help with purchasing new guitar
I want to purchase my first electric guitar. I've done some research and read many reviews. I would like to play mostly alternative, but have the option to play softer or even some heavy metal. I'm currently looking into a peavy raptor, fender bullet strat, and ibanez gax70. Any of those you prefer over the other? Any info would definitely help, thanks for taking the time.
The choice of guitar is so personal. I see that you are keeping within the $200. range.
Of your choices:
The Peavey would be OK, but Peavey is no longer
considered one of the most desirable electrics.
The Fender--is basically a Squire and (IMHO) would not be worth the price if the price were $2.00. Sorry to sound harsh, but I have seen countless Squires come through my students and they are definitely NOT something that I would recommend.
The Ibanez--would probably be OK. I have seen some nice Ibanez guitars but they were a lot more high priced.
What would I recommend? Well, basically I am a Gibson person and I know that the Epiphone guitars that have come through here are WAY better in quality for a less expensive guitar.
In your price range, I would recommend the
Epiphone G-310 SG Electric Guitar Ebony.
Of course, if you are willing to save up for a little longer, you could get my FAV--
Epiphone SG Prophecy Custom EX Electric Guitar with EMG 81/85 Pickups Midnight Ebony--I promise that you will be amazed!
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