#1
Hello UG, I've recently decided to get back to full-time on guitar, and I've had a beautiful 95' American Strat that I've been playing for 3 years now, but I really want to get a new light-weight guitar (I'm 5'6, strats are heavy) that weighs along the lines of a Jackson RR/V (Body and weight), that comes equipped with Floyd Rose Original (or similar quality), and 22frets minimum. I know there are guitars that fit that criteria that are $2k+, but I don't have that kind of cash, my budget is from $800-$1100, so thanks in advance for any advice.
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#3
For you're price range, you could possibly get a nice PRS, which some can be really surprisingly light, however you may struggle to get one with a Floyd rose :/ I would deffinately recommend any PRS tho
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#4
I've never played one, but the S-series Ibanez is pretty light, I believe. It doesn't have an original FR, but it has a locking trem. I stand to be corrected, but check it out.
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#5
@joester567: So you want advise me to buy a new guitar that is crappier than the Fender Strat I already have? No thanks.

@maca_oh8: That does sound good, I'm just worried about the Floyd Rose. It doesn't have to be a Floyd Rose original, just of similar quality, since I'd like to use my tremolo and do crazy things with it. With my strat if I just touch my trem it cries and goes out-of-tune.

@finetune: I'll check those out, and if they have a quality floyd rose copy why not.
#6
A Jackson RR3 is right up your alley. Jackson has notoriously good LFRs
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#7
@simpleben09: I checked out the RR3, I really digged em, but I heard their LFR isn't as good as an Original, hence my goal for Original quality bridges. If you can show me anything that states otherwise, it'd be much appreciated.
#8
Well, if you want an OFR, I'm pretty sure you're going to have to pay around $1000 for the guitar.... LFR's aren't that horrible. My LTD is from 07, and the LFR works perfectly fine. I doubt it's going to last 10 years from now, but it's not that horrible. Jackson LFR's are much better.
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#9
The Ibanez RG series around that price range is good. Its lighter than most guitars I've played, basswood is one of the lighter woods iirc. The Edge Pro is just as good, if not better than the OFR, and it has 24 frets. The sound is alright, but the neck feels great.
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#11
Like the other guy said PRS's are very very nice.

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