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I need some advice/opinions on a great guitar. I have a Charvel and loved it, but it was one of the first Japan models with a bolt on neck and no truss rod. Seriously, no truss rod. I had no idea. Anyway, I'm just learning to play again after a 20 year hiatus and need a new guitar. I like to play rock/metal (ozzy, iron maiden, megadeath, pantera...) I've been looking at used Ibanez, Jackson, and Schecter. I have smallish hands so fret size matters. Not a fan of Gibson or Fender. Good guitars but not my style. Ibanez was sweet back in the day but have heard bad things about more recent ones. I know nothing about Schecter. I love Jacksons but cant afford a USA model. Help. Opinions needed.