#1
Well, I've been playing for roughly two years now, and obviously I really enjoy it (how could you not ?) Anyhow, I've decided that I'm going to buy a new guitar.

The main dilemna is how much to spend. Im basically trying to decide whether or not I should get a middle line guitar (~$500) that I would *eventually* have to upgrade, or a higher end one that will last me for a long time (~$800?). Ive heard arguments for both, that it may be to early to get a higher end guitar, etc.

So, assuming I know what style I want to play (that being mostly metal), and I know im going to stick with it, and play till I can't physically do it what would you suggest ? Are there any real consequences to buying a more expensive guitar this early on (other than the obvious fact that if I stop playing it's more wasted money.) I have the money, but obviously don't want to waste it .

And just an FYI, currently i'm looking at various models from Ibanez, Jackson, and ESP.

Thanks for any input.
#2
I say go for it, even if you don't become famous, you'll have many a stressless moments bashhing the hell out of a decent axe

k what do you have now? if it's ABOSULOTE garbage, bye a cheaper (~500) one, if you have a decent one (obviously not like a freaking les paul) then i'd hold back and save up and buy a REALLY good guitar around 900+

well that's my opinion, any idea for a design? v? normal strat shap? jackson kelly?
any other preferences?
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#4
buy the nicer guitar. seriously. it will motivate you to play more and rise to the level of the guitar. plus its definately just more fun and enjoyable to play
#5
Well if u have the money, i think you should buy a really nice Gibson. that way if you stop playing guitar you can sell it later for more than what you bought it for.
#6
Quote by seek_&_destroy
I say go for it, even if you don't become famous, you'll have many a stressless moments bashhing the hell out of a decent axe

k what do you have now? if it's ABOSULOTE garbage, bye a cheaper (~500) one, if you have a decent one (obviously not like a freaking les paul) then i'd hold back and save up and buy a REALLY good guitar around 900+

well that's my opinion, any idea for a design? v? normal strat shap? jackson kelly?
any other preferences?


Right now I have a Washburn Oscar Schmidt. I found it a great guitar while I was still learning the basics, and it still performs good, but I want an upgrade .

It's not a matter of saving up really, I have enough money either way atm.

Right now im feeling either a V design, but possibly something like http://www.jacksonguitars.com/products/search.php?partno=2910105585.
#7
i would go with an esp or a dean. Both are great for metal and are good quality guitars
#9
It seems more of a classic rock amp to me "Steve Miller from the Steve Miller Band uses it backstage". Its all good though, nothing a good ol' distortion pedal cant fix. If you want a V shape then for the RR3. If you want a super state of the art tremolo, then by all means go for the S470.
#10
Quote by altarofdemise
It seems more of a classic rock amp to me "Steve Miller from the Steve Miller Band uses it backstage". Its all good though, nothing a good ol' distortion pedal cant fix. If you want a V shape then for the RR3. If you want a super state of the art tremolo, then by all means go for the S470.

Yeah, it's actually not my amp, im just borrowing it (though, ive had it for a year and he doesnt seem to want it back :|). So eventually i'll be buying another one regardless, but I figured it would be good enough for now (didnt want to have to save up twice the money just yet ).

Thanks for the suggestions, by looks I like the RR3, but I'll definately have to play both.
#11
Definitly, the S470's tremolo is smoother but doesnt have as much of a scale (I forgot the word) It doesnt pull back quite as far as an Original Floyd Rose but it is way smoother.