I know ltd's are nice but most of them are alder body, maple neck, rosewood fretboard. But i've still listened to a lot of great sounding ltd's out there. Though schecter has a lot to offer here i mean, the hellraiser has a mahogany body and emg's with coil tap, the blackjack atx has a mahogany body as well as a mahogany neck, ebony fretboard and blackout pickups. I think that's hard to beat and finally the loomis has an ash body and maple fretboard that's pretty inusual. The prs also has a mahogany body and a 25' scale. But I might end liking the ltd more, who knows?
But like i said, i want a very articulate and smooth tone that allows me to play some sick legato and that kind of stuff (:
Not all LTD's are alder, I have an EC-1000 and Viper 1000 both with mahogany
Schecter on the other hand, the Hellraiser is the best in class The most bang for your buck...you simply cant beat it. Its one of those guitars to where you say "wow, I need to get it before the company realizes the mistake they made on the price tag" I would get that over any LTD($250-$450cheaper then LTD) Only difference I believe is ESP LTD EC/MH-1000 has 81/60 to where Hellraiser has 81/85 and the Hellraiser has a slightly fatter neck
(you can feel the difference) The blackjack is a sweet guitar man, im actually looking into buying one myself! I woudlnt buy an Ibanez(Unless you play rock) especially if you play deathmetal,thrash metal..You gotta put too much money into them, not worth it.
I own 2 schecters, they're one of my favorite guitar companys, very comfortable
I own an Ibanez, Ehh its whatevers like I said, I have to put alot of money into to make it have that death metal sound(Great ROCK GUITARS THO)
I own 2 ESP LTD, GREAT Guitars, only reason I bought them was because I got them cheaper then the Schecter hellraiser and Black jack, or else I would of bought the Hellraiser and the black jack.
If your low on money and Want a great sounding guitar thats best in its class I would buy the HELLRAISER! If you cant afford that then I would get the BLACKJACK. "BUT" If you do have enough money to spend Then I would get any of the following: ESP LTD EC-1000, M-1000, MH-1000, H-1001 or Viper 1000
and just to add...Jacksons are crappy guitars, to over priced and just arent made to last man. my opinion.