#1
Hello, this is my first post so bear with me.
I'm planning on getting a second guitar but I'm not sure which guitar model to get that's between the price range of 200 and 350 dollars new or used. So far I'm thinking about getting a schecter damien fr or will a seven string allow me to better tune that low. Also what string gauge would be good for Drop B through drop G tuning?
#2
I'm not sure of particular models in that price range, but I'd look for a baritone with longer scale length if you don't plan on tuning above B. I have a guitar that's always tuned to B standard, it's 25.5" scale, an Ibanez RG3EX1, and what I have on there right now is 7 string Power Slinky minus the high e. So it's a 14-58 set. I occasionally tune to drop A, would almost prefer a 60 or 62 for my 6th. Going down to G I'd probably use something a little thicker.
#3
Either a 6 or 7 will be fine. You'd use the same gauge strings for either, the 7 will just have an extra high string, if you want that or not.

I would recommend an extended scale as well, 26.5"-27" would be good I think.

These are all (or mostly all) guitars with 27" scale lengths, many of which fall nicely into your budget. Agiles are good guitars. I've had good experience with Douglas myself, but if you can afford Agile, get an Agile.

(Hopefully this link works for you) http://www.rondomusic.com/cgi-rondomusic/sb/productsearch.cgi?search_field=27

If not, just search "27" in the search box here: http://www.rondomusic.com/electricguitar.html

EDIT: Searching "627" will give you most (if not all) of their 6 string guitars with 27" scale lengths, and searching "727" will give you most (if not all) of their 7 string guitars with 27" scale lengths.
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Last edited by Offworld92 at May 9, 2013,
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Quote by Offworld92
Either a 6 or 7 will be fine. You'd use the same gauge strings for either, the 7 will just have an extra high string, if you want that or not.

I would recommend an extended scale as well, 26.5"-27" would be good I think.

These are all (or mostly all) guitars with 27" scale lengths, many of which fall nicely into your budget. Agiles are good guitars. I've had good experience with Douglas myself, but if you can afford Agile, get an Agile.

(Hopefully this link works for you) http://www.rondomusic.com/cgi-rondomusic/sb/productsearch.cgi?search_field=27

If not, just search "27" in the search box here: http://www.rondomusic.com/electricguitar.html

EDIT: Searching "627" will give you most (if not all) of their 6 string guitars with 27" scale lengths, and searching "727" will give you most (if not all) of their 7 string guitars with 27" scale lengths.


This, just got a baritone Agile LP, it's a hell of a guitar for the price.

(I think we may have both bought baritones to play Sentry...)
Last edited by WilhelmTGFRyan at May 9, 2013,
#5
Pretty much in agreement with everything said.

The closest to Drop G I do is on my 8 string which has a 27" scale neck and a 75 gauge string for F#.

You could probably get away with a 65+ gauge low string on a guitar with at bare minimum a 25.5'' neck.

As for guitars, the agiles mentioned thusfar would be ideal.

http://www.rondomusic.com/hadron627na.html

That was the only baritone 6 string I found on their website that wasn't semi-hollow or a 7 string. A 7 string might be worth looking into as well.
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