#1
I am looking for a good guitar for glam metal/80s hard rock, that would preferably be under $800. The stuff I would want it to have is:

24 frets
FR or FR copy (a good one)
Preferably something that looks like it is from the 80s
Preferably a superstrat shape

I was looking at This in either white or inferno red, if the red is bright enough.

Also, I was looking at Ibanezes, but all of the ones in my price range have the edge III, and I don't want that.

EDIT: it will be mainly for playing stuff like Mötley Crüe, W.A.S.P., Quiet Riot, Guns n Roses, etc.
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#2
Yeah man, that Jackson is awesome
I really want it, that fretboard is gorgeous.

Other guitars that you might like? Maybe just get a KNE guitar body like the San D (they have 1 pickup and routed for floyd roses) and slap a neck on. You can find them on ebay.
#3
Vintage Kramer guitars.

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#4
there is an awesome kramer in that price range, look it up at musiciansfriends
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#5
B.C Rich Mockingbirds can get the job done, look at the 800 dollar one.
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#6
You should look at Kramer, Kramer, Kramer and if you're not sure, try Kramer.
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#7
Ibanez RG, oh wait, sorry.
That jackson is sweet though.
It was just a bit too pricey when I bought my last guitar,so I ended up
with an RG.
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#10
80's Strikers were plywood bodies. Look into 80's Kramer Focus models, OFR, decent pickups but those can be changed, made in Japan by ESP and go for around $250-$400 depending on who you buy from.
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#11
Quote by DSOTM80
80's Strikers were plywood bodies. Look into 80's Kramer Focus models, OFR, decent pickups but those can be changed, made in Japan by ESP and go for around $250-$400 depending on who you buy from.


Listen to DSOTM. He knows what he's talking about. Especially with Kramer's.
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#12
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Listen to DSOTM. He knows what he's talking about. Especially with Kramer's.


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#13
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You trying to get sigged?


Possibly... It is true though; your the member I'd ask for info on a vintage Kramer, as, well, you own two.
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#14
If you want a Kramer, like all these guys seem to think, just don't get a new one. Old ones are cool, and new ones may look cheap, but they aren't nearly as good as the old ones.
#15
check out the BC Rich Gunslinger Retro.
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#16
Go to the Carvin site and look at a Bolt. They're factory direct so you can add a whammy bar for like $30. I was soooo close to buying one last summer, but I didnt feel like waiting a couple months for it.
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#17
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If you want a Kramer, like all these guys seem to think, just don't get a new one. Old ones are cool, and new ones may look cheap, but they aren't nearly as good as the old ones.


I don't seem to think he should get any specific brand, he should get something that feels good to him and if he gets a Kramer then so be it. I was only saying that 80's Strikers were plywood. Also the new Kramer USA models are anything but cheap.

Anyways, word is directly from Kramer that they are releasing a bunch of new models for this year at Winter NAMM, closing Music Yo (already done, site doesn't work anymore) and having them in stores only now, trying to get a piece of the market. Interesting to see what they come up with. Might be worth the wait. Also, the Gunslinger is also a good option, a lot of good options out there right now so look around.
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#18
jackson or charvel, also look used Ibanez you can get a good deal used.
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#19
The DK2M in white is my favourite Super Strat for under $1200 (AUS).
It plays great, sounds great, and looks great too. The inferno red is actually quite bright, and looks great too, but I've always been a sucker for white guitars...

Also look at second hand Kramers and Charvels. They were the pinnacle of 80s metal guitars back in the day.
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#20
look for the 80s Jackson Superstrats.

or look for the Fender Katana. if you can find one.

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