#1
Hi

Looking to buy an electric used or new for £500-600. I currently have a Jackson dk2m which I really like but I am looking for a fixed bridge as I don't want any tuning hassles and looking for a guitar that will have no tuning stability issues. It took me some time to get stability on the Jackson so that's why looking for a fixed bridge.

Requirements:
Music style: rock, metal and I do appreciate cleans so no to emgs
Shape: open to any but would like single cut
Neck: really like the maple on Jackson but not so fussed. I do like thin necks though like Jackson.
Fingerboard: again like the maple board but open to any here. Actually would like to try ebony or rosewood.
Pups: not emg
Bridge: fixed preferred but if it's floating it's fine as long as it doesn't go out of tune regularly.
I am based in UK.

Although I do like the Jackson, i think it would be good to have a different style of guitar so I am thinking either a single cut for heavy rhythms or then a single coil sort for lead playing. Jackson currently I have seems like best of both.

Thanks
#3
The Sensei HB would be great.
https://www.vintageandmodernguitars.co.uk/product/reverend-sensei-hb-flame-maple/

The Sensei RA might be better, if you like downtuning.
http://www.reverendguitars.com/instrument/sensei-ra/

I also think others in their product line would work, but their aesthetics are love/hate. I'll leave it to you.

I would also recommend you check out the prices & availability of guitars from Fret-King (esp. the Ventura or their singlecuts), Electra (esp. their Omega line), Godin and Fernandes (especially the Ravelle).
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#4
Why not just block off the bridge of the Jackson?
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#5
If your guitar uses a proper Floyd Rose trem there's no way it should be going out of tune. If it has a Floyd Rose Special of a licensed Floyd then that will be why you have tuning issues. A DK2M Pro is at the top of your budget and has a real Floyd Rose bridge so will be more stable that anything else.
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#6
I have no issues with tuning stability on dk2m as it's now properly setup. So I'm just looking to buy a new guitar not as a replacement to dk2m but just like that. I did have issues with setup initially but now it stays in tune after whammy use. I am interested in fixed bridge due to the flexibility over using various tunings. Hope that clears things up.
#7
^ aye if you're keeping the DK2m then there's no problem. finding a single-cut with a jackson-style neck might be difficult, though. some of the ESP/LTDs might have more modern necks, though, they might be worth a look.
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#8
jackson neck, single cut, and hartail. don't know the price for you over the pond though.

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#9
^ oof i guess i should keep up with newer models better
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#11
Thanks guys. Any other brands I should also look at? And any specific guitars of those brands?
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I like the headstock, but I'd agree it doesn't really suit that style of guitar.
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