sorry for making so many god awful threads about a new guitar, sure you guys are sick of seeing my posts on here already. But I've come up with a decision, and I want your guys' input.

I think I might get a Dean Z-X.. don't shoot me! I love the explorer look, and it's made out of basswood, and I can always replace the pickups.
if there's something better for under $300 that's not shaped like a strat, and can play metal, shred, and blues, lemme know
"My jedi powers are far more superior than yours"