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Schecter Guitars -- Solid guitars with solid tone, great electronics and quality parts for good, reasonable prices.
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Jackson Guitars have been a mainstay in metal for so long. Pointy and happy.
Ibanez Guitars are another mainstay in the metal industry.
Interestingly, there is no listing for the bottom-of-the-line model I purchased...
My Epiphone Entrada is a wonderful instrument. Unfortunately, it doesn't even show up under "out of production" models.