Classier guitars?

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  1. JosephAOI

    JosephAOI Thinks Jazz = Metal

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    I'm looking for a new guitar (preferably Ibanez) but I'm looking for something that looks metal, like a shredder's guitar (see Ibanez RG) but with a classy aesthetic along with it. I would really really like an Ibanez RG with a sunburst finish and cream binding. I've looked around and can't really find anything in the $300-$600 price range like that but maybe theres an older discontinued model or other brand I can try to look for on ebay or anything? Any help is appreciated.

    EDIT: Just to make it clear, I don't want only an Ibby, I'm just using that as an example for a sharp looking, shredding guitar.
     
  2. Hemi-Powered Drone

    Hemi-Powered Drone Dragonblade629

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    Can't get much more classy then a PRS, even the SEs. The most stereotypically shred worthy SE, though, would probably be the Torero, but that's about $1000. You could make pretty much any guitar a shredder, though.

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    The only sunburst RG I can think of is the Apex 100.
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  3. Bigfan

    Bigfan sixstringer

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    There's always this:

    RG2560ZEX
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    Or this:

    RG8570Z
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    Or this...

    PGM401
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  4. Hemi-Powered Drone

    Hemi-Powered Drone Dragonblade629

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    ^All those are definently not in his price range. Granted, the Apex 100 probably isn't either...
     
  5. kaanman36

    kaanman36 New Member

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    What about the RG7321FM?

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    Or the Schecter Damien Elite 7?

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  6. Erick Kroenen

    Erick Kroenen SS.org Regular

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  7. JosephAOI

    JosephAOI Thinks Jazz = Metal

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    Thanks for the suggestions guys, I found EXACTLY what I was looking for, an Ibby SZ520-
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    From what I've read, it was a 2007 model but It's been discontinued for a couple years. I've found a couple on ebay and other places for about $400! :hbang:
     
  8. Dvaienat

    Dvaienat New Member

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    Jackson SLATQH all the way :hbang:

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    Bear in mind these are not in production any more, so you'll have to buy used. It is the best 'classy' metal guitar in my opinion. It has the same woods as a Les Paul, but with a Soloist shape, 25.5" and shreddy Jackson neck. It is out your price range, but well worth it. They can be picked up for just over $1000 I believe.
     
  9. kaanman36

    kaanman36 New Member

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    Glad you found what you were looking for :hbang:
     
  10. JosephAOI

    JosephAOI Thinks Jazz = Metal

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    GUYS!
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    DAT FUCKING INLAY!!!!!!!!
     
  11. TheBotquax

    TheBotquax SS.org Regular

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    Parkers are the epitome of classy guitars IMO, but they're stupidly expensive
     
  12. Ryan-ZenGtr-

    Ryan-ZenGtr- SS.org Regular

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    Have a look at the Ibanez Artcore range too. There are some nice double cutaway shred guitars, built much like old skool tele thinlines. Very nice and cheap 2nd hand too.
     
  13. Kr1zalid

    Kr1zalid Archrocker

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    Wow... Good find! Thought to suggest you some BC Rich and ESP actually... Anyway, glad you found your guitar! :cool:
     
  14. Church2224

    Church2224 Guitar Whore

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    Google the following-

    Ibanez J Custom/RG Premium/RG4570Z
    Jackson Soloist SL2H-MAH
    Suhr
    Tom Anderson Drop Top
    Music Man Ball Family Reserve
    Carvin DC400

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  15. UnderTheSign

    UnderTheSign SS.org Regular

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    ^ Yeah, and those are definitely in his price range... :)
     
  16. ddtonfire

    ddtonfire SS.org Regular

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    Lol way to read OP.
     
  17. Church2224

    Church2224 Guitar Whore

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    Wow yeah sorry about that, my mistake.

    I will say I failed badly on my part, and my apologies to the OP.
     

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