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#3
The overall sound
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#4
The Look.

Because I can Find good tone and I don't really care about the neck.
#8
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The overall sound


yes indeed.
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#9
The neck a nice thin but curved fret board is just epic and so hard to come by.

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#10
The tone. As has been proved by the Parker Fly, a guitar can look like absolute **** and still be amazing if it has good tone and resonable playability.
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#11
playability and weight
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#12
The intangibles which make that one guitar different from the next. IMO a neck, body shape, pups, etc can all be adjusted too but just the "feel" of a guitar is what really makes it what it is.
#13
Playability. and the neck.

I hate playing the guitars with glossy necks (like some LPs), but i love guitars with necks that are plain, smooth wood, or like a satin-ish paint coating (such as mah silver esp/ltd ax-50)
#14
the Neck
Everything else, pickups and wood(to a degree) isnt as important in the whole scream of things
#15
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satin-ish paint coating

Like a matte finish?

For me it's the playability, which includes the neck, construction quality, finish quality and the shape/weight of the body (so long as I can get my arm around it and it's not breaking my back, I can play).

The reason I choose this over tone is that once my technique is good and once I'm comfortable on a guitar, it sounds a lot better than poor technique on a great guitar.
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#16
Quote by ThisILove
The overall sound


+1
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#17
Neck, weight, and bridge. I can't stand large, wide necks. I have a bad back so I can't have some monstrosity with me on stage. I'm far too particular about the bridges I will use. I pretty much stick to TOM bridges, but I'm good with Kahler trems, too. I try not to care too much about the look of my guitar, but I can't stand bursts that aren't blue/silver, and the standard strat look just bores the **** out of me.
I can live with bad pickups and things like that, they can be replaced, but it doesn't matter how it sounds if I can't play it or it's uncomfortable for me.
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#18
The neck, the weight, and playability.
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#19
Tone. As long as it isn't something like a B.C. Rich Warlock or something I'm fine with most body shapes, and I generally prefer bolt-ons, so I can swap the neck later. The tone can be augmented with new pickups, but the combination of wood and pickup type will always have a certain sound though.
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#20
The overall character of the guitar. Tough to describe as it means different things to different people, some call it mojo...whichever. Its that one guitar that says something to you when you pick it up and you feel a connection. There could be 20 Strats lined up on the wall, yet that one catches your eye and its perfect in every way when you pick it up and play it. Thats what I look for.
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#21
I'm one picky bastard, everything matters to me.

I'm so picky, I have to order a custom guitar to get it right, because I require a guitar that I find beautiful, an original Floyd Rose, EMGs, and a Wizard neck. And left handedness.
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#22
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I'm one picky bastard, everything matters to me.

I'm so picky, I have to order a custom guitar to get it right, because I require a guitar that I find beautiful, an original Floyd Rose, EMGs, and a Wizard neck.

Geez, you are a picky bastard.

I'm mainly concerned about the neck/feel. Pickups and such can be changed, hard to change the neck unless it's a bolt-on.
#23
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Geez, you are a picky bastard.

I could just go buy one if I were right handed. It's a lot harder to shop for guitars, being a lefty.
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I was thinking that too, Justice usually seems like a pretty knowledgeable guy.
#25
Quote by Oujou
The Look.

Because I can Find good tone and I don't really care about the neck.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


Oh, man, that's the dumbest **** I've ever heard. How about you get a piece of ****, but good looking Plywood guitar form Walmart, with the ****tiest pickups known to man kind, and a terribly finished, incredibly wide and thick neck made out of Eucalyptus, and then find me a great tone out of your piece of **** Marshall MG?
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I tried it out in store.

Great neck, nice n light, good tuning stability. Overall a good guitar. I didn't but it cause I generally only buy guitars over a grand now.
#27
Quote by DSOTM80
Stop with the MG bandwagon bs


I don't hate MG's, it's just the fact that he says that he can get a good tone out of any guitar with an MG. Utter bullcrap, because the MG has way too much midrange, horrid bass, and the tops sound fizzy and tin-can like. Okay, it's a fine first amp, I wouldn't complain if I got one instead of my Epiphone 10S, but the fact that he says he can get a good tone out of any guitar with a bad sounding practice amp is completely wrong.
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I tried it out in store.

Great neck, nice n light, good tuning stability. Overall a good guitar. I didn't but it cause I generally only buy guitars over a grand now.
#28
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


Oh, man, that's the dumbest **** I've ever heard. How about you get a piece of ****, but good looking Plywood guitar form Walmart, with the ****tiest pickups known to man kind, and a terribly finished, incredibly wide and thick neck made out of Eucalyptus, and then find me a great tone out of your piece of **** Marshall MG?

How about YOU calm down?
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#30
I see a guitar, first thing I do is check the looks.
If I like it I play, if the action is to high, fudge it.
If it's ok, I play.
#32
A well put together guitar with a well made neck and fretjob can always be made to sound and play well with a proper set up and new pickups.
#33
Quote by V.U.K
I don't hate MG's, it's just the fact that he says that he can get a good tone out of any guitar with an MG. Utter bullcrap, because the MG has way too much midrange, horrid bass, and the tops sound fizzy and tin-can like. Okay, it's a fine first amp, I wouldn't complain if I got one instead of my Epiphone 10S, but the fact that he says he can get a good tone out of any guitar with a bad sounding practice amp is completely wrong.


Maybe, maybe he was just being sarcastic to see who he can get a rise out of. Personally, its all in the fingers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uH5rP159UI
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#34
Thickness of the neck, neck finish, FB radius, Pickups, wood and its quality, tuning stability, hardware, and a good setup. This is why I love schecter.
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#36
The look.

I go with what I think is sexy. You can always change the pickups if you don't like the sound, but it would be pretty hard to turn your guitar into a totally different one.

As for the neck and wood, the guitars I would buy aren't made of bad wood and wouldn't have a neck I don't like. If I want an SG, of course I would get a G-400 or a Standard rather than ****ty SG copy from Walmart.
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