I'm a beginer. I've been playing a semi-acoustic for 2 years now. I intend to get an electric around May. However, i do not know a thing about electric guitars. Could someone please reply to this post and tell me about what specs I should look for ? You know, pickups, fretboard material, body style, string gauge etc? I intend to play mainly melodic death metal and power metal, with a bit of thrash, NWOBHM and rock.
You probably want a fixed bridge, and a fast neck. My recommendation is an Ibanez RG w/fixed bridge.RG321MH perhaps?
Whats the advantage of a fixed bridge? Oh and i forgot,my budget is around $200-250.
Look at Schecter, ESP, Dean, and Jackson... they all have guitars that fit your style for all prices
I might look at the Jackson X series or Maybe the Dean VMNT Dave Mustaine Signature... they are in the $400-$600 range, and great guitars to boot

for 250, you could get a jackson JS series and some Dean's, but I don't know the prices on ESP, but I think Schecter is a little expensive

and a fixed bridge is just a whole lot easier to deal with for a beginner
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thnx u all....wat abt pickups and body shapes? wat do u think is best? i heard v-shaped guitars let u play faster more easily, but is it possible to play one of these on ones lap? and scale and fretboard material?
I say try out the guitars in your price range from where you're buying and see which one you like more.
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