#1
I can't decide on a guitar...I have no idea which to choose. One doesn't really stand out for me. Here's what I'm looking for:

Thin Neck
24 Frets
Strat Style Body
Versatile (Classic Rock - Shred - Metal [nothing rythm like])
Humbucker or Single Coil Pickups

I'm looking to get a different styled neck than my current ESP.

Price
= $500 used

Artists that I like = Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, Yngwie Malmsteen, etc...


Can anyone point me towards the guitar I described?...
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#3
and i'd like a ferrari with a durmax engine made by the lolwhat? pear for 2.50. Sadly, this isn't likely to come by.
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#5
Ibanez. RG1570 if you can stretch to it. Scallop it yourself

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#6
Check out Carvin guitars http://www.carvinguitars.com/ They have custom radius necks in 4 sizes, jumbo frets (really close to having a scalloped guitar) and you might be able to get one used for around $500-600. The only scalloped guitar that comes that way from the factory is the Fender Yngwie Malmsteen Signature at $1500. You can scallop your own http://www.projectguitar.com/tut/scal1.htm I have all my guitars scalloped (even the acoustics) and I did it myself.
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#7
get an ibanez s- series $510
floyd rose bridge
light weight
great feel
just an overall great guitar
#8
Jackson or Ibanez are the way to go. An Ibanez S320 is very versatile and can be had for $500 new. You might be able to find a Jackson DK2 or DK2M used for around $500. The Jackson DX10D is a pretty good guitar for the price as well. About $450 new.
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#9
Any Ibanez that feels good to you.
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#10
I changed some of the information in the first post...any more recomendations?
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#11
ESP LTD MH-400 with or without a floyd.
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#12
^^Did you even read the 1st post?...
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#13
a Schecter Gryphon, string thru, it has a fairly thin neck, cheaper, and versatile. also it has a coil tap

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Schecter-GRYPHON-Limited-Edition-Flametop?sku=518483&src=3SOSWXXA

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#15
^^I looked at some Schecter but I'm worried that the neck will be too thick from some of the comments. If I look into thicker necked guitars I'd look at some Epiphones, maybe some PRS guitars, etc...

I guess I'm sort of falling into what some people have said here..that thin necks are for shredding. The only thing I'm worried about with a thin neck is losing some sustain that an Epi/PRS might have over it.


So this brings a new question. Is this correct?:
thin necks=cleaner shredding with a less full sound
thicker necks=better sustain and a more thick/full sound
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#16
well, i think Ibanez was the first to come out with a neck made especially for shed, the Wizard, but IMO, its not all THAT good. yeah its thin, but a few i've played are wide. honestly, the Schecter's neck isnt that fat and is very nice for shredding.

The neck alone is not the only part of being able to shred. String action also plays a big role, so i would look for something that has a tune o matic bridge
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#18
I know the neck isn't the only thing that matters for shredding...right now my ESP neck is setup with the action very low. The thin U shape of the ESP guitar cramps up my thumb from time to time. I have average sized hands and fingers.

Do you think you could shred the same on a PRS SE Custom compared to an Ibanez RG350 or an Epiphone Les Paul Custom?

Mind you I don't only shred I love classic rock aswell - Van Halen/Jimi/ACDC/GnR/etc...I also visit the Blues from time to time...
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#20
A lot of shredders like an Ibanez or a Jackson. I like the classics (Stratocaster and Les Paul). But you have to decide whether you want 21 or 23 frets and things of that nature. 6 or 7 strings? humbuckers vs. singles?


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#21
HAHA ok when i read the trhead title i thought he meant he couldn't "pick" as in pick the strings of his guitar, like he didnt know how


now i feel like the idiot
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#22
^^LMAO...

As far as 21-24 frets goes...it doesn't matter to me.

Single Coil vs. Humber - on my current ESP there is both...I find myself playing on the humbucker for more of the rock type of songs and the single coil for the bluesy songs and some shred...If I had to pick just one...I'd pick some tight sounding humbuckers that could do blues and tight shred.

I play a 6-string guitar for the guy who asked.

I'm not sure about getting an Ibanez because of the quality of their lower-mid end models. There pickups aren't very good and some of their trems are buggy. As far as jacksons go..they have an LFR and those are known to wear out quite fast.
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#25
The PRS SE Custom is very tempting....opinions?
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#26
play it before you buy it
Peavey XXX combo *upgraded screen resistors, Tung-Sol's, and 6L6's*
Schecter Syn Std. * modded, scalloped, and worn*
Schecter C-1 Elite *still sexy*
Ibanez AEL 12-string

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#27
yeah, just go to a Guitar center and play some guitars, but even the cheap Ibanez S series have ZR trems which are really good. its the cheap rg models that you have to look out for
#28
I'll try the Ibanez S320, PRS SE Custom, Epiphone Les Paul Standard, a Schecter C-1 Plus, some of the RG models, and that's about it.

I'm leaning towards the PRS SE Custom because for the price it seems to have the best quality..and that's a pretty versatile guitar with good sustain.
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#30
^^The reason I'm not sure about Ibanez is the pickups and quality...
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#31
to be honest i think your gonna want a superstrat.
ESP.
Ibanez.
Jackson.
ESP LTD - If your looking cheaper...