Any guitar with these specs?

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  1. blacai

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    I am trying to find a guitar with most of these specs, but ... it seems there are not too many :/ Maybe any of you can throw some knowledge.

    - Maple(or light) fretboard
    - reverse headstock
    - 24 frets
    - fixed bridge <--here is the big issue I assume.
    - HH or HSH, don't care about passive or active

    The most similar I could find are some jackson dinky, but they come with either floyd or no maple fretboard.

    Another option I found is the solar A1.6ET, but the evertune bridge is just a "meh" because I expect to change the tuning quite frequently and I don't know if the evertune is easy or not to adjust and how it responds.

    Any other models?
     
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    Try looking at what Warmoth has. That way you can find everything you'd like out of the specs you want and assemble it yourself.
     
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    Budget?
     
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    I am based in Europe, so warmoth would not be an option :(
    Thanks! I will check the models and try to see if I can find them in Europe, but most of those have regular headstock, not reversed ...
    Actually up to 2k€ more or less.
     
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    Ibanez Prestige RGR652AHBF
     
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    You're gonna be way better off going custom then. Plenty of good builders over there to choose from if some people can comment. I don't keep up with custom builders that much

    Definitely not maple lol
     
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    :/ It would be nice with maple. I played this several times and it is a really good one, but I have maple GAS.
    Yes, it seems custom would be the only way.
     
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    I'm probably going to get tarred and feathered for this recommendation, but here it goes:

    Kiesel.

    Yeah, the customer service hasn't been great lately, but since you really don't seem to need a bunch of options, you could probably get away with a base-level build. Even with international shipping, you should be within your budget.

    You could probably find a used, yet mint one with the specs you want as well.

    Kiesel gets a lot of hate, that they certainly earned, but they're still a solid option for folks with specific requirements that have a certain budget in mind.
     
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    What about the Paul Gilbert Ibanez? PGM301

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    Fail. :( For some reason I thought this guitar was available In orange with white binding and maple neck/fretboard. Maybe it's another non-reverse headstock model I saw? Anyway, I blame Ibanez for not having a reverse-colored-maple option. :D
     
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    Yeah.... kiesel well, with an international shipping I am not sure I want to take that risk with kiesel and their CS .
    I saw it :) and also found one on reverb
    https://reverb.com/item/11171000-ibanez-pgm301-2005-2008-white-very-rare I will try to contact the seller and figure out why it cost 200€ to ship the guitar to europe o_O
     
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    €2K would get you a pretty good barebones custom like this. Just imagine a maple board and its the specs you're looking for.

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    ^suggestion about the builder?
     
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    Jackson made a tele a year or 2 back with those specs. Was part of the x-series. Look up TY2-7 HT.
     
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    Thanks, I saw that one, but the upper fret access with a tele form is not the best. I am checking with MGH guitars, based in Germany what can be done... Any other builders are welcome!
     
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    I totally agree with this. A Kiesel Aries or DC would easily fit in your budget even after shipping and taxes. That said, the only feature I am not happy about on my AM7 is the reverse headstock. It looks cool but I need to use a fret wrap or else I get noticeable ringing behind the nut because of the long reverse headstock. Very easy to solve but does make the guitar a bit less aesthetic. This could be an issue on other reverse headstock guitars as well unless there are string trees or more backwards angle to the headstock.
     
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    Agile actually had a good selection last time I checked, only it's all extended scale lengths...

    Ah NVM, OP is in Germany...
     
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    I'll uhh, send you to America to get it then!
     

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