#1
THIS IS STRICTLY YOUR OWN OPINION!

Hello, I was wondering, (See top) what is the most metal guitar you can think of for under $2000?

It can be anything from a Epiphone SG to a ESP Prelawsuit EXP

(Note: I am just making this for the replies, your personal opinions, etc., as I want to see how wacky some of the replies are )
#2
Ibanez Iceman/Fireman/Destroyer
Gibson Explorer
Squier "Hello Kitty" Strat

That's all I can think of off the top of my head.
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#3
Hello Kitty Squier Strat, Line 6 spider amp and all the natty ice you can buy with the left over money = metal
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#4
Ibanez RG prestige, ESP Maverick (hard to find these day though), Any Caparison is badass in my opinion but most of them are just a little bit over 2k, +1 for Ibanez Iceman, Jackson Warroir.

And Last of all B.C Rich Stealth (Chuck Schuldiner guitar)
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#6
Ibanez RG (one of the Japanese made ones, or one of the older 90's Korean made ones)
Jackson Pro Series
Charvel San Dimas
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#7
IMHO, "most metal" and "most brutal" guitar really seems like a silly concept.

Of the most metal/brutal players I know, most own something sorta black and pointy with an extra string or two and leave it at that. It ain't the tool -- it's what you do with it. After that, it's just costuming.

I built this one:



I play one of these (new acquisition), which allows me to select drop tunings instantly:



And I have all manner of superstrat and LP style guitars (like this one) that seem to work pretty well for metal:

Last edited by dspellman at Oct 17, 2013,
#8
This


Anything from BC Rich. Oh, and the guitar Dimebag used (Dean). Also pointier Flying V and Explorer style guitars.
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#10
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OK...I snorted.
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#11
I could probably get something pretty hellacious from certain US luthiers I know for $1500-2000.
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!

Log off and play yer guitar!

Strap on, tune up, rock out!
#12
That James Trussart regrettably costs alot more than 2k ^^

(what a beauty tho..)
#13
Quote by MaggaraMarine
This


Anything from BC Rich. Oh, and the guitar Dimebag used (Dean). Also pointier Flying V and Explorer style guitars.


That's hilarious.
#15
Up for the djent one and the hello kitty squier.
I would also add the Avril Lavigne telecaster and the Schecter Hellraiser 007FR special edition.
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#16
t3h wangcaster
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#17
Quote by dspellman
IMHO, "most metal" and "most brutal" guitar really seems like a silly concept.

Of the most metal/brutal players I know, most own something sorta black and pointy with an extra string or two and leave it at that. It ain't the tool -- it's what you do with it. After that, it's just costuming.

I built this one:





That is one sexy guitar. I have always loved the X/Warrior/Stealth and Explorer body shapes and this is like a combination of both. Turn the floyd into fixed bridge and I would get a serious GAS attack.


That said, the most br00tz guitar shape that does not border ridiculous is the above mentioned X/Warrior/Stealth. Its just looks mean. Also, contrary to what people who scoff at pointy designs say, it is actually surprisingly practical shape. You can sit down with it in normal posture like normal guitar (unlike V), but in classical posture it also locks itself in place just like V guitar. However, unlike V guitars, thanks to the lower long front fin it raises itself in better angle without need for footstool or raising your foot (which just tenses up after a while and starts to hurt). And standing up if you want some extra stability for difficult segment, you can just press your thigh against the short lower fin just like you can with Rhoads V guitars.

Simply put, its not just pointy and "edgy" shape just for the sake of br00tz looks, like your typical Warlock shape and such are. Its awesome all around.

Well, they tend to be neck heavy without some careful strap button placement and maybe some weight help... B.C Rich Chuck Schuldiner Stealth is infamous for that.

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Quote by MaggaraMarine
This


Anything from BC Rich. Oh, and the guitar Dimebag used (Dean). Also pointier Flying V and Explorer style guitars.



LOL!


Although I have to point an inaccuracy. How can you get a Drop Z tuning without a second string?

ESP LTD F-50 + Tonezone
Cort EVL-Z4 + X2N
Cort EVL-K47B

Marshall Valvestate 8100
Randall RG1503
Bugera 333
Peavey Rockmaster preamp

Line6 Pod X3
#21


whatever your favorite flavor of Rhoads is.

or



Les Paul Custom. because nothing beats having class. (pretty sure the Gibson one is way out of your budget, but the epi one will leave you lots of money to upgrade with emgs and other toys)

Honorable mentions:
Dean v's and Mls
Jackson Dinkies and warriors
almost every ESP model
and some Ibanez and schecter.
Last edited by Downfall360 at Oct 17, 2013,
#22
I have this

with an EMG 81 at the bridge

Total cost $119 on ebay with a hardcase...

Looks new as well. However pretty much any Ibanez RG or ESP LTD should give you some solid sound with decent pu's for 1/2 of what you are looking to spend....