#1
Alrighty, its time to step into the real world and get another guitar besides my crappy Ibanez. I've got about $300-350 to spend, and i'm buying used. I play alot of hardcore, grindcore, basically heavy stuff. However, I do like my cleans every now and then. I'd rather have a guitar with 24 frets, a mahogany body, and a trem would be nice, but I can live without it and be just as happy.
I'm stuck between these three guitars right now.

An Epiphone Les Paul Classic Quilt Top for $300. It has an EMG 81 and 85 and new Sperzel tuners.

A Schecter C1 Plus for $250, with GFS PAF pickups.

An Ibanez S520EX for $300, stock, with a little bit of cosmetic damage on the body.

Any opinions on what I should get? and why?
#3
...What amp you got?

Depending on this I'd go for the Schecter, as I feel they generaly are nicer than Ibanez or Epi, but you'd have an extra $50-100 for a pedal or some other upgrade.
#4
Quote by Vermintide
...What amp you got?

Depending on this I'd go for the Schecter, as I feel they generaly are nicer than Ibanez or Epi, but you'd have an extra $50-100 for a pedal or some other upgrade.


and plus I LOVE the finish on the schecter, the black cherry one.

My amp is a 212 Spider II combo, not the best, but I got it at a good price and it was all I could afford.
#5
Aye. The Spiders are good for gain if anything, so you don't need an OD or anything. The Schecter would be a good choice, just be sure you play it plenty before you buy, and push to get a good deal on it. Should be good though.

Then put the spare moolah towards getting a better amp, like A Marshall DSL or Laney LC. If you sell the Spider at good price, you could probably get something nice and tubey like that to go with your new Shecter
#6
Do you think $250 + shipping is a fair price for it?
Im going to go play my buddys C1+ first.

Btw, Im still not dead-set on the schecter
#7
Yeah, seems a good deal to me. $250 is pretty cheap, considering it's half as much as £250, and Schecters are about double that over here Yeah, pretty good deal.

If you like it, get it. I think the most important thing in guitars of this range is their feel. You aren't gonna get studio sound from a $600 setup, so get the guitar that makes you want to play it the most; nicest neck, best action, smoothest fretboard etc.