Box calls and friction calls are the easiest to use. Most calls are only as good as the person using them. Calls are used for two purposes in turkey hunting...locating and actually calling a bird in. You can use the same call many times for both purposes. More important than what type of call, is learning how to use it. This first year( and maybe the rest of your life) all you'll need to learn is to yelp and cluck.
PS, calls don't get better as the price goes up
I have a lot of custom pot calls, but my go-to is the cheap Primos Power Crystal with the acrylic all weather striker.
But a good box call will be a more versatile tool in your hands to kill turkeys, if you learn to use it. So, my recommendation would be to get a good box call and learn it. It's easy to learn. If I had to take only one call into the woods with me, it would be a Hustlin Hen by Billy White. But there are plenty of great sounding box calls out there.
We went to Cabelas to look at calls but they haven't gotten their turkey calls in for the season yet. They did have a few in the Bargain Cave and I was tempted to buy this one for $49.99 plus 30% off (I wish I would have now...)
But looking at reviews I settled on this one and just ordered it. I think I will like it.
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