#1
Hey UG.

After seeing some of the beautiful guitars to come out at NAMM this year I've decided its time for another.

This guitar is going to be for metal only. I bought a 13' Gibson les paul studio last year so I have that to cover the rock n' roll side of my playing.

Heres my criteria:

-Like I said purely a metal guitar
-24 Frets is a must
-I'm not sure if I want a trem or not. Most of the guitars i'm going to list here have trems but most of them come in similar models without the trem. But put it this way I don't want it to be an all day event to put the guitar in drop d for a little bit. Not to experienced with floyds, I only ever had a ZR Trem where I could change tunings as I wanted.
-I don't care about the neck size really. I've played Ibanez guitars for most of my life and recently bought a les paul so I got used to fat necks too. Makes no difference.

I play the usual; Metallica, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, All That Remains, Children of Bodom, Protest the Hero and Lamb Of God.

Anyways here are the guitars I found:
http://www.schecterguitars.com/guitars/banshee-6-fr-active-detail
http://www.schecterguitars.com/guitars/blackjack-atx-c-1-fr-2013-11-14-detail
http://jacksonguitars.com/guitars/soloist/models/sl2-pro-series-soloist-ebony-fingerboard-satin-black/
http://www.espguitars.com/products/9316-alexi-600-scythe?category_id=1963400-alexi-laiho
http://www.espguitars.com/products/9660-h-1001fr-stbc?category_id=1963298-h-series
http://www.espguitars.com/products/9692-m-1000-stblk?category_id=1963302-m-series
http://www.schecterguitars.com/guitars/jeff-loomis-6-fr-detail

Any opinions on this guitars would be great, or suggestions of other ones to look at.

Thanks!
Last edited by Bubbles516 at Jan 26, 2014,
#2
I had an LTD EC-1000 for a long while, just sold it not too long ago, simply because I don't play metal anymore. It was an amazing guitar, a metal monster with all the right touches. I'll vouch that the quality was quite amazing for a sub-1000 guitar, it's a real stunner, had the same finish as the H series guitar you linked.

What I'm saying, is I'd probably go for the LTD. I only hear good things about them and had a good experience with mine as well, although it was a different model.
#4
The Fernandes Revolver Deluxe meets your criteria.

http://www.fernandesguitars.com/revolver/revolver-deluxe.html
http://www.amazon.com/Fernandes-Revolver-Deluxe-Electric-Guitar/dp/B00328HPTQ

And currently, Fernandes is selling a limited number of them direct to the public at a greatly reduced price.
http://www.fernandesguitarshop.com/revolver/72-revolver-deluxe.html
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Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Jan 26, 2014,
#5
Second hand ESP Horizon FR2 or NTii.

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#6
My 2¢: if you’re on the fence about a tremolo either buy a hardtail or wait until you make up your mind. Don’t buy a guitar with a floating tremolo if you like to change tunings.

As for the model…the most important difference between these guitars is the neck profile. If you don’t already know what you like in a neck then get to a store and try some out. The necks on your list all have thin shredder necks, which seems like a very odd choice for someone who’s happy with a Les Paul.
#7
Quote by jpnyc
My 2¢: if you’re on the fence about a tremolo either buy a hardtail or wait until you make up your mind. Don’t buy a guitar with a floating tremolo if you like to change tunings.

As for the model…the most important difference between these guitars is the neck profile. If you don’t already know what you like in a neck then get to a store and try some out. The necks on your list all have thin shredder necks, which seems like a very odd choice for someone who’s happy with a Les Paul.



I know they're thin necks. With the exception of the schecter. From what I hear they have thick necks.

I also own an Ibanez s series. So I am also used to really thin necks. Neck size isn't really an issue.
#8
I'm personally a big fan of LTD stuff. I own 3 (EC-1000, MH-400, AW-7). I highly suggest them.

As far as Trems or no, realize that Floyds are only worth it if you don't change tunings.

If you look carefully, you can find used ESPs in that price range.
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You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
Last edited by oneblackened at Jan 26, 2014,
#9
Its hard for me to buy used unless its from ebay.

How about that Jackson vs the LTD who wins?
#10
Quote by Bubbles516
Its hard for me to buy used unless its from ebay.

How about that Jackson vs the LTD who wins?

Totally depends on what you're looking for. Personally, I'm a big fan of Jacksons.
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#11
you can make yourself a nice carvin in that price range, entirely to your specs. might have to go wthout the super premium woods.
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#12
I'm not a fan of signature guitar's. The guitar never really feels mine. I've played the LTD H-1001. It's an amazing guitar. I absolutely loved it. Those 3 brands make solid guitars. You can't go wrong with either of those.
#13
LTD H-1001NT (or an older H-1000).

The LTD H series (without tremolos, must be fixed bridge!) have DEEP belly cuts on the back, that are just absolutely fantastic. I have an older H-301 myself, and it's just fantastic to play because of it.

Cutaways are deeply understated in guitars.


EDIT: And for some unfortunate reason, the ESP Horizon NT guitars don't have that cutaway, which is really disappointing, otherwise I'd recommend a used one of those. But LTD Deluxe are still great quality guitars that'll hold up against anything. I had an EC-1000 for a while.

EDIT 2: Here's a pic of the H-1001FM. Dat cutaway. HHNNNGGGHHHH

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Last edited by Offworld92 at Jan 28, 2014,
#14
Quote by Offworld92
LTD H-1001NT (or an older H-1000).

The LTD H series (without tremolos, must be fixed bridge!) have DEEP belly cuts on the back, that are just absolutely fantastic. I have an older H-301 myself, and it's just fantastic to play because of it.

Cutaways are deeply understated in guitars.


EDIT: And for some unfortunate reason, the ESP Horizon NT guitars don't have that cutaway, which is really disappointing, otherwise I'd recommend a used one of those. But LTD Deluxe are still great quality guitars that'll hold up against anything. I had an EC-1000 for a while.

EDIT 2: Here's a pic of the H-1001FM. Dat cutaway. HHNNNGGGHHHH




I've never really found a use for the cutaway. It doesn't really make a huge difference.