I'm in the market for a new guitar with a budget of about $800-900. I play blues, R&b, hard rock, and metal so the guitar needs to be pretty versatile. I have a bugera 6262 212 combo with a texas heat and a swamp thang. I love the charvel san dimas/ so cal series, but I'm kind of put off by the lack of a master tone knob as I like to be able to switch from sitting back in the mix as a rhythm guitarist and then cutting through as a lead guitarist. I would also prefer a compound radius guitar. I don't mind if the guitar has a tremolo or fixed bridge. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should look for/try out? Also I do not mind if the guitar is new or used.
check out anything by ESP/LTD or jackson