#1
Hi guys I'm looking for a new electric guitar for between $500-$700. I play mostly metal and hard rock but deffinately want a decent clean sound as well. A point in the right direction would be well appreciated as It currently is very difficult for me to travel to a guitar store right now so I don't really have the luxury for repeat visits. Thanks!!
#2
Telecasters are the most versatile guitars ever. youll see famous metal players, clean players and everyone in between using em.
#3
Would you be willing to buy online?? You can buy great guitars for a cheap price.

Maybe what would be good for you is an ESP or a Schecter with active EMG 81/85 as they can handle the cleans and are built for metal
#5
Quote by supersac
a strat with a humbucker in the bridge should get as versatile as you want

Exactly my thoughts.
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#7
ESP, Jackson, Ibanez. Those are the big 3 metal guitar companies if you ask me.

Others can be used for metal but are not designed for it specifically.
Get a guitar with either a bridge humbucker or two humbuckers.

EMG's are alright, but honestly they only sound good if the player is good.

I have a Jackson DKMGT, used to own an ESP/LTD and a Dean Razorback. I wouldn't recommend Dean by the way, seems quality is NOT what it used to be. But I highly recommend the earlier mentioned 3 brands. I'm not a Fender fan, and I think schecter necks are too big. But It's personal preference. Try going to a music shop and trying brands out if you can.

Good luck!!
#8
LTD with a set of seymour duncan pickups in it (EC's, mh's and phoenix's). you may have to stretch a little bit budget wise, but you'll get a guitar with really good spec's and an excellent tonal palette
#9
How about a Fender Strat?? You could get an MIM Strat for about the price range you posted.

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