#1
Hello everyone!

I have started to save money to get a new axe in a few months. I've been playing my LTD F-250 for about 6 years, and, while I love it so f***ing much, I would like to have an higher end model in my hands. The only problem: I really don't know what to get.

Location: I live in Quebec, Canada

Favorite music to play: Thrash and Death metal

Mandatory specs:
-NO FLOYD ROSE! I don't like dealing with them, and I would hardly ever use it
-Neck through or set neck, I love easy access to high notes
-24 frets

Non-mandatory stuff that would be kind of cool to have but I won't be bitching about:
-Superstrat shape, I like those
-Unfinished neck, doesn't get sticky when your hands get wet
-Non-gloss black color options

Budget: I am very flexible about that, but it would be great not to pay more than 1500$

So far I have been looking at 3 different models:
-Jackson KEXTMG, but I have been kind of worried since I've heard it was made in China
-Charvel Desolation DX-1, but also worried about Chinese craftmanship
-Schecter C-1 Blackjack ATX

So I'm simply asking for other suggestions about what I should get, since I really don't know right now, but as of now, I'm slightly going towards the Schecter
Last edited by EvanBrosky at Mar 15, 2014,
#2
You'll get better help if we know your budget.

In the meantime, look at these:

Fernandes' Dragonfly- MiK, made for harder rock & metal. These normally cost much more, but Fernandes is selling a limited number of guitars directly to the public at ridiculous clearance prices. (There are other models on that site, equally discounted and worth considering.)
http://www.fernandesguitarshop.com/28-dragonfly

Godin Redline HB- made in Canada, and equally targeted at the metal guitarist.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/godin-redline-hb-electric-guitar/620135000872422?source=3WWRWXGP&gclid=CPaVkITPlL0CFUcV7Aod0moAFQ&kwid=productads-plaid%5E57304610227-sku%5E620135000872422@ADL4MF-adType%5EPLA-device%5Et-adid%5E30430023627

Reverend Bayonet- MIK, and a hard rock & metal machine. This one is slightly used and the Bayonet model has only 22 frets, but its pickups are designed with drop tuning in mind.
https://reverb.com/item/72575-reverend-bayonet-electrical-guitar
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Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Mar 15, 2014,
#3
If you don't mind the string-thru bridge, this guitar plays very nicely, and I'd think you would appreciate the EMG's playing thrash/death.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/esp-ltd-deluxe-h-1001fm-electric-guitar


If you don't mind the V style, the Jackson Randy Rhoads is a nice metal guitar. The Kelly you mentioned looks decent as well.

Even though Dean has gone down in quality, as well as made about a million different Dimebag models of ML's, I've played the Angel of Deth and was very impressed. I was actually blown away by it. I was expecting an overpriced hunk, but it's not. It's light, yet very solid, the fretboard is very comfortable. With the pickups already in there and some high guage strings I would definitely own this for a strictly metal guitar.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/dean-dave-mustaine-vmnt-angel-of-deth-electric-guitar
#4
The Desolation series get mixed reviews. Some people love them, but there are enough negative accounts of bad products that I'd still be wary.

My suggestion would be a Jackson SL2Q.
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/SL2QProTBk/


Or any other Jackson SL2 style that gets the job done. The Pro Series is Indonesian-made, which have produced some quality stuff the last few years. That's where many runs of Ibanez Premiums and G&L Tributes have come from, so good quality.
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