Recommend me a nice guitar for $600 or LESS

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  1. iplayibanezrg

    iplayibanezrg SS.org Regular

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    Hey everyone! so im getting a nice fat check today and decided I want to buy a new guitar. I have numerous Ibbys, a schecter hellraiser and a ltd ec-1000. The problem is im away at school and I only have my Ibby rg7321 tuned standard and rg350 tuned to Eb. I figured I need a guitar mainly for drop C because thats the other tuning I play in and I hate tuning my 7 to that:lol:

    So can anyone recommend me a nice guitar with no trem for around $600 or less?
     
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    Shecter Damien Elite or Schecter C-1 Standard.
     
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    6-stringer under $600. Go for Agile :yesway:

    Lots of threads on here about them, but they are supposedly great bang for the buck.
     
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    Like a russian Prostitute? :L:idea:
     
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    Ive played a few Agile 7s and an 8 but not too sure if I would like the 6s. I believe there is a used one at Sam Ash il have to try out.

    Anyone have any experience with an Ibby RGD321, the Ltd MH-350NT or the
    Ltd H-351NT?
     
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    gunshow86de Beef Jerky Time Contributor

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    Used is the way to go my friend. You will get a much better guitar for your money.

    You can probably find a used RGA121 for $600, if you are a little patient. Probably the best non-trem 6'er Ibanez has made in years.

    If you can scrounge together shipping costs, this LTD is a phenomenal guitar. I paid +$800 for mine new, but DCGL is blowing them out for $600. http://www.drumcityguitarland.com/d...urple-6-String-Electric-Guitar-P1550C428.aspx

    EDIT: I realize how contradictory I just was. But a clearance new guitar is basically the same as used, as far as depreciated value is concerned.
     
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    Yeah I really want an RGA121......its the only Prestige Ibanez I will ever own:fawk:
    I was going to sell a guitar or two to get one but if i can find one soon i will definitely buy it.

    Still keep the suggestions coming. Im curious about what others will recommend.
     
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    If you're looking in the used market, see if you can find a Jackson SLSMG. I got mine (a little beat up) for $350 on Ebay. Japanese Jacksons are generally great guitars for the money, especially used.
     
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    Godin Redline1, 2, or hb. The Redline 3 has a tremolo. I believe the 1, 2 and hb models can all be had for under $600, they are North American made, fyi.

    The Ibanez RGA32 is a pretty nice guitar for the money as well. I recently played the new RGD321, and I was not as impressed with it, for some reason. However, it is somewhere around $500 as well. Not a bad guitar for tuning down.

    I believe the Japanese Jackson dinky (pro series), with a TOM is around $600 as well (and it comes with a case).

    The PRS SE Mike Mushok ($620ish) is a pretty nice guitar, it is a baritone, which would make tuning down to drop C a piece of cake. It comes with a bound ebony fret board.
     
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    ive seen some parker niteflys go for around that....loads of options, and kind of fun to play

    i loved holding my old p42 knowing people were looking at me funny, but i loved it for the way it played too
     
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    :agreed:
     
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    PRS SE custom 24. Fuck. Yes. after a good set-up of course.
     

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