Electric guitar purchase.

Indonesia
September 2, 2010 3:12am CST
I've been learning to play guitar for about a year. My first guitar is a classical nylon string guitar which is only suited to play classical music such as Bach, Mozart, Tarrega etc. I also want to learn to play popular music such as blues and rock and I have decided to buy an electric guitar for my second guitar. However there are so many different models to choose from and I become so confused. For example, there is the Fender Stratocaster, Telecaster, Gibson Les Paul etc. So I'd like to ask anyone out there who has experience in this. Which type of electric guitar model is best for a beginner like me?
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@musicman6 (2370)
• United States
6 Sep 10
Well, if you have money to spare, those models you mentioned are good quality, even for a beginner, but if you want to be cautious, and 'budget-minded' (just in case you change your mind on playing an electric) you can buy some economically priced guitars that play just as good as these higher priced models! And they are ; Squire, which features the strat and tele models, the Epiphones, which feature the les paul, SG, and 335 models, and my personal favorites are the Ibanez (which I play)! There are many, but these are the ones I am familiar with, and recommend !
• Indonesia
11 Sep 10
Well, my budget is kind of puny around $200. So I guess I should go with the Squire, Epiphone or Ibanez as opposed to Fender or Gibson. However, most of the cheaper guitars are made from agathis wood and I read the discussion in other forums that when buying electric guitars you should stay away from guitars made from this wood because they sound ugly. Is this really true? Have you ever tried a guitar made from this wood? I would like to know your opinion as an experienced guitar player.
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@musicman6 (2370)
• United States
13 Sep 10
If they are made of this wood, I have not noticed any difference, the ones that I played, were good guitars! I think the cheaper guitars they were talking about are the cheaper, cheaper ones!