#1
Hello UG'ers, I'm thinking of buying a secondary guitar since I have a low budget and I've found some models that I like but I don't know which one to choose, these are my options:

Charvel DS2-ST TBS: http://www.thomann.de/es/charvel_ds2_st_tbs.htm

ESP LTD EC-10: http://www.thomann.de/es/esp_ltd_ec_10_blk.htm

ESP LTD EC-100QM: http://www.thomann.de/es/esp_ltd_ec100qmstbc_egitarre.htm

Kramer Assault 220 (non-FR version): http://www.thomann.de/es/kramer_guitars_assault_220_redburst.htm


I added the EC-10 because I can buy it directly from my local store (I tried it and I like its feel).

What are your opinions? Thanks in advance!

(By the way, I play mostly Metal and my amp is a Peavey Bandit 112)
Last edited by VíctorG at Dec 11, 2013,
#2
What kind of sound do you want and what kind of amp do you use?
The 2 ECs aren't very different, if you have played the 10 and like it, there's no reason to not get it. Although, there's a huge jump in quality if you can get up to the ec-401 and above (another 400 euro, though)
You can always upgrade pickups and other bits later when you save some money. I say go back to the shop and get the one you actually played, as in, the exact same one. Quality can vary on the ones in your price range. If they don't have that same one, check out a few before you buy one.
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#3
Sorry, I forgot to add that. I edited it now.
I am looking for a low budget guitar because saving up for a mid-high end one would take me heaps now.
And I was afraid to add the EC-10 because it is said to be a beginner guitar, but I think it sounds pretty good plus it has 24 frets! :P
Thanks for the advice!
#5
I don't believe in the term "beginner guitars".
Harmony: Stratocaster
Alvarez: F-200
Schecter: Omen 6
Fender: BXR-60
Dean: Metalman Z Bass (Betty)
Egnator: Tweaker 15
Pearl: Maximum
ESP/LTD: EXP-300
Custom: Harley Quinn Bass
Custom: TK-421 Explorer
A steadily growing supply of pedals
#6
Quote by HellDio
You should also check the Fernandes Monterey or the Fernandes Ravelle (slighlty different than LP shape) its a pretty good brand of guitars and have some good models in the low prices, some mid range have Duncans pickups

http://www.fernandesguitars.com/products/guitars/monterey.html
http://www.fernandesguitars.com/products/guitars/ravelle.html

just check it


Seconded...especially since they're having a sale.

http://www.fernandesguitarshop.com/
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#7
Quote by VíctorG

And I was afraid to add the EC-10 because it is said to be a beginner guitar, but I think it sounds pretty good plus it has 24 frets! :P


I'm not sure what makes a "beginner guitar" other than price.
The quality of the setup on that guitar will make all the difference.

On that particular guitar, 24 frets means little. For starters two of the frets are a bit buried into the body. On other 24 fret guitars the 24th fret is usually no lower than the bottom of the cutaway, and that allows better access. The guitar is a bolt neck guitar, and that means that the back of your hand has already changed shape to get to the upper frets.

All that said, there's nothing to keep that guitar from rocking very, very hard.
#8
Thanks for all the comments and suggestions! I think I'll be getting the EC-10 after what I read; I think I was underestimating it, but I can always add little improvements to it.