#1
I'm using an Omen 6, don't need to upgrade right now, but I look at craiglist anyways so I may as well look out for a steel just in case one shows up.

So, a guitar for old metal eg. Megadeth, Iron Maiden, AC/DC and maybe some Kansas and other lighter stuff. Will be used with HT-5c.

Name the guitar and a price range that it would be a must buy. I'm sure this could help out other newbs as well. Thanks.
#3
Anything in the Jackson Pro series, or the X-series would be great... look out for the DKMGs too if you're an EMG man
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#4
Heres a huge steel.




But on craigslist you should look out for 5-600 dollar Gibsons (mainly they're the studios and faded models). There are also some 600 dollar MIA strats that I've seen.
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#5
Richmanofaction- so would this be in the must buy now category?


Jackson Professional Guitar with hard case. just dont play anymore. plays good.not set neck. $250 obo. thanks for looking.
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Richmanofaction- so would this be in the must buy now category?


Jackson Professional Guitar with hard case. just dont play anymore. plays good.not set neck. $250 obo. thanks for looking.



thats pretty damn nasty for that price- I'd go for it...after you try it of course!
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#7
thanks for the heads up, know the average going price for those guys?
#8
hmm- I know its more than 250... heres a nifty chart

http://audiozone.dk/index-filer/jackson-pro-professional.htm
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#9
I agree with the vote for the MIJ Jackson models.I own one, a DK2S to be specific,and they play and sound great.Real duncan pups,a fast and comfortable neck,and a LFR that's pretty good as far as LFR's go.I've abused mine almost daily for more than a year and I haven't had a single problem with it yet,so the quality is definitely there.Another brand worth considering is Washburn,you could probably find a nice one in your price range if you look around.

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ha, I was just looking at that chart. Didn't learn much from it though. I emailed the guy to see if he still had it and if he could tell me the year/model.


I'd try to get more pics, from the looks of it its a Dinky since it doesn't have neck-thru construction...it seems to be a good example though. I own a Japanese Dinky, and it has served me well over the last 5 years.
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#12
well he didn't know the model or year, serial number is 601666 though. Does that make it a '96? If so its not one of the amazing '90-95 mijs mentioned in that link.
#13
At this point, I think you're getting a kickass guitar from a guy who doesn't know what he has his hands on... for $250 bucks I might buy the thing haha so I'd jump on it.
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#14
after posting in the jackson forum it seems it is most likely a '96 DX1, which is probably on the bottom end of the Professional series.

I didn't find much on pricing, but what I found that was similar sold for 200-300, so it seems to be a good deal, but not an amazing one. I'm probably pass on it because I hate the purple flametop.

Thanks for the help so far, what else should I keep an eye on? (I'm in no hurry can wait up to a year to buy a new guitar)
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after posting in the jackson forum it seems it is most likely a '96 DX1, which is probably on the bottom end of the Professional series.

I didn't find much on pricing, but what I found that was similar sold for 200-300, so it seems to be a good deal, but not an amazing one. I'm probably pass on it because I hate the purple flametop.

Thanks for the help so far, what else should I keep an eye on? (I'm in no hurry can wait up to a year to buy a new guitar)



Thats disappointing- it looked pretty nasty from afar... c'est la vie... what else to keep an eye on.. hmm...well depending on your budget... you can go with a ESP Horizon...its a nasty guitar at the highest end of the ESP line... or the ESP LTD M series is nasty as well... the Horizon FR will run you 1500, the M series around 700...

From Jackson I'd look at a high end Japanese Dinky...just try to get one made of Alder

Ibanezes has the RG series in that price range too- they are pretty nasty, just make sure everything is in order with them
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#16
Thoughts on these BC Rich guitars:

1999 B.C. Rich Mockingbird N.J. series , with Floyd Rose tremlo.
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and

Beautiful BC RICH Mockingbird for sale. guitar is in perfect shape, i dont play it much and it hangs on a wall hanger. it looks just like the day i brought it home. this is not a cheap bolt on guitar, this is a quality neck through instrument. this is the discontinued NJ Classic series. $400
#17
If you dont mind a heavy ass guitar, the neckthrough Mockingbird is bound to be godly. I've always found that they are amazing guitars.
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If you dont mind a heavy ass guitar, the neckthrough Mockingbird is bound to be godly. I've always found that they are amazing guitars.


Slash played one! it must be good!



But, alas, I agree, they are nice.
#19
Kramer Focus series (1000 series, not the newer 111S crap!)
Kramer Pacer's (80's model Deluxe)
Jackson (certain models)
Schecter C-1 ( seen a nice one for $350 the other day)
Peavey (Tracer, Nitro, G90, Destiny)
Westone (Pantera, Corsair and several other models)
Charvel (Model series....1, 2, 3 etc., and 375, 475)
#20
-thanks for the additional suggestions,

schecter c-1s come up frequently around 300-350 here, is that always a sweet deal or does it need to be a specific type of c1?

I'm assume the green BC rich for $250 is a bolted neck not a godly neck through?
Anyone know details on the BC rich neck through, and an average going price for them?
#21
The one I seen was a C-1 Classic I think. Really any of the C-1 models are excellent guitars.