#1
I have a fair amount of money (around $900) and I have been looking at guitars. I need to know if I should go ahead and get a new LTD model, and upgrade from what I have, or just go full out and buy the guitar I really want, which is an ESP model.

The problem: MONEY.

I'm only 14 so I have no real way earning a ton of money to bridge the gap between the prices. These are the 2 guitars I'm ranting about:

ESP Horizon FR-II
http://www.alpha-music.com/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=4021&idcategory=915

LTD MH-401QM
http://espguitars.com/guitars_mh.html

I really like the Horizon but the price is too much. IT would take me over a year to get the money for it.

Is it worth it to save up for it?
#4
If you feel you can wait and make do with the gear you have at the moment then it will probably be worth it in the long run.
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#5
Do you have a decent amp, preferably tube?
If not, the emgs really won't be done justice, to get the best out of them you need to use them with a tube amp.
They normally don't mix well with SS amps.
If you really want to change your tone then an amp will be better for that.

However, if you have a good tube amp already then none of that really applies so just save up.
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#6
what's your setup look like atm ?
i used to be a mod, then i took an arrow in the knee.
#7
Yeh, I'd say just save for now...instant gratification doesn't seem to last long. I'm in a similar situation. I crave a Schecter Hellraiser, but don't have the money and wont for some time, so I'm making due with my Epi LP for now.
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#8
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what's your setup look like atm ?



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#9
Right now I don't have to worry about an amp. I just purchased a new 6505+ and I am fully happy with it. I know most of your tone comes from the amp.

On the guitar side of things, I have a nice acoustic, but a terrible electric guitar. It has no brand, was purchased in a pawn shop 20 years ago, and only cost about $250.