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so i got a paper round and i get paid at least £10 a week (or around that) and get extra money for other stuff i have to deliver
i worked out that in a year i would earn about £520 give or take, depending on when i am ill or on holiday i would probably earn at least £480

so i know i will use the money to get a new guitar but i dont know what would be good in that range. i went up to £650 cos i would get money from relatives for xmas and b'day.

i play a wide variety of music. i play blues.acoustic,rock,punk,metal/metalcore and quite a few others. so i would need a guitar that would be good for most styles.

edit: dont really fancy anything with a trem
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RIP Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan


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#4
Fender strat/tele (perhaps classic player or highway1) - not too good for the metal though
Ibanez RG1570 or S670 (probably need a pickup swap) if you fancy something with a locking trem

Just a couple of the more common buys in that range. What guitar/amp do you have atm?
American Deluxe maple board Strat
Hot Rod Deluxe
Fulltone Fulldrive II mosfet
#5
Quote by pEdAl2
Fender strat/tele (perhaps classic player or highway1) - not too good for the metal though
Ibanez RG1570 or S670 (probably need a pickup swap) if you fancy something with a locking trem

Just a couple of the more common buys in that range. What guitar/amp do you have atm?



atm i have a bc rich bronze warlock and hopefully my peavey vypyr 75 will arrive soon
remember kids, you can't spell bass without ass

RIP Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan


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#6
Gimme £650, I'd make you something amazing.

22 fret maple neck (strat style)
You've got a bit of choice as to body, anything that KNE Guitars makes
Gotoh Floyd Rose (the best maker of the bridge at this point in time)
Any pickups that you want
Any controls that you want
Any colour that you want.
#7
Look at a schecter or fenders in that range. Fender has a wide selection at that range.
Fender 72 Tele Thinline (my baby)
Gibson SG Special Faded
ESP LTD M-1000
Peavy Vk 112
Boss GT-10
#10
remember kids, you can't spell bass without ass

RIP Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan


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#11
I like the look of the PRS SE Singlecut and will give one a go soon. Your best bet is to make a short list and then go to a good guitar shop and give them a go. I can normally tell quickly if guitar suits me. The first thing I check after the general build quality is the playing action. If that is good then the tone / sound comes next. After that does it do what I want ?
#12
Quote by darkhorizon
I like the look of the PRS SE Singlecut and will give one a go soon. Your best bet is to make a short list and then go to a good guitar shop and give them a go. I can normally tell quickly if guitar suits me. The first thing I check after the general build quality is the playing action. If that is good then the tone / sound comes next. After that does it do what I want ?



cool can you tell me what you think of it.

i tried an ibanez rg and didnt like it. i think it was around £400


i also saw a PRS Tremonti SE BK, there is like £100 price difference between it and the SE singlecut on THOMANN
remember kids, you can't spell bass without ass

RIP Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan


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#13
okay. so i think i have it narrowed down to a schecter, ibanez or a prs

and the best thing is my local guitar shop stocks them


one thing i noticed was that on THOMANN the price for a prs se singlecut was around £600 but on other sites it is more £350-£400
remember kids, you can't spell bass without ass

RIP Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan


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#14
I reckon ESP LTD EC-1000 look on egay now and there is a bargain one with a buy it now of 350 if i had the money i would buy it myself in an instant, its such a badass guitar
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#15
Well the Washburn x50 pro looks really good for the price (£300 with Seymour duncans or £330 with EMG's), in fact I might even buy myself one! I noticed that this Washburn is almost the exact same price as the Schecters you listed in the US, which made me think they are probably very similar in quality, and I figured that as we aren't bombarded with various taxes like the Schecter, why waste over £300?
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#16
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Well the Washburn x50 pro looks really good for the price (£300 with Seymour duncans or £330 with EMG's), in fact I might even buy myself one! I noticed that this Washburn is almost the exact same price as the Schecters you listed in the US, which made me think they are probably very similar in quality, and I figured that as we aren't bombarded with various taxes like the Schecter, why waste over £300?



i have looked at the washburn x50 pro. but surely for £480 - £650 there are better guitars
remember kids, you can't spell bass without ass

RIP Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan


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#17
http://www.reverendguitars.com/reverend/guitars/set_neck_series/roundhouse_hb_fm.html

The Reverend Roundhouse HB-FM.

It does everything, and it does it well. (If you have a suitable amp/rig for the genres, ofc.)

It's perfectly set ut and gigable out of the box.

