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Old 01-29-2013, 02:35 AM   #1
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Best electric guitar under $300

I am looking for a new electric guitar under $300. I like to play metal such as Pantera, metallica, megath etc as well as EVH, Satriani etc. I am looking at guitars with and without tremelo bar (ideally would want a FR tremelo)

So far I have found out these 2 guitars can be good candidates:

1. ESP LTD 100FM
2. Schecter Omega 6
3. Epiphone LP-100

What are your suggestions ? Thanks so much !
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:55 AM   #2
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Go used, that could double your budget
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:05 AM   #3
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which used ones are you suggesting?
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:07 AM   #4
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I'm far from a metal fan, but for 300 used, you could get an epi les paul standard instead of the lp-100 you mentionned. I believe the Schecter C-1 is also quite recommended as a metal guitar, or an LTD Viper (sg copy?), or something like that. Ibanez also has some great RG and S series guitars in the 500 bucks price range, which is what you'd be stretching to in the used market.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:05 AM   #5
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Go used at those prices, always. For around 300 you could go higher up on the LTD food chain, or grab a nice Agile used (guitar center has an AL3100 for $300 right now).

If you want a FR trem, I don't know if you can find a real one for $300. You could look at used made in japan Ibanez guitars, like the RG570. I don't know if you could get one that cheap, but maybe you stretch your budget just a bit.

Heartfield guitars are MIJ fender versions of Ibanez, with similar features and FR-style trems. I paid about $300 for a Talon 1 with upgraded Dimarzio pups and a Kahler (FR style) tremolo. Sounds really good, but I'm not a fan of floating tremolos.

You should also have some idea what kind of body style you find most comfortable, and how you want the neck to feel.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:12 AM   #6
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if you could get it to $400 (yea sorry to be that jackass ) i would look for peavey wolfgang. i have one MIA that i paid $450 for (with hardshell case), but the floyd rose model is made somewhere else. i got it for $350 this time with matching gig bag.

the are very nice playing guitars, hardware is pretty good, pickups surprisingly good (to the point i would never replace them), neck feels good. here is one of mine:

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Old 01-29-2013, 04:47 AM   #7
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You can do a lot with 300 bucks going used. I don't know if you would want a FR in this price point, but maybe someone else can elaborate on the pros and cons.

What I suggest you do is look through Guitar centers used section and see what catches your eye.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:58 PM   #8
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The Omen 6 is great for the value, but I agree with the others: Find something used, you'll get a much better instrument for the money. I bought my killer Solo-6 for something like $340 off of Craigslist, I'd have to spend upwards of $700 to get a similar instrument brand new.
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