Hi! Since the past six months or so, I have been trying to learn to play the guitar. I was using a really old acoustic guitar which one of my cousins owned (Givson, 20 years old!) I am no longer a virgin beginner, I'd say. I can play something basic. I have a little trouble with barre chords but my guitar's action is really high, and well, I'm still a beginner. This gives you an idea of where I stand. Next up, the type of music I go for is rock - not metal or hard rock, just rock. Some of the bands I love are Pink Floyd, R.E.M., Counting Crows, The Strokes, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, the Dandy Warhols... I don't want to play metal. I now wish to buy an electric guitar with a budget of (including amp) 13-14k (maximum). I've looked at the various forum links for advice. However there are few people who have asked the question with respect to playing rock (not metal) and in this price range. Will be immensely grateful for your advice. Thank you PS: Someone I know recommended the Ibanez GRG -170 dx... Any opinions on the same? PPS: Guitars which are not by a known international brand are not OK (I don't know much about guitars, so hoping that buying branded will prevent me from getting ripped off) Thanks again!