The new ones are of Korina wood, though. As opposed to the older ones who were made of mahogany. Check them out and see if they have a dealer somewhere near you
#19
i have a schecter..and cant praise it enough.
the hellraiser series are AMAZING. would say try them though, the necks are kinda chunky but to me fells safer to have that than using my ibanez rg/s.
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#20
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i am actually quite tempted by the C1 Blackjack. or the C1 Plus which looks great but there is a £100 difference in price
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RIP Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan


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#21
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i have looked at the washburn x50 pro. but surely for £480 - £650 there are better guitars


probably, but they're at least as good as those schecters you're looking at, and better than the PRS SEs (in my opinion).
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#22
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probably, but they're at least as good as those schecters you're looking at, and better than the PRS SEs (in my opinion).


well the schecter C1 Plus is around £580 so thats £280 more expensive than the washburn x50 pro. also if i bought a normal C1 for £425 (or around that) i could replace the pickups.

does anyone know what the difference between a C1 Blackjack and C1 Plus is?
remember kids, you can't spell bass without ass

RIP Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan


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#23
that's what i mean, with the schecter you're paying a couple of hundred quid more (almost twice the price in the case of the C1 plus) for what is essentially the same guitar. they might even be made in the same factory (and as i said, i prefer the washburn). neck shapes etc. will be a little different though. you shouldn't really judge it on price, you should judge it on how nice a guitar it is... that's what i'm saying. those korean schecters aren't worth anywhere near £600, if you ask me.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#24
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that's what i mean, with the schecter you're paying a couple of hundred quid more (almost twice the price in the case of the C1 plus) for what is essentially the same guitar. they might even be made in the same factory (and as i said, i prefer the washburn). neck shapes etc. will be a little different though. you shouldn't really judge it on price, you should judge it on how nice a guitar it is... that's what i'm saying. those korean schecters aren't worth anywhere near £600, if you ask me.



well i am gonna ask around in shops to see what i can find out about them. but like i said. i might go for a normal C1 and replace the pickups
remember kids, you can't spell bass without ass

RIP Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan


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#25
why would you trust what a shopkeeper tells you? if they sell washburn, they have a vested interest so are likely to tell you they're awesome, and if they don't, then they're likely to tell you that they suck and that whatever they do sell is amazing... rather convenient.

not saying we have all the answers here or anything (we don't), but at least we don't have a vested interest, a financial stake, in some products but not others...
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#26
Quote by Dave_Mc
why would you trust what a shopkeeper tells you? if they sell washburn, they have a vested interest so are likely to tell you they're awesome, and if they don't, then they're likely to tell you that they suck and that whatever they do sell is amazing... rather convenient.

not saying we have all the answers here or anything (we don't), but at least we don't have a vested interest, a financial stake, in some products but not others...



well i aint just gonna go to 1 shop and ask. i willl go to several. but there is one shop and the owner doesnt have any financial stake in any products. its more like, you go in and if there is a guitar you like he will try to order it for you
remember kids, you can't spell bass without ass

RIP Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan


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#27
What ever you personally want everyone here is too full of themselves.

UG Mods really have no sense of humour.....

#28
Washburn is actually better than Schecter IMO, just the price is way hiked.

If I had that budget, I would buy this, no questions asked.
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#29
PRS SE Custom should be in your price range. It's probably my favourite guitar in that range. Plays beautifully, looks amazing.
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#30
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PRS SE Custom should be in your price range. It's probably my favourite guitar in that range. Plays beautifully, looks amazing.



i looked at it. dont really like it that much
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RIP Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan


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#31
Fender US Telecaster, most versatile guitar ever, and nobody say it cant do metal because it totally can
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#33
Quote by jigy-i-joe
Heard of Indie Guitars. You can get some really nice guitars for the price.
http://www.indieguitars.com/guitarshop/erol.html



those look pretty good. i will bear them in mind.


i am also considering a guitar witha termolo. atm i think it would be this

http://www.schecterguitars.com/spec.asp?id=178

though i will look at ibanez and see if there are any like the RGT6EXFX
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RIP Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan


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#34
be careful with the cheaper ibanez RGs with trems. you want to be going MIJ prestige if you get an RG with a trem (which should easily be possible with your budget).
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#35
Quote by Horlicks
Washburn is actually better than Schecter IMO, just the price is way hiked.

If I had that budget, I would buy this, no questions asked.


Great suggestion, also look into the PGM301, bit over your budget though
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#36
Quote by Spudderz
Well the Washburn x50 pro looks really good for the price (£300 with Seymour duncans or £330 with EMG's), in fact I might even buy myself one! I noticed that this Washburn is almost the exact same price as the Schecters you listed in the US, which made me think they are probably very similar in quality, and I figured that as we aren't bombarded with various taxes like the Schecter, why waste over £300?


Get the Washburn.
Not that the other guitars listed are bad but this is like, half the price for similar and in some cases better quality. They're an absolute steal.
Gear n Shizz:

Washburn X50 Pro
Epiphone Korina Explorer
Line 6 Flextone III 75w
#37
that's what i'm trying to say. if he wants a trem, i'd prefer an MIJ ibanez prestige, but if it's a straight choice between the washburn, schecter etc. (all hardtails and korean-made), what you're saying is, in my opinion at least and based on the examples which i've tried of each, 100% correct.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#38
Yeah and TS, what's the ****ing point of buying a £425 guitar and then spending another £120 on a pair of decent pups when you can pay £300 or £350 for a guitar that COMES with decent pups (being either USA seymour duncans or active EMGs)? It's just completely unethical, uneconomical and y'know..kinda dumb.
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Washburn X50 Pro
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Line 6 Flextone III 75w
#39
^ yeah- with the caveat that the cheaper guitar isn't just a worse guitar with better pickups (which isn't the case in this instance, i don't think so, anyway).
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#40
tribute by G & L s-500, best money i ever spent. plays so much better than any american strat and its about $400 cheaper
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