Hey guys, once I sell off the loomis/arc when the Vik arrives I'll have no guitar with a trem.
Obviously I still have a while so I'm not too sure what my budget would be, probably sub $600. I'll be buying used for sure too, so older out of production guitars aren't a problem.
Here is what I'm looking for:
-Good trem comparable to an OFR
-The flatter the radius, the better
- No mahogany body or neck
- No obnoxious inlays/binding (schecter)
- No McMaple fretboard, although I'd prefer a regular coloured maple board.
- No rosewood boards
- The brighter, the better
- If the pickup selector switch is closer to my right hand than the tone/vol..bonus points.
- Tone knob!
- Two hum
- Prefer passive pickups, not totally closed to the idea of EMG's.
- 6 strings
- RG/Soloist shape
I'm sure you guys get the idea.
That's quite a tall order, considering 80% of production guitars come with rosewood, plus most superstrats that aren't mahogany are either basswood or alder - Ibanez and Jackson being the two biggest users of those woods, neither of whom make production guitars with anything other than Rosewood
I actually can't think of anything. I would suggest my PRS Torero that I'm currently obsessed with, but it's a) Mahogany, b) has EMG's
Maybe BC Rich? Some of the Assassin models might fit the bill?