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  1. Are my expectations too high?

    Hey guys, I'm looking for my first electric guitar and after reading some posts related to what to look for in a first guitar on the forums here, here's my issues/questions. I have idolized slash from guns and roses as my all time favorite guitar player since I was about 12 or 13 years old. He is what has ultimately inspired me to want to learn to play electric guitar and as a result i have researched the Gibson brand only to find that they are out of my price range. I understand that I don't have to have an exact copy of his beloved instrument in order to play as he does, but i am not partial to the mentality of buying dirt cheap and expecting million dollar results. You get what you pay for and i always try my best to do these type of things right the first time. My budget for my first electric guitar is approximately $300-400 and I am eye hustling an ibanez for this investment because I have seen and heard this brand in action and in person and was impressed. As time goes on, I will upgrade the guitar or buy a better option as my skill grows, not if, but when. I am determined to see this through. My favorite guitarists are as follows: Slash, Zacc Wylde, and Dimebag Darrel Abbott. Would an ibanez be a logical choice for wanting to learn the styles of the artists above? I'm in the process of learning what humbuckers, pickups, action, etc. Is and what parts they play on the instrument so upgrading any components on the guitar will be a down the road investment. I'm already fairly certain that the ibanez will be the purchase because fit and feel are spot on in my opinion. I'm open to any and all criticism because as I said before, I want to do this right the first time or at least the best I can within my budget. Thank you all guys!
  2. What are your favorite bands and songs?

    Guns N Roses Zacc Wylde Band Alice In Chains Drivin Cryin Ac/Dc Pantera Disturbed Five Finger Death Punch Lynyrd Skynyrd
  3. Are my expectations too high?

    Ahh yes! I have one in mind made by Line 6. It retails for $119 at the place I intend to purchase. I guess I shouldve added that detail lol Thanks for the reminder!
  4. Ok, I know what I want, now what?

    Thank you so much for that inspiration UGB! You guys have already helped me more on this site than I can find In person and I'm addicted to the learning aspect from this site! You guys are awesome!
  5. Can't wait to get started

    Hi, As my screen name implies, I am a navy veteran who just recently separated(Well two years ago) and my wife and I have been getting used to the civilian life with school and work to boot. The wife and I bought a house last year and we are getting settled in nicely and here lately I have had a growing sensation to start playing, or should I say learning to play, the guitar again. My first experience with a guitar was when I was 17 and working at a local family owned restraunt where I met a friend who introduced me to his ibanez electric guitar and all the fantastic sounds it could make! Well longer story short, my grand dad bought me a Fender acoustic guitar for my high school graduation present just a year later and I spent many a hour practicing with that beauty. I joined the Navy at 19 and after coming back from my first sea duty assignment, I was saddened to learn that my dad's house was broken into and my guitar was one of many possessions that was stolen. Well, here I am ten years later ready to give it a go again! This time I want to go the electric guitar route and let my inner guns n roses come to life lol. Thank you all! And hello from Alabama!!
  6. Can't wait to get started

    Thanks a bunch!