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Old 11-09-2013, 04:55 PM   #1
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I am looking to get an electric guitar for our worship band at our church. I am primarily a bass player (the jokes can ensue) but find that guitar players are occasionally needed. Therefore, I want a guitar that isn't crap, but won't break the bank. For Christian rock style music, what would be the most versatile guitar (lead or rhythm) that is for about $200? New or used is acceptable. Cheers!
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Old 11-09-2013, 05:25 PM   #2
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Old 11-13-2013, 01:10 AM   #3
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The ones already suggested are all good choices, but I would also say that some will depend on how heavy your group plays. At our usual worship service, there's little or no distortion / fuzz and most everything is pretty clean tone. We'll often add an acoustic (6- or 12-string) and sometimes mandolin. In this type of setting, an SSS strat / strat clone wouldn't be a bad choice. I'm really partial to a cheap strat clone that I put a set of GFS lipsticks into. If you have the chance to rock out, then something with humbuckers would be a good choice as well. I would definitely look into a modeling amp as well. I've been really impressed with all the different sounds our guitarist gets from one guitar and a Fender modeling amp piped through the PA. I would rate the amp as equally important and if your group is like ours, we never really have enough space, so a small modeling amp really opens up a lot of possibilities.
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Old 11-13-2013, 02:13 PM   #4
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Iīm thinking one of these might make next sunday quite interesting.
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Old 11-13-2013, 03:32 PM   #5
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Sounds good, jds2. I think I will get an SSS type guitar. And Blackst4r, it would make it quite interesting indeed, to say in the least, lol.
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Old 11-13-2013, 03:59 PM   #6
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Sounds good, jds2. I think I will get an SSS type guitar. And Blackst4r, it would make it quite interesting indeed, to say in the least, lol.


...call it the coversation piece?

...unfortunatelly I canīt help you out much seeing that I donīt know price wise what it looks like over there but you should probably be going "gibson Les Paul-ish"...since a real thing would probabl set you back a Little more than 200 mabye a used epi with some better humbuckers in there....itīs a good mellow allround tone thats not to edgy....and with a semi decent amp theyīll all be singing hallelujah ;-)
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:33 PM   #7
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Even over here your not getting a Gibson for <$375 on a good day (normally)
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Even over here your not getting a Gibson for <$375 on a good day (normally)



pretty much thought so...but a used epi LP....with any luck you should be able to find one in a decent price range that someones already done the mods too Before stepping up a notch?!?
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Old 12-06-2013, 06:03 PM   #10
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Good used PS SE model. They're all pretty good.
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:02 PM   #11
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An HSS strat may be the most versatile. A used mim would probably run $250-300.
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