#1
Hi all,
I hope this is in the right section...

Anyway, I have a budget of £1000 (GBP) for a new guitar; and I was wondering whether anyone can recommend me some things to try.
I have already considered a Dean Razorback 255, a Jackson RR24 and an Ibanez Jem 7V; but hopfeully you guys can pitch some more ideas at me.

Things I'm looking for:
24 frets
Thin fast neck (shred style)
A great set of pickups (preferably SD's or Dimarzio's)
Original Floyd Rose (or a damn good copy, but in my experience nothing compares)
Nice inlays (no dots! I hate them...)
Good finish/hardware

Basically I need a metal monster that still looks good and sounds like a high-class guitar. I prefer guitars that don't look too ridiculous, super spiky is a no-no; but as I said Razorbacks/Rhoads style guitars are fine.

Any ideas would be very helpful.
Thanks!
#2
I can't help you very much, all I can suggest is to NOT go with the Razorback. Unless you do really like the thing.

I've played a few and at least in my opinion, they sound awful.
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#4
The Ibanez Jem 7V fits just about every detail you have there.
Wizard (or wizard II, I'm not positive) neck - I have one on my guitar, it's the thinnest/fastest I've played.
I don't know about the brand of pickups, but it sounds freaking amazing.
I have no idea about the trem, but in my experience with the guitar it's pretty damn good.
Vine inlays that go all across the neck - at least in my opinion, the nicest inlay on any guitar.
White guitar with gold hardware? What more could you ask for?

Jem 7V = perfect for you.
#5
Quote by Ed Hunter

Actually I quite like that
Cheers

Quote by SoWrongItsMatt
I can't help you very much, all I can suggest is to NOT go with the Razorback. Unless you do really like the thing.

I've played a few and at least in my opinion, they sound awful.

Is this a problem that could be solved by swapping out the pickups (I'm quite prepared to do so) or is it just the guitar?


Also I do really love the Jem 7V but the trouble is they're hard to get hold of here for less than £1000; so some more alternatives would be nice to have.
Last edited by metallicaddict at Dec 16, 2008,