Originally Posted by Mediocrefunkybeat
Get yourself an Ibanez SA or RG, or in fact any Ibanez for your first guitar if you're going to play metal.
You got that right. I'll be picking up a RG very soon.
And it's only 450 bucks. Sorry if someone already said something along the lines of this.
As for amps, you're going to need a half stack or a powerful 12x2 combo.