Then you should consider buying a used guitar. You can find some pretty amazing guitars for close to nothing if you take time to shop around.
I got an Gibson SG in exchange for two old guitars 8 years ago. The salesman was asking 250$ CND!! For a genuine Gibson it was really a deal. It wasn't in a really good shape thought.
I waited 2 years to have that deal come around. Before that I had a 60$ guitar Something like a Hando II. Just a copy of a strat but it played real well.