#1
so anyways... i need a metal guitar. I play rock usually.

i have a budget of about $500 USD.

LTD/Deluxe, Jacksons, whatever, im open to anything.

ALSO: within LTD and LTD Deluxe, which models do you recommend?
shape-wise i prefer double cutaway and im open to a V.

Im looking for a Kirk Hammet sound, so active EMGs would be ideal.

while i currently play on a crappy MG10, I have access to a Peavey Vypr 30 and sanpera I pedal.

I live in Auckland, New Zealand. Main Retailer are Rockshop, KBB, and Lewis Eady.
Last edited by Spaztikko at Dec 2, 2011,
#2
Your choices is already cool, besides add Ibanez ARZ700 and Schecter Blackjack ATX Solo 6
into one of choices. I know they cost pretty much over your budget, but they will definitely answer in what you are looking for.


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#3
Dont add the arz700 to your list.
Thats way too expensive for how well the chinese built it.
Save a few $$ and pickup a used prestige and drop in some emgs.

Also a used ltd deluxe mh-1000 is pretty damn good.
#4
Guitar Player magazine's current issue has a bit of a buyer's guide on moderate-price guitars. I'm not remembering what the exact cut-off (maximum) price limit was, but seem to recall it was in the $600 area (street price). They rated something like 20 guitars. I THINK the same article can be read off of their web site. Might provide some ideas.
#5
thanks all.

I'd love a MH1000, but they are so far and few in new zealand, my friend has the only one.

im gonna take a look around. anymore suggestions would be brill, and thanks to all who have helped allready.

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