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Old 12-02-2014, 07:11 PM   #1
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Recommend a total non-metal 6 string!

I have down tuned 7 and 8 strings for heavy rock and metal but I need the total opposite of that, something ideal for gentler stuff like clean indie, folk, blues, jazz.

My budget is about 5-600 pounds. I was thinking of some kind of Stratocaster or Telecaster but have no idea what to go for with Fender guitars. I've also heard good things about the Yamaha Pacifica.

Many thanks in advances!
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Old 12-02-2014, 07:20 PM   #2
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A USA made tele or strat is most likely what you're looking for. Not sure on the dollar-pound exchange rate but they retail new for around 1000 us. I personally would go with a white tele, only reason i havent is they dont come with humbuckers

If thats too expensive you could always go used. Or buy a mexican made model, but they come with worse pickups and generally arent put together as well

Cant go wrong with a les paul either
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Old 12-02-2014, 07:31 PM   #3
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Cheers for that - Telecaster's definitely been on my mind, so a U.S. made one is ideal? What are the pickups like on those
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Old 12-02-2014, 07:40 PM   #4
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HSS Strat is a good all-round choice, but I play slide folk and blues and I prefer P90s, so I would be looking for a 2*90. Gibson in the upper end ( a used LP Special, mine is a '95 with P100s), but two I've tried and really like are the Fender Modern Player Thinline Tele and the Ibanez ES-330 knockoff, the ASR70. The Ibanez is a thinline hollow body with a just a bridge block, and the "acousticness"comes through a little.
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Old 12-02-2014, 09:17 PM   #5
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i got a gibson LP faded worn brown..really cool guitar and on a budget. The tone's great for blues but also heavy riffs, personally it was the tone I was looking for to play stuff like tool etc, but have used it for other stuff as well. It's my favourite guitar ever.

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Old 12-02-2014, 09:23 PM   #6
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If you really want the polar opposite of what you already have but still want something electric then a hollowbody would probably be the ideal if you ask me. Not a full jazz box but something like an ES-335 clone, maybe one of the thinline teles, there are a lot of options so looking around is going to be your best bet. That's what I'd be looking at for something totally different though.
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Old 12-02-2014, 09:30 PM   #7
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Tele is very versatile, get a USA one if you can
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Old 12-02-2014, 09:40 PM   #8
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This.

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=ite...8680629&alt=web

Can also reccomend the seller. bought a J Custom off his years ago.
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Old 12-02-2014, 09:49 PM   #9
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I'll offer paths not taken...err...suggested:

Godin: the Core P90 (an LP clone), the Belmont (which is a double cut hardtail HSS) or the 5th Avenue Kingpin II (singlecut semihollow with P90s). All are made in Canada.

Fret-King: a UK company with takes on all the classic designs. You won't be paying any import taxes on these, so you may get better value for your money.

Hagstrom: Tremar Deuce F (a double cut semihollow) and Super Swede Tremar P90

Electra: I have their Omega Prime, and it is one of the best LPclones I own. I recommend it or the less fancy Omegas without reservation.. They have other models, but I haven't tried any.

Reverend: too many options to name; very versatile tone machines. Check them out at Vintage & Modern.
http://www.vintageandmodernguitars.co.uk/index.html

(I own 4 Revs, and intend to buy more- if you like what you see at V&M, I can help you narrow the field.)
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Old 12-02-2014, 10:23 PM   #10
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Ibanez roadstars from the 80s and 90s they are amazing trust me I use my bassist's blue one in the studio. I love it
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Old 12-02-2014, 10:46 PM   #11
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ES - 335 style guitar would be a great choice for what you mentioned.
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Old 12-02-2014, 10:50 PM   #12
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don't go gibson or Fender. Try a PRS before it's a mixture of both.

Gretsch , Rickenbacker , something with P90s or anything but those shitty buzzing 60 cycle hum pickups fender continues to crap out. I don't know though it's how we play a guitar not what shape it is. I had a guy play this piece of crap Ibanez RG420 and he did funk music on it... looked at the guitar like it was broken.

don't forget to try different types of strings for more of a blues, folk or whatever tone by the way.
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Old 12-02-2014, 11:01 PM   #13
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don't go gibson or Fender. Try a PRS before it's a mixture of both.

Gretsch , Rickenbacker , something with P90s or anything but those shitty buzzing 60 cycle hum pickups fender continues to crap out. I don't know though it's how we play a guitar not what shape it is. I had a guy play this piece of crap Ibanez RG420 and he did funk music on it... looked at the guitar like it was broken.

don't forget to try different types of strings for more of a blues, folk or whatever tone by the way.


ummm.... some of us like those "crappy" pickups found in fenders. a P-90 is a single coil pup and subject to that same 60 cycle hum.
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Old 12-02-2014, 11:31 PM   #14
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ummm.... some of us like those "crappy" pickups found in fenders. a P-90 is a single coil pup and subject to that same 60 cycle hum.


you forgot to mention those crappy fender pick ups are hum canceling in position 2 and 4
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Old 12-02-2014, 11:40 PM   #15
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+1 to any quality Fender Tele. Heck, some of the Squier Teles are superb. Hum cancelling/bucker if you can. Also, a tremolo would be nice.
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Old 12-03-2014, 07:51 PM   #16
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Tremolos a good shout forgot about that - some awesome suggestions here, I'm sure with all this to look at I can whittle it down to one perfect one.

Dannyalcatraz - that's a very interesting post I've never really looked outside of the main manufacturers (I have an Ibanez 7,8 plus an acoustic).

I'll also check out PRS and some of the other ones mentioned.

I'm a selfish b*****d - I only ever come on here these days when I need help and the UG crowd as usual have shown why this is the best guitar forum going. Thanks everyone
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Old 12-03-2014, 07:57 PM   #17
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If you want a great Tele look at G&L

other than that, any guitar can do any style so your tittle is kinda wrong
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Old 12-03-2014, 08:02 PM   #18
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This.

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=ite...8680629&alt=web

Can also reccomend the seller. bought a J Custom off his years ago.


Holy shit that's a gorgeous Schecter Tele. And made in Japan? Must be some kind of weird limited edition model. Or one of their Asia-Only guitars. Looks pretty much like one of their higher-end US made models.
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Old 12-03-2014, 08:27 PM   #19
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epi lp are nice too...but yeah, its more about the amp.
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