#1
Hey all, I'm in severe need of a new guitar! I have a price range of up to about $700 but I could go higher.

Any help would be appreciated on picking a new one

Thanks

As far as preferences go i'm looking for something I can play fast on, tremelo stuff, but just an overall good guitar that i can play a lot of stuff on works great too.
Last edited by MetalliPuptmstr at Sep 21, 2008,
#6
Alright, is there anything you prefer?
Ebony, Rosewood or Maple fretboard?
Certain body/neck woods?
Binding or no binding?
Stop tail, string through or tremelo? (If so, what kind of stop tail or tremelo)
Scale length preferance?
Certain body styles you don't like?
Certain neck shape?
Natural gloss, gloss or satin body/neck?

EDIT- Any brands you dislike or prefer for certain reasons?
Does the stock pups matter?
SSH, HH, HHH or HSH Pickup config?
Set Neck, Neck thru or set thru neck?
New or used?

Sorry, but it's hard to recommend people stuff without knowing what they do and don't like.
Last edited by caraluzzo at Sep 21, 2008,
#7
If you are just going to be using it for mucking around then the fender squire stratocaster is by far the best guitar out there. It is the same as a regular stratocaster but the pickups are crappier. you can easily replace them though if you decide to play in a band or something. I have one and i love it. Its affordable too. Also it has 21 frets and it comes with a whammy bar yay!
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#9
ok dont get one then
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#11
For amps i just have a small G-Dec junior, its a good practice amp, but i'm gonna get a better amp too, but i'm focused on getting a good guitar right now, better amp later.
#12
No, better amp first. 90% of your tone comes from the amp, if you want to play thrash you need to have a good amp with good distortion. Getting a new guitar really won't allow you to have better tone. And yes the LTD EX-400 is a good guitar.
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#14
Here's a few axes that may interest you.

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/ESP-LTD-EC500-With-EMG-Pickups?sku=512885 I'm not usually much of an ESP fan, but that looks pretty good for your style of music.

or

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/PRS-Guitars-SE-Paul-Allender-Electric-Guitar?sku=514471 Don't be put off just cause it's a signature model. I've played one of these and if I could have afforded one, I'd have bought it then and there.
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#15
Also I can't forget

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Schecter-C1-Hellraiser-Electric-Guitar?sku=518451 I'm a big Schecter fan (I own a Tempest Extreme), and this baby is pretty high on my must-get guitar list.

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Schecter-Tempest-Custom-Electric-Guitar?sku=515866 It's similar to my model, and while I don't play metal if I wanted to it would be real easy to do so on this.
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