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So I will be getting a pretty hefty tax return check and tuition reimbursement pretty soon so I am looking to expand my collection, and would love some new interesting ideas!
Budget- I estimate $850-$1100 but would prefer not to spend the whole thing, but, if i see something amazing i could be tempted lol

Favorite Artist- Pretty much anything modern metal wise. Trivium, All that remains, Sylosis, Unearth, A7X, Darkest hour, Killswitch, Ect.

Preference- I would like the super strat shape, but I am also a fan of the Les Paul shape and "off" les pauls, like the Schecter Solos. Would like 24 but could live with 22 if need be, looking for a thinner neck so I have something different then my current guitar. As for brands I don't have that much preference, I want it to be really slick and classy looking, I love the look of Mayones Guitars but can not afford that price. To give you an idea this guitar is one of my favorites Ive seen on here https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1626026&highlight=mayones

Pickups- Humbuckers, preferably passive, but again if i saw something really special i could go active. Preferably double humbucker, but can go H-S-H.

New 0r Used- I would like new, I'm a sucker for that fresh out of the box feel, but again im open to used if something awesome popped up.

Location- I am in western Michigan in the USA, closest city would be Muskegon or Grand Rapids, I have a guitar center about an hour away and will make a trip but not multiple times.

Current gear is in my Sig, also will be playing through a 6505+ combo at band practices.

No i am not a newb that just wants "teh Shredderz guitars" I am an experienced player thats just looking for something unique

All recommendations are welcome! i know theres a lot of unknown brands Like Mayones that i havent heard of but are amazing guitars, and I would love something different that not everyone has seen before.
Thanks in Advance! if you need any more info ill add whatever, and sorry this is so long :p
Guitars-
Schecter KM7
Amp-
Peavey Vypyr VIP1
#2
Sylosis recently started using Reverend Sensei guitars- namely the HB and RA models. Reverend is designed in Detroit and made in Korea, with final teating & setup back in Detroit. Here they are, plus some other Reverends that might appeal to you:

http://www.reverendguitars.com/instrument/sensei-hb/
http://www.reverendguitars.com/instrument/sensei-ra/
http://www.reverendguitars.com/instrument/sensei-ra-fm/
http://www.reverendguitars.com/instrument/reeves-gabrels-ii/
http://www.reverendguitars.com/instrument/kingbolt-ra/
http://www.reverendguitars.com/instrument/kingbolt-ra-fm/
http://www.reverendguitars.com/instrument/bayonet/
http://www.reverendguitars.com/instrument/bayonet-w/
http://www.reverendguitars.com/instrument/volcano-ra-fm/

Fernandes makes some nifty guitars, mostly aimed at players in the harder genres of R&R. They're also selling a limited quantity of their guitars directly, at reduced prices- see the second link.

http://www.fernandesguitars.com/
http://www.fernandesguitarshop.com/
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Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Jan 5, 2014,
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Those look awesome! i just though of something else i should have put, i lot of people are steering me towards carvins, does anyone know if they are honestly worth the money? ive hear nothing but good things and it seems almost to good to be . and what about Agiles?
Guitars-
Schecter KM7
Amp-
Peavey Vypyr VIP1
Last edited by guitarguydm123 at Jan 5, 2014,
#4
For an LP style. I just picked up this LTD JH-600EC and it plays and sound great, of course it's a metal machine.. I haven't seen any around, so they're not that common. Plus I'm a huge Slayer and Hanneman fan..





[..BLACKFIRE..]
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Quote by guitarguydm123
Those look awesome! i just though of something else i should have put, i lot of people are steering me towards carvins, does anyone know if they are honestly worth the money? ive hear nothing but good things and it seems almost to good to be . and what about Agiles?


Carvins are very well made. The only knock on them is that some people think their pickups are kind of vanilla. IOW, they're perfectly fine for most genres, but not hot enough for metal.

Agiles have a reputation on UG as being very good value for money if not outright good guitars. An Agile will probably be better than most 2nd tier makers, like Squier or Epiphone, and some of their better ones challenge the big names.
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!
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Quote by dannyalcatraz


with sylosis being amongst my favourite bands, when i was looking for a new guitar i checked out reverend and fell in love with the sensei ra fm (satin blue burst), got it for $999 from musicstorelive
i've not regretted it one bit
lovely guitar, amazingly comfortable to play, great tone
do it
#7
Yes, join the Cult of Reverend...
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!
Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Jan 5, 2014,
#8
LTDs are a very good choice in that price range. I had a MH-1000FR until recently and it was a kickass guitar. Also Carvins are good. But I myself am planning to go for a Sterling by MM. Buy one of the JP signature models, than get a pair of DiMarzio Illuminators for them - you'll be shitting yourself from the sound you get, I promise!
#9
Personally, I like the Malden Bad Karma (bought one Feb 2013) and plan on getting a DBZ Royale or Imperial at some point. My last guitar purchase of 2013 was an Electra Omega Prime. (And, FWIW, I own 2 Fernandes Ravelles.)

Malden
http://maldenguitars.com/

DBZ
http://www.dbzguitars.com/#sthash.J7ktOUml.dpbs

Electra
http://www.electraguitar.com/
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!
Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Jan 5, 2014,
#10
Reverend are pretty good.
You could also snag a used ESP if you're patient. Like a real one, not LTD.
LTD wouldn't be a bad option either.
The Horizon IIIs have a pretty Mayones style vibe

You may want to have a look at an Ibanez as well. They're a bit of a love/hate thing, though.
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A legit ESP would be a good find if you're planning on playing metal, no question, but the LTDs ain't too shabby, either.

...but it does sound like the OP is looking for something a little different.
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!
Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Jan 5, 2014,
#12
Yeah, and if different is what OP wants, then those Reverends you recommended would be spot on. I've never played one but I haven't heard a bad word about them.
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