#1
Looking for some direction/help because I've tried out so many guitars in the past few weeks and can't find one I've particularly fallen in love with. So if you have an opinion please share, I'll be very grateful.

I love the way my strat feels, so I'm looking at strat style only guitars. I'm getting rid of my les paul studio for it, as I don't feel very comfortable on the short scale.

Looking for FR, 24 frets, strat style, humbucker on the bridge.

So, I've narrowed it down to ESP, Jackson, Schecter, or PRS.

Please only give me advice on guitars you've owned or played often, and have personal experience with that is A+

Thanks for all your help, seriously.
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#2
Why not Ibanez? Their FRs are IMO a lot better than LTD, Jackson or Schecters LFRs, they got killer superstrats and of course humbuckers on most models...

EDIT. Also, very fast, thin necks, great for 'shredding'
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#3
You will have a lot of chew finding a PRS with a floyd rose on it, they're virtually nonexistant. The only one i've heard of is an SE torero?
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#4
The only Ibanez I'd really want is an Sabre prestige, but they are out of my budget.
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#5
yeah check out ibanez the rg series have exactly what you want the fr arent as bad as people say in fact its quite good
#6
I play an Esp LTD mh-250. The neck is thin enough to shred, and it has an amazing Original Floyd Rose. It has everything your looking for. Great sound too
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#7
The only Ibanez I really admire are the prestige, and they are out of my budget.
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#8
I don't like Jackson because they always seem to be a bolt on neck, but I do like the feel of their necks. I also think Schecter and LTD have nice necks for me, but not as nice as jackson.
#10
For that money, assuming you're buying new, odds are you will get a guitar with a piece of shit FR, whether it's a Jackson, an LTD or an Ibanez. After having done some research, I myself wouldn't get anything below an Ibanez RG prestige (1570 and above) for whammy bar use.
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#11
Check out Laguna guitars. I've got one of their older 24 fret, swamp ash models and love it. Their LE400Q is a carved top Strat-style guitar with a Floyd and 24 frets and runs about $399. If their build quality is as good now as when I bought mine, you couldn't go wrong with that guitar.
#13
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I play an Esp LTD mh-250. The neck is thin enough to shred, and it has an amazing Original Floyd Rose. It has everything your looking for. Great sound too


Really nice guitar but its 24" scale. Otherwise I think it was a winner. I'm really liking the ESP.
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#14
ibanez s570 or esp ltd mh-350 / h-351

i'd go with the ibanez cuz it's got the best trem for that price range.
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#15
Wild card, but I'm a fan of the old Fender Heartfield Talons. Buckethead used to play one. You can get them for around 3-400 on eBay usually.
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Really nice guitar but its 24" scale. Otherwise I think it was a winner. I'm really liking the ESP.


I have a mh-250 as well and it is a 25.5". I love my guitar and I would definitely recommend checking one out. I haven't had any issues with the trem and I've had my guitar for 4 years. If you are reasonable and don't go ape shit on them licensed trems will be just fine. That being said with your budget I would look at esp/ltd 400 series as they are better build quality and good guitars for the $$$.
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