Getting a guitar from the US, Help!

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by Anik8, Mar 10, 2007.

  1. Anik8

    Anik8 -Starforsaken-

    i know this is really similar to laneys thread, but what the hell, i want a thread of my own!

    okay heres the deal, my uncles coming down from seattle on the 17th of march( i just found out), and i can tell him to get me a guitar...my budget is around 15-17k which is like 350-400$
    plus, the Guitar Center in seattle is a 10min drive from his house, so he said he would go check up on some guitars for me..heres a few that i shortlisted, need help deciding

    1.my first immideate though was the rg370dx..it just costs 360$ there, arnd 15.8k
    but, unfortunately, its out of stock almost everywhere till the 10th of april, so its out of question..just in case
    http://www.guitarcenter.com/shop/product/Ibanez-RG370DX-Electric-Guitar?full_sku=512368.228
    The RG350MDX is also really similar, i just think a difference in looks, thats all
    http://www.guitarcenter.com/shop/product/Ibanez-RG350MDX-Electric-Guitar?full_sku=518871.001

    2.Then, i found this..The Rg5EX1, some specially made ibanez for guitar center..costs 400$..but wow, just look at it, specs finish, headstock!!
    http://www.guitarcenter.com/shop/product/buy_ibanez_rg5ex1_electric_guitar?full_sku=103574026
    looks brilliant, and worth it.

    3.then, i thought, if im paying 400$, i can pay a wee bit more and get something more flashy, when i saw this..the Dean Noir ML XT..satin finish,floyd rose, et all..
    http://www.guitarcenter.com/shop/product/buy_dean_ml_phantom_xt_electric_guitar?full_sku=519815
    looks and secsy as hell

    4.ive heard these shecters and really good, so i thought id look for one of those, when i saw this one, emg passives !
    http://www.guitarcenter.com/shop/product/buy_schecter_damien_fr_electric_guitar?full_sku=513103.974
    seems much too perfect for the price

    I was actually looking for a flying V style one, but no luck, ones with the specs i want are too costly...
    anyone who has time or knows any other guitars in this range, let me know ASAP, would be really helpful..
    my uncles not going to have a problem getting it here, because he plays flamenco guitar :D
     
  2. laneymaney

    laneymaney Banned

    forget Ibanez guitars....u can get em in India....not worth it...the schecter is nice...check out some LTDs , Deans etc
     
  3. Anik8

    Anik8 -Starforsaken-

    The guitar center doesnt stock LTDs, all the deans with floating bridges are too costly, the ml noir is the cheapest one...
    might get the shecter only...got emg passives, great inlays..need to just see how good the floyd rose is..
     
  4. laneymaney

    laneymaney Banned

    why only from guitar centre? u could ask MF to ship it to ur uncles house...if LTD then www.carlinosguitars.com or something like that will ship anywhere in the US for free
     
  5. Double Click

    Double Click New Member

    U cant go wrong with the Damien FR :)
    I wanted it, but unfortunately it was unavailable in India.

    In case u do get it and are unhappy with it, I'll buy it off u. ;)
     
  6. Anik8

    Anik8 -Starforsaken-

    yeah about the damien, ive never played schecter, so i dont know about the neck comfort..ive played ibanezs and the neck is really sweet..smooth and fast..and all ibanezs are generally similar..so im sure i wouldnt go wrong with an ibanez..thats all...damn..cant decide..
     
  7. laneymaney

    laneymaney Banned

    if u like ibanez necks...wow....and wow....and yea get one then....
     
  8. PbR

    PbR New Member

    Guitar from US

    Check out the Godins at MF (free shipping) - Exit 22, Triumph etc are in your price range...
     

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