#1
I was wondering, with Sam Ash's great selection, which guitar I should get if I like playing punk/metal. I ultimately came to:

-Washburn X29E(info avalible on Sam Ash website)
-ESP MH250(www.musiciansfriend.com, search it)
-Epiphone 1958 Goth Xplorer(also on musiciansfriend.com)

I like EMG pickups, or in the Washburn's case the Select pickups(they were designed by EMG), so Epiphone is at a little disadvantage. I need answers soon, cause I know if I don't buy it soon I'm gonna end up buying something else.
#3
NONE of those guitars are good for punk but for metal i would suggest the explorer or the ESP
Rockin' shit
#5
No gibson cause it's out of my price range, and now I'm considering an Ibanez.
an RG350DX or an RGr460EX seems good.
#7
Can you list us you're favorite bands.

Green Day and Slipnot fall under the umbrella of genre you like.

If you like any tones in between, go with a Schecter without EMG's or a ESP with Duncans.