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Old 2004-02-29, 23:11
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good entery level guitar?

well i was thinking of buying a ESP LTD M100 guitar. i used to take lessons 10 years ago but then gave up. its kinda hard to get better if you don't practice. well now that i'm a little older i've decided to try it again. my dream is to someday be able to shred this time i'm going to take it a little more seriously. in the past week i've been playing an accoustic and i want to buy and electric.

the M100 is about $250. i'm not looking to spend a ton of money on a guitar at the moment. is there any other metal guitars in the $250-$300 that i should consider?

i read in another post that the lower level ESPs aren't all that great
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Old 2004-03-01, 15:55
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if i was u, i'd check out some second hand guitars, you can usually pickup a good deal on some old Aria Pro's, jackson's, and ibanez's.

If ya want a new guitar, try out a Yamaha RGX, Aria MAC or even a Cort X series guitar. I've played on these guitars and i wouldnt say that that bad for a beginner or intermediate. There fairly cheap aswell
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Old 2004-03-01, 16:11
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Get an Agile guitar http://www.rondomusic.bigstep.com/c...ml?UCIDs=940498 their good begginers and there also good second or third guitars.
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Old 2004-03-01, 16:51
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Yeah. I got my Ibanez ex for $180 at Music Go Round. 1658 N. Milwaukee.
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Old 2004-03-01, 17:08
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low end ESP's aren't esp's, they're LTD's, which on their turn are korean made and crap. even the deluxe models aren't really good.

for your budget, you could look around for used stuff, maybe a nice Ibanez RG550 with dimarzio's or something.
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Old 2004-03-01, 17:37
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Get an Agile guitar http://www.rondomusic.bigstep.com/c...ml?UCIDs=940498 their good begginers and there also good second or third guitars.


those agile guitars seem cool, and they only go for $250 "buy it now" on ebay. they're kinda gibson ish'.
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Old 2004-03-01, 17:51
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Yeh ive heard nothing but good about them. But they changed their gibson model to have a rounded horn, maybe because gibson sued them??? I want the ps970. Its a prs copy with 24 frets and a floyd rose. If you really want a LTD then heres a good on for 350 its a neck thru, 24 frets, floyd.... eveything you need just change the pickups http://www.music123.com/Item/?itemno=97951
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Old 2004-03-01, 18:05
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i dont' have to have an LTD. i'm just looking for a decent guitar to play. i'm thinking now that i'll spend in the $300-350 range. what do you guys think of this one? its at a store near me

RG570


i also found this one on ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...RK%3AMEBWA%3AIT

also found this one on ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...e=STRK:MEBWA:IT

i want to buy and electric soon, playing the accoustic is killing me!

thanks guys
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Old 2004-03-01, 18:10
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i have an early 90's rg 570 and its a sweet guitar. go for it. i garauntee it would blow away any cheap ltd. just put a duncan invader or a dimarzio x2n in the bridge and you'll be off to a great start.
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Old 2004-03-02, 00:23
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Get the RG 520QS Its a japaneese model which is ALOT better than the korean models.
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Old 2004-03-02, 01:28
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jacksons are great, i have a cheap japanese made one but its still feels alot better than any ibanez ive ever played, best guitar ive ever felt.
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Old 2004-03-02, 08:45
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jacksons are great, i have a cheap japanese made one but its still feels alot better than any ibanez ive ever played, best guitar ive ever felt.

sounds to me like you need to play more guitars
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Old 2004-03-02, 16:18
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Nah jackson are better than msot ibanez's. Ibanez still uses the out dated nut through neck which just leads to cracking. And jackson has neck throughs.
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Old 2004-03-02, 17:09
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i have an early 90s rg570 and i havent had any problems with cracking in the neck. you keep your jacksons and i'll keep my ibanez. i just personally think the wizard style necks feel great.
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Old 2004-03-02, 18:13
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Where as i hate the wizard necks Its just personal taste, which is why you should go to the local music store and play the guitars and buy the one that feels best to you upstatecrx
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Old 2004-03-02, 19:27
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go buy a prs guitar and a mesa roadking halfstack...... you're set to start a nu metal band.
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go buy a prs guitar and a mesa roadking halfstack...... you're set to start a nu metal band.


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Old 2004-03-03, 00:33
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The best "feel" I've ever had for a guitar was the Squier Bullet. the neck was so thin, and the stock pickups sounded alot better than those of stock ibanez's, jacksons' and so forth.
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Old 2004-03-03, 08:40
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i started out on a cheeper model hammer guitar it was decent to start with not the greatist pickups but still good and then later i realised that some people do use them most notably trey from MA
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