#2
EC: 24.75" scale, 22 frets, mahogany neck, Duncan pickups

V: 25.5" scale, 24 frets, maple neck, active EMG pickups

The EC is probably more versatile, where you might find the V to be more of a metal-style guitar. But you really should play both and see which sounds/feels better to you.

Of those I'd personally get the EC, but that's probably because I already have a V-shaped metal-style guitar! Just gotta go with what feels right man.
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#3
definitely get the EC
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#4
ec because of the duncans and the classic shape. but if you are really into metal, then definately the v. just stock up on the 9 volts.
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#5
Metal is definitely my cup of tea, it's what made me want to play guitar in the first place. Plus I like the V shape, it kind of fits my (newborn) style, and it's special. I like having stuff different than most people's, and I know that I don't buy a guitar for it's looks of shape, but I think I will be more proud if it was the V that I took out of the case everytime I wanted to play.
But on the other hand, versatility is something I need in my first guitar.
#6
Well in the case that you don't seem to be 100% set on either one guitar, your best option is to go to a guitar store and try both of them to see how they sound and feel. Otherwise you'll never know for sure which one you really want.
#7
That's the real problem here. Neither guitars exist in Israel. My mom is gonna get them for me from Canada.
#9
EC
esp v's are not so good.
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#10
I'd like some more opinions.. And maybe a possible V from another brand? I really like Vs :P 750$ from MF.
#12
Well, both guitars would be good. The EC would for sure be a better guitar to learn on because of the scale and the and the less hardcoreishness. (WOW, that is a cool word!) But V's are very, very fun. Probably weigh quite a bit less also, and have more metal pickups, only that is my opinion. I love my Epiphone V, if that would be another company to look in to, otherwise, if you are in it for the long hall, go with the V!!!
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#13
I was just looking at the RR3, but it looks less hardcore because of the uneven V shape :P It has the same SD my friend has on his fernandes ravelle and I like the way it sounds. Will look into the epiphone right now edit: I don't like it. :P

Thanks!
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#14
If you're after something crazy looking, check out the Ibanez Xiphos. Or if you're kind of set on getting a V, there's the Dean razorback standard, or the BC Rich NJ Jr.V.
#15
The Dean and BC rich seems nice, but not as nice as the RR3. I might have to go with that, unless someone can talk me out of it :\
#16
I'd say check out the Agile Reaper! I've never played it, but for the good price and the fact that Agile is a respected company with good-quality affordable guitars, I recommend it: http://www.rondomusic.com/reapercusblack.html
#17
I say get a V of some sort.
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#18
v's are cool but remember that they are very difficult to play while sitting...pretty much a stand up guitar
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#19
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v's are cool but remember that they are very difficult to play while sitting...pretty much a stand up guitar


Not really. I feel more comfortable sitting with my V than I do with strat-shaped guitars. For some it may feel awkward, but you just have to get used to classical stance.
#21
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Playing standing is cooler anyways :P And I'm sure it's possible to play sitting. Something in my gut tells me to go for a V, wouldn't forgive myself if I did otherwise.

RR3 it is it seems then.

Edit: What's this btw? http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Jackson-Kevin-Bond-Signature-Rhoads?sku=511573X



Thats the made in Japan sig guitar for Kevin Bond of Superjoint Ritual. Really great guitars. Neck-through and come with a very high output pickup. Not exactly the most versatile of guitars out there, but it's a quality axe for sure.