#1
I have $1500-1800 to sink into a new guitar. Here's my wants and needs.

Would like:
No crazy shapes
Versatility
HSH is nice, but I"m willing to go with other pickup configurations as well

Necessities:
A floating tremolo system
An at least somewhat thin neck
24 frets
Can be used or new

I'm looking at the Ibanez RG Prestige but if there are any other suggestions I'd love to ehar them.
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#6
I recommend Carvin. Would be under $1500 unless you totally tricked it out, and far more of a guitar than you'll get from another manufacturer.
#7
Didn't even know there were PRSes with FRs... What's the specific model though?
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#8
Quote by Guitar2theface

An at least somewhat thin neck.
Thin as opposed to thick, or thin as opposed to wide?
#9
Quote by Guitar2theface
Didn't even know there were PRSes with FRs... What's the specific model though?


PRSs don't have proper FRs on them, they're all vintage style trams as far as I know.

I second the idea of either a Carvin or Ibanez RG prestige though, you might also want to look into LAG guitars, some of the ESP models with the specs you're looking for and Jacksons in general.
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#10
Not thin as in less space between strings, like thin as in less space between my fingers...

Like y'know, Ibanez guitar thin.

And as much as I love PRS I pretty much need a FR system =/.

I'll check out carvins.

Btw I'm not really playing metal, just letting youknow.
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#11
Quote by Guitar2theface
Not thin as in less space between strings, like thin as in less space between my fingers...

Like y'know, Ibanez guitar thin.

And as much as I love PRS I pretty much need a FR system =/.

I'll check out carvins.

Btw I'm not really playing metal, just letting youknow.



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#13
Alright I'll be checking out Carvin, Ibanez and PRS I guess. Any specific models?
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- Ibanez RG1570 Mirage Blue
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#14
i love the RG1550. really cool guitar. an old ibanez RG would save you a ton (half your budget or less) and in good condition they really compare to the new prestige models. just throwing that out there, you could get 2 guitars if you go with an older ibanez. ibanez guitars are built like rocks, if you find one thats been taken care of you're guaranteed to be happy with it!
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#15
EBMM JP6. Not exactly a metal guitar, and has a floating trem
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#16
To everyone saying PRS, + orgasm.
Seriously dude, PRS can handle anything you throw at them, including dive bombs. Never underestimate the power of a well set-up trem.
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#17
seems like you're looking for what ibanez does best. go for it
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#18
Quote by Guitar2theface
Alright I'll be checking out Carvin, Ibanez and PRS I guess. Any specific models?

If you like superstrats, then the Carvin DC127, DC145, DC400, or ST300 would be perfect. 24 frets, neck thru, bridge of your choice, wood of your choice. You can't go wrong.
#19
Who the hell stocks Carvin? Neither Guitar Center nor Sam Ash (pretty much the only guitar stores in my area) stock them.

Also, in my searches I've found both the JS1000 and the JS1200 models. Is there any difference between the two? They only have 22 frets which is less than I'd like, but if I like them I might go for one.
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#20
Quote by Artemis Entreri
Used PRS CE man. Used PRS

+1
Probably the most versatile guitars, period, are made by PRS.
They can do just about anything.

Also, nobody stocks Carvin. They're sold thru their website only.
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#21
Online buying? Really? =/ I'm really really against buying online.
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#22
I've never heard of a bad Carvin, and even if there's something wrong, they'll fix it for you free of charge.
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You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#24
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You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
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#26
Do they offer refunds? What I"m afraid of is that I'll hate the neck or something and I'll be stuck with it.
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- Crappy Strat Copy (Redecorated, looks snazzy)
- Ibanez Acoustic/Electric Guitar
- Ibanez RG1570 Mirage Blue
- Peavey Vypyr 30 Watt
#27
Washburn necks (On the N4 and WM series) are quite similar to ESP necks. Thin, but not Ibanez thin.
Musiciansfriend gives full refunds if you return in 30 days (I believe, you can double check on the website).
#28
Quote by Guitar2theface
Do they offer refunds? What I"m afraid of is that I'll hate the neck or something and I'll be stuck with it.

I don't know, their website is very good.
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400 with Gotoh GE1996T (EMG 85/60)
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.