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Old 01-16-2013, 10:01 AM   #1
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Cover the Black Keys

i would like to cover songs of the black keys and my current guitar broke in half, so now im looking for a new one. the maximum amount of money i would like to spend is $499 on the guitar and i already have a fender mustang 1 amp. in most of their songs they use a harmony h78 which isnt for sale anymore. which guitar comes the closest?
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:07 AM   #2
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Just buy an old Teisco on eBay and spend the rest of your money on plaid shirts, tight pants, and getting the guitar set up to be playable.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:54 PM   #3
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What do mean by "my guitar broke in half"? To answer your question any semi-hallow body with humbuckers or P-90s would work.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:58 PM   #4
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You could get an Epi Dot and spend the rest on fuzz pedals
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:13 PM   #5
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epiphone dot
fender blues jr amp

total: around $600 for a guitar and a great amp
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:16 PM   #6
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My buddy has an Airline which I think are pretty inexpensive. Looks a lttle Jag like and sounds awesome. We do some Black Keys and it is perfect.
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:06 AM   #7
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Which part broke in half? The neck? The body? Did it break vertically?

What's the story here?
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:25 AM   #8
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Richmond Guitars Canada- a Godin subsidiary- offers the Belmont and the Empire, both in your price range.

http://www.richmondguitarscanada.com/guitars.html

The Belmont:
http://www.jimlaabsmusic.com/guitar.../prod_6657.html

That's a Seymour Duncan '59 humbucker in the bridge, and Seymour Duncan Lipstick pickups in the middle & neck. Should do a good job of giving you retro sounds a la The Black Keys.


The Empire:

http://www.amazon.com/Richmond-Empi...h?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It offers a choice between having a bridge humbucker paired with something analogous to a P90 in the neck, or having a pair of P90s- again, both good combos for going retro.
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