Ibanez, Suhr Modern, or EBMM Majesty?
So, I have the unique situation that after I was originally going to purchase the new JEM77pbfp (but came away a little disappointed at the time) my wife, a week or so later, saw me looking at a Suhr Modern Pro on a vendor site, and gave me the go ahead to buy one (she thought it looked stunning). So here's my question for the Ibanez crowd:
I have about a 3k budget with this. I play a lot of vintage rock/shred, as well as tunes that need great cleans, but also joined up with a prog metal band earlier this year (currently writing/rehearsing to record an EP and play as an opening act this summer). I'm really tempted, from everything I've heard about the Suhr Moderns to get one. It would be swamp ash w maple cap/neck/fretboard w the Gotoh Floyd. However, I'm not sure it could handle prog rock/metal, and so have been eyeing a 6 or 7 string Majesty. Which would you choose, or would you recommend an actual (not premium) JEM or J-Custom?
I've been comparing specs and running down so many guitars since she gave me the go that my head is spinning, lol. The Majesty has better features, imo, but looks like ass. Also, I have three basswood/maple capped guitars with rosewood fretboards already, so am interested in a tonally different swamp ash body with maple board, or the mahogany through with ebony board on the majesty. Thoughts? Can Suhr Moderns play prog/shred convincingly?