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post Mar 11 2008, 02:25 AM
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i just got a new ibanez RG350DX and i'm debating on wheather to just return it and use to the money to start saving up for an esp custom instead. i really like ibanez but all of their guitars feel generic and i cant really tell the difference that much when i try them at the store. I really want to just make a custom ibanez because there are certain things i like about all their guitars but i dont like any of the ones they have on the market. so i've recently been thinkings about getting an esp custom guitar since they do have a custom shop and they seem like good guitars. i dont really know much about them though since there are'nt any esp dealers near me so can anyone tell me if esp is a good way to go or if i should just stick to ibanez and if there are any other companies with good custom shops i should no about.
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post Mar 11 2008, 02:37 AM
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I don't know for certain, but I'm pretty sure that with any custom shop guitar you are going to be paying a huge amount. My advice would be to stick with Ibanez, but just get a Prestige model. The model you have is pretty low end. Just go to a shop and try out a Prestige. If you still don't like it, experiment with ESP, but DONT get a custom shop model unless you have a ton of extra cash.


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post Mar 11 2008, 02:53 AM
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Well, I'm kinda bias, but if you want to spend the money, then definitely try a Jackson. You don't even need to go custom shop. Find a nice USA made neck-thru soloist and you will be amazed! wink.gif


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post Mar 11 2008, 03:10 AM
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Well the lowest amount for an ESP custom will probably still be like $2000, Unless you make it extremely basic, in which case you could just buy a stock guitar. So take the price of an RG350MDX, and it still is gonna be $1500 or around there.
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post Mar 11 2008, 03:44 AM
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Dude ....try the new 24 fret s-series prestige Ibanez. Light..sounds great....best neck out there (imho). Stays in tune no matter what you do to the whammy. This guitar is nothing short of amazing for the money. $1299.00 usd. Its an aposolute steal. Nothing in the price range comes close. At least try one.


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post Mar 11 2008, 03:53 AM
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I would agree with the previous posts.

A good ESP custom is way too pricey.. well, most custom-guitars will cost you quite a bit.
The RG350 might be a bit generic yes, but it's still a good, solid and highly playable guitar.

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post Mar 11 2008, 04:26 AM
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QUOTE (USAMAN @ Mar 10 2008, 09:44 PM) *
Dude ....try the new 24 fret s-series prestige Ibanez. Light..sounds great....best neck out there (imho). Stays in tune no matter what you do to the whammy. This guitar is nothing short of amazing for the money. $1299.00 usd. Its an aposolute steal. Nothing in the price range comes close. At least try one.


I hear that this IB is awesome!


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post Mar 11 2008, 07:37 AM
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I agree with everyone saying that the custom guitars are expensive and all that..
But if your choice is either the ibanez or an ESP Custom, what the hell is there to think about??? laugh.gif
Esp Custom all the way, I've played a couple and what a pleasure it was smile.gif
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post Mar 11 2008, 12:45 PM
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The 24 fret S series is supposedly phenomenal. I'm waiting until they release their flagship of the S series, the EGEN before I figure out what my next guitar purchase will be.

I have a Korean S470 and my one gripe about it is the 22 frets. Well, my biggest gripe was the stock pickups, so I changed those, but with DiMarzios, it screams.

Of course, any Neck Thru USA Jackson will be awesome as well and not run you quite as much as a custom shop guitar. The KV2, KE2, or SL1 series are all fantastic instruments, but those all run wellabove the $1300 mark of the 24 fret MIJ S.


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post Mar 11 2008, 01:38 PM
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custom shop guitars are for pro level players, so unless you're in an internationally renown band earning tons of cash, i wouldn't even think of about a custom shop. ill go with skennington here and recommend Jackson, very nice guitars at any price.


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QUOTE (Guitarman700 @ Mar 11 2008, 01:38 PM) *
custom shop guitars are for pro level players, so unless you're in an internationally renown band earning tons of cash, i wouldn't even think of about a custom shop. ill go with skennington here and recommend Jackson, very nice guitars at any price.



Yea, Jackson is always a safe bet.
You could always try out a Jackson SLSMG! smile.gif ALOT of guitar for the buck. (No tremolo though)


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post Mar 11 2008, 02:11 PM
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Guitarman you could have revised your post to read:

"Unless you have enough cash where a JEM is not out of the question then perhaps you don't need to be considering a custom guitar"

For 2k+ you can get a Les Paul Standard, a JEM, plus a myriad of other high end guitars. So if you've got enough cash to shell out for a high dollar guitar then perhaps you can consider a custom guitar.


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