#1
sooner or later im going to need to get rid of my ibanez cus i dont like the bridge, and its falling apart. I made a thread a while back about upgrading this guitar, but i think my budget was about £600 back then.
Im hoping to do some work next summer, and i was wondering if anybody had any ideas about nice guitars below the £1000 mark.
My criteria is bacicly....

- NO trem
- No v-shapes
- Suited for metal playing
- Preferably 24 frets

sorry its been a while sinse i bought a guitar so i dont really know about the stuff out there atm...

So, any ideas?
#2
im thinking ESP. that generally comes to mind when "metal, no trem" is mentioned
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#3
schecter C-1 hellraiser, will be less then 1000 pounds too

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#8
Definitely look at an ESP Horizon-II NT. They are gorgeous.

or

Jackson Soloist SL1/SL2H, you have to do a bit of searching to find the fixed bridge ones though.

Both fit into your budget and criteria.

I would do a Horizon II with a set of pick-up from Bareknuckle
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#10
ESP my-1000 or ec-1000 are great shred guitars with ur specs
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#11
yes les pauls can do metal but ur better of with something with abit more bite like the ESPs. i have a les paul std and its great but i dont really play metal the heaviest ive played in is drop C and it doesnt sound great. stuff in standard, open G drop D is great tho on a les paul but still ESP will be better
#12
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can les paul studio's do metal?


Sure, but there are better guitars at your budget for what you want.
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#14
Im just hesitant with ESP's, they feel cheap to me. plus id only really want an ESP that says 'ESP' on it (silly i know), but cant bring my self to buy a £1000 guitar really, let alone a £1200 one.
I was just interested in the LP studio because it looks so awsome in ebony with gold hardware *drools*.... and i forgot how cheap they were.
#15
If you go with a les paul studio, i would drop emg's in it right away, i have heard one with the 81/81 combo and it was sick
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If you go with a les paul studio, i would drop emg's in it right away, i have heard one with the 81/81 combo and it was sick


Yeah i was planning that too
#17
there ya go man, great guitar, a little bit on the heavey side, especially after you put the emg's in. but it would be a great metal guitar, by the way look on ebay for maybe an esp eclipse or check some music stores i picked one up for $500 at a local shop cuz the guy didn't know what it was
#18
The ESPs must be more expensive in the UK, here a Horizon-II nt can be found for $1400 brand new in a store, so I figured that would be in your budget.

There isn't anything wrong with the studio, your amp will be able to make almost any guitar "metal" sounding, plus you can always change pick-ups if the stock ones aren't what you want. However it only has 22 frets, not that that is a problem but you said you wanted 24.
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#19
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im thinking ESP. that generally comes to mind when "metal, no trem" is mentioned

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#20
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The ESPs must be more expensive in the UK, here a Horizon-II nt can be found for $1400 brand new in a store, so I figured that would be in your budget.

There isn't anything wrong with the studio, your amp will be able to make almost any guitar "metal" sounding, plus you can always change pick-ups if the stock ones aren't what you want. However it only has 22 frets, not that that is a problem but you said you wanted 24.


The 24 fret thing isnt a big problem, it just makes the access to the 22nd fret easier usually...
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#23
If you're going to get the LP then get it quick because gibson prices are going up and they're also withdrawing a lot of gibsons from the UK.

Also play it first because when I got mine, there were two, one of them was awesome, one had a lot of buzz.
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omg...

Just so beautiful i feel i must have it :P
much better than a LP studio i think
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#25
do you like ibanez wizard necks? if so, an rga121 might be worth considering, you could get a pickup swap too as it's well under the £1000 mark. what type of guitars do you like and dislike?
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#26
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do you like ibanez wizard necks? if so, an rga121 might be worth considering, you could get a pickup swap too as it's well under the £1000 mark. what type of guitars do you like and dislike?


Im generally quite open minded, i like RG's (not the one you showed me however), lespauls, SG's, superstrats....
For now i just want something that looks good (obv) is well built and plays well. I can swap pickups if i need a different sound...
#27
ok doke... to be honest your best bet is to get to as many guitar shops as you can, and try as many things as you can (without even thinking of buying yet) to try to narrow down what you want...
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#28
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ok doke... to be honest your best bet is to get to as many guitar shops as you can, and try as many things as you can (without even thinking of buying yet) to try to narrow down what you want...


Yeah that sounds best, theres a shop quite near me that stock real ESP's and gibson, so ill have a look sometimes hopefuly
#29
Jackson Soloist, or a high-end Ibanez S Prestige. Some of them dont have trems. But they would be perfect for what you want. Other than that, an ESP MH-1000 would fit your needs.

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#30
check out the washburns on washburn.com
they have some really nice new guitars that u could use for metal if u want
#31
ESP horizon NTII or, even better, Jackson SL2 string thru. You have to look for it second hand though...
#33
SL2>>SL3>SLSMG imo. But the SL3 only comes with a trem.
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#34
i really cant afford the jackson or horizon . I really want to try a LP studio, not thinking it'll be better than your suggestions, just that its more up my alley price wise.
#36
dude i'd check out jackson. they have a neckthru soloist with a string thru bridge. you'd love it
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