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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-22-2006, 12:12 AM Thread Starter
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guitar search despair

Let me explain to you my complaint lately...this isn't a rant, because I'm genuinely looking for something good out there. Is it just me or does everything on the market kinda suck [email protected] right now? Now don't get me wrong, if you wanna pay 2000+ dollars for a custom jackson or something, that's awesome, but I even have a complaint with those. See, I have a big neck issue, I NEED a big neck in orde to feel comfortable. For a long time I played an RG550 but after a while it hurt my hands to play fast because I felt it didn't have any support for my hand. So I moved up to a Jem. A little better (and much cooler hehe), but after a while the same thing started happening. Then one day I picked up this SG I found in a store...neck the size of a baseball bat...and started shredding like a maniac and I realized that my hand wasn't hurting. That's all well and good. But I really like having a floyd rose, and I REALLY like having 24 frets. So what is there out there? I tried a strat and I tried a JS, both considerably thicker than the jem, and I loved them, they were comfortable. But it kills me...they don't have 24 frets. If the JS had 24 frets I'd go buy one right this instant. Then I tried a Jackson. A little better, but there's still just something about the neck I don't like. So now there's just nothing out there that appeals to me.

Give me a guitar that has:
floyd rose
24 frets
at least 22mm at the 12th fret
neck through or bolt on

I looked at the Schecter C-1 FR and got a little excited but it's just so dull. The older ones were set neck too, not bolt on. I'm just at a loss, there's not a guitar for me on the market right now.

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-22-2006, 12:17 AM
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Re: guitar search despair

Have you checked out
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-22-2006, 06:53 AM
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Re: guitar search despair

ESP standard series have pretty thick necks, and a floyd rose.
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Have you checked out



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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-22-2006, 05:52 PM
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Re: guitar search despair

It doesn't have a floyd but it does have 2 point trem, 24 jumbo frets, and a modern "C" shaped set neck.

The Showmaster QMT HH guitar features a basswood body with a beautiful carved quilt maple top and matching painted headstock. The C-shaped maple set neck has a 15.75”-radius rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and abalone dot inlays. The awesome tone comes from a Seymour Duncan® SH-1N RP ’59 reverse-polarity humbucking pickup at the neck and a Seymour Duncan® SHPGP-1B Pearly Gates Plus™ humbucking pickup at the bridge, plus special five-position switching. Other features include smoked-chrome hardware, knurled knobs, a graphite nut and a two-point synchronized tremolo bridge.
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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-22-2006, 06:57 PM
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Re: guitar search despair

Ernie ball?
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-22-2006, 08:06 PM
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Re: guitar search despair

In the world of Ibanez, the models you're looking for with the thick chunky neck are most of the older J-Customs like the RG1608, RG1712, RG1880 and RG8570. These all have mahogany bodies, 24 frets, and a chunky assymetrical neck (cross a Wizard with a EVH/Wolfgang and you start to get an idea).

Other than that, there's always the Carvin option. If you don't REALLY care that much about the mahogany & 24 fret option you can always go with an Ernie Ball Axis.
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-31-2006, 09:41 PM
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Re: guitar search despair

plus you can customize it too,
that is always cool!
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-31-2006, 10:07 PM
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90's model 5 charvel.
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-31-2006, 10:16 PM
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Price Range?
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-01-2007, 02:35 AM
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Re: guitar search despair

Go find an older proline 2550, its a neck through 24 fret guitar with a huge neck ebony board and a floyd, its everything you want. but its an "older" guitar its not new.
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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-01-2007, 11:55 AM
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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-01-2007, 12:14 PM
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Yeah if you don't like thin/flat/fast necks Ibanez isn't for you.

Well their shred guitars are not.
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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-01-2007, 12:37 PM
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Re: guitar search despair

The answer to your question is what someone has mentioned. ESP M-II. Mine has a thick neck. Also you can look for a preowned Jackson PC1. I have one of those as well. The SL3 you "were" goint to trade for is also larger than an Ibanez Wizard's neck.

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