#1
Well lately my musical tastes have been turning more towards blues and cleaner genres and away from the high gain progressive metal I usually play.My problem is none of my current guitars are really geared towards these styles,they can sorta pull them off,but it's not the tone I have in my head.So I basically need some of you UG blues hounds to point me towards a decent and versatile guitar for these genres that is under 1000 USD.I'm not too finicky about specs,as long as it's a good quality instrument that's voiced for warmer sounds I'll keep the suggestion in mind.

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#3
A strat, P-90 Les Paul, telecaster maybe ES-335?
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#5
We need:
- Amp
- More specific playing styles (just 'blues' covers a huge range of playing styles)
- Your playing ability (e.g. must this withstand gigging for hours every night, are you a demanding professional?)
- Examples of what you consider good is always very helpful



Because otherwise we could be here forever talking about Strats, Telecasters, LEs Pauls, Sgs, ES335's, Casinos, Byrdlands, Gretsch Falcons....
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#7
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What guitar do u currently have?



3 six strings and a 7 with high output pups.An Ibanez,Jackson,and fernandes to be brand specific.The other six is a Warmoth soloist build.I considered the possibility of doing a pup swap on one of them to get a warmer vintage tone but I like them too much as they are and don't want to sacrifice any of them basically.

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#8
well you could try at a strat with a stacked single in the bridge or in the neck. Or mayby a telecaster, the neck pickup on those things are pretty warm. If not go for something like les paul with p90s or humbuckers or a 335. What amp do you have?
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#9
Quote by MrFlibble
We need:
- Amp
- More specific playing styles (just 'blues' covers a huge range of playing styles)
- Your playing ability (e.g. must this withstand gigging for hours every night, are you a demanding professional?)
- Examples of what you consider good is always very helpful



Because otherwise we could be here forever talking about Strats, Telecasters, LEs Pauls, Sgs, ES335's, Casinos, Byrdlands, Gretsch Falcons....



Amp is a JSX combo

To give you an idea of what I want tone wise I'd say a warmer,rounder bodied clean tone reminiscent of classical Spanish guitar that can get some grit to it when pushed hard.A good example would be the non-metal tones of the band Opeth.

I'm out of the gigging scene at the moment but I still demand quality out of my instruments and expect them to withstand rigorous playing and the test of time.

Hope that narrows it down for you,I'm not looking for anything definite here,just a shove in the right direction since I'm not very familiar with the guitars that are voiced for the style I described.

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#11
I found this thing while searching around MF.I think it might be perfect for what I want.It has the comfort,sweet neck,and playability of a strat,but it has a mahogany body which is a huge plus in my opinion.It's slightly out of my budget but I'm willing to wait if it turns out to be a gem.Anyone have any playing experience or opinions on this particular model?

MIA Mahogany Strat

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#12
it should be warmer than most strats...but i haven't played it.
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#13
It's pretty much an American Deluxe Strat with a mahogany body. It's great. I don't know how it sounds though.
#14
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It's pretty much an American Deluxe Strat with a mahogany body. It's great. I don't know how it sounds though.



I've always loved the feel and playability of strats so this one caught my eye immediately.Even though I love the feel of them,the sometimes bright tone is something I want to avoid when I start writing music in this new style.I figure this one might be worth it if it plays and sounds as good as I hope it does.

Strat characteristics + Mahogany body = Win

Or at least that's what I hope,I have to find some place that carries it so i can test play it.

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#15
Get a semi Hollow!
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#16
es-335. thats it and thats all man.
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