Schecter C-8, or Ibanez RGA8? Screw ESP, Agile or anything else, what are your opinions of these two if you had a choice of one or the other? They're both mahogany, gorgeous, and I can't decide between them!!
Whichever it ends up being, I'll be shoehorning in EMG 808x's, and GraphTech piezo's. Then, I shall be happy
I had the RGA8 and it's a very well put together guitar. The mid switch is absolutely awful though, and the stock pickups are beyond terrible, but it sounds like that's a non-issue for you.
You'll still have somewhat loose low end on that scale if you do tune to F# though.