Poll: which guitar?
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View poll results: which guitar?
Kramer Striker FR-422sm.
7 25%
ESP LTD M-53 / MH-53
14 50%
Washburn X-11
3 11%
Jackson JS20 Dinky
4 14%
Voters: 28.
#1
Hi GB&C! I'm looking to buy a new guitar, the only problems that face me really are that i am lefty. I also live in Australia so guitars are expensive.

at first i thought about buying body neck etc and putting parts together, however the lack of left handed parts available for reasonable prices means that i have decided to take a relatively cheap guitar, swap out the parts, refinish etc to make it a high quality guitar that i can call my own.

To do this i need to start out with a good platform, Im thinking along the lines of super strat shape, nice thin maple neck, HSS routing, and a some sort of trem bridge.

so far i have come up with:
Kramer Striker FR-422SM
ESP LTD M-53 / MH-53
Washburn X-11
Jackson JS20 Dinky

what do you guys think? any other additions?
Am i right to assume that most lower level/beginner guitars are offered in left handed
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#2
A Squier Affinity Strat would work if you need a good body and a maple neck. Check out the neck of the guitar before you buy it tho, it could be a bit warped. And most, if not all Affinitys, are routed HSH, so you can put whatever oickups you want in em.
#3
im not such a big fan of the traditional strat shape and neck, i sorta want an 80's style pop metal guitar.
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Schecter Blackjack C1-FR
Few Agile 8-strings
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Carvin X-100B
axe-fx II

W.A musicians FTW
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#4
i'd say do any but that washburn one.
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#5
is this your 1st guitar?

If not I'd save up around $600 and get something more gigable.

You'll have to replace a lot of parts on these to make them better and will end up costing you more time, effort, and money.


Also whats your other guitar?

Are you sure you want a floyd?....normally cheap FR's licensed don't stay in tune.

Best of luck to ya mann
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#6
deff the esp
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#8
I voted for the washburn, but looking at the photos the krammer is well better - I mean would you even need to do anything to the krammer?
I was thinking, since reversed headstocks are common in superstrats anyway, you could buy a cheap right handed guitar with a good neck, cut a new nut and make a new body and hey presto!
#9
I'd go with the Kramer because it's got an American Alder body. The basswood body ESP is good too but it's harder to make basswood sound really good so for a 1st project I think alder is better.

The other 2 guitars dont say what type of wood they are which isn't a good sign in terms of quality.
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#10
i haven't included any ibanez guitars because the cheap ones are often agathis, which isn't a good wood to start out with from what i have heard. It isn't my first guitar and because i live in australia, and i am also left handed, an $800 guitar bought stock will end up being of much lower quality than a $300 guitar with $500 dollars of hardware of my own choice thrown at it.

I want a trem bridge... locking or not doesn't concern me in particular...
^Note: Probably sarcastic
Gear
Schecter Blackjack C1-FR
Few Agile 8-strings
Ormsby Hypemachine 2014 otw!!

Carvin X-100B
axe-fx II

W.A musicians FTW
Quote by crisisinheaven
Deep*Kick. You have destroyed every concept of life I've ever had.