#1
Hey UG. As the title says, please recommend me a guitar. I plan on using this guitar as my 'main' holy guitar that I will use to no ends, which means I will probably end up using it for more than 7 years. I play mostly Symphonic/Neoclassical Power Metal-- yeah I love the fast stuff and l don't really like a muddy sound. Also, I find the look of a guitar very important, so if a guitar is great but looks bad; please do post it but please also do keep in mind I'm only human so super-ugly guitars are a no-no. My price range is 1-2000 US dollars.

Here are some nice links to help you get to know me better.

Solos from my favorite artist (especially the first solo)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcI6mpMt3qY

--and who can forget:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPGA3vjMLgE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dNxshHlp4w

Also, my superbiased taste in looks:
http://www.espguitars.co.jp/original/images/hrz_3_pwgo.jpg
http://espguitars.co.jp/original/images/forest_gt_stw_.jpg
http://thumbnail.image.rakuten.co.jp/@0_mall/k-gakki/cabinet/egimg/she_sd2red_2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v34/Axe57/DSCF1437.jpg

As you can see, I have some sort of white guitar fetish and the only guitar above that's available for sale in the US is the last (IbaneZ RG Prestige). This is why I am asking UG to help, because I will never get the chance to get my hands on one to test due to it's rarity-- and the same applies for the Japanese guitars I wish to own. I am not lazy, just lacking knowledge when it comes to my turn to carefully pick my 'holy grail' of guitars. Anyways, recommendations please; reasoning and extra information as to why and how would be truly appreciated.
#2
if your looking to spend $2000 you might want to look at a super nice epiphone and a huge amp, guitars that cost thousands are overrated, the les paul cost like $5000-$25000 JUST because its played by famous musicians, dont get me wrong its a good guitar but the epiphone les paul is just as good, even better when playing metal.

check out an epiphone or ibanez
#3
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if your looking to spend $2000 you might want to look at a super nice epiphone and a huge amp, guitars that cost thousands are overrated, the les paul cost like $5000-$25000 JUST because its played by famous musicians, dont get me wrong its a good guitar but the epiphone les paul is just as good, even better when playing metal.

check out an epiphone or ibanez


lolwut?

dont pretend to know what you're talking about when you dont

TS,if you want a horizon III you canget one from ikebe gakki or ishibashi for about 1500$ included shipping..the edwards model of course,


http://www.ikebe-gakki.com/shopping/goods/goods_detail.php?category_id=1&sub_category_id=13&brand=57&view=1&count=12&sort=1&search_status=1&id=167559
#4
#5
Hellraiser?

Bodacious Bob

Schecter Omen 7 Extreme
Ibanez RGR08LTD BK
Behringer TU-100
EHX Metal Muff
Boss MT-2
GLX EQ-100
Marshall VS15


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#6
You can buy guitar in other country. In Poland Gibson Les Paul cost about 3000$~
Well, I try my best
To be just like I am
But everybody wants you
To be just like them

Bob Dylan
#7
you're one lucky man.
2000 dollars

but DEFINETLY you need to get your hands on
Tom Anderson Drop Top Classic
ive seen some ranging from 1300~2300
You MUST get it.
I saw those videos.
It's near perfect for you.


Heres a video of the Hollow Drop Top
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sdoZgdkFUo
Gear

Ibanez RG350DX Electric Guitar With DiMarzio Tone Zone
Academy Electric Guitar
BeaverCreek Acoustic Guitar

Roland Micro Cube Amp
Academy 15W Amp
Peavey Vypyr 30
Peavey Sanpera Footswitch I
Last edited by whoahesgood at Aug 20, 2010,
#9
ESP Horizon FR-ii - Made in Japan



Ibanez RG1570 - Prestige model Made in Japan



Carvin C66 - Made in USA, custom order



Caparison Horus - Japanese custom shop

Last edited by So-Cal at Aug 20, 2010,
#10
TS get the Edwards H-III and then save up for gold hardware. Thank me after.

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#13
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Yea I know XD

I'm contemplating selling my HIII next year to buy it.


yeh,I'd do that aswell if I were you...HIII is a great guitar but I would trade it in a heartbeat for my dream guitar
#14
I've looked though a lot of them and I honestly would just like to purchase a brand new white ESP Forest GT, but cannot for the life of me find how how it's going to be possible.
#15
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Yea I know XD

I'm contemplating selling my HIII next year to buy it.


Offer it to me before anyone else, k?
Spin 'round carousel when your horse isn't screwed in.

My band:
Fractured Instinct
(For fans of Death/Groove/Prog Metal)

Ibanez RGA42E
Ibanez S420
LTD H-301
Ibanez RG520
Peavey Predator USA
Douglas Grendel 725
Line 6 Pod HD500X
#16
I know part of this is going to come off as condescending. I don't mean it to. Sorry if I offend.

If you have that much to spend, advice can only go so far. At that range, you can really afford to get whatever you want. It's also an odd range where, for production line guitars, you're usually inbetween the higher part of the low end, but not scratching the low part of the high end.

I think in a situation like this, you're better off going from the former group, and then plopping upgrades in it. You should have an idea of the pickups you like, and finding a suitable body style with tonewoods that you like shouldn't take too much. If you're into a Fender guitar as a base, you can order a replacement neck to perfect the woods, but for that style the tonewoods don't have as much of an impact. If you're not comfortable installing upgrades then remember to factor in a bit for shop work. Also, buy things like locking tuners and strap locks- this is going to be your main guitar, you're dropping at least $1k on it, splurge the $20 for Dunlop straplocks.

Also, what amp will you be running this through? It sounds like you're either already performing or looking to start doing gigs, this may need an upgrade, and you may well benefit more from that than a new guitar. Same goes for effects to a lesser degree.

Also... Caparisons ftw.
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#17
I'm actually building a very, very strong rig and going to start a band after it's completed-- obviously meaning I will start going to gigs. What I'm doing right now is mass researching, and attempting to ask for help by asking on here. However, for the amp I own-- I'm running on the very first amp I ever got, some 30 dollar fender amp called the Bullet 150; but I'm using my Audio Interface as an 'amp' through my computer rig I use for recording. I am probably going to do some research for amps after this, anyways so if you have any suggestions for a tone like Versailles (first YouTube link) please do shoot.