#1
And don't say Stratocaster, or telecaster. I have two of each...

I have been looking at the DiPinto Galaxies - anyone have any other suggestions?
#3
Sorry, what's a surf guitar?
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#4
what are you looking for that isn't already covered by a strat or tele? I mean, what's your reason for getting a new guitar?
My Guitars:
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Ibanez Strat Copy

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#6
If you have 2 of each, why do you need another? Anyway, I'd say gretsch with bigsby trem.
#7
Quote by FightinIrishPJ
what are you looking for that isn't already covered by a strat or tele? I mean, what's your reason for getting a new guitar?



There really isn't one - I have enough extra money right now, and I figured why not? It's a lifetime investment.


Surf guitars have that unique, cool sound that I love. Sounds better when used in conjunction with a spring reverb

See here.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mo4DvZmHU9Q
Last edited by AcousticLesPaul at Jan 17, 2009,
#8
Quote by JELIFISH19
Jaguar or Jazzmaster


This, check the Jaguar Special HH.
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#9
Quote by FightinIrishPJ
what are you looking for that isn't already covered by a strat or tele? I mean, what's your reason for getting a new guitar?


Yeah!

I mean, most surf guitarists- regardless of preferred maker- favor single-coil pickups and a bright sound...the sound practically invented by teles and strats.

If its a different look you're after...

Try Phantom guitars
http://www.phantomguitars.com/

Some surf bands from northern Europe used guitars shaped like balaliakas (similar to the Kramers Gorky Park used).

https://www.premierguitar.com/gear/Guitars/Electric_Solid_Body/3132/Gorky_Park.aspx

I also wouldn't be surprised to find a band like Finland's Laika and the Cosmonauts using local products like those from Ruokangas.

http://www.ruokangas.com/
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#11
Jazzmaster the p-90's will give you something other than strat single coils
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#13
Uh-oh...the "how many pickups" war is about to begin!

Ha HA!

http://www.firstact.com/Products/CustomGuitars/Gallery/Nielsen_Rick_customBettie_6pickups.aspx

Nice DiPinto, though- brave color choice!
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

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Log off and play yer guitar!

Strap on, tune up, rock out!
Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Jan 17, 2009,
#15
4 humbuckers beats 6 single coils?

Wh...uh..hmmmmm.

Lets call it a draw.
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Log off and play yer guitar!

Strap on, tune up, rock out!
#18
Carvin?
https://www.carvinguitars.com/catalog/guitars/index.php?model=dc145

Malden Utopia or Mozak?
http://www.maldenguitars.com/

Frudua GFF-VO or GFF-C
http://www.fruduaguitars.it/inglese/gffvo_pag_1_in.html
http://www.fruduaguitars.it/inglese/home_gffc_in.html

The Fernandes Retrorocket can be equipped with their famous Sustainer
http://www.fernandesguitars.com/rre.html

Parker's NiteFly comes in several appropriately equipped models
http://www.parkerguitars.com/code/models/models_nitefly.asp

Or if you want to challenge your skills AND your wallet...

Vigier's Excalibur comes in a nice, fretless version called the Surfreter...
http://www.vigierguitars.com/page/fiche_produit.php?id_prod=256

Or you could check with the luthiers in your area or at a guitar show.
I bought a nice maple 3 single pickup Jon Kammerer very much like the one at the top of this page- it has some wicked twang:

http://www.experiencedinstruments.com/pages/Kammerer.htm
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Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Jan 17, 2009,
#22
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I have a much better bass guitar.... I can't post it without getting banned.
#23
Quote by Dirty_Civilian
Mandatory:


You know, the black ones are all baritones...
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#24
Jaguar. Duh.
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#26
Quote by Oujou
A Surfcaster?

I believe you mean the Kirk Hammett wavecaster.
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#28
Check out some of these...they even look kind of like surfboards! Those are Lace Alumitone pickups on 'em, btw, supposedly very versatile (I'm thinking about trying some out on one of my other guitars).

http://www.bennett-maxfieldmusic.com/jbd100gallery.html

According to a news article, they range from $1800-2700.

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2008/apr/01/striking-chord/?businesstopstory
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Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Jan 26, 2009,
#30
japanese jaguar with matching headstock FTW

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#31
I would go with the Jag. If I recall, the were specifically targeted towards surf music.
#32
jazzmaster, just for the tremolo
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#33
I'd say a Jaguar/Jazzmaster or a Danelectro.

Good luck man, there aren't many surf players anymore!


EDIT:
Jags were made for surf, especially the models with the Fender Mute.
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#34
Quote by Fat-bastard0603
This, check the Jaguar Special HH.



do exactly the opposite of this and you'll be set.

Jaguar or jazzmaster for sure.
#35
Someone said Mosrite. These were used by the Ventures but most people overlook the fact that the Ventures are not a surf band. I wanted to clear that up. HOWEVER despite the Ventures not being a surf band Mosrite guitars are fantastic and have such clear tones. They are really comfortable to play too!

#36
Quote by SurfGod George
Jazzmaster the p-90's will give you something other than strat single coils

...except that a Jazzmaster doesn't have P-90s.

Definitely a Mosrite. Or a good copy of one. The Eastwoods are solid guitards.