#1
So I own a Jackson KVXMG, which belonged to my cousin, but he gave it away to me (that's was nice of him, indeed), I also own my first guitar, which is a cheap Yamaha that costed barely anything, but I want to get something new, I'm looking for something in a 1000Euro range, and without a Floyd Rose, preferably. I was planning to get a Gibson LP Studio 2014, but to be honest, the 2014 series looks terrible (at least to me), though I would get a 2012 or a 2013, if I could find them, of course. I also thought of perhaps getting a ESP LTD Snakebyte, but I'm not too big of a fan of ESP, their necks don't really feel good to me.

So, do you guys have any ideas?
#2
I own a 2014 studio and it's a great guitar. They look much better in person than online imo. Somthing to take note of is the the 2014 studio has the 490t/490r pickups which are essentially a PAF like Alnico ii pups. The 2013 and before had the 498t/490r with Alnico V magnets and the 498t is hotter and more "scooped" than the 490t.
So the 2013 studio is a much better choice for playing metal and the 2014 is better for those classic tones. Schecter also makes LP shaped guitars but the necks are thicker than the ESP so those might be worth checking out as well.
ESP E-II Horizon FR
Gibson Flying V HET SET
ESP Eclipse II FM JB/Jazz
ESP M-II Deluxe EMG 81/SA
Marshall JCM2000 DSL/ JCM800 1960a cab
Mesa Mark V 25
#3
Where are you and what kind of sounds are you aiming for? What style of music?
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#4
Well, mainly metal and hard rock, though I do play a lot of blue and jazz too, I'm looking for something versatile, I mean I already have the KVXMG for heavy stuff, so I want something that would be also sound good clean (and distorted too).
#5
These Reverends- and others besides- would do well for your purposes. The HB is going to have more classic HB tones, while the RAs have higher output pickups. That said, the guys in Sylosis use both. (I own 2 Revs, and am looking for more.)

http://www.reverendguitars.com/instrument/sensei-hb/
http://www.reverendguitars.com/instrument/sensei-ra/
http://www.reverendguitars.com/instrument/sensei-ra-fm/

I'd look at the Godin Core or Icon guitars as well.

http://godinguitars.com/godinproductlistingp.htm

I recently got an Electra Omega Prime, and would recommend them as being excellent LP style guitars. The pickups in them are capable of good (slightly dirty) cleans, and distort nicely. I'm using mine- tuned CGDAEG- for some filthy jazz fusion tones & rock.

http://www.electraguitar.com/omega-collection/
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 19, 2014,