#1
Hey all, I've been playing guitar for about 10 months now and told myself if I stuck with it for a year I would upgrade from my Squier Strat. I'm still really into playing so I've been going to Guitar Center the past couple weeks trying out different guitars to see what I like. I've found that I absolutely love the Wizard II necks on various Ibanez guitars. Problem is I know Ibanez's are more suited for playing metal. While I enjoy metal and its subgenres, it is not a style I am currently interested in playing.

If there is one band out there I would like to try to sound like, it would be Bush. I know Gavin Rossdale favors Fenders but their necks feel a little bulky to me. So my question is, are there any guitars out there with a Wizard II style neck (maybe not quite as thin) that will give me a good alternative/grunge rock type sound? I'm looking to spend between $300-$400. Thanks in advance!
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#2
ibanez guitars can be used for anything. you could get one with an SSH or an HSH pickup configuration. i personally can't stand thin necks but whatever floats your boat man.
#3
Some Jacksons have very thin necks as well, but they also tend to be made for metal.
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#4
How thin are the necks on the Ibanez ART series compared to the RG series?
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#5
i have an ibanez as73 semi hollow. it has a thin neck. its really nice for the cost and very adaptable(for me so i like it). i dont know if its the look your going for but check it out.pretty nice and i think its like $300. should work for what you want to play and i think theres a flat black finish which is pretty sweet.

hope that helps
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#6
Maybe an ibanez S of some sort?
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#7
Who cares if they're made for metal? If you like it, that's what matters. I recommend finding a used Ibanez S470.
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#8
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-SAS36FMTG-Electric-Guitar?sku=517961

try this. it's basically a HSS strat but better. the neck is a bit fatter than the Wizard neck but maybe you'll like it?
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#9
Ibanez are very good guitars for their price. If you dont mind having no tremolo, this is a good one to look at
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-RG-Electric-Guitar?sku=481914

Floyd Rose guitar if you like
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-RG350DX-Electric-Guitar?sku=519415

ART serise hollow-body with a Bigsby
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-AFS85T-Electric-Guitar?sku=518131

And the one above is probably your best best for a standard Strat-style trem
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#10
The Ibanez will do fine for non-metal stuff. If you honestly can't stand the way it sounds you can just change the pickups anyways.
#11
i have an ibanez 4ex1...pretty close to a 350 dx and I play reggae with it...very versatile, the pickups arent crazy high output
and i love the wizard necks too, best feel by far
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#12
Cool, thanks for all the input guys. I will make a trip to my local GC and try out the various Ibanez models.

I also noted someone suggested an Epiphone G-400 SG for a thinner neck model. Should I consider this or stick with Ibanez?
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#13
SG has a much thicker neck than any Ibanez, so stick to them
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#14
1.Buy Ibanez
2.Change pickups
3.???
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#15
Is it worth it to spring the extra dollar for the S-series over the RG series? I'm looking at an SAS32EX for $430.
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#16
it depends.
since you mentioned you want to sound like Bush but don't like fender necks like they use then yeah.

the SA i posted is basically a strat, but better

strat shape
synchronized trem
HSS configuration
22 frets(you need an American strat to get 22 frets)
plus it's a carve top

i'd say go for it
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