#1
Hi my fellow metalheads!
Im looking for a new axe at a price-range under 2000$.
I play almost everything between Rock N' Roll alá Led Zepplin and GN'R to heavier stuff like Slayer/A7X/Slipknot. I also play a bit of jazz and classical but I think most guitar at 2K will do that pretty descent as well
I'm primarly solo/lead guitarist.
Anyways, i've been checking out the Ibanez S5470's and the ESP Horizons(primarly the FR-II) and thought that both of them seems like pretty good guitars but for some reason Im not really in to the Horizon, maybe you guys will change my mind :P
The Ibanez however looks amazing and would be a insta buy if it wasn't for
A) Here in Sweden, the disired colour for me which is Blue isn't available at all.
B) Some people talks about sustain-problems with the guitar.

So if you guys could give me other tips or if you've played the axes above I would very much like it if you could talk me into one of them more

Edit: I forgot a few things, the guitar have to have some kind of Floyd-Rose or variaty to that and also it's OK if it's 7-string, I don't really care.

Thanks//
Alex
Last edited by Alex_lhp at Jun 1, 2013,
#2
I'm a big fan of the ESP, particularly the eclipse. They're beautifully made, play better than most guitars and have classic good looks with a modern edge. The new LTD elite models have either passive duncans or the new EMGs. Both handle high gain well and can do pretty much anything else as well.
#4
ESPs & LTDs would seem to fit the bill.

For that price, you might be able to go custom with one of the European brands, like Mayones.

I don't know if US Masters ships to Europe, but they have plenty of options that you'd probably like.

http://www.usmasters.com/allmodels.htm
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Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Mar 22, 2013,
#5
Prs Cu24
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#6
EBMM JP model maybe? Or Luke, depending on which you'd like best.
Mayones Regius
Gibson SG
Fender CS Telecaster
Kemper Profiler
#7
Carvin?
Caution:
This post may contain my opinion and/or inaccurate information.

Current Rig:
2006 PRS CE-24
Mesa/Boogie Mark V
Voltage S212 w/ V30's
Strymon Timeline
CMATMods Signa Drive
TC Electronics Corona & Hall of Fame
#9
Carvins are awesome and give great value for money, but he's in Sweden. I have been chided more than once that Carvins are not as price-friendly outside of North America.

One of the reasons I suggested US Masters is they are of similar quality and I know they do ship outside North America. However, to find out how much shipping costs, you need to contact them with your address...
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#11
Well...I'll throw out my buddy, Chicago area luthier Jon Kammerer. I met him at the Dallas Guitar show maybe...8-10 years ago? Over that time, I've bought 5 of his guitars. (Stock only, so far, no customs.)

His stock guitars currently start at $1500. For that, you get a choice of:

Satin or Gloss finish (he may or may not still do some of his special finishes at this price)
24 fret fret board (as I recall, 25.5" scale)
Blind Fret Slots
Multiple pickup configurations with single coils, HBs, or P-90's (he typically uses SDs, Golden Age and DiMarzios.)
Case included (usually Gators)
Body woods like Hard Maple, Soft Flame maple, Walnut, or Cherry
Gold, Chrome, or Black Hardware
Limited lifetime warranty
Hardtails or tremolo

His full custom guitars start at $2000. He does do work for international customers.


http://jonkammerercustoms.com/newsite1_012.htm

On the non-custom front, I'd suggest a Fernandes- maybe the Revolver Elite JP? Or a Ravelle?

DBZ offers the Halcion.

Reverend has a few models you might like- the Reeves Gabrels sig, the Bayonet W, the Kingbolt RA FM.

Godin has some models you might enjoy, but aesthetically, they tend towards natural wood traditional reds, black, and tobacco burst type finishes. Good guitars, though.
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#13
ESP Horizon, but I'm sure there are other guitars from other brands that are similar in specs and price, just try them out if you can to see which one fits you best.

Reasons to get the Horizon:
-Sexy finishes
-If you get the one with the passive seymour duncans you get great versatility especially with the coil tapping to get a bright single coil tone, if you ever decide to try playing something besides metal/rock.
-Locking tuners (probably plenty of other guitars at this price with them though)
-neck-thru body so you get great sustain.
Guitars:
ESP Horizon NT-II
Schecter Jeff Loomis 7 string
Ibanez RG370DXGP2
Some cheap Cort Acoustic

Amps:
Peavey Vypyr Tube 60

Effects:
Line 6 Pod HD500

Keyboard/Piano:
Yamaha YDP161 Arius Digital Piano
Last edited by Stringz of Fury at Jun 1, 2013,
#15
Mayones. Better than ESP.
Hufschmid
Blackat
Washburn USA Custom Shop
PRS
Mayones
Orange
Diezel
Engl
#16
ESP. Better than Mayones.

1977 Burny FLG70
2004 EBMM JP6
2016 SE Holcolmb
#17
I've been looking at the blue S5470 as well and it really sucks that it's not available here in Sweden. But the best looking S5470 is a limited edition model in Germany. A bit more expensive but the koa top makes it worth it.

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Ibanez-60-S5470K-KB-Koa-Limited-Germany-Edition-NEW-s-5470k-s5470-k-5470-/350796742330?pt=Gitarren&hash=item51ad1d7eba



The new Devil's Shadow isn't bad.



I would choose Ibanez over ESP but it's alla preference so what is good for one might be bad for another.
#18
Quote by Tom 1.0
ESP. Better than Mayones.

Tom 2.0
Better than Tom 1.0


Hufschmid
Blackat
Washburn USA Custom Shop
PRS
Mayones
Orange
Diezel
Engl
#19


Git.


Suhr. Better than everything.

1977 Burny FLG70
2004 EBMM JP6
2016 SE Holcolmb
#21
Quote by NotTheMessiah30
I didn't like the UAC in Tom 2.0, I thought it was far too invasive.

Yeah, sells it's guitars way too fast...
Hufschmid
Blackat
Washburn USA Custom Shop
PRS
Mayones
Orange
Diezel
Engl
#23
Not anymore

When I get full time work expect service to return to normal.

1977 Burny FLG70
2004 EBMM JP6
2016 SE Holcolmb
#24
I think im going for the Horizon FR-II if not the ESP Forest or Horizon III is better?
What do you think?
Last edited by Alex_lhp at Jul 5, 2013,
#26
Quote by Ippon
What amp are you using?

Currently just my Guitar Rig 5 through my UX2, because of my 6505+ being broken for the moment
#27
Quote by Alex_lhp
Currently just my Guitar Rig 5 through my UX2, because of my 6505+ being broken for the moment

And buying a guitar is fun.

I'd try all 3 first. For that much ish, I'd go with an LTD SC607B, an LP, and a Strat.

#29
Quote by Ippon
And buying a guitar is fun.

I'd try all 3 first. For that much ish, I'd go with an LTD SC607B, an LP, and a Strat.


Naah already got an LTD EC-401 and a cheap(but ok.) Strat.

An expensive superstrat(or superstrat'ish guitar) it is

The problem is that I can't find any local stores where I can try any of them out -> asked here.
#30
Quote by gregs1020
maybe fix your amp and see what's left over? just a thought.

It's like a 70$ fix so that makes an estimated 1930$ left
I didn't ask for advice on other things I can buy with my guitar but which one of the ESP:s I should buy if you don't have a better (single guitared) solution for me.