#1
Ok, so im planning on selling my good ol' Fender Strat for USS 500 to my guitar, and I already have 150 bucks, so I have a total of 650 dollars to spend on a new guitar. Now, Im trying to very specific about this guitar as I want it to be a very long-lasting guitar. It needs to have 22 frets or more, HH pickup config or HSS and ill replace the neck with a stack single coil, either a Floyd Rose trem or no Trem at all, it CANNOT be a Les Paul or Les Paul-shaped guitar, and must be good to play Alternative Rock (muse-esque), Classic Rock (zeppelin/hendrix/floyd-esque), Hard Rock(guns/van halen/motley crue-esque) and a tiny bit of metal (a7x/megadeth/ozzy-esque)...although, I just cant seem to find a guitar like this. I am NOT willing to go used.

anyways, any help is appreciated.

thanks
Brasil.

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#2
If you change your mind with going used you could easily get a used LTD mh-1000.
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#3
esp/ltd, schecter, or ibanez would be your best bet.
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#5
You might be able to pick up a nice schecther for around that price.

The Damien 6 is one I have and it comes optional with/w.o. a FR.

Very nice guitar. EMG Passive pickups which arent as great as the actives but sound really really nice. Great look to the guitar as well.
Overall it plays really nice.

W/O FR is 399.99. W FR is 500.00 I think.
#6
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Brasil.

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#7
A Classic would be perfect. But because you don't want to go used take a look at a new Schecter C-1 Artist. That should do quite nicely.
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#8
Ooo the Schecter C-1 Artist looks great! What about the Schecter C-1 Lady Luck? Its a bit cheaper, which means I could swap one of the pickups if needed. I once played a Hellraiser and really really liked the neck, so I know ill like Schecters.
Brasil.

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I heard there is uranium gas in the tubes. So you could easily make a little nuclear blast. If i were you, i wouldn't want to start the World War III.




THE SHORT BACK AND SIDES !!!

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Digitech RP355
#9
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You might be able to pick up a nice schecther for around that price.

The Damien 6 is one I have and it comes optional with/w.o. a FR.

Very nice guitar. EMG Passive pickups which arent as great as the actives but sound really really nice. Great look to the guitar as well.
Overall it plays really nice.

W/O FR is 399.99. W FR is 500.00 I think.


I did take a look at the Damien FR but its a Licensed FR, and I would only want a double-locking if it were the real thing.
Brasil.

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THE SHORT BACK AND SIDES !!!

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#10
I would just go for the Artist. Set neck, Seymour Duncans= much better value. I have the same pickups in my Classic and they're very versatile, I can get nearly any genre out of them.
Schecter C-1 Classic Raven RG20 + Digitech RP50


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#11
schecter s-1, schecter tempest custom, PRS SE Custom, Ibanez RG350EX....
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^Do it, if you want Gibson to stop with the poor QC and terrible new guitars...
#12
The hellraiser is an immaculate guitar. If you can bite the price tag itd be the best to go with.
#13
I guess ill just get a C-1 Artist and have a bit left to get a nice case..thanks guys!!

edit - question about the c-1 artist...what colour are the pickup coverings...they look black, but could also be chrome?? thanks
Brasil.

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THE SHORT BACK AND SIDES !!!

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