Okay, I'm looking to buy my brother a brand new spanking electric guitar for Christmas this year and since you're all a lovable bunch of toe-rags I thought I'd come here in addition to do my own research on the internets.
I'm looking for something ~$300 MAX price range that includes an amp.
I have a feeling that I'll get the same hits that come up all over the internet but... what guitar/guitar package should I get for him as a beginner?
Squire by Fender and Yamaha Epiphone(I think Epiphone) are the two repeated suggestions I get over and over again - and I think for good reason.
But what do you guys suggest? And anything else I should consider?
Side bonus: Considering buying myself a Bass Guitar... same as above, what suggestions?