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Old 12-08-2012, 04:45 AM   #1
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advice for upgrading from an old strat copy

Hey guys, I'm looking at some recommendations for a new electric guitar. I've got an old Monterey stage series strat copy that I don't like and so am looking to buy a new electric with the incoming xmas cash. Looking at spending ~$700-900 AUS. Mainly I'm an acoustic fingerstyle player.

I'll use it to play rock, punk and maybe some metal.

Preferably looking for something with 2 humbucker setup, but as long as it doesn't have a middle pickup I'll consider it. Preferably I would avoid getting active pickups.

I've been looking at the epiphone std and tribute 2010 model. Anyone got any experience with those or have any recommendations?
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:16 AM   #2
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Consider some of these:

Godin- Redline HB http://www.godinguitars.com/godinredlinehbp.htm

Godin- Core http://godinguitars.com/godincoreseriesp.htm

G&L- ASAT Deluxe http://www.glguitars.com/instrument...eluxe/index.asp

(Note: looking at the G&L ASATs, I've seen as much as an $800USD variation in price, probably based on MiA and those made elsewhere.

Richmond Guitars, Canada- Empire http://www.richmondguitarscanada.com/empire.html

Reverend- Charger http://reverendguitars.com/reverend...charger_hb.html

Reverend- Double Agent http://reverendguitars.com/reverend..._agent_III.html

Reverend- Manta Ray http://reverendguitars.com/reverend...nta_ray_hb.html

Reverend- Reeves Gabrels sig II http://reverendguitars.com/reverend..._signature.html

Fernandes- Ravelle http://www.fernandesguitars.com/pro...rs/ravelle.html

Fernandes- Dragonfly http://www.fernandesguitars.com/pro.../dragonfly.html

DBZ- Imperial http://www.dbzguitars.com/guitars/e...guitar/imperial

DBZ- Royale http://www.dbzguitars.com/guitars/e...c-guitar/royale
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:57 AM   #3
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:36 AM   #4
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I don't know how much they are in Aus but if it fits in your budget then a Gibson SG. They aren't quite as well known as a Les Paul but they sound absolutely amazing and will do pretty much any genre you want. They do things like Blues, Rock, Punk and Metal especially well though.

If an actual Gibson SG doesn't fit into your budget then the Epiphone G400 pro SG is amazing for the money and sounds phenomenal, use what you have left to get a new amp.
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