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    Hey all!
    I've been in the market for my first superstrat (been playing for a little over 5 years) and figured this would be the prime place to ask for advice. I'm working with a $650 budget. My main considerations so far have been a Schecter Sun Valley Super Shredder, Wolfgang Standard, and Jackson SLX Soloist. I'm leaning towards the Schecter for the familiar body shape and mahogany body (although any wood is fine I just like how solid mahogany is), but there are other features I'm not so keen on so I'm keeping an open mind to other guitars. I'm not worried about Floyd Rose Specials, as I have an old OFR salvaged from a Kramer Pacer that I can use if absolutely necessary. Any other guitars I should consider?

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    Look at the new Charvel SoCalís and San Dimasís. Charvel is owned by Fender so if you want to stay in the Fender family like the EVH stuff, thatís a great way to go. Frankly I think the Charvel stuff is nicer than the EVH stuff but itís just a matter of opinion.

    Oh and if you want 24 frets like a Jackson or Schecter or something, the the Charvelís version is called a DK24.

    The prices are a little above your $650 range but you can find them used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    Look at the new Charvel SoCalís and San Dimasís. Charvel is owned by Fender so if you want to stay in the Fender family like the EVH stuff, thatís a great way to go. Frankly I think the Charvel stuff is nicer than the EVH stuff but itís just a matter of opinion.

    Oh and if you want 24 frets like a Jackson or Schecter or something, the the Charvelís version is called a DK24.

    The prices are a little above your $650 range but you can find them used.
    All of the charvel, EVH, Jackson stuff is all the same bodies anyway save for the American ones.


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    Any particular reason? Not trying to sound rude, simply curious.

    Also I had not considered going used for a charvel Iíll keep an eye out for listings around me and see anything I like pops up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ash-517 View Post
    Any particular reason? Not trying to sound rude, simply curious.

    Also I had not considered going used for a charvel Iíll keep an eye out for listings around me and see anything I like pops up.


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    Charvels and EVH's would be my recommendations...
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    The Charvel Pro Mod with roasted maple necks are awesome value for money. They play really, really well.
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    Look for a MIJ Jackson dinky. They made them from 2006-2008. You can get it for like 400 bucks and put a real gotoh on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iplayguitaralot View Post
    Look for a MIJ Jackson dinky. They made them from 2006-2008. You can get it for like 400 bucks and put a real gotoh on it.
    THIS.

    I had a 2006 MIJ DK2M that I traded away years ago and still kicking myself about it today...

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    For the price range you are looking at for a Super Strat, I would say your best bet would be a Jackson Adrian Smith. You can always swap pickups without too much trouble, and every one I've played seems like a good solid unit. It is also well under your price requirements.
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    Thanks for all the help guys! Did some research and the jackson soloist is looking like the one but Iím definitely gonna keep a close eye on the used market around me incase anything pops up that I like better. As for the Adrian Smith sdx Iíve seen those but the truss rod adjustment requires taking off the neck and I have unfortunate luck with needing to adjust the truss rods on new guitars when i get them (must be a temperature/humidity thing). Thanks again everyone!


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    Late to the party here but I picked up one of these Charvel DK22s used a few months ago and I can't believe all of the features you get on these: roasted neck with graphite-reinforcement rods like the Wolfgangs, glow-in the dark fret markers, locking tuners, Tusq nut, Duncan pickups, no-load tone pot, Bourns volume pot, Gotoh 510. The tuning stability was fine with the term from the factory but I put a set of the Wilkinson locking saddles for a little extra stability on the G-string. I was really jonesing for a Suhr and thought I'd give one of these a whirl; it has definitely scratched the itch.



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    I have a 2019 Charvel Pro Mod 1 with an ebony neck for sale in your price range. I've only played it a couple times. Has a brass big block and trem stopper.https://www.ebay.com/itm/Charvel-Pro...MAAOSw8Wlf5lkR

 

 

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