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    I was in the process of saving up for a new guitar when I managed to wreck my truck so having to buy a new one is cutting into my savings majorly. But in the end in a few weeks I should still be able to afford something moderately priced guitar(talking about 1k tops) for the moment I was looking at a Schecter Blackjack V1 which, for all intents and purposes has most of the specs I'm fond of, but I'd like to know if anyone could recommend alternatives I pretty much like all three of the major V shapes (King, Rhodes, Gibson) wouldn't mind having a floyd rose but could live without it. The only things I really just can't stand though are bolt ons and basswood the two just don't sit right with me. So any suggestions?

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    I remember Schecter having this off-set V (black cherry) I think with a Floyd. Looked pretty cool with nice treatments. Gibson, nice guitars but you pay for the name.

    joe...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by GodWentPunk View Post
      I remember Schecter having this off-set V (black cherry) I think with a Floyd. Looked pretty cool with nice treatments. Gibson, nice guitars but you pay for the name.

      joe...
      Yeah Schecter is the one I was primarily looking at since they make their v's with and without the floyd rose, and the hellraisers have emgs in them but I'm trying to see if I'm missing anything since lefty and v aren't too friendly and even just finding the edwards v was a bitch and a half.

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      • #4
        Here's a Dean that went off on Ebay, very fairly priced, good for some upgrades. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=170494012560
        Last edited by AllroyPA; 06-15-2010, 05:48 AM.
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        • #5
          Don't know if you've heard of Reverend Guitars, but they make a V they call a Volcano. It's a set neck made of korina. No whammy bar, though. Here's a link:

          http://www.reverendguitars.com/rever...s/volcano.html

          We carry them at Elderly Instruments. Unfortunately I bought the only lefty we had. It's a bad ass guitar. Weighs next to nothing. I highly recommend it. It retails for a little over $800.

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          • #6
            Rondo has an Agile Hornet available ($699):

            http://www.rondomusic.com/hornetpro725bkleft.html

            Double cutaway light weight Mahogany flat top body
            USA Made EMG 707 Pickups
            25.5" scale 1 piece maple set neck
            Ebony fret board with no markers. Position markers are located on the side of the neck.
            24 Extra Jumbo 2.9mm frets and a 13.7" (350mm) radius neck for fast play
            Grover Die Cast tuners
            Reverse Headstock
            Hardshell Case Included
            Licensed Floyd Rose Tremolo
            Width of the neck at the nut: 1 7/8"; at the 22st fret: 2 3/16"
            Uniform Neck Profile - For ultra fast playing - 21.5mm at the frest fret and 22mm at the 12th fret.
            Thickness of neck at the first fret approx 11/16"
            Overall length, including the strap button: 40"; Scale length: 25.5"
            Actual Weight is only 7 lbs
            I like pointy guitars.

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            • #7
              The Agile one is nice the main problem is it's a 7 string (which I want a 7 string eventually right now though I need to concentrate on another 6 string) as far as the brands I already know make lefty V's I knew of Agile, Dean, Gibson, Schecter, and now I can add Reverend, so recommendations I'm looking for outside of the standard models those companys have (unless agile finally comes out with a 6 string version of the hornet that's not made of agathis).

              so far though this is looking to be a front runner, the Edwards V:
              http://cgi.ebay.com/ESP-EDWARDS-EFV8...item3f00c5f876

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              • #8
                This is a little over budget, but you can always save!

                http://www.guitar-logistics.com/guitars.html

                Check his V-7. The base model is $1107 which is a little over budget and you'd probably want to add a floating bridge and a neck pickup, but you're getting a hand made custom instrument. He's posted a few build threads on SevenString.org and seems like he knows what he's doing. It's also a sick looking V!

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                • #9
                  Have you thought about a custom? I have always wanted to build a gibson style V...... I'd gladly do you one if you are interested. Depending on what you want exactly I can most definately build you something for your budget, probably less. PM me if interested!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Requiem View Post
                    The Agile one is nice the main problem is it's a 7 string (which I want a 7 string eventually right now though I need to concentrate on another 6 string) as far as the brands I already know make lefty V's I knew of Agile, Dean, Gibson, Schecter, and now I can add Reverend, so recommendations I'm looking for outside of the standard models those companys have (unless agile finally comes out with a 6 string version of the hornet that's not made of agathis).
                    i woudln't knock down the idea of a 7 so quickly, after all, your just adding a 7th string, and the 6 you really want are still there.

                    they really do make for a fun playing, and really can add a lot to your playing.

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