I want to buy a guitar and I was thinking something under $200. I looked at some reviews and videos and I had been leaning toward the Epiphone Les Paul LP-100 even though it's $275. https://www.amazon.com/Epiphone-Pau...=1489031972&sr=8-2&keywords=epiphone+les+paul I went into a small music store to buy some picks and the guy there said don't buy it and if I wanted an Epi Les Paul I should buy the Standard which is $419, but I don't want to spend that much at this time. He said I should get a Fender Squier Telecaster. $200 on Amazon. http://www.guitarcenter.com/Squier/Affinity-Series-Telecaster-Special-Electric-Guitar.gc Then I was talking later to a guy who has been teaching guitar for more than 30 years and he said a better deal was the Fender Squier Stratocaster. It's on sale at Guitar Center for $99. http://www.guitarcenter.com/Squier/Bullet-Stratocaster-SSS-Electric-Guitar-with-Tremolo.gc I do like the fact that the has 3 pickups and a 5 position switch rather than 2 pickups and a 3 position for the Tele, but the Strat has a tremolo. Would the tremolo cause it to go out of tune more frequently? Assuming that the quality is the same I might be better off with the Strat and saving the $100. I am currently playing around with an Arbor Destroyer that I got about 20 years ago but it has developed severe feedback unless the cable is plugged in just so and I don't move too much. I think it's a problem with the pickup.