#1
My budget is around $1400AUD and i'm after a guitar thats bluesy and warm, yet not a les paul. My only reason for not wanting a les paul is that i wouldnt want a les paul unless its gibson, not sure why its just me.

Although at the same time i want it to have a really chunky bridge pick up with a fair bit of low end for thick metal sounds.

i've played an rg1570 prestige and thought it was one of the nicest guitars i've ever played, although i want a string thru guitar like a shecter hellraiser. Only because i want to change tunings than be stuck with one.

I'd rather not have EMG's because like i said i want a nice bluesy tone that sounds good clean, yet bighty and thick at the bridge

I'd rather a HH config although i'm not fussed.

I like playing Queens of the Stone Age (c standard), Metallica, Bluesy stuff, and led zeppeliny type music mainly. My amp is an orange tiny terror as my sig says

Thanks for any and all help.

P.S I love santana's tone and would like a guitar to be heavy, not light like basswood or something
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#2
Schecter C-1 classic sounds like it would work pretty well.That or some mahogany bodied guitar with a pair of medium output pups,or maybe a strat.

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#3
Why dont you just save like 200 more dollars and get a Gibson Les Paul Studio?? I did the conversion to AUD and i think its about that much more, but i could be wrong.
#4
Maybe some sort of hollowbody?
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#5
I think the ESP Tele model would be good. I haven't seen one in ages, but if you could find one and put a Seymour-Duncan in, you'd be ace as it can handle heavy tones (Devin Townsend from Strapping Young Lad plays one) all the way to warm blues or jazz.
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#6
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#8
Why dont you just save like 200 more dollars and get a Gibson Les Paul Studio?? I did the conversion to AUD and i think its about that much more, but i could be wrong.

Was the les paul you looked at in Australia or America?

$1,400 in Australia really doesn't get you as much as in the USA.
Perhaps a HH mexi strat?
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#9
Prs
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#11
what PRS models are cheap enough to fit my budget? i havent't heard of a PRS cheaper than like $2300 in aus. santana endorses PRS i believe?
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#12
Grab a PRS SE, ignore the crap ppl talk about them, theyr exactly like the high ends except for tuners, cosmetics (no carver top/no bird inlays, etc. nothing major still looks great.) and pickups (pickups are still good tho). I'd recommend you get one with double cut (around 1k aus) and upgrade the tuners and possibly pickups with your leftover cash.

Failing that, C-1 classic schecter probably.

Or an Ibanez SZR model, with the string thru fixed bridge and mahogany body, great guitar, HH PUPS, heavy/warm tone.
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#13
If you like Santana, get one of these



I like his tone before he switched to PRS better, anyway.
#14
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what PRS models are cheap enough to fit my budget? i havent't heard of a PRS cheaper than like $2300 in aus. santana endorses PRS i believe?


He actually has his own sig model in the SE range.

http://www.guitar.com.au/guitars/electric/prs/tremontise.html

https://www.billyhydemusic.com.au/shop/index.cfm?action=view&id=2035

You should be able to pick one up brand new for way less than your budget.

Or, if you like QoSA what about a Maton?

http://www.guitar.com.au/guitars/electric/maton/index.htm

Joshe Homme loves them apparently and they're made in Aus.
#16
Yeah sorry, my bad

Looks like the Santana is model is out of the price range sorry.
#17
I'd look at a decent used SG. (the real thing)
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