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What, In Your Opinion, Is The Most Vesatile Electric Guitar?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by castpolymer, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. jbmando

    jbmando Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

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    I haven't tried one yet, but it might be the new Modern Player Tele. HB in the bridge, three pickup, coil split mini toggle. Other than that, maybe a Nashville Power Tele, with the Fishman in the bridge; then, a Strat.
     
  2. ElMulligano

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    G&L Commanche

    Im biased cause im the proud owner of one, but it is the most versatile guitar ive ever tried, and ive tried a few. Its a strat style but with 7 way switch and z-coil pups which are essentially single coil humbuckers (I know, sounds weird), has both tele and strat pup configurations with an improved treble bass eq, and a trem that can dive lower'n a snakes belly!

    http://www.glguitars.com/reviews/comanche.asp

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  3. PJ55

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    Yep...the Nashville Power Tele packs a lot of versatility. No question.
     
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    How about the old peavey T60.
     
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    G&L has a version with 6 mini toggles, on/off for each and trebble/bass side/all for each. so you could turn on the bass side on the neck, all of the middle and the treble side at the bridge.
     
  6. reddirtmedic

    reddirtmedic Tele-Meister

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    Any axe plugged into a fender super 6 reverb. The tone is in your hands you just need to trust them to get you where you want to go screw stompboxes and modeling amps
     
  7. gripweed

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    I could get just about anything I need from a Tele and one of the 335 variants.
     
  8. jipp

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=YF79tYw2eMw#t=443s


    man i could even afford the 600.00 for that 50s guitar, as im saving money for guitar tools.. them days are long gone... curses you collectors. at any rate listen to how fantastic that early example of a tele sounds.. im in love. and i doubt any pickup fender makes today even comes close.
    chris.
     
  9. Arbiter

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    Strat, humbucker in the bridge. It can't do everything, but it comes close enough.
     
  10. Mad Kiwi

    Mad Kiwi Friend of Leo's

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    Classic player hh Jaguar. Humbuckers with tonal options down to single coil. Has whammy for those that need it but stable enough for those that don't.

    That's my hands down pick for versatile (and great looking!)

    But ultimately it has to be the player, sometimes I look at my collection and think...why, other times, to pull out one guitar that perfectly matches the song or tone desired is a real treat so why not!
     
  11. jipp

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    i almost bought a peavy t-60 early model clear finish..it had one dent in it. but was 300.00 more than what i ended up buying which was a yamaha se 200 my first guitar. now i know more about guitars the t-60 with all its electronics working was the real guitar.. o well.. i still love my yamaha, even if i cant use it yet till i learn to fix frets.
    peavey t-60 is one cool guitar tho.
    chris.
     
  12. jipp

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    you made me think of that one guys crazy guitar... Uli Jon Roth

    that guitar is a beast:

    chris

    http://www.geocities.co.jp/Bookend-Soseki/7500/skyIV.jpg

    i think he is a fantastic player too.. come on man he dated hendrix ex gf. that has to give you street cred if his creative guitar he help design dose not.. laughs.. i heard dean is gonna make some copys of his.. i hope they do it justice even tho it will only be bought by trust fund babys and CEOS.. but, hey at least uli is getting a little spot light, when i listen to him play i get lost into some place far far away on another planet. just what uli would want. :)
     
  13. Ted M

    Ted M Tele-Afflicted

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    A Tele - you can play it, or use it as a canoe paddle.
     
  14. ledet

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    335 or Jazzmaster.
     
  15. musicalmartin

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    Perhaps more important is a versatile amp .I do love dual humbucker Jaguars ,though mine is blacktop .A Classic Player would be even better maybe .
    A Blacktop strat is very versatile too and they also do a version with a middle single coil .
     
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    I'm having a real "honeymoon" with my Casino at the moment. Similarly, I love my Rics, and what is there NOT to like about the mighty Telecaster?

    But if I'm going to be REALLY honest with myself, in answer to the OP's question, I'd have to say that the MOST versatile electric guitar has to be the Gibson 335. Simple, functional, beautiful to play - I don't think I've ever found anything to beat it....:cool:
     
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