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List of do-all type electric solidbody guitars

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by D_W_PGH, Sep 18, 2018.

  1. David Barnett

    David Barnett Poster Extraordinaire

    All the versatility anyone needs:

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  2. StrangerNY

    StrangerNY Friend of Leo's

    Yeah, that's a workhorse, right there.

    I've got a '66, but it isn't quite that pretty.

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    Still pretty badass, though.

    - D
     

  3. maxvintage

    maxvintage Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    Mar 16, 2003
    Arlington, VA
    That would be the telecaster

    Honestly you cannot tell what guitar a guy is playing on a record 90% of the time. Case in point would be jimmy page playing a tele. Most of this stuff about needing X to play Y is harmless guitar nerdery.

    Nobody cares if you sound exactly like x: they care if you play well.
     
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  4. Texsunburst59

    Texsunburst59 Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 16, 2005
    Texas Gulf Coast
    These 2 cover just about any style of music with ease.

    The S-Style Tom has stacked single coils in the neck and middle and a humbucker in the bridge. All pickups are splittable and with push and pull options all pickups can be mixed and matched.

    On the T-Style Tom all pickups can be split and mixed and any combination with the switchersoo toggles.

    '99 Tom Anderson Hollow Drop Top Classic

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    '03 Tom Anderson Hollow T Drop Top

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  5. adamsappel

    adamsappel Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    431
    Jun 8, 2008
    Maryland
    I agree about the Nighthawk, and you can get it much cheaper as an Epiphone.
     
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  6. RoyBGood

    RoyBGood Poster Extraordinaire

    The Musicman Steve Morse model Mk1 - demonstrated here by my favourite guitarist. If it's good enough for him...

     
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  7. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    Wisco

  8. JD0x0

    JD0x0 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Feb 22, 2009
    New York
    A tele with a 5 way wired for series, parallel and 'half out of phase' is extremely versatile. Throw the right capacitor on the tone control and you have a versatile beast that can cop bucker tones, strat tones, tele tones..

    Most people/guitars don't take full advantage of even half the wiring tricks that are available to get more tones out of a single, passive, guitar.
     
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  9. Paul Jenkin

    Paul Jenkin Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Aug 17, 2017
    Essex, UK
    Of the guitars I own, the one that has the greatest versatility, IMO, is my Duesenberg Starplayer TV. Everything from the cleanest cleans to the heaviest rock sounds great.

    I've got other guitars that offer a wide range of sounds but the Duesenberg tops the lot. This is to my ears, of course, YMMV.
     

  10. Dixon in Korea

    Dixon in Korea Tele-Meister

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    Feb 17, 2018
    Busan, South Korea

  11. Sparky2

    Sparky2 Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    59
    Apr 15, 2017
    Harvest, Alabama
    2016 Gibson SG Naked, with P90's.
    :)
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  12. trev333

    trev333 Telefied Ad Free Member

    I reckon you could squeeze out most styles with this Tele of mine....:D

    whoever picks it up, doesn't want to put it down.....:cool:

    pine marks on tele.JPG
     
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  13. radiocaster

    radiocaster Friend of Leo's

    Aug 18, 2015
    europe
    I think it probably has more to do with the pickups and less to do with the guitar, for this thread in general.
     

  14. BoogerRooger

    BoogerRooger Poster Extraordinaire

    Jun 3, 2009
    Suffolk Coast
    G&L Fallout seems to get pigeonholed as an 'indie' sounding guitar because Devo played previous versions. But it can do a lot, especially with the great sounding coil tap, on it's own or with the P90.

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  15. RoyBGood

    RoyBGood Poster Extraordinaire

    Not come across one of those before - very interesting guitar. Yours, I assume?
     

  16. tfarny

    tfarny Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 4, 2008
    Hudson Valley, NY
    Having multiple standard-tuned 6 string guitars is NOT about "versatility" - most any well made guitar with not-too-hot pickups can "handle" everything from rockabilly to jazz to trad country to full metal as long as you've got the right amp. Add to that an EQ pedal, and you are done from a purely practical perspective. If you need a reason to convince yourself to buy another guitar, one that is "more versatile" go ahead though. There are worse things in the world than one more guitar.
     
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  17. BoogerRooger

    BoogerRooger Poster Extraordinaire

    Jun 3, 2009
    Suffolk Coast
    Yes a local shop had them in. Unfortunately the price has jumped in the last couple of years. I don't see many second hand here.
     
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  18. RoyBGood

    RoyBGood Poster Extraordinaire

    Better keep hold of it then! I really like the scratchplate design - a lot of thought went into it. Nice colour too. Me jealous. :(
     

  19. Guitarteach

    Guitarteach Poster Extraordinaire

    Aug 6, 2014
    UK
    My thought first went to a Gibson 3xx - jazz, blues, rock, funk, brit pop, jangle... its got the lot.

    I will suggest the Patrick Eggle LA

    Rails with SC splits and full bridge to output switch

    Tremolo is a convertible (no longer available after a patent dispute) that behaves like a strat when lifted and locks when dropped. Tailpiece perfection!

    24 frets.. and Sperzel locking tuners.

    Not a gig or need it can’t cover.

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    Some strats are just more ‘super’ than others.
     

  20. Guitarteach

    Guitarteach Poster Extraordinaire

    Aug 6, 2014
    UK

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