Originally Posted by shred me good
(origanly posted in the js
iv only been playing for a year, but i love it so much that i know ill be playing all my life and that one day i WILL be as good as him (if not better, lol!!)
Woah , steady on dude!
I think a great guitar for you would be an RG model , I myself play RG's , they are very versatile guitars and will allow you to develop most styles you desire to , such as Funk , Blues , Rock , Metal. There are obviously basic and fantastic RGs available on the market , it depends on how much you have to spend. The cheaper models come with a single locking bridge , which is certainly inferior to the double locking bridges , as they dont stay in tune aswell , or intonated. They also come with pretty bad sounding pick ups imo , but I wouldn't rule them out by any means , I know people who have lower range RGs, and they burn me alive , it's not the guitarist tools that determine the better player , as i'm sure you will know. I'm not sure where your from but for a few hundred pounds / Euros / Dollars , you could pick yourself up a real nice guitar , which could see you through the rest of your guitar playing days. If you have a bigger budget , you could always go for a model in the JEM lineup , which most forum users here play. As you know these are steve vai signature guitars , and not too different to RG's in playability , but significantly different in appearence , the Jem has things such as the Monkey grip [ guitar handle in the body
] , a vine inlay on the fretboard , scalloped frets and a Lion claw. [ Recessed tremelo cavity ]. These are all contributing factors as to why alot of people play JEM's , I personally don't like other names on my guitar
, so i prefer to play RGs , and I am more concerned about playability than appearence , but the choice is yours man , have a think about it ,and do your research to ensure you're happy with your final choice
take it easy man