Buying new guitar: suggestions

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  1. Blustele

    Blustele Tele-Afflicted

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    I will be buying a new guitar with tax refund. First I just started and can't play much. I have a MIM standard, fine but gasing. I was thinking a 52 HR, just for the humbucker effect, or another 52 style. Btw, I have a PRRI and microcube, so not the usual save your money and get an amp, good on that for now. Genres include blues(pretty much all flavors), country, southern rock, and then any other whim atm. Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. Blustele

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    Just learning, want to stay with Tele for now.
     
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    Whatever you buy, get it from a store where you can walk in and handle the thing first.
     
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  6. Grumpy50

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    What To Buy

    If money is not an issue then your on the right track and cannot go wrong the the 52 AVRI or a 52 HR. If money is an issue I would go Baja.
     
  7. Blustele

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    Money not really an issue, in fact was thinking some sort of 52 and a Baja (but not sure of the difference from the MIM I already have).
     
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    You truly need to go to a local dealer and try them out if you can there are huge differences in all of the from feel to sound
     
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  11. Blustele

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    "You truly need to go to a local dealer and try them out if you can there are huge differences in all of the from feel to sound." I knew that would come up plenty. I have just started playing and I really haven't developed a certain feel I like. I should wait until I know exactly what I like, but of course I will not.
     
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    Guitars are a little like motorcycles. They will tell you when it is time to upgrade. But you can waste a lot of money on guitars that "aren't good enough". On the other hand, buying a $1400 guitar isn't going to stop you from gasing. At least not for long. So you are pretty much caught in a never ending cycle that the rest of us are in.
    When you play the right guitar you'll know. If you get one that is high end, you won't have to sell it if you start to gas for something else. Keep it and hopefully in a few years you will look back and all of the sudden your $1400 guitar is an $1800 buitar.
     
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    If you haven't been playing long, may I suggest staying with what you have, until your skill improves.

    I have an MIM on layaway, until I sell another guitar. I have the $$ but need to make room before acquiring another guitar or else I will find my stuff out on the curb. The wife tolerates 7 guitars but that's it.

    I've been working really hard, learning new songs and sharpening my skills, so that I'll feel worthy of the new Tele.
     
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    install a humbucker in the neck..keep most of your cash in your pocket..learn to play
     
  15. Blustele

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    "If you haven't been playing long, may I suggest staying with what you have, until your skill improves. " This is wise advice that I would actually give myself, but I will be buying a new guitar and sort out the errors later. I have the bug with no desire to get rid of it no matter how wise it would be.
     
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    Go for it, actually you can turn this around - having another guitar that you love may encourage you to play even more. I have many guitars that I love and I try to play at least three diiferent ones each day.
     
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    To me this says 'Les Paul'.
     
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    52 AVRI, Baja, or mod the hell out of a CV Tele.
     
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    You should try out a G&L ASAT special, with the fat p-90 looking MFD pups. It would suit your musical genres perfectly and are AMAZING guitars.
     
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    So here's a novel idea .... if MINO, contact Ron Kirn (or look him up on your own personal Google machine) and for not much more than one of those nice '52s (they are nice, no doubt) you can get something that is very unique and very yours.

    If you want a '52ri, you can get used ones for a lot less than new. I happen to know where you can find a nice one for under a grand.
     
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