What type of Electric Guitar should I buy?
I'm looking for a very cheap (under $200) electric guitar. I like the sound of Gibson SG Standards but they are way too expensive. What are some brands and types that I should look into?
(The sound I'm looking for is similar to Pierce the Veil, All Time Low, Bring Me The Horizon, etc. Basically, rock and metal.)
- Anonymous7 years agoFavorite Answer
Get a Ibanez or a Shecter
I would save up for a 500 dollar guitar. Ibanez RG370DXSource(s): Musician. Nothing special. Play stuff by the Deftones and Earshot
- ErikLv 67 years ago
Good guitar for under $500...not going to happen. Save money until you can afford a good guitar as a quality Guitar is an investment. If you like the SG. Save until you can get one.
I'm not saying you have to spend PRS money...but you should be able to save enough for a $500-$800 ESP Viper (their SG type) or ESP LTD EC-1000 (Their Les Paul styled axe).
For metal, I always recommend ESP/LTD, Ibanez, Jackson, or PRS (the SE models). They're great guitars, and you should be able to find a good one if you take the time and give yourself a decent budget. And the plus side is they're about $400-$500 cheaper than a Gibson.
I use Ibanez and ESP on stage and in studio and they're real workhorses. Great guitars for decent prices.
Some people would even recommend Schecter, but I don't really like the necks they put on their guitars (I owned a C-1 that I traded for my Ibanez S770.) I thought that the Schecter neck was like a 2x4 with strings on it (Others say it's like a Baseball Bat).
Just go to guitar Center or Sam Ash and play until you find what you think feels good in your hands and sounds good to your ears. We can throw around models and brands all day, but it really boils down to personal preference.
- 7 years ago
They have "Epiphone" Gibson SGs that go from around $150 to $300. So it's not straight from Gibson, but it would still probably be okay, especially if you're just starting off.Source(s): Guitarcenter.com
- Carl HoweyLv 47 years ago
Here's a pro tip. Go you guitarcenter's website and look at their used stuff. I just got a $2000 amp for a little over $1,000. There are great deals and all of the items you are buying are from actual guitar center stores, so you know you won't get ripped off. You can also email them to get specific information on the guitar. This may be a little more difficult because of your price restriction. Just remember, you get what you pay for. Perhaps you could save up a little more money to make your limit about $250 or a little higher.
I would recommend this guitar if you wouldn't mind spending an extra $20
Here's a nice one if you're a fan of Metallica. It's a very metal guitar.
This is the ESP LTD version of a Gibson SG.
Here's another pretty metal looking guitar.Source(s): I'm a big fan of guitars.
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- Par 4Lv 77 years ago
Schecter Oman 6, you can't go wrong.
You're not going to get a quality guitar for $200, you're going to want $300.
- 7 years ago
I am passionate about playing guitar for 3 years now and compose my own songs because I was able to express my emotions and it is very relaxing try http://www.thetopguitars.com they have wide selections of custom made guitar which is very affordable for beginners. Hope it helps :) CandaceSource(s): my experience
- 7 years ago
dude SAVE YOUR MONEY to at LEAST 500 then you can get a pretty good guitar and go for esp/ltd or even a jackson and stay away form b.c rich
- Anonymous7 years ago
a good one