#1
Hey guys, for those of you that dont know (i usually hang around in acoustic), i play the blues, and was wondering what a good guitar for playing them would be.

I already own a strat and an alvarez acoustic, and i dont want the pups to sound too hot. Some of my mates say that a tele has a cool bluesy twang sound but i was wondering wha you guys would think.

Preferably under the 1,000 dollar range, although im not getting another guitar for awhile unless i find a killer used deal anyway.

On an unrelated note: I was wondering if a paul reed smith SE would sound good with vintage pickups (not hums) on it.
#2
I'd probably go with a Tele too
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#4
I know this is going to sound crazy, but i dont want a cheaper "good brand guitar" like the 579 version of a paul reed smith almost seems.....cheap...... cant really describe it but it jsut seems like the cheapest version of a guitar (gretsches cheapest is like 600) your jsut not getting what you could get for like 200 more.
#5
Check some of these!

I played one of these and it simply wailed on some blues. They're dope for slide too, just slap some a higher gauge on there and you get some sick tension with a nice low action. Try one first though!


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#6
I'e seen those, but as far as i can tell theres no dealers in STL. Theres no way in HELL im going to buy a guitar without playing it first, too.
#8
Quote by stratdud39

Well if i get a tele i wanted it to look like the original version with the metal cylinder hardware and the smaller pickguard. Thats not descriptive i know http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Standard-Telecaster-Electric-Guitar?sku=516035 link.
#10
Quote by Dragon05555
Well if i get a tele i wanted it to look like the original version with the metal cylinder hardware and the smaller pickguard. Thats not descriptive i know http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Standard-Telecaster-Electric-Guitar?sku=516035 link.


i was just recomending it cuz teles are a lot like strats so you wouldnt really be getting such a new type of guitar.
There ARE differences, teles are warmer, more rythm guitars, ect. smaller differences.
I'm not recomending the thinline cuz its a tele, just because i've played it and it'll open up new doors and crap like that
#11
It definitely depends on what kinda blues you're playing. I've an SRV sig series strat that's great for more ramped-up 'n powerful blues, but for something more classic and mellow, anything that the people above said, a thinline tele, or some kinda gibson semi are both great for that
#12
You could go with a Strat and slap some vintage pups in it. Very bluesy sounding guitar especially in the second and four positions.

ES-335 wouldn't do you wrong either, same with a Gretsch Electromatic. Both guitars that take well to some bend heavy blues work.
#13
i dont know about the electromatic because my ibanez is almost exactly like it but cheaper. Idk about the ES though. Very cool guitar.
#14
unfortunately my dad doesnt want me to/ wont let me change anything on my guitar next to the pick-guard and knobs, because anything else would mean actual work and he just hates to do that. He would have to solder stuff for me, he een has a soldering tool, because he solders for a LIVING, but he doesnt want to do it. he thinks i want new pups because the old ones dont work anymore or something (wtf?)
#15
Get an ES-335, Epi Dot, Artcore, Gretsch, or some kind of semi-hollow like that. Either with P90 pickups (which I would suggest first), or humbuckers.
#16
I heartily suggest P90s as well. The SG Classic I played with a set of Gibson '90s in there just screamed with a little fuzz.
#17
Gretsch Electromatic 5120
Thinline Telecaster

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