Best brand for my $1200 budget?

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Best brand for my $1200 budget?

  1. Ibanez

    23.7%
  2. Cort

    3.4%
  3. Solar

    32.2%
  4. Jackson

    6.8%
  5. Schecter

    16.9%
  6. ESP LTD

    15.3%
  7. Ormsby

    1.7%
  1. GuitarSetup

    GuitarSetup SS.org Regular

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    24 fret Fixed Bridge Stainless Steel Fret Locking Tuner
     
  2. efiltsohg

    efiltsohg SS.org Regular

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    How did Cort end up on that list?

    any of the others will be fine, look for the one with the features and neck that you want

    try also PRS, Charvel, Kramer
     
  3. GuitarSetup

    GuitarSetup SS.org Regular

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    Cant edit poll want to remove

    only dealer here in country my
     
  4. gunch

    gunch chungus

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    Weren’t you getting the solar
     
  5. GuitarSetup

    GuitarSetup SS.org Regular

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    just waiting but if i cant get solar what other choices
     
  6. Dumple Stilzkin

    Dumple Stilzkin Special needs member

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    Kiesel.
     
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  7. GuitarSetup

    GuitarSetup SS.org Regular

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    there is no distributor here my country
     
  8. Dumple Stilzkin

    Dumple Stilzkin Special needs member

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    I don’t think you need one? I thought they had changed that? You might double check.
     
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    Cort doesn't actively sell in many countries, but does OK in others. As far as product offering, their X700 has stainless frets, and all-stainles trem, SD pickups, luminlay side dots, 3-piece neck, locking tuners, that trendy kiesel/ibanez RGD multi-layered beveled styling that every single person on the planet loves ever-so-much...a lot of high-end spec. And if they put the QC into it that they put into other-branded guitars at the same price, it's likely just as good as many other guitars in the range.



    There's no distributor in *any* country (with the possible exception of 4 that they said they were keeping in asia somewhere, but I don't know if they still do as that was a few years ago now). Heck, I live in the same state, and I'd still have to drive 8 hours to get there, and I'd also still have to pay sales tax.

    As much of a fan of their guitars as I am, though, i wouldn't recommend them to someone in another country, to someone who doesn't have a clear picture of what they want. GuitarSetup seems a little all-over-the place, which is fine...but would best be served by something he could get off-the-rack, and have an easier exchange/return experience.
     
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    oppgulp SS.org Regular

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    Get a used US Jackson online.
     
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    Musiscience Hail the Ibbyborn!

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    Schecter SLS Elite are great and around 1200$ if I can remember correctly.

    Except Solar, I can't think of any other guitars with the specs you want in that price range new (SS frets/brand name pickups/locking tuners/good quality). If used market is an option for you, I strongly advise to do just that.

    Got a very mint EBMM Cutlass with SS frets for around 980 USD. Pending NGD.
     
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    Esp Ltd for sure
     
  13. spudmunkey

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    Does Chapman distribute there? Don't they have at least one product line/trim level that has stainless frets, locking tuners and name-brand pickups?
     
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    Musiscience Hail the Ibbyborn!

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    I hear that Chapman are really nice. The Pro series is the one you are describing (SS frets and locking tuners). They do not however have brand name pickups.
     
  15. Jeff

    Jeff Banned from Reality

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    we have no idea what your country is, so how is anyone to know?
     
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    spudmunkey SS.org Regular

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    Are you on mobile? His location under his avatar is listed as Philippines.
     
  17. budda

    budda Guiterrorizer Contributor

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    Get the solar you were going to get.

    Then work on patience.
     
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  19. mystix

    mystix Balaguer Guitars Brand Ambassador

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    Check out balaguerguitars.com

    you should be able to get your specs close to your price using the online virtual guitar builder.
     
  20. Andromalia

    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    Again ?
     
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