#1
So i'm looking to buy a new guitar, mainly to be used for metal and prog. I'm intending to spend UP TO or around 1000 $AUS, but I'm thinking international possibly. I have an Ibanez SA120 atm, and was thinking something along the lines of the RG350DX and upgrading the Pickups if its cheaper. So, any advice would be great. Thanks
#2
For metal AND prog I would reccamend either a Fender or an Epiphone.

For metal, I would say the RG350DX is fine.

For prog, a Les Paul of some sort would be great.
#3
Ibanez S320 is within your budget and is pretty good imo. Though do you want a hard tail sort of bridge or is a floating bridge fine?
#4
I like the floating bridge, but i think i wanna get something with 24 frets just in case i get particularly proggy or metal haha. And Jumbo or XJ where possible
#6
Yeah, I don't know why not. What would be good used/where does one look for a good range of used?
#7
Ebay, craigslist (not as useful for aussies), gumtree, melband etc. IMO you should be on the look out for Ibanez RG550/570/770/1570 or any other old MIJ ibanez guitars or prestige guitars. They can often been found for under $1000aud but you may need to wait a while and also you definitely have to try it out before you buy it to get used to the feeling of the neck.