#1
hey guys,
I've been playing guitar for a little over 5 years now
I'm still playing my first guitar (ibanez gio)
it's time for a new guitar but I can't decide on one

so i was looking for some advice
this is what I am looking for in a guitar
-Active pickups
-Tremolo system
and also not NEEDED but would like
-set neck or neck thru design

also my hands are average sized but my fingers are somewhat long for the size of my hand
so I don't know whether to get a thin or fat neck
any advice would be good
thanks
#2
neck profile is very personal... i'm not sure how much it depends on the size of your hands, just what you like.

what's your budget and what's your amp?
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#3
1000 dollars MAX budget

my amps:
currently play with a Peavey Bandit 112 and 180watt behringer PA amp as an external speaker
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#4
might be worth diverting some of that towards a new amp budget...

regarding guitars, schecter have a bunch with those specs, also washburn.
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#5
hey, best advice, spend a day in your nearest guitar store playing all guitars in there (dont let em throw you out!) and see what suits you a guitar is a very personal thing so its hard to suggest anything that wont turn out crap

rich
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#7
normally you get a locking nut with a floyd...

so no, unless you really like how locking tuners make string-changing a bit quicker. If you're only worried about keeping it in tune, the locking nut's going to keep it in tune better than locking tuners.
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#8
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hey, best advice, spend a day in your nearest guitar store playing all guitars in there (dont let em throw you out!) and see what suits you a guitar is a very personal thing so its hard to suggest anything that wont turn out crap

rich


LOL @ the throwing you out part.

I second this advice. In fact, you might even wanna hit up 2-3 different stores.

I've bought guitars that I never touched 4-5 times just based on good reviews. All of them were not right for me.

Then I did the work and actually stepped foot into a store and tried stuff out.

Now my guitars all fit my playing like a glove.
#10
^^^^^^^

Don't spit on the other customers, or staff.

TS: Tbh, there are a large number of brands that make guitars to your specs. As for the neck size, just find a brand of guitar that's neck fits your hand comfortably; any guitar made by that brand will generally have the same neck size.
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#11
Feeling the guitar in your hands and playing it for a while is such an important thing because after few tests you can feel instantly what's feeling real comfortable & smooth to play with and what's not. This is my friend makes a lot of difference