first of all.. i know that there a tons of threads like this but any help is appreciated. im looking for a new guitar that is versitile in playing style and not very expensive. i'm really into metal, especially thrash metal. the bands i like are Megadeth, Metallica, System of a Down, Anthrax, and others. however, i also like classic rock. i've been looking at the Ibanez selections because i've heard that those are great guitars for metal. Any suggestions?
If you get an Ibanez get a Xiphos, those are the best Ibanez's in the price range.
If you're looking at ibanez you could try an RG350 or 370 or try out an s320
take a look at everything, get something that feels comfortable, and actually play the guitar. Don't just buy it online.