Splurge: Ibanez UV70P
Ibanez Iron Label RGIR27E
Assuming the classic RG outline, this axe rams an extra string into the lightning-fast format, as well as an uber-cool killswitch, plus EMG humbuckers and your choice of hardtail bridge or Edge-Zero II vibrato. If metal is your stock in trade, the RGIR27E delivers the goods.
Ibanez GIO GRG7221
Seven strings, two humbuckers, 24 frets... for £209 ($349)?
At this price, there's no excuse not to give that extra string a whirl, and with Ibanez promising the same inspection and setups as its more expensive models, this Gio's playability should be as slick as its Black Night finish.