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Standard advice would be to not buy a guitar that you haven't felt/played before as you don't know what you like or don't like without trying it first (particularly as a beginner).

If you have a big-box guitar store nearby, go and try a couple dozen off of the wall, in all different styles. You'll learn what neck profiles you prefer, and satin vs. glossy, and what body shapes are comfortable. You don't have to worry as much about sound as most of that comes from your amp (but yes, you'll probably want high-output humbuckers for metal styles).

If you try a few Jacksons and like a particular body style, it may be reasonable to buy a similar, but not exact model online.

Also note that these kinds of guitars have generally horrible resale value, so if you're in an area with a decent size used market, check online classifieds and pawn shops for lightly used examples at a steal.
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Would that $399 Pro Series Monarkh be a good guitar for an intermediate player aspiring to play Hard Rock/Metal? I'm still playing on a starter Squire that came in a big box with an amp, so I'm looking to upgrade some time in the summer with my internship money to something a bit nicer with humbuckers.

Just really trying to get a feel for the guitar market and how to shop most effectively. I want to get a good deal on something nice with room to grow in to, but obviously I don't want to pay for crazy gear that I'm never going to utilize because I'm still bad at guitar.
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Any American made?
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Any American made?
I believe most, if not all, are made in Indonesia
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Would that $399 Pro Series Monarkh be a good guitar for an intermediate player aspiring to play Hard Rock/Metal? I'm still playing on a starter Squire that came in a big box with an amp, so I'm looking to upgrade some time in the summer with my internship money to something a bit nicer with humbuckers.

Just really trying to get a feel for the guitar market and how to shop most effectively. I want to get a good deal on something nice with room to grow in to, but obviously I don't want to pay for crazy gear that I'm never going to utilize because I'm still bad at guitar.
If I were looking to step up from a Squier in that price range I'd probably pick up a mint/excellent condition blacktop MIM Fender

https://reverb.com/marketplace/el...y=blacktop

These should hold their current value when you're ready to upgrade, not sure I'd say the same for a no-frills Jackson.
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$329 / 26 = $12.65/ guitar. Not bad.
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If I were looking to step up from a Squier in that price range I'd probably pick up a mint/excellent condition blacktop MIM Fender

https://reverb.com/marketplace/el...y=blacktop [reverb.com]

These should hold their current value when you're ready to upgrade, not sure I'd say the same for a no-frills Jackson.
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If I were looking to step up from a Squier in that price range I'd probably pick up a mint/excellent condition blacktop MIM Fender

https://reverb.com/marketplace/el...y=blacktop [reverb.com]

These should hold their current value when you're ready to upgrade, not sure I'd say the same for a no-frills Jackson.
Another quick note, not all of these are the lowest price at the moment - there are a number of presidents day sales active:

e.g.
Jackson Pro Series King V KV Mahogany 6-String Guitar, 24 Frets, Neck-Through-Body, Ebony Fingerboard, Satin, Natural [adorama.com] $599
Can be found cheaper:
https://reverb.com/item/10822500-...-v-natural [$560 + free shipping]
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Would that $399 Pro Series Monarkh be a good guitar for an intermediate player aspiring to play Hard Rock/Metal? I'm still playing on a starter Squire that came in a big box with an amp, so I'm looking to upgrade some time in the summer with my internship money to something a bit nicer with humbuckers.

Just really trying to get a feel for the guitar market and how to shop most effectively. I want to get a good deal on something nice with room to grow in to, but obviously I don't want to pay for crazy gear that I'm never going to utilize because I'm still bad at guitar.
Standard advice would be to not buy a guitar that you haven't felt/played before as you don't know what you like or don't like without trying it first (particularly as a beginner).

If you have a big-box guitar store nearby, go and try a couple dozen off of the wall, in all different styles. You'll learn what neck profiles you prefer, and satin vs. glossy, and what body shapes are comfortable. You don't have to worry as much about sound as most of that comes from your amp (but yes, you'll probably want high-output humbuckers for metal styles).

If you try a few Jacksons and like a particular body style, it may be reasonable to buy a similar, but not exact model online.

Also note that these kinds of guitars have generally horrible resale value, so if you're in an area with a decent size used market, check online classifieds and pawn shops for lightly used examples at a steal.
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Another quick note, not all of these are the lowest price at the moment - there are a number of presidents day sales active:

e.g.
Jackson Pro Series King V KV Mahogany 6-String Guitar, 24 Frets, Neck-Through-Body, Ebony Fingerboard, Satin, Natural [adorama.com] $599
Can be found cheaper:
https://reverb.com/item/10822500-...-v-natural [$560 + free shipping]

Just to piggy back - the one he postyed that's cheaper is not a used guitar from some random joe, That's brand new from ProAudioStar, they of the recent D'Angelico sale fame.
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Would that $399 Pro Series Monarkh be a good guitar for an intermediate player aspiring to play Hard Rock/Metal? I'm still playing on a starter Squire that came in a big box with an amp, so I'm looking to upgrade some time in the summer with my internship money to something a bit nicer with humbuckers.

Just really trying to get a feel for the guitar market and how to shop most effectively. I want to get a good deal on something nice with room to grow in to, but obviously I don't want to pay for crazy gear that I'm never going to utilize because I'm still bad at guitar.
Stick with the guitar you already have and keep practicing on it.

If you absolutely must have humbuckers, consider replacing the pickups in your existing guitar with compact humbuckers. (See Mark Speer of Khruangbin's setup; he uses Dimarzio humbuckers in the neck and bridge position but still gets a fantastic Strat tone.)

My advice is to practice, practice, practice, and then pick up a higher-end guitar later. Something that will play like a dream and retain its value well over time.
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Nice sale. Do they have any baritones?
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Would that $399 Pro Series Monarkh be a good guitar for an intermediate player aspiring to play Hard Rock/Metal? I'm still playing on a starter Squire that came in a big box with an amp, so I'm looking to upgrade some time in the summer with my internship money to something a bit nicer with humbuckers.

Just really trying to get a feel for the guitar market and how to shop most effectively. I want to get a good deal on something nice with room to grow in to, but obviously I don't want to pay for crazy gear that I'm never going to utilize because I'm still bad at guitar.
Something like that at that price would be good. Look at some midish tier Ibanez or Jackson for rock/metal. Honestly, I wouldn't spend more than $400 at your level but having a nicer guitar with a nicer tone definitely helps inspiration to play. It will play nicer and sound better further encouraging you to keep up.

That said, gear doesn't make the player.
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Been holding off an a Fender American purchase a few weeks now after seeing they had sales on them around Valentines/Preisdent's day the past few years. They're blowing out everything but Fenders this time around.
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If you're a metal player, Mark Morton from Lamb of God swears by these.
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