what guitar shud i buy ?

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by aysh, May 9, 2005.

  1. aysh

    aysh -|h3 ori9in4| (ui!aris-|-

    hi all,
    after playing my acoustic for nearly 10 months, i think i can switch over to an electric guitar. the problem is that i know very little about electric guitars and their specs.
    i have a budget of areound 15k (including amp not including processor) . so plz suggest a few worthy guitars for me. ive heard givson guitars are not good. ive also heard that fenders are good.
    in ur reply if u can include any info abt hhow a particular spec matters in the overll quality of the guitar then thatll be great ! for eg. the fretboard wood or the pickups/action etc.
    in short .. you got to help me you :cen: !! (hehe)
  2. blackmamba

    blackmamba Rocker Monk

    Consider Tokai or Korean made Ibanez. They are quite good. What kind of music do you play? Is a floyd Rose important to you etc? Also consider some Les Paul copies - some are very good. I can recommend some names. I am selling an Epiphone Les Paul Custom but I'm afraid it's about 10k over your budget :)
  3. aysh

    aysh -|h3 ori9in4| (ui!aris-|-

    well the kind of music id like to play wud be nething except for the death metal kind of stuff (it scares me .. hehe) . im generally more inclined to soulful music. so the sound quality really matters to me.
    les paul i heard are way beyond what budget i have. i saw ur guitar . looks cool but sadly.. u know..
    so gimme the names u know abt and are really worth it . bye till then
  4. rust_in_pain

    rust_in_pain <:Rising Rockstar:>

    u can get 10w marshall 4 abt 3.5 ,so 11.5 remains 4 ur guitar.u can buy the ibanez grx ones as fenders rnt ur type(death metal).
  5. nebuchadnezzar

    nebuchadnezzar G34r G33k

    I think for ur budget of 11k for guitar(~4K for amp)..u shud go for a Kramer Focus with Floyd Rose, 21 frets, single single humbucker pickup config.......ull also get a Yamaha pacifica in the same range...ronnieanand owns a GB&a strat copy for 8k and he says its pretty good...
    Fenders..LPs...way out of budget.......
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  6. blackmamba

    blackmamba Rocker Monk

    Some very nice LP copies are Keiper (get for around Rs. 10k), Greco & Tokai are sometimes more expensive than Gibsons so leave those out. Epiphone Les Paul Standard is not bad for about 15k. Let me know - I am in India (mumbai) mid June - may be able to bring one for you - no problemo!

    Also consider Westfield LP Copy E4000 - will get for GBP 100 or so - about Rs. 8.5k

    For the kind of sound you want - LP copy with nice pups (Alnicos) will really sound nice :)
  7. ~<metal_head>~

    ~<metal_head>~ New Member

    hi nemo... first of all u shud've been more specific wid da kinda music u play... anyway considering ur budget i suggest u any of da following:
    BC Rich Bronze Series Mockingbird (12k approx), 2 hambuckers, 24 frets
    Ibanez GRX20 (11k approx) 2 hambuckers, Vintage tremolo, 22 frets
    Silvertone Rockit 21 (Gibson SG Copy) (12k approx) 2 hambuckers, 22 frets
    Silvertone SSL3 (Gibson Les Paul EXACT Copy) (15k approx) 2 hambuckers, 22 Frets
    Though da last one s slightly over budget, but if u can manage, its highly recommended. Even i am planning to buy 1 soon.
    U can place the order of any of the stated at Bharat Music House, Def col. U can get the address as well as their contact no. on www.bharatmusichouse.com.
    N as for u rust_in_pain... U srsly think that Fenders r for metal..?????????????? get urself checked man..!!! Fenders are best suited for bluesy stuff....!!!! On the contrary Ibanezes are much better suited for any type of metal.
    N u nabu... lemme tell u Kramer focus doesnt hav a floyd rose... its a three single coil pickup guitar, standard VINTAGE tremolo, having a pathetic tone....!!!!! Not against Kramer though.. I myself hav Kramer Vanguard... 2 hambuckers, Liscenced Floyd Rose, 24 frets... N it simply rocks..!!!
    No hard feelings dudes... I just said wut i knw.
    Keep rocking...!!!
  8. blackmamba

