Hello, I am primarily an acoustic/archtop guitar player who is now slightly obsessed with picking and I want to look at some Racer X and Paul Gilbert tunes, just for fun to see if I can get there.
I would like to a guitar that has:
- a fixed bridge or potentially a two post pivot trem.
- preferably a maple fingerboard
- flat radius
- 22 + frets
- plain looking (although, I secretly want a floral Jem)
- HSH or HH
- at around £500 - $650
Quite happy with something that is second-hand. I have been looking at the Ibanez RG421 and liking the look of these. Is there anything else that is less well known than an Ibanez?
Please, let me know what you guys think.