#1
Well, i want a new guitar and decided to start saving up, and so between now and about 3 months, i will decide on what guitar to get.

My budget being <$1000, and most preferably <$900 this is of course browsing the used market.

Things im looking at are the fallowing specs:
no floyd or tremolo
would prefer 24 frets
would want a neck-through
ebony fret board (or maple, or rose wood, but like ebony)
2 pups, doesn't matter much if active or passive.(If passive, a good out put would be nice, and i dont really want to swap them out)
A unique looking guitar, not strat style.

Some of the guitars i have been looking at:
Jackson RR5
Esp ec-1000 (in purple)
Ibanez ic-400
Dean Black Gold series, V/ML/Z
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#2
IC-400 only has 22 frets

But i still say that one, because i love mine.

Maybe a pickup swap, but nothing that really NEEDS to be swapped, pickups arent bad.


Actually i quite like the used gibson V idea
Last edited by marko'd at Jan 8, 2009,
#5
Not the biggest fan of Gibson, and as for the c-1 classic, i really enjoyed the guitar when i played it, but i just don't want to get a strat shape guitar
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#6
For that kinda spec, Take a good look at BC Rich - They have tons of guitars with 24 frets, Fixed Bridges and If I remember, they practically pioneered neck-thru techniques. On top of this, they do some of the most distinctive guitars Ive seen - Have a look at the warbeasts/warlocks and Draco.
Otherwise, Try out the Dean '79 series, Ive found them to be great for a huge range of styles, and look awesome. Bear in mind though, they're only set neck with 22 frets.
#9
Schecter avenger hellraiser or some hellraiser model that isn't a C-1 maybe? The EC-1000 is a really nice choice as well.

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#10
RR5 or the EC1000 from your list
Bands:
Native State
A Titan, A Deity
Rash L.A

Gear:
PRS P245 Semi Hollow
Suhr Modern Guthrie Spec
Mayones Regius 7 Buckeye Burl
LSL CVS Studio Strat
Fender American Standard Tele
Faith Hi Gloss Venus

Mesa Lonestar Special
Bugera 333
Zilla 2x12 Fatboy
Line 6 PodHD500
#11


ESP LTD F-400FM

* Set-Thru
* 25.5” Scale
* Mahogany Body
* Flamed Maple Top
* Maple Neck
* Rosewood Fingerboard
* 42mm Earvana Compensated Nut
* Extra Thin U Neck Contour
* 24 XJ Frets
* Black Nickel Hardware
* Grover Tuners
* TOM Bridge
* EMG 81 (B&N) Active p.u.
* Finish: STBLK

Basically its everything youre looking for, and its like £500 so within your price range.

I'd buy it if it had a more sensible shape, but you dont want a sensible shape, so itd be awesome.
Last edited by EndTheRapture51 at Jan 10, 2009,
#13
I love Ibanez's, so my vote is for the ic-400. The ic-400 is a solid guitar, quality, tone, and playability-wise.
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#14
Maby a Jackson or Esp custom shop?? I don't really like esp custom shop because adding your own graphic to the guitar adds 1000$ and your or graphic frets is another 1000$ making a guitar with what your want might cost 1000$ custom.
#15
Quote by Telestar
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Schecter-C1-Classic-Electric-Guitar?sku=513072
This is what my next guitar will be, and besides the shape I think it's almost exactly what you listed.



Honestly, I'd go with the C-1+ instead of the C-1 Classic.
Although the pickups are Duncan designed, they have tighter tone than the JB/59
And it's body is lighter and thinner than all the other C-1's

Just compare 'em in person and you'll see.
I had my heart set on C-1 Classic before, until I compared the 2 at Guitar Center