#1
My girlfriend wants to start playing guitar, as a girl she's pretty obsessed by how the thing looks, this is the picture she drew of how it should look:

To me that looks like the Jackson Warrior and due to price range (max of £400) and her other wants (tremolo system and 24 frets), I've been looking at the Jackson WRXT. Link to it is here: http://jacksonguitars.com/products/specSheet.php?product=2911600303 she's agreed that she likes the look... Though she's not sure about the color.

Does anyone know any other ones that I should be taking a look at? I've looked at the B.C. Rich Stealth (but that's too expensive) and various deans which were dubbed "eugh". As a side note, does anyone else think that this dean body style:
looks like a waving man?
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#2
you looked at the ibanez xiphos?

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#3
Ibanez Xiphos.

EDIT: Not only was I beaten to first, my option was beaten too.
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#4
Jackson Warrior is a good guitar as a base guitar. You could always watch videos on YouTube on how to repaint your own guitar if the color is an issue
#5
The Jackson is probably going to be better than most BC rich or Dean guitars that you'll find, although I'm not a huge fan of any of those guitars.
#6
yes to the waving man.

As for your gf, if you're spending £400 do you not think it's better if she looks past appearances. I know it's important - we all fall for a sexy guitar - but that's a lot of money to be sinking into something purely on looks.

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#8
When I read the thread's name, I thought you were ready to trade a guitar for a girlfriend, which her shape is important (otherwise guitar for a fatty is a bad trade).
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#9
[quote="'[VictorinoX"]']Jackson Warrior or Ibanez Xiphos, just like my comrades said above.

i like your style

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#13
watch out for lower end jacksons, they can sound like shit. where on the hand of the ibanez, you get affordable tone and build quality on a trusted name. i'd say Xiphos. + they look awesome, and the latest, 27 fret version is amazing. but you need a bit more money for that one :-D
#14
Ibanez Xpt700 is a killer axe for sure, and it's neck-through, and as far as I know, there are no Warriors that are neck-through constructed in the under 1000€ price range... but, taking into consideration that she's a girl, it's worth noticing that the Xiphos is a big mahogany guitar with a lot of wood and it weights a ton. Personally, I don't mind, I think it gives a guitar a good, solid feel, bu just saying, take the weight factor into consideration.
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#15
I would STRONGLY advise against a floating trem on a starter guitar, she'll end up spending too much time learning to set up/ tune/ restring the thing instead of actually learning to play.
there's also very little payoff to having a floating trem or 24 frets until you become at least a proficient player.
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I would STRONGLY advise against a floating trem on a starter guitar, she'll end up spending too much time learning to set up/ tune/ restring the thing instead of actually learning to play.
there's also very little payoff to having a floating trem or 24 frets until you become at least a proficient player.

A valid point, even though I don't see why not to get 24 frets, with my first guitar I was constantly cursing the fact that it only had 22.
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#17
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A valid point, even though I don't see why not to get 24 frets, with my first guitar I was constantly cursing the fact that it only had 22.

Ibanez do make a hardtail Xiphos, it's in a gray color, however.

And I have a floating trem on my guitar, I used it for half a year, then the metal started to crap out, so I blocked it.

I say go for the floating one.
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#18
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Jackson Warrior is a good guitar as a base guitar. You could always watch videos on YouTube on how to repaint your own guitar if the color is an issue

for gods sake unless you're a professional guitar painter dont listen to this guy, on a squier bullet you can experiment with painting it yourself but not on a 400 guitar
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#19
Theres a budget, bolt on version of the Xiphos that Ibanez just came out with. Its a hard tail too.
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#20
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When I read the thread's name, I thought you were ready to trade a guitar for a girlfriend, which her shape is important (otherwise guitar for a fatty is a bad trade).

Honest to god you did make me laugh out loud!
I know there are more important factors than the shape but that's why I'm looking through the specs of the guitars for her.
Good idea on the Ibanez Xiphos, I'd never have thought to check out Ibanez cause I mainly associate them with the RGs.
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#21
And nobody has set recommended the Dean Dimebag? Meh, it looks exactly like the drawing, fairly cheap and plays well (although I don't own one, but I remember once playing one for a long period of time - I'm not a metal head).





Yes, a lot are dubbed, but you can get original simple ones, like shown in the first picture!
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#23
Wow, you have one metal girlfriend...

All my girlfriend plays is acoustic, I'm jealous that you have the opportunity to shred with yours lol
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#25
I'm gonna guess that you aren't gonna want to purchase a Gibson Sharkfin so... go look at the new Ibanez Xiphos 300 model that came out. Much cheaper than the 700 and hardtail bridge.
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#26
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So you're girlfriend admits that shape does matter


Fail. Size matters. Shape only matters if its oddly shaped, like in the shape of an S for example.

*dirty joke alert* and the best part about a Xiphos, ML and Warrior is when she gets lonely, she's got 4 dildos... On the dean, 5.
#27
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I'm gonna guess that you aren't gonna want to purchase a Gibson Sharkfin so... go look at the new Ibanez Xiphos 300 model that came out. Much cheaper than the 700 and hardtail bridge.

Ah but she's not looking for a hardtail bridge. She wants the trem system and I can easily show her how to set it up and even set it up for her if needs be.
Definitely not a Gibson though, they're overpriced lumps of turd *spits on Gibsons*
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#28
The Ibanez or the Jackson will be your best bet. They both pretty much fall into the drawing more than the DEANs.


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#29
Yeah, like I said in the original post, she found the Deans "eugh". She's liking the Ibanez Xiphos and I'll be taking a trip down to the music shop soon to play it and see if it's any good.
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#30
Xiphos +1.

Dean -10.

Only dean I've ever played and liked was the cadillac. That's a great ****ing guitar. But for the shape she wants, don't get cursed with an ML. Dime rocked the ML's. Nobody else. Plus, once Dime started selling signature Dean's, build quality pulled a Gibson on us.
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