#1
Hi everyone.
I have an Ibanez RG170DX, and I am looking to buy my next guitar. My price range is $700 - $800. My styles are metal, classic rock, and a little pop.

I like the Ibanez DN500K - Nice shape, like the pick-up switching system, like the tight-tune bridge, apparently balances well (not neck heavy or anything like that), like the set-in neck, pick-ups look good for the price, Very curious about the sapele body.

The Gibson Epiphone Les Paul standard Looks good. But I haven't found much information on it.

This is just to give an idea of what kind of guitar I want. Of course, If anyone could recommend a better guitar suited to my needs, that would be much appreciated too. Cheers
Last edited by Bryce98 at Jun 4, 2010,
#2
personally id get the the dn if it came in left handed ive played a few they were nice
ive also played quite a few epiphone les pauls and some were great some where meh and some were terrible
but i guess you shuold try them out until you find one you like
#3
I'm biased since I own one, but, a Schecter C-1 Hellraiser is a brilliant guitar; in fact, that was my upgrade from an Epi Les Paul Standard . A Fender HSS Strat might be a bit more versatile though, if you want a more vintage feel in a guitar. Those are probably your best bet.
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#4
DO NOT GET AN EPIPHONE! For $800 you could get a brand new Gibson Les Paul Studio.
Or a much nicer used one. I would suggest buying used over buying new. You will ultimately get a better instrument at a lower price. The Gibson Studio will handle all of those styles very well. But if you like a bit more metal I would suggest getting the more expensive studio(used) because it will have hotter pickups(490R/498T) as opposed to the ones in the faded(the one that costs $800 new) equipped with Burstbucker Pro's.
You could also look at the SG Special Faded as well if you're interested in Gibson. They go for $700 brand new.

Seriously if you're spending more than $400 on a guitar, there is no point in buying epiphone when you can buy a much much nicer used Gibson.

Craigslist, and the used section of guitar center are really the best places to look imo.


EDIT:Heres the studio
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Gibson-Les-Paul-Studio-Electric-Guitar?sku=517030&src=3WFRWXX&ZYXSEM=0&CAWELAID=335406047
#5
Seeing you were interested in the Epi LP.. you should check out Schecter Tempest. I have the Tempest Custom which is an awesome guitar. The Epiphone is really well built but the draw back is the poor pickups which arn't very good. Hope this helped!
#8
you could probably get a Gibson Les Paul Studio for that price range.
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#9
I think the schecter has better hardware (TOM bridge, Locking tuners). But it seems to be designed for just metal. Does Schecter hav an equally impressive all-rounder model with a fixed bridge and active pickups?
#11
most guitar with active pickups are not meant to be "all-rounders". Actives don't really respond to well to anything other than metal. So the answer to your question is no.

You really should look at a Les Paul Studio

Lp's are probably the most versatile guitar out there imo.
#12
What kind of tuners are on the Ibanez DN 500?
Does Schecter make any kind of all-rounder.
Last edited by Bryce98 at Jun 16, 2010,