Hi guys, I am in the market for a new guitar and since I am a lefty player from small country, I have zero choice to try the guitars I am interested in, so any help or opinion ill be appreciated. Currently I have old version of left hand Schecter C-1 Hellraiser (EMG 81/85, mahagony body), and Schecter Omen Extreme 7-string (EMG 707x, also mahagony). Those guitars are for heavy music, they deliver that well and I like them. But more I play and more I am getting older, I feel the need for some more universal instrument, something which is fine also for cleans, crunch rock and ofc metal sounds, but more balanced than my Schecters, which do only one thing well. I have narrowed a choice to a two guitars. They have one thing in common which I would like to have on my next guitar: more comfortable necks (flatter and thinner than my Hellraiser, which is fat baseball bat), they should be brigther sounding to complete with my both mahagony guitars, and they should be generally in similiar style (big jumbo frets, no tremolo, but visually more neutral than Hellraiser with gothic crosses, etc.) Schecter Banshee elite-6 and Ibanez Prestige 652 AHM. Schecter has Swamp Ash body with maple cap, 5-piece maple/walnut neck and ebony fingerboard. Pickups are Schecter USA Supercharger Mach6. South Korea made. Unofortunately, there is not too much on the internet about that guitar, besides some not so good qulity demos only a few forum post about people who were surprised how good it is. It almost looks like some forgotten thing between all the guitars there. Ibanez has Ash body, bolt-on Super Wizard HP 5-piece maple/walnut neck, birdseye maple fingerboard. Pickups are DiMarzio ToneZone and DiMarzion AirNorton. Japan made. Some basic reviews are here, sounds nice to me, but I have never played Ibanez before. I struggle with the choice. Maybe the pickups are better on Ibby, but there is no problem to swap Super Chargers on Schecter if neccessary. Ibanez is made in Japan, but South Korean Schecter guitars are quality instruments. Schecter will have good reach for frets near body with its neck-thru construction. No idea if this bolt-on Ibanez is comparable. The most important thing – the tone? I have no clue. Demos of Banshee are more or less bad and you cant tell a thing about it. Ibby does not sound bad, however the demos are definitely not exhaustive. I do not know how to make a decision. Will they sound the similiar/almost the same? Can I expect some big difference in anything? Any experience with these particular models or known records where these guitars were used? Thanks for your help and sorry for the english.