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#1
Im looking to spend between 700-1100, should i get an esp? which one if yes, and if no tell me what i should get
#2
Short answer: No.

I recommend walking into a guitar shop and playing all brands and models.
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#3
700-1100 what? Chunks of corn?

What genres do you play? What amp do you have? Any particular features you're looking for?
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#5
its all a matter of opinion, my opinion is i dont like them but yours might be diffrent. its all about what you like.
#6
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Im looking to spend between 700-1100, should i get an esp? which one if yes, and if no tell me what i should get

I've got an LTD MH-400 for about 3 years now, gotta say I'm really happy with it. However I can really recommend you to just go to a guitar store, try a bunch of guitars and go with the one that just feels right... it's what i did and i ended up with the LTD :P
#7
well, exactly 10 minutes ago, I was at a friend's house and played the first ESP in my life. It wasn't one of the higher end ones, and I had to play with no amp. All i can say is, the neck was pretty good/comfortable
#10
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#11
No guitar is the best. It all depends to you what feels and sounds good if you find a guitar that you enjoy playing (any brand) it will be considered to you as the best or one of the best.
#13
No, ESPs are not "the best". Not in my opinion atleast. Keep in mind that even though your favourite artist uses a guitar and your friends claim that some brand is the best, it is totally up to you what guitar is "the best".
IMO, you should try a Ibanez Prestige instead.
#14
i have one and i love it, they are probably the best for metal
#16
lol makes me laugh how alot of the people so far that have said esp FTW!!!!!!.... are metallica fans.....anyone else make the link?......well any way, yeah go around shops, try out different guitars, different makes, ya know, you might find something, and you'll be like HOLY ****! and then you'll buy it!
#17
I really don't like ESP guitars, but that's what makes variety so nice.
#18
nope... I love them but I have absolutely no preference among brands... as long as it feels good and comfortable to play and sounds great, then that's my favorite guitar...
#20
ESPs are good, but there are also other brands you can try that you might like better. Personally, I'd take ESP or an Ibanez, but it's all in your own preference. Go to a decent shop and try out some of the guitars to see what you like and what feels best. Never, EVER go on someone else's word until you've tried it for yourself. They probably have different tastes in guitar features than you. It's ultimately your own choice to decide what fits you best.
#23
When it really comes down to it, there really isn't a 'best' guitar company. They all have their advantages and disadvantages.


Your best bet is to try out as many guitars as you can that are within your budget and make an assessment that way.


For what it's worth though, ESP/LTD guitars are pretty quality for what you will pay.
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#24
As far as metal guitars go....

It's basically Jackson and ESP. I prefer Jackson, some prefer Esp. Both brands are really fast playing and well built.

BC Rich's upper end guitars are cool, and I guess Schecter builds some decent metal guitars.

PRS, Fender, and Gibson are kind of a different group you could say. They are good, but they build different guitars.

Jackson, ESP, BCR, etc... they build metal guitars that specialize in 24frets, Floyd Rose (or Kahler), HOT humbuckers, flashy finishes, and super fast necks.

Your PRS, Fender, Gibson stuff is a little more suited for a variety of music, but don't do metal like the other mentioned.

Just go and play some guitars and pick one.
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#25
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As far as metal guitars go....

It's basically Jackson and ESP. I prefer Jackson, some prefer Esp. Both brands are really fast playing and well built.

BC Rich's upper end guitars are cool, and I guess Schecter builds some decent metal guitars.

PRS, Fender, and Gibson are kind of a different group you could say. They are good, but they build different guitars.

Jackson, ESP, BCR, etc... they build metal guitars that specialize in 24frets, Floyd Rose (or Kahler), HOT humbuckers, flashy finishes, and super fast necks.

Your PRS, Fender, Gibson stuff is a little more suited for a variety of music, but don't do metal like the other mentioned.

Just go and play some guitars and pick one.


Don't forget Ibanez, Charvel etc... They're pretty br00talztastic too
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Don't forget Ibanez, Charvel etc... They're pretty br00talztastic too

Dont forget higher end Deans
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[quote="'[VictorinoX"]']Deans suck period. All I will say about that.
Any guitar company can make a good guitar, it may be extremely overpriced, but Dean can make some good guitars.
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#33
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Dont forget higher end Deans


Waste of money. Especially the newer ones.


I'm sorry, but I'm not paying 3 grand for a Time Capsule Dean when I can get a real one for a third of that.
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#34
wow no...
it's preference except jacksons. jackson are THE best..

just kidding.
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#35
the higher end ones are nice, but I'm not their biggest fan
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#37
[quote="'[VictorinoX"]']Every Dean that has graced my hands felt, played, and sounded horrible.

Play mine and say the same thing. I dare you.
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#39
[quote="'[VictorinoX"]']I prefer to stay out of Canadia ( ) thank you. The mounties tend to try and rape me.

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#40
[quote="'[VictorinoX"]']I prefer to stay out of Canadia ( ) thank you. The mounties tend to try and rape me.

That's how I know you've never been.


The mounties are too stoned to give a damn.
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