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Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by D_W_PGH, Sep 18, 2018.
All the versatility anyone needs:
Yeah, that's a workhorse, right there.
I've got a '66, but it isn't quite that pretty.
Still pretty badass, though.
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.
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
'03 Tom Anderson Hollow T Drop Top
I agree about the Nighthawk, and you can get it much cheaper as an Epiphone.
The Musicman Steve Morse model Mk1 - demonstrated here by my favourite guitarist. If it's good enough for him...
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.
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.
2016 Gibson SG Naked, with P90's.
I reckon you could squeeze out most styles with this Tele of mine....
whoever picks it up, doesn't want to put it down.....
I think it probably has more to do with the pickups and less to do with the guitar, for this thread in general.
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.
Not come across one of those before - very interesting guitar. Yours, I assume?
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.
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.
Better keep hold of it then! I really like the scratchplate design - a lot of thought went into it. Nice colour too. Me jealous.
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.
Some strats are just more ‘super’ than others.
+1 on the top end Yamaha Pacificas like the 600 series, which are well rounded guitars.
Not played one that I did not like.
If l lost everything and has to start a new rig from scratch, Id get one with a trem to cover the most mileage early on.