post about wanting to buy a guitar........ My exams are to get over on 9th April,and on D-Day i am planning on buying an electric guitar and an amp...... I have gone through models of electric guitars and amps,and have picked out the ones i like......you can either read all the data or just read the raw data and comment....... RAW DATA Budget:Rs.15000-Rs.16000 Need to buyi)Electric guitar...... (ii)Amplifier Currently Own:Grason semi-acoustic Venus Rose Steel Strung What I am Looking for (i) In a guitar I mainly want to be able to enjoy playing..... I would like it if the guitar has a treble switch...tone control....volume control (ii)In an amplifier I want to get a high level of note sustainability... Distortion.... Decent volume..... Delay.... Relay [If possible] For your reference and my benefit i have posted the names of the amps / guitars seperately: Guitars: Aria STG-006 Stratocaster Style Electric Guitar BLOWOUT [ARIASTG006] Rs.7,900 RAT FD1 Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Chipper Graphics [RATFD1] Rs.8,000 Fender Squier Affinity Stratocaster Electric Guitar [SQUIERAFFINITYSTRAT] Rs.9,900 Kramer Focus VT 211s Electrc Guitar [KRAMERFOCUSVT211s] Rs.9,900 Amplifiers: Roland Cube 20X 20W Guitar Amplifier with COSM Effects [ROLANDCUBE20X] Rs.9,000 Rs.8,000 Roland Cube 15X 15 W Guitar Amplifier with 4 Distortion Effects [ROLANDCUBE15X] Rs.5,500 Roland Micro Cube Battery Powered Amplifier with COSM Effects [ROLANDMICROCUBE] Rs.6,000 Laney LX 20 D Guitar Amplifer with Digital Effects [LANEYLX20DGUITARAMP] Rs.6,200 Now comes the detailed data..... Guitars Aria STG-006 Stratocaster Style Electric Guitar BLOWOUT [ARIASTG006] Rs.7,900 The Aria STG-006 Electric guitar has an alder body and rosewood fingerboard on a Maple neck. Two Humbuckers give a wide range of tones that lean to the Heavy side whilst the Single Coil in the middle adds brightness and versatility. The guitar also features standard volume and tone controls and a vintage style trem. This guitar comes in an incredible natural finish that makes this baby look like a much more expensive guitar. A great choice for those who want a double humbucker sound from a strat. Fender Squier Affinity Stratocaster Electric Guitar [SQUIERAFFINITYSTRAT] Rs.9,900 The newly launched Squier Affinity Series 2007 Strat Electric Guitar combines 3 forward single-coils, bridge humbucker, and 5-way switching for incredible tonal range. Solid hardwood body, 21-fret rosewood fingerboard, die-cast chrome tuners, and standard fulcrum tremolo bridge. Specifications: � BODY Alder NECK Maple, C-Shape, (Polyurethane Finish) � FINGERBOARD Rosewood, 9.5� Radius (241 mm) � NO. OF FRETS 21 Medium Jumbo � SCALE LENGTH 25.5� (648 mm) � WIDTH AT NUT 1.650� (42 mm) � HARDWARE Chrome � MACHINE HEADS Standard Die-Cast Tuners � BRIDGE Synchronous Tremolo � PICKGUARD 1-Ply White � PICKUPS 3 Single-Coil Pickups (Neck/Mid/Bridge) � PICKUP SWITCHING 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup Position 3. Middle Pickup Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup Position 5. Neck Pickup � CONTROLS Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup) � STRINGS Fender� Super 250L, (.009 to .042) Nickel Plated Steel � UNIQUE FEATURES Large �60s Style Headstock, White Plastic Parts, Black Silkscreen Logo, Dot Position Inlays Kramer Focus VT 211s Electrc Guitar [KRAMERFOCUSVT211s] Rs.9,900 Kramer has taken its best selling Focus and added a powerful, humbucker pickup in the bridge position for better tone and added Growl for Rock Guitar Players! Other enhancements include a Metallic Finish, 3-ply (white/black/white) pickguard with matching white pickups and a 21-fret Hard Maple fingerboard. If you want all the features and quality found in this classic double cutaway guitar but without the 'classic' price, the Kramer Focus series is perfect for you. Technical Specifications: Neck: Hard Maple Neck Profile: Slim-Taper Construction: Bolt-On Body: Laminated Nato / Alder Neck Pickup: Single-Coil Middle Pickup: Single-Coil Bridge Pickup: Humbucker Controls: 5-Way Pickup Selector One Master Volume Two Tones Bridge: Vintage Style Tremolo