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Old 11-15-2012, 03:11 PM   #41
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Another company to go look at is Dillion USA. They are US-owned, Koresn-made guitars with body styles covering Strats, Teles, SGs, LPs, Danos, Mosrites, Rickenbakers, 355s, and so forth.

Generally get OK reviews, but there seems to be a war of words between Dillion USA and Dillion Canada over whose are best.
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:46 AM   #42
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Derek Trucks thinks SGs are good for blues-rock, too, and he's an alright guitarist...


Yeah, only mildly talented.

Give that guy a slide and man alive he makes that SG sing doesn't he.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:30 AM   #43
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Of the guitarists I know who choose SG-style guitars as their main or one of their main guitars, Derek Trucks is my third fave, behind Kim Thayil and Tony Iommi.

Personally, I can't say I'm a big fan of the SG shape. I have a SG-shsped hollowbody JKG, but other than it, I've only seen a handful of them that made me want to buy one- there's dark sparkling blue Gibson out there that appeals, and the US Masters Hornet.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:49 AM   #44
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I'd suggest a strat with a humbucker in the bridge, or a SG, as its similar to a Les Paul but lighter as well as a few other things.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:55 AM   #45
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I'm not a huge fan of SG's. Until recently I thought they were ugly, but they have grown on me a bit.

I tried an Epiphone one once, which is a pretty cheap one, and disliked the feel of the neck heel.

But that was years ago and I probably play different now.


Does any one have an opinion on Chapman guitars? They seem to have some good reviews, are a great price and will be easy to get in the UK. The Les Paulish guitars they have also seem a bit slimmer and smaller than a Gibson to, which I may prefer.

http://www.andertons.co.uk/solid-bo...lack-cherry.asp
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:02 AM   #46
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I'm not a huge fan of SG's. Until recently I thought they were ugly, but they have grown on me a bit.

I tried an Epiphone one once, which is a pretty cheap one, and disliked the feel of the neck heel.

But that was years ago and I probably play different now.


Does any one have an opinion on Chapman guitars? They seem to have some good reviews, are a great price and will be easy to get in the UK. The Les Paulish guitars they have also seem a bit slimmer and smaller than a Gibson to, which I may prefer.

http://www.andertons.co.uk/solid-bo...lack-cherry.asp


Looks good to me,

To be honest, i've found you can get good blues tones out of nearly any guitar out there as long as it doesn't have crazy high output pickups.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:46 AM   #47
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Looks good to me,

To be honest, i've found you can get good blues tones out of nearly any guitar out there as long as it doesn't have crazy high output pickups.


I agree with this. I could of want a guitar that looks right for blues to.

I do stick classic rock riffs in to.
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:47 AM   #48
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FYI- a nice little demo of the Richmond Belmont: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAI0JUbO6Uo&sns=em
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:49 AM   #49
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FYI- a nice little demo of the Richmond Belmont: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAI0JUbO6Uo&sns=em


Sounds awesome.

Very SRV.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:38 AM   #50
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This looks like it could be a fantastic guitar.

http://www.fret-king.com/geoff_whitehorn.html
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:19 PM   #51
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oooooOOOOOOOoooohh!

Nice axe!
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:38 PM   #52
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oooooOOOOOOOoooohh!

Nice axe!


Ibanez just released some thing very similar. The Ibanez looks better I think. But it doesnt have the middle pick up or coil split on the bridge pick up.

But I know I like the necks on the Ibanez guitars. I dont know any where that sells Fret King.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:37 PM   #53
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Never seen a Fret King in person either.

That may have to change...
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:57 PM   #54
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Never seen a Fret King in person either.

That may have to change...


I had a teacher who is endorsed by them. I also regularly jam with a guy who has a LP style Fret King. I'v played his LP style model and it is ok. Feels a bit plastic though.
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