Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Berlin, Germany
please help me choose a guitar
Well, if you want to go with an RG, then go for the 5xx series (520, 550, 570). They come with good feratures: edge bridge, super wizard necks, etc... List prices of those are around $800. You can then change the pu's to get more of the petrucci sound (DiMarzio Air Norton and Steve's Special as in the Ibanez JPM).
If you have more cash you may consider the prestige RGs, which are sweet, but have mahogany bodies, not basswood like JPM, and cost around $1500 (hehe)
The best thing to do though is to look for an used Ibanez JPM, which is a really cool guitar..... (not easy to find though)