Hello guys I'm looking for a new guitar within the $100-800 Bucks range and I really don't want to pay $800 bucks but if i have to i will to some it all up. I'm looking for a good guitar for metal, has good pickups, thin neck, Built to last and i don't want used and NO Floyd and I'm shooting for the LTD- Deluxe H100FM but i really don't want to spend that much but can you guys give me advice on a good guitar that'll last under $800 i would like to be around 400$ so any suggestion will be appreciated here are the guitars i had in mind:

LTD Deluxe H-100FM: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/esp-ltd-deluxe-h-1001fm-electric-guitar

Jackson DKXT Dinky: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/jackson-dkxt-dinky-electric-guitar?pfm=sp

Epiphone 1984 Explorer EX: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/epiphone-1984-explorer-ex-electric-guitar#productDetail

Last edited by thrashhabbit666 at Apr 16, 2014,
Godin's Redline HB is a hardtail superstrat made with hard rock & metal in mind. its equipped with a pair of hot HBs, has a relatively slender neck, and can be had new for @$500. Used good ones are typically between $300-400.

Fernandes aims most of their production at hard rock and metal guitarists. The company is also currently having a clearance sale, with limited supplies of most of their models. Moas of what remains is priced between $400-600. Go to their website and look to the right side of the menu for the "Store" button. The Dragonfly- another HH hardtail superstrat- is probably the one that will catch your eye, but also look at the Monterey (LPclone) and Ravelle. I almost bought one of the SHIN series Ravelles- I have a Ravelle Goldtop with identical specs- but the one I wanted was sold out. They've got a couple other SHIN Ravelles left, though.
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Look for used stuff, often times nearly perfect condition but a fraction of the new price.
Advice (and worth every penny you pay for it):

Don't eliminate "used". You stand to get at least half again the guitar you would have if you'd purchased new.