#1
Hey-o!

been quite a while since i've been on here, and i'm still trying to find companies/luthiers that make guitars like what i'm looking for

looking primarily at 6 & 7 string guitars, with a general body shape like either of these:
http://www.rondomusic.com/septorelite827ebdnctpurple.html
http://www.rondomusic.com/product4568.html

but i'm fairly flexible

the main difficulty i'm finding is that all the "high quality" guitars that most non-custom luthiers make are equipped with a tremolo, and they don't/won't make one that is hard tail

basic specs i'm looking for:

body shape similar to the above (note, i am looking for something that has "horns" that come to more of a point like an RG body, or really, one like this: http://nealmoser.com/store/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=2357

but that is just a wish

Scale length: at least 25.5''
24 Frets
humbuckers (i figure i can make changes here as necessary)
hard tail bridge that is solid
flexible with neck & body woods
neck-through
stainless steel frets

I'm generally finding that the only way to get these options is to go full custom, which my wallet dreads

luthiers who are close:
parker (has a trem)
ET guitars
Ibanez (not quite there, always something just off)
Moser (expensive as hell)
Agile (questionable quality?)


any suggestions, or have i pretty much found all there is to find?

thanks for the time, happy new year!
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#2
i think carvin has some pretty affordable high end custom makes.

http://www.carvinguitars.com/customshop/sevenstring.php

there are a couple people that have ordered from them on this site, they seemed to be very pleased. i have a feeling they will be out your price range, but for good quality to custom specs they will be about as cheap as it gets.

that being said, i have played some of the rondo/agile guitars and i have definitely played worst instruments.
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#3
The Ibanez RGA Fits your requirements but they're not neck-through.
Heres a link: http://www.ibanez.com/ElectricGuitars/SeriesIntro-RGA_Intro

Or the Ibanez RGD
http://www.ibanez.com/ElectricGuitars/model-RGD7321

Then there is Schecter guitars.
http://www.schecterguitars.com/International/Products/Guitar/Blackjack-ATX-C-7.aspx
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Ibanez RG7621 or RG15271?
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jackson usa sl2ht has all that apart from the stainless steel frets

or for cheaper, the slsmg (it's japanese, haven't tried that exact model, but teh japanese jacksons i have tried have been pretty good, especially the neck-thru ones).

I'm sure ESP, as mentioned above, has several options too.

though i'm guessing ss frets will be the sticking point if that's a deal-breaker.
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thanks for the suggestions so far

I've looked at carvin, seemed pretty good, but unsure as to the general quality of the guitars, anyone care to vouch or care to give their thoughts on them?

also, anyone know much about the RGA series? how is the wood quality and such, looking for something that is very well made, just not necessary that it have things like an active eq package or trem

thanks!

also, no real budget, right now, just checking things out, in the US
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the older japanese-made rgas were very nice if the one i tried was anything to go by (and i assume it was, it played and felt like a prestige mij ibanez)
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thanks for the suggestions so far

I've looked at carvin, seemed pretty good, but unsure as to the general quality of the guitars, anyone care to vouch or care to give their thoughts on them?


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thanks for the suggestions so far

I've looked at carvin, seemed pretty good, but unsure as to the general quality of the guitars, anyone care to vouch or care to give their thoughts on them?


thanks!

also, no real budget, right now, just checking things out, in the US


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