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Old 01-25-2013, 05:14 PM   #1
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Which Guitar????

Okay... this is my first time posting here.
Hello, everyone!

So, I've been playing with a cheap, crappy Strat copy for about two years. I've convinced my mom to get me a new one but I'm not sure which one to get.
Firstly, I play mostly metal (X Japan, hide; if those help) and am looking for a guitar preferably with neck-thru construction, 24 frets and passive pickups (Because I'm too lazy to replace batteries. ) I don't mind a Floyd Rose/similar tremolo system or hardtail. Either will do. Oh, and my budget is approximately £500, going reasonably higher if it is a must.

At the moment, I'm looking at the following:
BC Rich Mockingbird ST/STQ (Hardware said to be fragile.)
Ibanez RG870z (Set-neck)
Ibanez RG1XXV (Better but still set-neck plus more expensive)
ESP Ltd. EC-401 (Active pickups -.-)

Are there any better guitars I could consider or should I get one of the above? Thanks.

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Old 01-25-2013, 08:23 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard.

Your best bet is to go and play as many guitars as you can and pick the one you like best.

If you plan on changing tunings a lot, skip the Floyd and go hard tail.

Don't pass up a guitar you like because its not neck through, my set neck guitars are just as good as my neck through.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:42 PM   #3
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Neck-Thru is going to be hard to come by. I'd stick with either a hardtail or standard trem at that price range but you sound like you're not fussed anyway, so it'll save you time/effort on tuning.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:12 AM   #4
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Okay, I see. Thanks!
I think I'll pick up the Mockingbird STQ or Ltd. EC-401 since I will be changing tuning every no and then.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:41 AM   #5
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You might want to see if you can find a Godin Redline HB:

http://godinguitars.com/godinredlinehbp.htm

Made in Canada by a company notorious for good QC, 24 frets, hardtail, and in your price range.
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:11 PM   #6
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Thanks. Looks good and it's less than £500 on GAK.co.uk. Will most certainly consider. =D
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:24 PM   #7
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You might try to find it on an American website like Guitar Center (which has an international website as well, FWIW) and see what the import & shipping costs would be. It might be cheaper- that guitar retails for as low as $500 over here.

Maybe you should make a friend over here in t"The Colonies!"
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