Hi everyone. I’m trying to get back to the guitar playing since a long time. Currently I have an Epiphone Special II guitar, a Line 6 Spider III (75W) amp and some effects pedals, but I want to upgrade my guitar in order to fall in love again with the practicing routine and eventually start gigging. What I’m looking for in a guitar is light weight, versatility and easiness to upgrade. I have a limited budget of $300 top. My musical styles goes from classic rock (Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Queen, etc) to Alternative (Radiohead, Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins), definitely not metal. On this price range I was thinking in something like the Schecter Omen 6, the Ibanez RG321 or the ESP LTD M-103 Flame Maple. Please give me your opinions on these guitars and feel free to suggest other in this price range and according to my needs. Thanks a lot.
I personally like the Ibanez RG321, but just because the Wizard necks are awesome. I would go with that, and then down the road put some better pickups in it.
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i second the rg
and the better pick ups

also at the risk of meeming
i think you need a new amp

Yeah, the Line 6 Spider amps seriously are lacking. If you like modelers, everyone seems to like the Peavey Vypyr (sp?).
yeah ditch the line 6 get a vypyr
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Just don't try out tube amps. Once I got my fender blues jr, I barely touch my vypyr anymore. Solid state amps just don't sound as good as tube amps..

This is just my experience, your mileage may vary.
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Well the amp upgrade its going to take a while : ) But regarding to the guitars, had anyone tried the Schecter? I've read a lot of good things about this brand. Thanks for your replays
I've heard a lot of good things about Schecter, and they supposedly have pretty good necks, too.
Look at the Schecter Omen Solo 6 it even has coil taping wich will give you lots of tonal variations.
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The RG for sure for the guitar. I have had 6 Made in Japan (I.E. Prestige or Prestige quality) Ibanez guitars in the past year or so, and that specific model still intruiges me. I've played them on a couple different occasions and they feel nice to me, almost as nice as my MIJ ones. If I find a cheap used one I wouldn't hesitate to pick it up. Seriously the best budget guitar I've played. It would be fun to mod too.

Your definitely going to need a new amp very soon as well, maybe a used Valveking for your music?