#1
The contenders!


Schecter Devil Custom
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Schecter-Devil-Custom-Electric-Guitar?sku=515763

Sculptured Mahogany Body
Solid Burl Maple top
Set-In 3pc Mahogany neck
Ebony fingerboard
Gothic eye 12th fret inlay
EMG Active 81/85
TonePros TOM bridge
Grover Tuners
Multi-Ply fingerboard/headstock binding


ESP/LTD EC-1000 Delux

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/ESP-LTD-Deluxe-EC1000-Electric-Guitar?sku=516629

Genuine EMG 81/60 pickups (Seymour Duncan JB/59s on amber sunburst model)
24-3/4" set neck
Mahogany neck
Rosewood fretboard (ebony on vintage black)
Abalone flags plus the model name at the 12th fret
24 extra jumbo frets
TonePros locking bridge
Black hardware (gold on black and vintage black, chrome on amber sunburst)


OR

B.C Rich NJ DELUX JR V

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/B.C.-Rich-NJ-Deluxe-Jr.-V-Electric-Guitar?sku=516096

Construction: neck-through
Body wood: Mahogany
Tuners: Grover

Fretboard: ebony
Frets: 24 jumbo
Scale: 25-1/2"

Bridge: Floyd Rose Original tremolo
Pickups: EMG 85 neck, 81 bridge
Controls: 2 volumes, 1 tone and 1 three-way toggle
Special: Full pearl binding


I will use this axe for metal (duh).
Price range is up to 1000.
Less is always better.


Also, how is the neck on the schecter?
i have a schecter and love its neck, but how is it compared to the Devil?
Fender MIA Standard Strat
ESP LTD Viper 407
Epiphone SG
Starcaster by Fender(modded with Bill Lawrence l-500-xl)
PEAVEY 6505+ (FJA transistor modd)
Peavey 65 watt transtube studio-112
Marshall 1960AV
Vader 2x12
ISP Decimator
MXR 10 band EQ
#2
Well,honestly with these guitars you'd have to play all of them yourself and decide what one YOU like best.When you have such similar instruments you can't decide on specs alone.I imagine the devils neck is just like other set neck schecter models.If I were you I'd personally go with a Schecter stiletto classic since it has a thinner neck than other schecters and a versatile pup set and some cool features.

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#4
I have an ESP/LTD EC-1000 Deluxe Amber Sunburst (with Seymour Duncan pickups) and it is an excellent guitar.

Schecter and ESP have the same owner, Hisatake Shibuya, and similar quality standards from what I have heard.

I must say that I've never been a big fan of guitars with side markers only. The Schecter and B. C. Rich have no positon markers except for their niffy designs at the 12th fret.
#5
Either the Schecter or the ESP IMO.
Fender 1989 MIJ Strat (It's from the 80's, so it's gotta be legit!)
Breedlove AC25 SM