Trying to decide which one to go with and wondered what you guys think.
I am looking for a guitar to setup with 12's and leave it tuned in drop C or B. I've narrowed my choices down to either a Fender Jim Root strat, or an ESP M-1.
They're both around $1000 used and I like different aspects about both of them.
With the Fender, I know the neck shape well. Fender's modern C shape is one of my favorite neck profiles and I currently have 2 other strats. I'm usually not a fan of Fenders large head stocks but it doesn't look terrible on this model with the black tuners and logos.
The ESP has 24 frets which I like since I don't have a 24 fret guitar but I don't know that I'd realistically ever hit those extra frets so this is not really a big deal. The hardware seems to be better and definitely the nut.
What do you guys think / suggest?
Jim Root Strat. Just practice your up-bends if you wanna get that 24-fret note.