    blackmamba Rocker Monk

    Nice link - I never knew one could buy guitars online in India - thanks metal_head!
  9. rabi_sultan

    rabi_sultan <Bulla Ki Jana>

    Thats what he said that Fender aren't really metal guitars...READ first then think then post ;)

    as for fender's not being metal guitars its true if you play the Fenders that have single coils only.
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  10. nebuchadnezzar

    nebuchadnezzar G34r G33k

  11. Subhro

    Subhro Argentina lost :&quot;(

  12. deathdr_87

    deathdr_87 Awesome Guitarist

    @rabi death metal isnt his type...

    thus fedners would be a good recommendation ecept for budget.

    the aria seems like a nice one

    i doubt its awesome but then agtin budget is quite low...

    if possible try and get from us - ull get much better stuff - a guitar that typcially costs 18k here will come for 7.5-9k in the us if ubuy from musiciansfriend.com or something...

    most guitars are over double the price on retail here (eg. my ibanez and my yam...)

    otherwise think of a yam pacifica -u get for 12k i tihnk..

    theyre pretty decent guitars for the price...
  13. deathdr_87

    deathdr_87 Awesome Guitarist

    actaully get this - i would back this config 100% for 16k


    its a god of a deal in india.

    its a lot below retail and its all quite good...

    call them up otherwise and see if they can fix u up for some other deals - ask about second hand stuff and abt clearance stuff.. its all seems really good...
  14. aysh

    aysh -|h3 ori9in4| (ui!aris-|-

    are u serious .. coz i heard that lespaiuls dont come below 25k. its gr8 if ur right

    hey metalhead whats a hambucker and whats a copy of 'Lespaul' . it seems like a good bet

    thats a really bright idea! but what abt transportation and reliability of guitar(mean is it safe ?) and payment etc.??

    [QOUTE=deathdr_87]actaully get this - i would back this config 100% for 16k


    this also seems like a good deal bu then havent heard the name Washburn . so i really dont know how they are..

    p.s. -
    plz if u ppl can explain what are these. .
    1)Die cast tuners
    2)5-way switch
    3)the quality of diff kinds of woods used on fretboard
    4)Flushtrem bridge

    bye till then ..

    p.s. of p.s
    blackmamba anyday u decide to do some charity u know whom to meet :grin:
  15. blackmamba

    blackmamba Rocker Monk

    There's no free lunch pal - I was offering free carriage! Hehe! cuz I can get you a keiper Les Paul copy for about 10k. check the picture....

    Attached Files:

  16. rabi_sultan

    rabi_sultan <Bulla Ki Jana>

    what did the rest of you misread my post i quoted metal head not anyone else !!!
  17. ~<metal_head>~

    ~<metal_head>~ New Member

    hey nebu i though u were talkin abt this one..
    anyway... still the tone of focus series isnt upto da mark...!!!!
    wut is one supposed to do with a floyd rose when he is not getting the desired tone..???!!!!???
  18. ~<metal_head>~

    ~<metal_head>~ New Member


    hey rabi.. srry to say man but i think U need to go though the rust's post again... he said, "u can buy ibanez grx ones as fenders rnt ur type (death metal)... n nemo wrote he likes to play anything except death metal... so as rust said fenders arnt his type, this implies fenders r for death metal... so... i must say read the post n the replies carefully or join some english training program..!!!!
  19. ~<metal_head>~

    ~<metal_head>~ New Member

    Thanx Subhro..!
  20. ~<metal_head>~

    ~<metal_head>~ New Member

    Well nemo as abt ur query... A hambucker is a double coiled pickup having much heavier tone in comparison to single coil ones. And by saying a copy i meant a lookalike of the gibson les paul standard... As les pauls were first made by Gibson. If u want to further check da guitar, check da following link:
    Hope u find the one best suited for u...
    Keep rocking...!

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