#1
Im gonna be treating myself to a new guitar soon and im just looking for some advice for what guitars too look out for (i dont get to music shops too often)
and any help would be appreciated

my budget is about $1200 US
my main sources of inspiration is tool and incubus

really the only thing i dont want in a guitar is a floyd rose
and id prefer 24 frets but im fine with less if the guitar is good

and thats about it . . .

thanks in advance
Last edited by kennel at Jul 22, 2009,
#2
https://www.carvinguitars.com/catalog/guitars/index.php?model=st300


or

https://www.carvinguitars.com/catalog/guitars/index.php?model=dc400a

In case you don't already know. Carvin is a USA custom shop guitar company that makes some of the best guitars around. You click guitar builder and get to choose all your custom specs and features.
and if you don't see a feature you want, you can call and special request it.
There is nothing they won't do.
Last edited by xMetalCoreKingx at Jul 22, 2009,
#3
Quote by xMetalCoreKingx
https://www.carvinguitars.com/catalog/guitars/index.php?model=st300


or

https://www.carvinguitars.com/catalog/guitars/index.php?model=dc400a

In case you don't already know. Carvin is a USA custom shop guitar company that makes some of the best guitars around. You click guitar builder and get to choose all your custom specs and features.
and if you don't see a feature you want, you can call and special request it.
There is nothing they won't do.



Win. Why does no one EVER suggest Carvin?
#4
Quote by captainoid
Win. Why does no one EVER suggest Carvin?


Because their are so many other guitars that are much more easier to get their hands on and have a feel of the guitar before they buy it.

and ts I think you'll need to be more specific in your guitar choices considering what you want in a guitar well theirs quite a few that meet your needs.
#5
really im not asking for someone to point out my exact guitar im just asking for advice on guitars other people may have had experience with

and if it helps i can be a little more specific
id prefer a 2 hum guitar (with 5 way switch or coil tap but then again i can tap it myself)
and no active p.u.'s
#6
Quote by kennel
really im not asking for someone to point out my exact guitar im just asking for advice on guitars other people may have had experience with

and if it helps i can be a little more specific
id prefer a 2 hum guitar (with 5 way switch or coil tap but then again i can tap it myself)
and no active p.u.'s


Haha yeah I wasn't going to pin point exact guitars but what you asked for was a guitar without a floyd rose with any number of frets for under $1200usd. I was going to suggest the LTD EC-1000 but they come with actives I believe.
#7
Quote by kennel
really im not asking for someone to point out my exact guitar im just asking for advice on guitars other people may have had experience with

and if it helps i can be a little more specific
id prefer a 2 hum guitar (with 5 way switch or coil tap but then again i can tap it myself)
and no active p.u.'s


and you can get just that master crafted for you from carvin.
since you're buying direct you're saving a load of cash. if carvins were sold at retailers like Guitar center the ST300 i sent you a link to, would probably cost over 2,000 dollars.
Carvin pickups aren't fabulous but everything else is.
You have the choice of coil taps, phase switches, active EQ, bolt on, neck through, floyd, wilkinson, ft6, m bridge, HH, HSH, HSS, flame, quilted, any color you want, any shape, and neck, any head stock, any wood.

Do a bit of studying to figure out what kind of tone you want and buy yourself the ultimate guitar.
#8
well
i wouldnt be buying direct conidering i live in australia
i just put down US dollars kuz people complain when you just do australian dollars
#10
roughly
its really about $1800 because i subtracted for assumed postage
and the music shops in canberra have INSANE mark ups so im not too game on buying local