This is my first post here. Cool site.
I've just recently returned to playing after about a 15 year hiatus (thanks to marriage, the birth of two kids, career, etc.). I finally have time to start practicing again but I'm not too well versed in some of the modern equipment.
I currently have an older RG270 but I'm looking to upgrade significantly. I've been a HUGE Vai fan since Flexable and would like to buy a JEM7V but that's a little over my budget (according to my wife
So, my question is what should I be looking at for around $1400 + tax/shipping? I would prefer a new model but I'm open to whatever.
I have the opportunity to buy a brand new Bad Horsie (w/case and warranty) with a few minor scratches for $1700 + tax. Should I jump on this or go ahead and bite the bullet and buy a 7V??? (With my wife's consent of course
). I could probably talk her into spending the extra $$$ for it if that's the best route. I looked at one of these in person and wow, I liked it but if there was a decent alternative for a lesser price, I'd like to hear about it.
Thanks for any input/advice/suggestions!