Re: BC Rich Gunslinger
I may as well chime in considering I was the one in your first post who threw the suggestion of a gunslinger at you first.
Here's my educated advice.
-join the bcrichplayers forum (not knocking this forum at all, it's great, but the BC forum caters to those guitars)
-consider hunting down an older USA made model. They can be had for comparable prices to the new imports. Solid colors average $400-$600, graphics avg. $500-900. You'll be glad you did.
-If you go for the new ones, really a matter of what color do you like? Red, Black, Lime Green, or Yellow. I'd vote for a red one off e***, because it does have the single coil at the neck.
-Beware of this years (2010) retro's as BC did a cheapo maneuver and put Rockfield pickups in them. Last year, they actually had DiMarzio Super Distortions (yellow & red) which is what the originals came with in the first place. I've had a dozen or so Gunslingers and I use high end tube amps. Always found the SD pickup to sound the best in those guitars and I've tried all sorts of pickups in them.
-If you find some guitars that interest you, feel free to send me a message, I'd be glad to help you out and get the best one you can for your money. If you do decide to go for one of the Retro's, I'd suggest contacting Larry at Beat Street Music.