#1
Hi, i am looking for a good value electric guitar for primarily heavy metal stuff but versatility would be a bonus.

I want something with these specs:

Mahogany or basswood body
25 or 25.5 scale neck
2 humbuckers
fixed bridge/stop tail
fast or fastish neck
stock pickups not really important as i will upgrade as necessary.

I want something that represents good value and that will last me quite a bit until i can afford something else.

My budget is £350 maximum but i deally around the £250 mark would be more suitable at this time.

thanks
#2
Definitely keep a les paul in consideration. If you don't want a Gibson/Epiphone, ESP and Ltd make some excellent LP copies that would be especially suited to metal.

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#3
Washburn X50PRO. But you might not like the design.
Quote by lizarday
oh yeah? well larry king the slayer guitarist owns bc rich guitars. (i think)
#4
Sounds like you're calling for the Ibanez RG321. It has all you asked for and is even a tad cheaper than 250 pounds, so you'll have enough cash to upgrade the pups.

http://www.thomann.de/gb/ibanez_rg321mhrb.htm

If you want to spend more though, look at this:

http://www.thomann.de/gb/ibanez_sz320exbk.htm

It has a thicker body and neck than the RG, it feels and sounds somewhat like a Les Paul.
#5
Quote by stradivari310
Definitely keep a les paul in consideration. If you don't want a Gibson/Epiphone, ESP and Ltd make some excellent LP copies that would be especially suited to metal.



I definitely prefer longer scale necks. I find them more comfortable to play which probably has something to do with my body measurements but also i have trouble getting the string tension how i like it. i like 10-46 on a strat scale but the same gauge on a les paul feels too loose and 11-48s on a les paul just don't feel the same as 10-46 on a strat scale.
#6
check out an ibanez RG
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#8
Quote by timi_hendrix
Washburn X-50 Pro gets my vote. Really good value.



The buzz feiten thing is a massive turn off for me. ive had it before,
#10
Quote by stradivari310
Definitely keep a les paul in consideration. If you don't want a Gibson/Epiphone, ESP and Ltd make some excellent LP copies that would be especially suited to metal.



You wont find ANYTHING good by ESP or LTD for 350
#11
I speak as someone who as an X50proFE get it nuff said. It is a ridiculous value. I like it better than my ESP horizon I had before I sold it. It is ridiculous!