#1
I've been playing guitar for around 2 and a half years and ive decided to buy my first guitar, (my first guitar was a christmas present from my dad, an old 1970s epiphone et-270), i've chosen to avoid trems as to me they are just a novelty and too much of a hassle. I play metal/hard rock so ive chosen 4 guitars made specifically for that genre. Pick up wise im not bothered as thats easily fixable, im more concerned with the feel and playability of the guitar e.g fretboard + neck job.

1. Jackson DKXT
2. Ibanez RGR321EX
3. ESP LTD MH-100QMNT
4. Schecter Omen Extreme 6
#2
Best way to test the feel and playability is to hold them in your own hands. Will you have the chance to play these before you buy?
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#4
I like the LTD out of those. But the Jackson is decent and so is the Ibanez, I just prefer the LTD MH to those
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#5
Feel & playability are totally subjective - I know you said you can't try them before you buy, but you really should make the effort.

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