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Old September 28th, 2013, 10:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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best guitar for indie-rock

my current setup is a Fender Baja telecaster, boss me 70 multi effects and a Fender pro junior. I have about 400-500 to spend on a new guitar. i'm looking with something with p90's or humbuckers to go with the single coils in my tele. I play songs by bands like The Smiths, Arctic Monkeys and the Vaccines. Can you suggest some guitars for me to look at? thanks in advance.

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Old September 28th, 2013, 11:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Or maybe even a Gibson Tribute ...


There are lots and lots to choose from. Go try as many as you can.
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Old September 28th, 2013, 11:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old September 28th, 2013, 12:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Fender Jazzmaster or Jaguar or what about the Fender Starcaster.
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Old September 28th, 2013, 01:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Old September 28th, 2013, 02:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Old September 28th, 2013, 02:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Old September 28th, 2013, 02:27 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Being in the UK, in your price range definitely try a Gordon Smith GS-1. They're a bit like a Les Paul junior, but with a tapped humbucker. They are absolutely cracking working players guitars - sound great and play great and are built like the proverbial brick outhouse.

Also can be had with a P90 for a bit more, but still in your price range, or if you can stretch a bit higher, you can get the GS1.5 with a single coil in the neck, or the GS2 with twin humbuckers.
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I have no idea what an 'indie rock guitar' sounds like.
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Old September 28th, 2013, 07:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old September 28th, 2013, 07:01 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Old September 28th, 2013, 07:04 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I have no idea what an 'indie rock guitar' sounds like.
I'm in the same boat, but for CCM.
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Equating a style of music with a make and model of guitar is a mistake in my opinion.
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Old September 28th, 2013, 07:37 PM   #15 (permalink)
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indie rock is a pretty broad genre to nail to one guitar. the roots of indie rock... bands like braid, fugazi, cursive, cap'n jazz... all seemed to play an SG though. modern indie bands seem to heavily favor the fender offsets. and it's definitely something a tele could handle with ease

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Old September 28th, 2013, 07:40 PM   #16 (permalink)
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They do like the Jags and JMs, those hipster types.

Basically, it's anything that looks cool and is playable.
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God I hate this question lol. Play what YOU want. If its a guitar that works in your style, go for it. "indie rock" even has no bearing, as theres tons of subgenres associated with this. Strats, les pauls, jags, teles, anything made of wood with 6 strings and pickups you like...
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Old September 28th, 2013, 10:45 PM   #18 (permalink)
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indie rock is a pretty broad genre to nail to one guitar. the roots of indie rock... bands like braid, fugazi, cursive, cap'n jazz... all seemed to play an SG though. modern indie bands seem to heavily favor the fender offsets. and it's definitely something a tele could handle with ease

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I play songs by bands like The Smiths, Arctic Monkeys and the Vaccines. Can you suggest some guitars for me to look at? thanks in advance.
It depends how big of a step you want to make with this second guitar (in terms of tone)

Arctic Monkeys used strats, tele's and jazzmasters for the majority of their back catalogue before recently moving to various hollow bodies (Jamie) and a Les Paul (Alex)

Johnny Marr is a notorious single coil user. Jaguars, tele, strats. Although there is les Paul's, 335's and Gretsch in there too.

Vaccines use a Danelectro (Justin) and a strat (Freddie?). Freddie's signature it's hanging around somewhere and is an airline type (like Jack whites).

Bottom line in your tele can handle times for all of these bands already. A jazzmaster would be without a doubt be a fantastic addition to your set up but in reality a humbucker will give you a bigger tonal difference and probably sounds more similar to the bands you like that your tele can't reach.

A keys Paul or SG would defiantly do the job although a starcaster (as suggested by someone else) would be a great middle ground between the two.

Hope this helps
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