#1
Hi, I was just wondering about guitars and stuff, I currently play an Epiphone Les Paul Junior, which I love, but I want a new guitar. I am the lead vocalist/guitarist of a punk/pop-punk band and I play through a Peavey Windsor Half-Stack.

I was thinking of getting a Telecaster and customising it extensively to be awesome and unique... any other suggestions?
#4
Quote by Chapz
Maybe a Gretsch?



nah, not really into gretsch, except the white falcon ... but that is like super expensive
#5
Quote by tancanada
Tele's are generally a no-no.



do you have a reason for this? joe strummer, deryck whibly and nofx's guitarist all use teles, im sure there are more
#7
Quote by Reverend-Me
keep the epiphone, think it'll be fine for pop punk



i am gonna keep it, its perfect for pop punk ... i just want a new guitar
#8
Real punk? any guitar you can afford or steal. The guys you listed? Any guitar with humbuckers.
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#10
Quote by zekk
Real punk? any guitar you can afford or steal. The guys you listed? Any guitar with humbuckers.


i can afford a lot of guitars ... my pay at work (im only 14 btw) is 100 pounds a week
#11
Quote by SkinnyVampire
i can afford a lot of guitars ... my pay at work (im only 14 btw) is 100 pounds a week


But thats the logics of it. For real punk, true punkrock a la flipper, the dead kennedys, black flag, MDC, etc, it was about what they had. The actual instrument wasn't so important. And for pop-punk, you're only real guideline is a humbucker is a plus. Find a guitar that FEELS good, most important thing.
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#12
Just get any guitar you like, with humbuckers. Like ^ said, go for the FEEL for a punk guitar, as tone isn't as important as in other genres.
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#13
An Epiphone G-400 or an Epiphone Les Paul Standard will do you well.

I play punk, and I use a G-400. I get a nice thick tone from it.

You can pretty much buy whatever you want, but stay away from single coil pickups.
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#14
Quote by tmfiore
An Epiphone G-400 or an Epiphone Les Paul Standard will do you well.

I play punk, and I use a G-400. I get a nice thick tone from it.

You can pretty much buy whatever you want, but stay away from single coil pickups.


what's wrong with single coils?
#15
Quote by SkinnyVampire
what's wrong with single coils?

Well in my opinion, they sound way to thin and bright for my liking.

Humbuckers give this nice thick tone.
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#16
So, if you want a telecaster, get a MIM Tele and slap a Lil JB in the bridge and you're there.
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#18
Quote by SkinnyVampire
i can afford a lot of guitars ... my pay at work (im only 14 btw) is 100 pounds a week



Where do you work where you get £100 a week?! I want that job!

like its been said look at teles, personally I'd go for a 72, I always get confused between the custom and the deluxes, I'd get the HS, nice thick neck for lead with a sharp bridge pickup for rhythm.