Let's be honest: what shredder guitar would you really love to own one day?

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  1. Blazer

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    Sorry I couldn't resist.

    But yeah the general consensus on this board about Pointy headstock, double locking whammy guitars is that they're daft. But we all used to be young and many Gen-X'er like me, who grew up in the eighties saw those axes in the shops and on TV.

    So what kind of shredder guitar would you REALLY like to own?
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    In my own case, that would be the Ibanez Frank Gambale Signature model in this awesome Skyblue finish with matching inlays, there was something about those that I still find so cool.
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    I played one in the shops when they just came out and it felt so super deluxe that I always coveted them but I never could find one in that color anymore, from what I understand they are very limited production and almost all of them are now owned by collectors.

    But yeah, a blue Ibanez Frank Gambale, that's one I really would love to own some day.
     
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    I have somewhat of a soft spot* for your typical, fairly simple super-Strat. Basic Strat-like shape (no crazy deviation), one or two humbuckers and a Floyd Rose, or some other shreddy trem unit.

    At times I've looked fondly at the less flashy Kirk Hammet signature guitars, but if I'm honest, if there's a "shredder" guitar for me, it's the G&L Rampage.

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    Either an original or a Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains) signature. Fitting, since shred is closely associated with metal, and AIC are the only metal(ish) band I've ever really been into.

    *I should say I have a soft spot for the idea of a super-Strat (or something like it). I've never played one, and I don't really have "need" for one in my tool kit. But it would be a cool tool to have.

    EDIT: Oh, and it would have to be in that white/cream color. The black ones look cool, but the cream ones are "it" for me. I also have a thing where I want all my guitars (electrics, at least) to be different colors, and I already have a black Esquire.
     
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    I liked these when they first came out in the '80's

    And it's a (HM) Fender!

    CP.


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    The Schecter Sun Valley Super Shredder!
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    One of those strat shaped droopy banana headstock single bucker Floyd equipped type.
    My podnah had one and traded it off for a video game....
     
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    These two are my main guitars with my current band "Rote sau" (red pig), the lower one is a genuine eighties Washburn but the way it is set up right now it doesn't really make it a shredder anymore.
     
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    It doesn't exist (yet) but I'd throw down on a Hello Kitty Charvel.


    I already have an assortment of SuperStrats starting with my relatively conservative HRR, my Best Value U.S. made Nitro, my RG270 and it's gotta be the 270. It's the least expensive RG with a locking trem and a maple board.

    I parted a "Holy Grail" Kramer, nuthin' left except for a German made Floyd. It's going on the reverse headstock Charvel project I recently picked up for chump change.
     
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    I want an
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    Ernie ball axis/ Van Halen model

    And I’ve always wanted an Ibanez s540 after I saw brad nowell from sublime playing one

    And for getting my nu metal on an Ibanez k7
    I remember seeing them new in the stores and have been close to pulling the trigger on one many times I just don’t know what I’d do with the 7th string and it’s pearl neck binding looks amazing
     
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    I have a bit of a fantasy about getting one of those pink Hello Kitty Strats, throwing a nasty loud humbucker in it, maybe a Floyd, and throwing down.
     
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    les paul's log!

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    I’ve kinda always wanted a Charvel Superstrat type thing. Don’t need one but I like’em.
     
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    I have a Ibanez RG421 and BC Rich Warlock mk5

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    I own a 1986 Carvin DC-125 which was their mid 80s Van Halen one PU shredder. However I got mine sans wanker bar and with an added neck PU. It has been my 99% guitar since 1986.
     
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    I finally after many years was able to buy 2 80's FR equipped guitars earlier this year to see if I could get my shred on.

    I realized I'm not a shredder and will never own another FR equipped guitar again.

    I got a '87 Kramer Barreta for $212 and got a Charvel XL 750 for $500. I got AMAZING deals on both,but they were still not worth keeping.

    I moved both of them a few months ago to raise quick cash to buy my killer '76 Mossman Great Plains acoustic.

    I'm officially done with shredders.

    Never again.
     
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    When did these get so expensive? First one I came across on eBay is close to a grand asking with others available around $300 shipped.

    Except for the Hello Kitty pickguard these are exactly the same as Guitarcenter's hundred buck Christmas special Squier Bullet circa 2004- 2005.

    I might as well roll my own.

    How 'bout a paisley Hello Kitty, German Floyd, medium- hot zebra humbucker, maybe a pointy reverse headstock?

    Hockey sticks are for hockey.

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    Oh ... sorry. I misread: thought title said guitar shredder.

    Shredder guitar: Ibanez
     
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    This one........

     
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    Not to sure it qualifies as a shredder. But I like the Ibanez Satriani model.
     
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