#1
hi,

I am a lefty guitarist and i was looking to buy an electric guitar + amp.

I like to play all styles of music but mainly play hard rock ( like ACDC) and some metal ( like Children of Bodom)

My budget is around 500-550 $ including an amp. But if its really worth it i can spend a bit more.

As a lefty I'm not exactly spoilt for choices . If i buy new my main choices are the ibanez rg5ex1 or the rg 370 dx but ive heard that the edge 3 bridge sucks so im not to crazy about those. Also are the low end schecter models.

Online on ebay i have found some deals so I was hoping i could get some suggestions about them.

1. Schecter she devil with upgraded pickups

http://cgi.ebay.com/SCHECTER-C-1-SHE-DEVIL-LEFT-HANDED-w-UPGRADED-PICKUPS_W0QQitemZ330362352087QQcmdZViewItemQQptZGuitar?hash=item4ceb2171d7&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14#ht_500wt_1182

good guitar but no tremolo.

2. Schecter blackjack with original floyd rose

http://cgi.ebay.com/SCHECTER-BLACKJACK-C-1-FR-GUITAR-FLOYD-ROSE-2008-LEFTY_W0QQitemZ380163357301QQcmdZViewItemQQptZGuitar?hash=item5883807a75&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14#ht_566wt_939

again great guitar but kinda out of my budget.

3. Ibanez RG 560 - with upgraded pickups

http://cgi.ebay.com/IBANEZ-RG560-LEFT-HANDED-ELECTRIC-GUTAR-FLOYD-ROSE_W0QQitemZ150376118386QQcmdZViewItemQQptZGuitar?hash=item23031d7872&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14#ht_500wt_1182

looks kinda old but the specs seem nice. few people on this forum have not seemed too enthusiastic about this guitar .


So my issue is that if i go for the blackjack then I'd have to buy a cheap ass amp to play it on but the advantage is that it has an original floyd rose.

The she devil also is a good guitar and along with that i could manage to buy a half decent amp too.

So which would be better - going for an original floyd rose but a cheap amp or getting the cheaper guitar and getting a decent amp.

thanks
#3
if this is your first electric go with the she devil because the trem can be hard to set up at first and a decent amp is more important then a whammy bar
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#4
hey,

I forgot to say - this will not be my first guitar. Ive been playing for around 1.5 yrs now.
The guitar i had previously was an ibanez grg 170 dx- pretty decent but once i started fiddling around with the whammy i couldnt keep it in tune - that was one of my main issues so this time i want to be wary while buying a guitar with a whammy.

I also use an effects pedal ( zoom g2.1u) if that has anything to do with thew decision of buying an amp.
#5
Angus young played an SG so you could go for one. I would suggest a Les Paul (epiphone standard, comes left handed) so that you can get some metal tones as well as sound great for hard rock.
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