Based on the posts there are lots of knowledgeable gearheads around and I’m looking to buy a new hardtail guitar for extreme metal. I already own an Ibanez Prestige S Series S5470 from 2008/2009 an an Ibanez JPM Petrucci P2 from the mid 90s.
My criteria is pretty simple:
- Hardtail bridge so I can mess around with tunings on the fly with no major issues
- Preferably just H/H pickups, but HSH is cool, too
- Volume and tone knobs are relatively out of the way of the picking hand
- Preferably less than $1k
I’ve been looking into Jackson, Ibanez, ESP, but that’s about it. Feel like Charvel could be cool too but I am so out of the loop here that it’s dizzying with all the options out nowadays.
THANKS FOR ANY ADVICE!