I'm after some advice on getting together a shortlist of possible guitars for me try out.
I currently play an HSS Fender Strat with BareKnuckle Painkiller (bridge) and Trilogy Suite. The Fender is the only guitar I have played since learning the guitar five years ago. I changed the pups to get me closer to the metal tones I've looking for.
I guess what trigger my search for a different guitar was I got to play an ESP M-II ntb with active EMGs. I particularly liked the profile of the neck as it felt almost as it it 'fitted' me perfectly and the tones I got from the EMG's sounded great.
So what other guitars should I look into if I found the M-II to my liking?
My budget is around £1500 GBPs - so any advice?
Why not an M-II, then? ESP makes a lot of really nice guitars.
If you liked the M-II, try out a Jackson Soloist, too.