#1
When you're on a £100-200 budget, you're into metal and rock but you also want a guitar that sounds good on a clean setting as well as a distorted setting.

I usually have a melodic yet heavy style, like Fightstar but in a higher tuning and not as Emo. I also play alot of Megadeth, Metallica and 80's thrash.

It may sound impossible to get a guitar that does all of that, but seen as though you're the experts (this is my first post) I thought I would ask and see what people suggest.

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When you're on a £100-200 budget, you're into metal and rock but you also want a guitar that sounds good on a clean setting as well as a distorted setting.

I usually have a melodic yet heavy style, like Fightstar but in a higher tuning and not as Emo. I also play alot of Megadeth, Metallica and 80's thrash.

It may sound impossible to get a guitar that does all of that, but seen as though you're the experts (this is my first post) I thought I would ask and see what people suggest.



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#6
Save one hundred more pounds to get the Washburn X200 Pro E
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#8
Cort X-2 would be best but one of the Vintage V100s would suit if you want more versatility and a Les Paul shape. At under £200 there are not many options that would suit what you want but a lot of poor quality 'starter' type guitars that you shouldn't give a thought to.
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#9
Thanks Laguna guitar, I was thinking of getting an ESP but I didn't think I had the money, thank you very much indeed.
#10
I would definitely save up and buy a decent explorer (EX-401SM or so). I don't think any big companies' guitars below the ~£400 mark are worth it. Smaller companies like Schecter or Agile make some awesome guitars at reasonable prices though.
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#11
There are so many different guitars that it is just difficult to choose one, I'm having this problem too. The ESP F-100 is ok for metal but it has pretty poor pickups. I suggest an Epiphone because they're basically cheap Gibsons, and a Gibson Les Paul is probably the exact thing you're looking for. But I dunno. Try a Yamaha Pacifica too, it has a humbucker in the bridge for the heavy stuff and two single coils for all your cleans. It's a strat copy but way better than a Squier.
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#12
Schecter C-1 Classic Raven RG20 + Digitech RP50


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#13
Save up your money and get a Schecter C-1 Blackjack. It's a very versatile guitar.
#14
Sounds excellent for cleans as well as distortion? Well that would be an Ibanez or any other kind of super strat. If you get a hardtail you can mess with the tuning all you want as well
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Nice find
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#17
Or you could get a Kramer, My mate has a FR44OS that slays and it cost him only £200, its got a floyd rose aswell, V shaped body and it looks ok but for £200 you cant go wrong
#18
I've seen some good deals on Lags recently. That's what I'd go with on that kind of a budget.

e.g. http://www.waltons.ie/Product/View.aspx?id=10613

http://www.waltons.ie/Product/View.aspx?id=10242

i haven't bought from them before, by the way. I think i've been in the physical shop, though. And at that kind of price you'd want to check that they're not b-stock or something like that. They ship to the UK, too.
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#21
I've got one of those cheaper kramers (a striker) and i never thought it was that great. If you ask me, those lags kill them, assuming the ones that website has for sale are of similar quality and in similar condition to the ones I tried.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#22
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I usually have a melodic yet heavy style, like Fightstar but in a higher tuning and not as Emo. I also play alot of Megadeth, Metallica and 80's thrash.


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I get the feeling you haven't a clue what emo is.

Anyways, Vintage makes some good guitars for cheap in the UK.
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I get the feeling you haven't a clue what emo is.



You're right I don't and tbh I wish for it to stay that way.
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www.rondomusic.com look for the WT-460 flying v its amazing its like $160! but the v arms might get chipped in the mail like mine but i just used nail polish to fix it.

He is in Europe so that's out of the question.
#26
Look into Vintage. They tend to be very cheap (about £100-£200 for their core models and £200-£250 for their 'Advance' line) and are on-par with Epiphone/LTD/Rally/Indie/Agile/etc. In fact on the Advance series, their hardware is far better than the hardware on nearly every other brand (though Epiphone's hardware can just about match it). Their pickups are also better than the ones in most cheap guitars and their woods and build quality is really good on the Advance models.

Take a look at the Vintage Advance guitars, see if there is anything that takes your fancy. Ignore their listed prices, those are just the RRP's that no store sells them at (e.g. their '£429' AV1 Les Paul copy actually costs about £220 on most online shops).
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#27
The best advice I can give you is to go out and try as many guitars as you can in your price range and see if you like them. Do not rule out used. You can score a decent guitar for 1/2 to a 1/4 or the original price. I have scored guitars used for $100.00 that originally went for 5 or 6 hundred bucks. Buying on line is a crap shoot. You can score decent guitars but without being able to try them you take a chance you might not like the guitar. At least if you find a guitar you want to order see if you can find a similar one to try local.

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#28
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Look into Vintage. They tend to be very cheap (about £100-£200 for their core models and £200-£250 for their 'Advance' line) and are on-par with Epiphone/LTD/Rally/Indie/Agile/etc. In fact on the Advance series, their hardware is far better than the hardware on nearly every other brand (though Epiphone's hardware can just about match it). Their pickups are also better than the ones in most cheap guitars and their woods and build quality is really good on the Advance models.

Take a look at the Vintage Advance guitars, see if there is anything that takes your fancy. Ignore their listed prices, those are just the RRP's that no store sells them at (e.g. their '£429' AV1 Les Paul copy actually costs about £220 on most online shops).


i think the prices have gone up a bit recently, i haven't seen any as cheap as that for a while (on ebay stores, anyway). i'd also say that on the ones I've tried, the QC has been a bit variable- try before you buy (which also means you likely won't get the best prices).
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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