#1
tl;dr - I need a metal guitar for under $700 with 24 frets, passive pickups, and a 25.5" scale length. I will block a licensed FR or an Edge III with a tremol-no.


I've got $600 USD lying around, and I was initially thinking of buying some pedals and other things (overdrive, delay, EQ, cables, strings, amp casters)., but then I realized that I already enough money for a decent guitar.

I play mostly metal, and my main guitar (LTD Alexi 600) has a double locking tremolo; I keep it in E standard to play with my band. I want another guitar to replace my starter Ibanez so that I can play in lower tunings without sounding awful.

If it has a trem, I will probably end up blocking it.

Here are some specs I would like:

Neck through or bolt on construction

24 frets

Preferably passive pickups - if I have money left, I can upgrade them.

25.5" scale length


I have been considering the following guitars:

Ibanez Xiphos
Ibanez RGT42DXWH
Ibanez RG350DX
Jackson Dinky MG
Jackson DK2

Any comments or suggestions?

Thank you for any help!
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Last edited by Reds3031 at Feb 10, 2009,
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If I had the extra $300, I would be all over that. It's a beautiful guitar...
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#4
Get the RGT. I saw a new one for 400 at Sam Ash once. Well, actually I haggled them down. But if I can do it, you should be able to, also.
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#5
Go with either of the ibanez's, they make great metal guitars or even rock for that matter I use mine for classic rock and hairmetal and it works really well.
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#6
would it not just be easier to get a guitar with a tune-o-matic bridge? but i would recommend an LTD MH/M/H1000 or 500 and especially the H will take some brutal down tuning (A standard) plus i prefer the EMG tone but that is entirely my opinion

EDIT: i'm an Aussie so i have no idea how much these guitars cost in America but they come in around 1000 to 1500 AUD
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#7
Jackson DK2M.
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You really need it?


um... I want a new guitar. Its my money.

Any other suggestions?
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#11
Jackson DK2M or Schecter C-1 Blackjack ATX.
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