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