#1
Hey guys, Im getting into playing electric guitars, I used to play on acoustic long time ago but that fire went out. Now that I have more time I really want to play metal. Ever since I heard my friend play "Your Betrayal" by Bullet For My Valentine on his Schecter Hellraiser C-1 I cant get it out of my mind. Im looking for a guitar in price range of 200 euros. In shop I tried out Ibanez Gio GRG121DX and Jackson JS22 Dinky and I loved the sound on ibanez one, but seller told me that ibanez gio wasnt very good for metal. Every advice will be taken. Thank you in advance.
#2
"Ibanez" and "not good for metal" should NEVER be used in the same context, ever. If the seller actually told you that, I'd honestly start questioning his qualifications. Also, be carefull with what the sellers try to sell you. They are often just trying to get rid of equipment that nobody really wants to buy, so you'll frequently see them trying to sell Line6 Spiders to new guitarists.

With that being said: You won't get much for 200 Euros. The GIO itself costs 180 Euros. And what about an amplifier? More importanlty, you don't even remotely know what you want. Since you're a very beginner to electric guitar, I'd rather suggest you buy a second hand instrument and amplifier, though I'd still try to put up at least 300 Euros unless you want to buy total garbage. Then make your first experienes on that amp and git. Find out what you want, i.e. instrument scale, pickup configuration etc.
Ibanez S570DXQM-BBB
DiMarzio Evolution HSH
Ibanez RG927WBBZ-TGF
DiMarzio Evolution 7 & DiMarzio LiquiFire 7
Peavey Valve King 112, Peavey Vypyr 15
Harley Benton NG-100, Ibanez Weeping Demon

Quote by metalmingee
In fact, wanting different tunings is one of the best reasons to convince others that you need more guitars.
#3
Dragonfyre137
Thank you for reply.
I already have an amp fender mustang II v2.
Lets see I bump it to 300, what can I get in that price point. And my only wants are good metal sound on distortion and ST bodytype.
#4
darkirakli
Ah, allright, that settles teh amp question then. Mustang is cool, congrats . Okay, so ST body type and metal guitar. That would rather leave us with a HSH or HH pickup configuration. The mid position single coil is optional, but you want a bridge humbucker for rhythm and a neck humbucker for smooth solos. So far, you should check out Ibanez, Jackson, ESP and Schechter, but in that pince range you'll be rather narrowed to Ibanez and Jackson. Do you want/need a tremolo?

I found 4 gits that you might want to take a look at:
https://www.thomann.de/de/ibanez_grg121dx_wnf.htm
https://www.thomann.de/de/ibanez_grg121dx_bkf.htm
https://www.thomann.de/de/jackson_js22_dinky_mbl.htm
https://www.thomann.de/de/jackson_js12_dinky_mr.htm
https://www.thomann.de/de/jackson_js32_dinky_dka_no.htm

my personal favourite would probably be the Jackson JS32 Dinky, but that's highy subjective.
Ibanez S570DXQM-BBB
DiMarzio Evolution HSH
Ibanez RG927WBBZ-TGF
DiMarzio Evolution 7 & DiMarzio LiquiFire 7
Peavey Valve King 112, Peavey Vypyr 15
Harley Benton NG-100, Ibanez Weeping Demon

Quote by metalmingee
In fact, wanting different tunings is one of the best reasons to convince others that you need more guitars.
#5
Quote by Dragonfyre137
darkirakli
Ah, allright, that settles teh amp question then. Mustang is cool, congrats . Okay, so ST body type and metal guitar. That would rather leave us with a HSH or HH pickup configuration. The mid position single coil is optional, but you want a bridge humbucker for rhythm and a neck humbucker for smooth solos. So far, you should check out Ibanez, Jackson, ESP and Schechter, but in that pince range you'll be rather narrowed to Ibanez and Jackson. Do you want/need a tremolo?

I found 4 gits that you might want to take a look at:
https://www.thomann.de/de/ibanez_grg121dx_wnf.htm
https://www.thomann.de/de/ibanez_grg121dx_bkf.htm
https://www.thomann.de/de/jackson_js22_dinky_mbl.htm
https://www.thomann.de/de/jackson_js12_dinky_mr.htm
https://www.thomann.de/de/jackson_js32_dinky_dka_no.htm

my personal favourite would probably be the Jackson JS32 Dinky, but that's highy subjective.


I'd recommend the JS series as well since my JS32 has better build quality than my old GRG121. I'd probably go for a fixed bridge JS dinky first because a floating double locking bridge would be hell to deal with for a beginner.
#6
CannedBullets Yeah, I think you might be right . But all in all, I think both Jackson and Ibanez make good quality instruments in all price ranges, you can't go very wrong there.
Ibanez S570DXQM-BBB
DiMarzio Evolution HSH
Ibanez RG927WBBZ-TGF
DiMarzio Evolution 7 & DiMarzio LiquiFire 7
Peavey Valve King 112, Peavey Vypyr 15
Harley Benton NG-100, Ibanez Weeping Demon

Quote by metalmingee
In fact, wanting different tunings is one of the best reasons to convince others that you need more guitars.
#7
Jackson or Ibanez will work, my preference goes to Jackson just from personal experience, and I agree with CannedBullets, get a hard tail or fixed bridge as starting out you won't want to be dealing with a floating tremolo system.
#8
I'd say any of your normal metal oriented brands would be a fine place to start - Jackson, ESP/LTD, Ibanez - of the shape and color that inspires you to pick up the guitar and play!! You get what you pay for with any entry level gear from these brands. Try to get the highest numbered series you can.

Hardtail would also be a great idea for a first guitar (you can use wanting a Floyd as a "reason" to buy another guitar later).
Guitars:
Jackson Kelly KE3 - MIJ (Distortion/Jazz)
Jackson DKMGT Dinky (EMG 81/85)
ESP E-II Eclipse Custom (JB/'59)
ESP LTD EC-1001FR (EMG 81/60)
Fender MIM Strat

Amps:
Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier Roadster 212
Laney IronHeart IRT-Studio
Peavey Vypyr 30
Peavey ReValver Amp Sims
TOOOO many T.C. Electronic Pedals. . .