Electric Guitar Buying Help

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by guitarplayer729, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. guitarplayer729

    guitarplayer729 New Member

    Hey guys finally decided to get a new electric
    can spend upto 13k
    mostly play metal(speed, thrash, death, heavy)
    so please comment and give some suggestions
    on what to buy
     
  2. deepsal

    deepsal New Member

    give me the names of bands you listen to first
    basswood is ideal for shred/old school metal
    mohagony is ideal for modern forms of metal like metalcore,powermetal thrash etc
    if you are into modern metal go for mohagony guitar save up 6k and get a cort kx1q
    or if you want a basswood guitar go for rgr321ex you wont get good metal guitars in your 13k budget
    the only good guitar within 13k is yahama pacafia 112 but you cant play any forms of metal with it because it has single coil pups you need humbuckers for metal
    dont go for ibanez grg's very cheap finish imo
    the same goes for cheap esps
     
  3. ayu135

    ayu135 New Member

    What is your level of playing? Beginner? Intermediate? Expert?
    If you want a decent playable guitar that will last you, i recommend upping your budget. I started with a similar budget about 2 months back and after hearing opinions from some good players and Luthiers i decided to up my budget and get a decent guitar. http://justinguitarcommunity.com check out the forum on this site, the electric guitar section, great place with lot of experienced people, especially listen to Dan Greaves advice he knows what he is talking and is a Guitar tech/Luthier by profession.

    And also playing metal, blues, jazz etc can be achieved on almost any guitar, it is more of a function of amp, the pedals or effects and above all the playing style that discriminate the genres. Play the 12 bar or the 7th chords with the "Chunka-Chunka" rhythm you get blues, play palm muted power chords with demonic strumming you get metal, play the jazz chords you get jazz. At the budget you mentioned there are hardly any decent guitars.

    But still if you really cannot extend your budget again check out Epiphone SG special only decent option. But try extensively before buying i've heard the QC is bad at this range and there are many faulty guitars, check thoroughly before buying. I seen cases where only the bridge pickup worked and neck one was faulty!!
     
  4. guitarplayer729

    guitarplayer729 New Member

    i mostly listen to children of bodom, bfmv, disturbed, metallica
    actually its been 5 months with the guitar but i still want a entry guitar as the guitar i currently possess is
    well what can i say
    is not good enough for the genres i play
     
  5. pranavtechie

    pranavtechie New Member

    cort x2 vnfr and epiphone sg special edition ebony is what i was recommended. you can alternatively see esp ltd ec. 50
     
  6. ayu135

    ayu135 New Member

    Go with the sg special then, as it has humbuckers or go for a pacifica 112 as you cannot go wrong with this one, at your stage i wouldnt worry too much about playing metal or anything else, first concentrate on the basics that are common to all as metal is a technically intensive genre, work on developing your techniques.
     
  7. guitarplayer729

    guitarplayer729 New Member

    i concentrate on the basics
    but hey i wanna play some songs and metal riffs
    so i want a good guitar for metal
    and if i should up my budget then by how much
     
  8. guitarplayer729

    guitarplayer729 New Member

    is cort x series a good choice
     
  9. Vader

    Vader New Member

    cort x6
    dont go for lower ones

    or zenox or ltds
    but i just know according to the sound i dont really have as much technical knowledge yet as to what wood it should be and all
     
  10. Vader

    Vader New Member

    pacifica 112 is around 14-15 as is X6
     
  11. Vader

    Vader New Member

    my erg 121 had two humbuckers and it blew
    how come?
    do you think cort kx1q is the best guitar in its price range?
     
  12. deepsal

    deepsal New Member

    tell me the name of those pups and ya kxq1 is the best one i have tried ibbys/esp's and deans in that price range but all of em lost infront of it when it came to the finish and playability
    however i disliked 2 things about it
    comes with a black neck i am a sucker for necks with natural finishes
    the stock pups are crap tried one with blackouts ahb1 and it was s e x
    the only guitar whivh i found better than it was a 30k prs dont remember the model though
    i basically like lp's tone in a superstrat body cort offers just that its neck is just. 5 mm thicker than wizard ii and 2.5 mm thinner than esp's so...
    try it out man its better than my 24k rga32
     
  13. Vader

    Vader New Member

    pups were stock dude
    i'm relatively new to playing electric
    blackouts ahb1 cost?
    will try it soon :)
     
  14. ayu135

    ayu135 New Member

    If you are beginner dont stress out too much on stuff like changing pickups and stuff, Get a nice playable guitar which will be easy to learn, and as for playing metal i tell you once more any guitar with the right amp and effects can do metal. Yngwie Malmsteen uses a Strat to play metal. So yes you can use any guitar to play metal.
    Dont fret too much over that and go try out the SG special or the Pacifica 112j(it has a humbucker in the bridge position) both nice budget guitars. If you dont like them then go for higher budget stuff. Buy the SG with some caution as they have been some faulty pieces the pacifica you can buy blindly. And I also recommend changing the strings and having your guitar set up as soon as you buy the guitar because the you dont know how long the guitar has been in the store. Check the action, fret buzz etc before buying.
     
  15. deepsal

    deepsal New Member

    ahb1 set costs 12k
     
  16. guitarplayer729

    guitarplayer729 New Member

    but that strat is also a fender one
    if that is so then is it that i can use a cort x2 for playing now
     
  17. Vader

    Vader New Member

    Dude he's Malmsteen
    he can probably make music out of a toothbrush
    dont go below cort x6...
    yamaha rgx=safe but around 15k and not for speed metal
     
  18. guitarplayer729

    guitarplayer729 New Member

    i am low on budget and am on my parents mercy
    they wont go ahead of 13k and i dont want a floyd rose now
     
  19. ayu135

    ayu135 New Member

    I was commenting on fact that you can use any TYPE of guitar to play metal, there nothing as such that you can play metal only if you have Schecter Hellraiser with EMG Actives installed. A pacifica 112j can do metal as well as a Epiphone sg special can. Crap guitars will be crap though.
     
  20. Vader

    Vader New Member

    exactly my point
    i'm just trying to get the kid a good guitar in his price range

    @gp729
    trust me cort x blows below X6
    like i said earlier
    no zenox no ltds
    go for pacifica 112 then
    decent versatile guitar

    my friend bought rgx few weeks back for 13 point something so depends where u look
     

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