I'm looking to upgrade to a new guitar. I'm looking at used offers, just because I want more quality for the money. I've been playing for 3 years and I'm uprgading from a squire strat 3/4 size. It was 3/4 size becuase I'm still only 13 now so the Ibanez
wizard necks probably wouldn't cramp my hands much. I enjoy playing all kinds of rock, metal but cleans are quite important too. I've found offers for an RG2570
for £420($670) or best offer and a 2002 RG1570 for $600. The 2570 was recently set up ( and barely used) while the 1570 has a few chips. The 1570 comes with a PAF pro at the neck, SH-3 in the middle, and EVO at the bridge. I can't decide between the two! I can't test these guitars out as I'm living in the UK and there aren't any good quality guitar shops near me. I'm playing through a line 6 spider iii and am going to be buying either a ehx metal muff or boss mt-2. I'm a huge rock fan, and like to listen to all kinds. To list some, I'd say the the classics like chilli peppers, eric clapton guns n roses, metallica, zepellin, oasis etc. but also the up and comers like avenged sevenfold, mcr, greenday,system of a down, i could go on for days haha.I am open to other suggestions.
I basically want to know what would be the best for my moey. I wouldn't be able to change the pickups on either for quite some time. I'm also interested in what finish you guys like more as I've not seen either in real life.
Any opinions/help appreciated