Let's be honest: what shredder guitar would you really love to own one day?

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  1. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Not quite a shredder guitar but I'd like to have one of the last EVH guitars made by EBMM and Peavey.

    I played a Nuno Bettencourt Washburn recently at GC, an older guy was buying it and I commented that the case was more expensive than most of my guitars!
    Superb guitar with the unpopular neck joint and AFAIK the newfangled tuning/ intonation as well.
     
  2. Bones

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  3. GuitarKid

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    I have a very Nice shredder that I can't use due to the frets being worn to the wood. It's an Ibanez S 540, made in Japan by Fujigen. It's actually almost the same guitas as a Frank Gambale except for the matching inlays and headstock. It has a very nice mohogany body that gives it eternal sustain.

    Another option would be an Ibanez Jem in Vine Black with the green knobs and pickup covers and inlays. It's an old style Jem, one of the first made, with the neck plate like a Strat or Tele. I saw one as a kid and have wanted ever since, but its rare and expensive. They still used alder for bodies at the time.
     
  4. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    He he, well a Destroyer or Explorer belongs in every guitarists arsenal, shredder or not.
    I had and restored a Destroyer and have an '80s Explorer with the Kahler rout filled for a stoptail.
     
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    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    The only things that bother me about shredder guitars (and I've worked on a lot of them as a tech) is pointy headstocks, pointy bodies, locking nuts, locking trems, HB pickups, and silly graphics.
    Otherwise shredder guitars of decent quality generally play great!
     
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    Dude, me too. I dig the matte black one.
     
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    muchxs Doctor of Teleocity

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  8. joe_cpwe

    joe_cpwe Tele-Holic

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    already own it..
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    Fiesta Red Friend of Leo's

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    I detest shred guitars...however, I do like several Dean guitars—even if they’re just ripoffs of classic Gibsons...
     
  10. Shuster

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    :lol::lol:
     
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  11. jman72

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    Chromeboy, no question!!

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    maxvintage Friend of Leo's

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    Gibson L5
     
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    I know I'll be in the minority, but I'd love to have a Peavey Vandenberg. A friend I was in a band with YEARS ago had a Pepto Bismol pink 1988 Vandenberg. Light as a feather with a Kahler 2700 tremolo. Probably the easiest to play guitar I've ever picked up. And this is coming from someone that is not a Peavey fan at all.
     
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    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Didja see my new shred rig?
     
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    No interest whatsoever in hair metal or shredding, but recently bought a new Ibanez RG550 in Neon Purple. :)

    I went to the shop for a jazz box, but everything I tried just left me cold.

    Tried the Ibanez for giggles and just fell instantly in love.

    It's so versatile it's untrue. The clean tones via a little Fender Champ 600 (our 'downstairs' amp) are just lovely - rich and complex.

    Dirty tones are spot on and different to anything else I own.
    The neck is a revelation and just as easy to play chords as the retro radiused guitars we own.

    Build quality is superb, up there with my wife's Japanese Tele.

    I'm even enjoying the trem and changing strings isn't the nightmare I envisioned.

    For years my anti-pointy prejudice stopped me from playing one of these.
    I'm happy to report I was very wrong.

    Love it. :cool:
     
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    EsquireOK Friend of Leo's

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    Wow.

    That is really cool.

    Do want.
     
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  18. muchxs

    muchxs Doctor of Teleocity

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    Crank that puppy, Uncle Ted will hear it squeal all the way up in Michigan.

    With his one good ear.

    :D :D :D

    Most recent arrival is a real '80s Charvel. Shop I got it from does acoustic guitar setups all day every day. They have little respect for shredders so I got the Charvel cheap. Same with the Kramer before it. It's weird 'cuz I've picked up a few Striker 1000s over the last year or two. If you don't know your Kramers and I didn't... the 1000 is like the Van Halen inspired Baretta with the single cocked humbucker and a real German Floyd.

    I promptly parted it. At least two other Kramers will live again. The Floyd is going on my Charvel.

    I blew the Charvel apart as soon as I got home. "Not my thing." I thought, pointy reverse headstock, rosewood board and all. But. After handling the neck... I've got to build it back up again.

    The neck has what they used to call before they knew better, "Road Hugging Weight."

    It's like an old Pontiac Catalina. It has a solid feel to it.

    It's the kind of neck you want under your truck seat if you have to go to Camden, New Jersey.

    Former home of RCA.

    Nice thing about a Floyd is they will not go out of tune, not unless you break a string.


    The weird part is I've never been bothered by the middle pickup on a Stratocaster. The middle pickup on my RG is right in my way.
     
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    P1050266.JPG Here is my Pointy Crew, guess they could be Shredders, just not while they're in my handso_O;),,,

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    Nuno Bettencourt N4 is one of my earliest shred crushes.

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    Kiki Loureiro's Ibanez is my current one.

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    And of course, the Dean From Hell!

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