#1
It's my birthday soonish, and my parents have hinted that I could get a new guitar. So I've been browsing (mostly thomann) and have found a few I like. But there's a problem, I don't know my price range.

So I've compiled a few guitars that I like, in each price range, and could you please give me some advice on which ones are better etc, and suggest other possible options.

I play mostly metal, 'Tallica, Machine Head etc, and I like deans, floyd roses and EMG active pups.
So heres the list.

Price range : £300 - £500 / 615 USD - 1000 USD

DEAN ML79F CBK: http://www.thomann.de/gb/dean_guitars_ml79f_cbk.htm
(Worried about the bridge, 'Cos it says " FR " bridge, but not licensed.)
£425

DEAN MLF 79 TB: http://www.thomann.de/gb/dean_guitars_mlf_79_tb.htm
£425

Pups look horrible on those two though^^^

Price Range : £500 - £700 / 615 USD - 1400 USD

DEAN DIMEBAG TRIBUTE FBD ML: http://www.thomann.de/gb/dean_guitars_dimebag_tribute_fbd_ml.htm
£689

DEAN RAZORBACK V ST CBK:
http://www.thomann.de/gb/dean_guitars_razorback_v_st_cbk.htm
£665

DEAN DIMEBAG RAZORBACK B-STOCK:
http://www.thomann.de/gb/dean_guitars_dimebag_razorback_b_stock.htm
(but it is B-stock) £689

Price Range - £700 - £800 / 1400 USD - 1600 USD

DEAN DIMEBAG RAZORBACK EXPLOSION: http://www.thomann.de/gb/dean_guitars_dimebag_razorback_explosion.htm
£773

DEAN DIMEBAG RAZORBACK SGB:
http://www.thomann.de/gb/dean_guitars_dimebag_razorback_sgb.htm
£759

JACKSON RR24 RHOADS BK R (not a Dean :O): http://www.thomann.de/gb/jackson_rr24_rhoads_bk_r.htm
£731

I'm kinda leaning towards the jackson in the last price range, EMGs and a Floyd Rose =]

But yeah, can you please suggest the pros and cons of each one, and say which guitar is best in its price range.
Sorry for the long post, and thanks.
Jono
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#2
RR24. You get everything you need to play metal. Never been a fan of Dean so I'm not too sure how they play. But Jackson always delivers good guitars. I assume RR24 is more like a RR5 in quality than a RR3(or any of the other cheaper versions).
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#3
id go with the RR too, just as I can't stand to look at the Deans, or enjoy hearing the tone from them!
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#4
yeah i vote jackson too
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#5
i vote jackson cos i have on myself and they do sound awsome(soon getting a custom jackson )
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i vote jackson cos i have on myself and they do sound awsome(soon getting a custom jackson )


Out of those I'd go for the Jackson as well (already having a custom shop )


Also, I find the Dimebag Deans to be quite poor for what you're paying for them; they're not too bad, but very overpriced.
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I also vote Jackson. I think you have OUR vote now, the question now is will you get it from your parents?
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If I can't get the Jackson because of price, can anyone suggest the best guitar / a different guitar within £500- £700?
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If I can't get the Jackson because of price, can anyone suggest the best guitar / a different guitar within £500- £700?



Ibanez Prestige.

Look at the RG1570:

http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/ibanez-rg-1570/7050

The RGA121:

http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/ibanez-rga-121/66925

And my absolute favourite, the PGM301:

http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/ibanez-pgm-301/12340
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Just out of interest, what amp do you have? It might be better to get them to treat you to a new one of those, rather than a guitar...it just depends which bit of your current rig is "worse" really.
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#12
^ Listen to him.

Plus remember you can't guarantee that amount of expense, £700 is a very optimistic birthday present, wouldn't hurt to have some lower-price options too. Look into the Ibanez S320 if you like trems or the Washburn X50 PRO if you want a brilliant guitar for a good price. But an amp would come first to me.
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#13
I have **** amp, but I am personally saving up with birthday and Xmas money to buy a new one.
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#14
Well if you have a £600 birthday budget I'd sooner get my parents to get an amp with it than a new guitar personally. £600 can buy some brilliant amps; Vox AC30s, Orange Rocker 30s, ENGL Screamer (Screamer would be brilliant for your needs) and then buy the guitar with your monies.
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Well if you have a £600 birthday budget I'd sooner get my parents to get an amp with it than a new guitar personally. £600 can buy some brilliant amps; Vox AC30s, Orange Rocker 30s, ENGL Screamer (Screamer would be brilliant for your needs) and then buy the guitar with your monies.



A new amp is nice, but so is a good guitar.

If his parents are willing to get him a new guitar, he might as well be thankful and save up for a new amp later.

One birthday/Christmas day tip: if your parents are hinting at a certain present or have given you something it's a lot better to accept it, eventhough it might not be the best upgrade in the world (tone wise in this case) than to say you'd rather have something else for the same price.

It's important to have a good amp, but if your primary use for an amp is practice or small jams, you might as well upgrade your guitar first.
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If you like those wierd shapes. I'd go for this:

http://www.thomann.de/gb/bc_rich_mockingbird_st.htm


There's no point buying a 750 pound guitar if you don't have a nice amp to justify it.



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If you like those wierd shapes. I'd go for this:

http://www.thomann.de/gb/bc_rich_mockingbird_st.htm


There's no point buying a 750 pound guitar if you don't have a nice amp to justify it.


A nice Roland Cube or a Vox Valvestate will suffice for now (although I don't know whether he has one), besides he's going to save up for a new amp anyway.
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