My favorite is the Jackson Warrior, hands down. Just an awesome, balanced and shred-friendly design that gives you full access to all the upper frets no problem. Like the Xiphos, it may be a bit too extreme for some. But I'm a "big-ass-pointy-guitar full-on-gain" kind of guy. I have to add something. While a B.C. Rich Stealth looks like it'll give you comfy 19th fret and above access I was surprised to find the opposite on the Stealths that I've played and owned. The upper horn gets in the way. A shape like the Warrior (or Xiphos for that matter) has more space between the upper horn "dip" and the fretboard. This always irks me on the Stealth's design. I never even thought of that before - must try a JEM now and see the difference. I haven't played a JEM in years.