Where you getting your guitar's Jimmy?, with roughly $700 american and $1000 australian (you did mean australian didn't you?) you can get a great new and even better used guitar. As for new ones 1550's, and 1570's are in your range and are the best bang for the buck brand new. As for used you can get a lot better guitar's for that much, just look around where you live at pawn shops, or here in the classified's section. I wouldn't set your heart on brand new though, it's like buying a new, car once you leave the lot it loses 5k in resale value. Of course not literally 5k in a guitar situation, but you get my meaning. You'll never get back what you paid for a new guitar, but you'd prolly get back what you payed for a used one if you don't damage it and you'll get a lot higher end guitar. I used to buy everything new, then my parent's stopped paying for all my guitar stuff and I woke up and realised I could've gotten much nicer gear if it were used.
Last edited by brothersnowgone; 05-14-2006 at 07:14 AM.