#1
I've recently got a new acoustic from a friend for a good price. I now have some money left over and would like a new electric guitar. I have about $400 plus a MIM Tele I can sell/trade. Guitar Center is having that 15% sale thing now and yesterday i went and played several different guitars. The two that really stuck out to me were the MIM strat and the Ibanez RG3EXFM1.

I play everything. Blues/jazz/shred just whatever(major bands would be John Mayer/Hendrix/Paul Gilbert/Eric Johnson/Wes Montgomery). I play a lot of small gigs with friends. So what i'm asking is which guitar would be better for me? I would have enough money to upgrade pickups in either guitar. Thanks in advance.

Oh and my amp is a Peavey Valveking.
Last edited by euphorictacos at Mar 15, 2009,
#2
I prefer strats, so I'm gonna say get a MiM strat and get some new pups.
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#5
i wud go for the strat, but i dont really like ibanez, if you play everything i wud def go for mim as it has much more versatility
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#6
With your range of music I would definitely go with the strat, unless you do A LOT of shredding I would check out the Ibanez. But the strat wouldn't be terrible for shredding either.

It's all personal preference, but if I was in your situation I would go with the MIM Strat especially for the versatility.
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#7
I would get the Fat Strat and upgrade the pickups with whatever best fits your style
#8
MIM strats are the way to go, they sound and feel great, don't go for the fat strats, they are no good, and aren't like a les paul or a strat in my book
#10
Try them both out and see which you like more.


Personally I would suggest the Strat.
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