#1
Guys im looking to buy a new guitar, i mostly play heavy metal/progressive rock.

My budget is about $500 and would love something like a flying V - was thinking of the ESP alexi-200 but not really sure.

Can you give me suggestions on what is the best metal guitar for my price range, cheers.
#2
I wouldnt get a V for around that unless you get the ESP V-500. The alexi and most other V's are bolton. The problem with bolt-on V's is that they loose practically all their sustain because the V has little body mass to begin with, so taking away the Neckthru aspect, you just suck out all its sustain.

So for a V, Id get the V-500
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