Guitarsite Forums Discussion Monthly Discussion Guitar Discussion Forum Archive – September, 1999 Re: Best electric guitar for around $300


: : What is the best electric guitar for around $300? This will be my first electric guitar. I’m considering getting one of the following: Fender Stagemaster HSH, Ibanez RG170, Washburn BT-6 or BT-4 Billy T series, or Epiphone LP-100 Plus. Which one of these is the best? : For under $300, you should check out the Yamaha Pacifica 312. I’ve owned guitars for about 5 years and : I’ve gotten the chance to check out a lot of guitars… I own an ESP Horizon, which is a great guitar… I was : looking for a cheap guitar that would stay in tune, something I could bang around. I picked the Yamaha : Pacifica 312. It stayed in tune, looked good, played well, the TREM even stayed in tune, and most : important, it SOUNDED good. Granted, it isn’t as good as the ESP, or any of the guitars in the $1000 : range, but hey, for $300, it’s a STEAL. You might even be able to get a Pacifica 412 for around $300. : Seriously check ’em out, they are great guitars. Of course, that’s just my opinion, I could be wrong. 🙂 : Jeff Well, many of the guitars you listed are built by Samick and the Samick versions usually cost less. Also check out Cort, Raven and Jay Turser as they good offer guitars in this price range.