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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-09-2005, 03:27 AM Thread Starter
 
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Time for a new Guitar...

... but its difficult to choose....

I'm at the market for a new guitar, I have about 2000e for it... I can push it for 100-200 maybe 300 more...

I have choosen the specifications that interest me more, but cant find the right guitar...

I'd like: carved top body
thin neck
floyd rose or similar
24 frets (this is not a problem really, 22 is ok, but i prefer 24)
neck thru connstruction prefferable
ebony fretboard prefferable
maybe alder body, but it can change...
picups is not a problem, as i can change them later..

what do you think? one guitar that comes close is ESP Horizon but i read that the neck is not thin, is 20mm 1st fret

I currently have 2 guitars, Ibanez RG-550 and an ESP KH-2 (which is my main guitar.. awesome, but i want something with no Active pickups to have the choice of both)

Thanx..

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-09-2005, 07:07 AM
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Re: Time for a new Guitar...

I'd suggest that you get have one built asyou seem to be basicn your decision on a spec list, rather than on looking at the guitars on the market.

Some of our sponsors are fantastic luthiers, maybe give them an email about having you perfect axe built?
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-09-2005, 07:36 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Time for a new Guitar...

Thanx for the reply..

Could you make any suggestion about the sponsors? do they ship to Greece?

I found one guitar that i fell in love with, its not exactly the specs i was after, the problem is that its not easy to find.. A J custom RG8670 looks fantastic... do you know any place to buy it that ships to Greece/Europe??

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-09-2005, 03:52 PM
 
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Re: Time for a new Guitar...

Try Shamray,

He can do excellent things for a fair price...

You could try some of the guys on top of this page.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-09-2005, 04:29 PM
 
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Re: Time for a new Guitar...

2000EUR is a very solid budget, so I suggest you look around a bit and make no compromises. From what you are saying though, I think you want something like a Charvel 750XL, or an archtop Soloist. Look around on **** and in your local classifieds, maybe you can find one, should definately be in your price range.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-09-2005, 05:44 PM
 
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Re: Time for a new Guitar...

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Thanx for the reply..

Could you make any suggestion about the sponsors? do they ship to Greece?

I found one guitar that i fell in love with, its not exactly the specs i was after, the problem is that its not easy to find.. A J custom RG8670 looks fantastic... do you know any place to buy it that ships to Greece/Europe??

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Did you try ishibashi? I know they ship to the U.S., not sure about Greece, but it's worth asking them. Google "ishibashi webshop"
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-10-2005, 05:16 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Time for a new Guitar...

Thank you for your replies...

I just sent an email to ishibashi..

and I'll checksome of the sponsors here...
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-11-2005, 01:09 PM
 
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Re: Time for a new Guitar...

hhmmm... maybe not in the same league as the others mentioned here, but i really dig the jackson DKMG, especially in trans red/trans black. killer looks!

carved top: yes
thin neck: yes, not as thin as ibanez's though
floyd rose: yes (jackson's own)
24 frets: yes
neck thru: sadly, no
ebony board: no
alder body: yes
bonus: piranha teeth inlay, reversed headstock, flame maple top veneer

have held it a few times. seems to be very well built. although here in my country, for their asking price, i would rather buy a prestige ibanez. way overpriced.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-12-2005, 02:44 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Time for a new Guitar...

I havent experienced this Jackson but it dont seem to be a great guitar that I'm seeking, it may be good, but i doubt is better than the guitars that i already have and i want another great guitar.....

But anyway, thanks for posting...
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