#1
Hey all. As of right now I have a Crate V18 212 amp (In the process of switching the tubes for something better), an MIM SSS strat, and some pedals. I am looking into picking up another guitar. I would like something that can get a little heavier than my strat.

You know my current gear, the music I am looking to play is hotter blues up to some metal if possible. It doesn't need a trem system but it would be nice, it should have a VERY thin neck if possible, and nice stock pups. I have about 450 dollars for the guitar itself. There are just so many out there that look good on paper but I would not be able to go down to the shop and try out each and every one I have been looking at. Can anyone make a short list of some guitars I should make sure to try out when I get the time to hit the shop?
#2
check out ibanez. i just recently got a s520ex and stock out of the box i like it better than my gibson lp. you want thin, light-weight and versatility for about $450- ibanez is a good place to start looking. they totally converted me.
#3
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Meh 450 dollars

Prs custom 24 will do exactly what you want

Seriously it does Perfect "hot blues", decent/good metal, has strat like sounds. Stock pickups are good. Amazing Sustain. Good cleans. Warm but also bright tones.

Playability is good (good reach, cause of setneck/necktru) and quality is 1 of the most reliable in the guitar world.

Check this Soundclip to hear it (Stock);
guitar - amp (no fx/pedals);

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvTSdH8H12A




2000 +/- dollars though

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#4
lol yeah, with this economy I should probably stick with my budget. Any other suggestions? I'll also be checking out the ibanez's I can afford.
#5
Only Ibanez in that price range.

Most versatile for the price, and are good guitars to expand on (new pups etc.) if you want too.

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#6
ok cool, any specific ones that stand out within the ibanez models? I will be on the look out for a used s520ex as well seeing as it seems just out of my range.
#7
ibanez s320 has pretty much the same features as s520ex just not as "fancy." the s320 should be right in your price range.
#8
Cort M600 for a modern look or Z44 for a LP shape. Either should be in your budget and as good as more expensive Ibanez options.
#11
check out some epiphone les paul customs maybe. may not be the thinnest necks available but i think the les paul has a great clean and very agressive distortion sound.
#12
yeah, i love my gibson lp and the epiphones give you the same features for a whole lot less buck. but i really gotta admit, my ibanez does so much more for me than my gib. i'll probably get a good stoning from the les paul snobs for that but f#ck 'em. truth is truth/proof is proof. my opinion.
#13
Don't mean to dredge up my old thread, but about those epiphone les pauls. With my price range this is what I can afford. Are any of those on par or better as far as general build quality goes than the ibanez guitars suggested in the thread?
#17
Quote by GuitaristTrue
anything PRS if you can afford it.

they are insanely versatile guitars


^
this.

for the same $499 of one of the LPs you linked to you can get a PRS tremonti SE. I have one that I love.
#18
epis, like gibsons have good solid feel to em; maybe not as good as days of yore but good build quality nonetheless imho. but, like gibsons their necks/headstocks are very prone to breakage. i learned this lesson the hard way. like i said, i still love my gib- its a great guitar but my ibanez, for me, is so much more right. i would say build quality is on the same level. again just my opinion from my own experiences
#19
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^
this.

for the same $499 of one of the LPs you linked to you can get a PRS tremonti SE. I have one that I love.


yep, maybe pick up an SE custom (they're 600 new, so probably cheaper 2nd hand)

played it and now I don't even like the ibanez prestiges anymore if only they had a 24 fret version I'd buy it instantly
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