#1
Ok so im buying a new guitar and my max price is $600. In a guitar im looking for mahogany body, preferably flamed or quilted maple top, and a floyd rose. For $550 i think i found my dream guitar which is a Schecter Damien elite 6 Fr(pictured below), can anyone else make me a better suggestion???


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#2
If you were going to play metal, I would suggest an Epiphone Explorer. Those go for about $614 bucks. You could also choose from a wide variety of Epiphone Les Pauls, they are really good for beginers like me, which is why I have a Les Paul Special II, works like a charm.