I want to have a single ultimate high-end expensive 6-string guitar for death metal/tech/shred a la Necrophagist and Dying Fetus in my collection, nothing fancy, a pretty standard "metal-y" guitar with all respective shenanigans like OFR, EMGs, neck thru, hog/3pc maple/ebony, reverse headstock, some black finish, and that would also look cool but utilitarian, you know the drill. I own 2 Ibanezes 7 and 8 string and will probably get a 6 fixed for drop tunings (JBBM20 most likely), so thats what im most used to playing. In that regard, im leaning towards Jackson for their thinner necks but ive also heard the ESP QC is better overall. Both are around the same price of ~$3600-$4000 i guess. Right now im more partial towards the ESP because of aesthetic reasons, but that changes from time to time. The ESP headstock looks better and overall its more meaner and streamlined and convenient to play, while the warrior shape is one of my favorites, but im not sure about its playability while sitting down. Either will be a new custom order, im not buying a used guitar for OCD reasons. Made this as much to just share and get it off my chest as for actual recommendations. Anyone with experience with either or both is welcome to share.