#1
Hi folks

Well I've been reading like a madman several reviews and checking demos to find what should be my third guitar. My Ibby RG350mdx is starting to fail me and after almost 3 years of playing, it is time to get a kickass guitar.

What I'm looking for is a guitar that basically makes my Ibanez RG feel like a wooden log. I want it to destroy my guitar in every possible aspect and I want to feel that it is a ''pro'' guitar, something that will last me 10 years or more.

It should be comfortable to play with, have a good sound for almost all kinds of metal, think of Metallica, Trivium, A7... So no br00talz super down tuned drop G thing. The lowest tuning I would go is probably drop C, but I normally play in standard and drop D.

I'm not picky with the woods or pickups used as I am not that knowledgeable about the impact wood has or what pickups are the best.

It should have 24 frets, can't stand 22.

As I said earlier, it should be mainly for metal; it is just a plus if it can handle other rock related styles.

It should have a sound good enough to record with!

Please no FR because the trem on my Ibanez was a real bitch!

No V-guitars or exagerated looks (think BC rich guitars) and no signature guitars as I don't want another persons guitar.

I live in Sweden, so the guitars here should cost double the amount of what they cost in the states! Yes prices are very inflated, I payed 4500 swedish crowns for my RG350, that is around 700 dollars! So keep that in mind please when suggesting guitars! What I'm willing to pay is around 8000 - 10 000 SC ( around 1500 dollars) but bear in mind the inflation.

If you are kind enough when suggesting a guitar that might suit me, please use http://www.thomann.de/se/index.html and search for the guitar there and look at the price.

Interesting guitars that I've liked so far

http://www.thomann.de/se/schecter_hellraiser_solo_006_bch.htm?sid=aed5f3871a273dbf6a19bc884e1c517b

Very favorable reviews, the EMGs seem to rock and the coil split function looks really interesting. The playability seems very good and it looks so damn fine; I know that looks should not matter but damn, this is one of the most amazing guitars visually. I have also never heard anything bad about Schecter as a company!

http://www.thomann.de/se/esp_ltd_ec1000_bk.htm

Also favorable reviews. Not really sure about the difference between this one and the schecter; both cost roughly the same.

http://www.thomann.de/se/schecter_diamond_c1_hellraiser_bch.htm

This baby seems very similar to the Hellraiser solo 006, I'm not sure about the difference between em' apart from the looks ?

All suggestions and advices are welcome! I want to thank everybody beforehand for taking their time to help me find a rock-solid axe!
#2
The ESP is my choice. Is there any way you can try these guitars out or do you have to oder online?
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#6
Hmm I'm pretty sure that I can only test the LTD one, not sure about the schecter I'm amazed, you guys are the only ones so far that have had something bad to say about schecters!
#7
BTW what are the differences between those 3 anyway?

Also more suggestions would not hurt !
#10
It's so hard to get a schecter here in SWE... I will do my best to find one, are there other guitars in that price range that are able to compete?
#11
The ESP, but in the vintage black finish instead. Looks so classy.
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#12
Esps and schecter are made by the same people though... right? anyway the ESP looks nice and same with the Hellraiser C-1
Apparently this is a signature

Yessir it is
#13
I have the Schecter c-1 hellraiser an I love it. The neck is not as bad as it seems you can get all kinds of sounds with it. The neck is fast it's not a real heavy guitar. To me it's a great guitar for the price. I haven't tried out the others tho.