Hey guys, my cousin has been playing guitar now for a few months and I let her borrow my ARC 300 so she doesn't have to spend her money on some PoS squier Strat. Her budget is around 300 dollars and I'm thinking of going down the used route as she'll be able to get much more bang for buck.
Shes into a lot of 80's hair metal bands like Motley Crue, Kiss, etc. Soft rock bands like Oasis and Coldplay. A bit of ACDC. Rage Agaisnt the Machine, Deftones, and Rise Agaisnt. Lately she's been listening to a bit of Cannibal Corpse too so it's not out of reason to see her moving into heavier material down the road.
I'm thinking of going hardtail and passive. Hardtail just because trems in the 300 dollar range tend to suck anyways and nobody wants to be dealing with that when they've just started out. But...she's really into 80's stuff which is pretty much bringin the whoop whoop 24/7. So if you recommend something with a trem please don't recommend something with a shitty trem that goes out of tune even with mild whoop whoop.
Thanks again guys
Used Jackson Professional, or used Ibanez RG5xx.
If she doesn't do pullups on the trem, an 80's Kramer might fit the bill.