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    hey, im a pretty new guitar player and im looking to get a new guitar for about 400$ .... I listen to music like the white stripes, metallica, manowar, guns n roses, aerosmith, alice cooper, that kind of stuff. what do you think is the best guitar for about 400? or even less.... i dont care if its used or not. ebay is fine.
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  • #2
    an used faded SG or V would be the best buy for your style...
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    • #3
      Epi Les Paul if you are buying new. If you want something used, get a faded Gibson SG.
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      • #4
        Something with two humbuckers. The suggestions above sound pretty good to me. I have an Epiphone LP goldtop, which plays pretty well (although it perhaps wouldn't be for you, as you would probably want some humbuckers if it was your only guitar), so I would vouch for that 'brand'. But you need to try a few out to get a good one.

        Used Gibson SG faded for $400? You Americans are lucky bastards! I think that would be almost impossible in UK, even on ebay.
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        • #5
          do you know where i can find a faded gibson sg for 400? arent they more like 650?
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          • #6
            Personally, I think that you should get an Xaviere or an Agile and use the left over money to get a basic floor pedal so you can get the sounds you want for the music you like to play. Those guitars generally cost less than Epis, and (imo) are of equal quality build/material wise.

            If you want to spend 400 bucks on a guitar though, I'd suggest a Schecter. I've never really heard anything bad about them. They don't have the vintage look, but the quality is great.
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            • #7
              do you know where i can find a faded gibson sg for 400? arent they more like 650?

              you can probably find them on ebay (used).
              they're around $450 but totally worth it.
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              • #8
                Agile or a Schecter(try a few of them first though) and get one of the digitech RP pedals. great little modeling pedals for the cash.
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                • #9
                  OLP MM1. I have 2 and I think they are the best guitars in the sub $500 price range, period. They are actually only $199 or so new, and are a LOT of guitar for the money. I can't stop raving about these things!

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                  • #10
                    mmm... most of the faded sg's on ebay are like in the 600's + shipping.. any other ideas?
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                    • #11
                      Yamaha.

                      The AES720 used to be on sale for under $400. If you find one, buy it.

                      You can find the RGX320 for about $200, but I have no experience with that one.

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                      • #12
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                        Epi G-400:



                        Epi Dot Studio:

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                        • #13
                          mmm... most of the faded sg's on ebay are like in the 600's + shipping.. any other ideas?


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                          • #14
                            Ebay, and be flexable

                            Serious, cuz you can snap up some great guitars that everyone else forgot aobut
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