Machine Heads: Covered Nut: PVC Nut Width: 1.68' Frets: 21 - Nickel/Steel Headstock: Straight String Pull Flat - String Tree between 'E' and 'B' Fingerboard: 21 fret, Hard Maple F/B Radius: 12' Scale Length: 25.5' F/B Inlay: PVC Dots RAT FD1 Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Chipper Graphics [RATFD1] Rs.8,000 The RAT FD1 is an incarnation of the Fender Standard Stratocaster, which is the guitar design that changed the world. The RAT FD1 Strat is made with the perfect blend of ingredients to help you take your music to the top. Features a select hardwood body, 22-fret maple neck with a rosewood fretboard, 3 single-coil Tele 1 pickups, a vintage tremolo, and die-cast tuning keys. This models comes in an attractive finish with Chipper graphics. Specifications: Hardwood body 22-fret maple neck Rosewood fretboard Vintage tremolo (Chaser) Die-cast tuning keys (Chaser) 3 single-coil Tele 1pickups Custom Chipper graphics Amplifiers Roland Cube 20X 20W Guitar Amplifier with COSM Effects [ROLANDCUBE20X] Rs.9,000 Rs.8,000 Roland's famous CUBE amp lineup expands with the hot CUBE 20X. With great features such as Power Squeezer for maximum sustain without maximum volume, a fully equipped guitar tuner, a mini-jack aux in for playing along to MP3 and CD players, and of course that incredible CUBE sound, this amp is built to rock! Powerful COSM amp-models include Acoustic, Overdrive, Distortion, Metal, Metal Stack, and Tube Drive. Onboard flanger, phaser, tremolo, chorus, reverb and delay. Specifications: Rated Power Output: 20W Nominal Input Level: INPUT (JC CLEAN channel): -10 dBu/1 M ohms, AUX IN: -10 dBu Speaker: 8 inch (20 cm) Controls: POWER Switch, SELECT Switch, TUNER Switch, POWER SQUEEZER Switch, VOLUME Knob, TYPE Switch (ACOUSTIC, OVERDRIVE, DISTORTION, METAL, METAL STACK, TUBE DRIVE), GAIN Knob, VOLUME Knob, BASS Knob, MIDDLE Knob, TREBLE Knob, EFX Knob (CHORUS, FLANGER, PHASER, TREMOLO), DELAY/REVERB Knob Indicators: JC CLEAN Channel, LEAD Channel, EFX, TUNER, POWER SQUEEZER Connectors: INPUT Jack (1/4' phone type), AUX IN Jack (Stereo miniature phone type), FOOT SW Jack (SELECT, EFX) (1/4' phone type), RECORDING OUT/PHONES Jack (Stereo 1/4' phone type) Power Supply: AC 117 V, AC 230 V, AC 240 V (50/60 Hz) Power Consumption: 24W Options: Foot Switch (BOSS FS-5U, FS-6), Connection Cable (PCS-31) Dimensions: 13-3/16'W x 13-3/16'H x 9-1/2'Dd Weight Weight: 7.2 kg; 15 lbs. 14 oz. Features: 20 watts of power High-quality 8' speaker Powerful COSMc amp modeling Onboard guitar effects Dyna Amp acoustic simulation from the Boss Power Squeezer Controls: Clean Channel - Volume knob Lead Channel type SW (overdrive, distortion, metal, metalstack), gain knob, volume knob Equalizer: Bass knob, middle knob, treble knob, channel select switch, Power Squeezer switch, power switch Roland Cube 15X 15 W Guitar Amplifier with 4 Distortion Effects [ROLANDCUBE15X] Rs.5,500 The Cube 15X combo really packs a punch! There are lots of affordable guitar amps available on the market today, but none of them have the charisma, style, or finesse this Roland offering. Representing incredible value in compact guitar amps, this light, portable, and affordable little beast hosts an 8' speaker with 15W of pure tone quality. In addition to its own crisp, clean tone, the Cube 15X features the equivalent of 4 of the best Boss distortion pedals - the DS1, SD1, MT2, and MD2 - an incredible value! You'd pay more for just 2 pedals than you will for the entire Cube 15X! A 3-band EQ lets you fine-tune your tone, and an auxiliary input enables you to connect other products such as drum machines or CD players, making the Cube 15 a true jam machine! Roland Cube 15 1x8' 15W Guitar Combo Amp Features: Compact guitar amp with 15W output and 8' speaker 2-channel operation Lead sounds include Overdrive, Distortion, Metal, and Metal Stack 3-band EQ for precise tonal shaping Recording/headphone output for silent practice and recording Auxiliary input for connecting CD players, drum machines, etc. Roland Cube 15X 1x8' 15W Guitar Combo Amp Specifications: Dimensions: 13-1/4'W x 13'H x 9-1/2'D Weight: 15 lbs., 4 oz.