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madmax692
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Which guitar do I get I like them both and cannot decide?!

#1 - https://www.andertons.co.uk/jackson-...anth-fretboard

#2 - https://www.andertons.co.uk/guitar-d...lue-moon-burst
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(Original post by madmax692)
Hiiii!

Which guitar do I get I like them both and cannot decide?!

#1 - https://www.andertons.co.uk/jackson-...anth-fretboard

#2 - https://www.andertons.co.uk/guitar-d...lue-moon-burst
purple!!!! :heart:
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I would get the Jackson. They look to be pretty similar (both have double humbuckers, designed for a similar style of playing, both have 24 frets) but the Jackson has a whammy bar, which I find is good, especially if you're doing lots of improv solos and stuff. If you wanted to get the Ibanez (which are a very good brand) you could invest in a whammy pedal which are really cool, but don't produce the same sound as a whammy bar, and will also be taking another £100ish from your bank.
Depends what kind of sound you want. If you can, I'd recommend going to test out both of them at a local music shop. I would really advise against buying a guitar without having tried it if you can (but I get it can be unavoidable).
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Personally, I'd probably go with the Ibanez as I'd expect a better instrument for £100 more. That's not to say that the Jackson wouldn't be a nice guitar, but at the price point you're looking at, that extra £100 gets you a lot of guitar. The Floyd Rose style bridge on the Jackson isn't really relevant to the kind of playing I do (no tremolo arm use at all, except when playing The Shadows, which I'd do on my strat, not a metal guitar like these).

Not that it's a huge consideration, but I really prefer the finish on the Ibanez. It's much more interesting to look at!
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Going by the price point and one feature specifically, I'd probably go for the Ibanez.

At this price point, £100 usually gets you a fair way.

However, the biggest thing I'm focusing on here is that Floyd Rose. At this price point, you should just straight up avoid tremolos, cheap guitars with tremolos always have major issues staying in tune, though Jackson's FRs are usually some of the nicer, cheaper licenced FRs you can get on a guitar.
Are you experienced with guitars? If not, avoid FRs. Due to the way FRs work, simple adjustments can be a bit more involved. With the FR being a floating tremolo, this issue is only exaggerated. Guitars with FRs are pretty much just one tuning and that's it because of how time-consuming and frustrating changing the tuning can be due to the FR being a floating trem.
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They’re both awesome!!!

But if I had to choose it would be the blue/greeny one.
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Jacksons at that price are, without fail, crap. Go with the ibby
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