Hey guys. I have a quick question... I'm a lefty so I don't have too many options to me. My favorite bands are Godsmack, Metallica, and Drowning Pool... you get the idea. Anyway, so I'm trying to decide between the
Schecter Blackjack SLS C-1P
Guitars : Blackjack SLS C-1 P
Mahogany body, Maple set-neck, Ebony board, Black Tusq nut, TOM bridge, string thru body
and an ESP EII Horizon III
E-II HORIZON-III FM RDB - The ESP Guitar Company
Maple neck-thru, Alder wings, Ebony board, bone nut, TOM bridge, string thru body
I love the look of the ESP lol. But that's a lot of maple... I hear maple is the brightest of the woods so a maple neck-thru w/ a maple top sounds pretty bright. I look at the guitars that most of the bands I listen to use and they're mostly mahogany so idk which way to go here. Help?
I know I can get articulation out of a neck-thru maple w/ maple cap, but can I get thick articulate leads and Thick heavy riffs out of it? Or am I better off w/ the Blackjack SLS C-1?
I have a Mesa Rectoverb and a Blackstar HT-1r that I play out of.
Here's a video showing the last year model of the SLS C-1. It's not as lumpy in person lol that pic is terrible on the site.
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAc58WQmF-c]McFaddenTV- Schecter Blackjack SLS Collection - YouTube[/VIDEO]
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOXED7LKVbo]Schecter Diamond Series Blackjack SLS C-1 FR-S and SLS Solo-6 - YouTube[/VIDEO]
fwiw I think I'm going to put a Duncan Distortion in whatever guitar I go with... but I hear the Duncan Custom sounds good in bright guitars too. That's another discussion though I guess.
I've played a lot of guitars with maple necks and maple tops. I never found them harsh in any shape or form. If it's too bright you can buy Dark sounding pickups and also turn down the treble on your amp. I used to own the SLS C-1 and it's a killer guitar! I highly recommend the SLS, they don't come with that hideous inlay anymore.