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Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by BB123, Jul 16, 2011.
Maybe a blacktop strat? I dunno, just any les paul i guess.
Under $600? Ibanez Artcore series, AS semihollow.
Check out an Epiphone Les Paul. Many models to choose from, a close approximation of a definitive humbucker guitar at a reasonable price.
If you're patient and vigilant enough, an 80's-90's Les Paul Studio might turn up at your price point, very nice guitar with a full-feeling (though not super chunky) neck, and decent pickups... but you gotta be patient...
The SG Faded CAN be a decent guitar, but I'd play several before committing to it-the QC is all over the map on that model, but a good one is pretty danged nice. I also have an Epi Dot, HUGE neck on that boy, but the stock neck pup can be quite muddy (changed for a GFS Mean 90, much better now!). If you can find the Dot Deluxe, grab that rascal and run-wish I could have bought that one instead of my current Dot... but then I only paid $150 for my Dot, so I guess I can't complain too loudly...
Some nice suggestions here. My choices, and regular players, are Godin LG and Ibanez Artcore. The Godin is stellar, stock, and that includes coiltaps. The Artcore is very good but might benefit from better pickups.
This is what I'm gas'ing for, $724. I just need to sell my Gibson ES135.
If I was looking for Les Paul models I would go for the Epiphone Tribute Les Paul because they have Gibson 57 pickups.
I can not beleive how much I love my Fender Jaguar HH.
The variety of sounds in this guitar trumps all i have (and I have a, ahem, few......)
I have barely put it down since I got it and seriousley recommend at least trying one out.
With coil split and coil split merge buttons/knobs the range of the humbuckers is great, pretty good tele to direct humbucker. Only sound i find i miss is a solid strat sound...
BUT i am not sure of the price over your way...
PRS SE's are very, very good guitars. I'd play a few and see if they're your thing though. It's been my experience that you either love them or you don't. There aren't many people in between. I, personally, don't. I play them and think that they're great and then ask to try a Les Paul or SG. To me, they're great tools but have no "soul".
I think they're $800 new...could probably swing one used for 600, but I dunno how i'd get down with the short scale. Never tried one out before.
ESP makes a set neck solidbody with P-Rail pickups for about $600. Really, really, really nice, and versatile -- there are toggles to get the various P-Rail tones.
If you can find a used one ...
... and they DO exist, I would check out one of the new Fender Pawn Shop series. I am SO diggin' my '72.
Fender Blacktop Jaguar, Gibson LP Studio, Epiphone Black Beauty, Epiphone Sheraton spring to mind.
I bought my SE One and now I want to sell it, less than a month in... I totally agree with the having no "soul" bit. Just don't "feel" it. That being said, I think they sound pretty wicked though...just not when it's in my hands.
Straight out of the box, no mods needed, ready to gig, just tune-'er up and go?
Used Reverend guitar. Any model, any pickups.
+1 on Reverend, great guitars and a great value.
Epiphone, there's plenty to choose from.
And they're all pretty darn great.
You can get a used DeArmond M-70, M-72 or M-77 for well under $500. they were offered for a few years after Fender bought Guild & are loosely based on the Guild Bluesbird. These guitars come with dual DeArmond Goldtone pickups. You won't want to swap them out, as they sound great. The build quality of these Korean guitars is great as well. Keep an eye peeled on eBay.
One of the blacktop series or pawn shop series