#1
Well there are probably hundreds of threads about this but I really need peoples help. I'm getting my first electric after playing acoustic for a while, and I'm pretty much set on a semi hollowbody. Now I'm having trouble deciding which would be good for me, as I really want to play jazz, but I'm still experimental and going to be playing things such as Metallica. My price limit is 600 dollars, but I'd prefer to be in the 400 range.
http://www.ibanez.com/HollowBodyGuitars/model-AJD91 This one really caught my eye. I can get it for 550 at guitar center.

I honestly don't know of any other guitars that would be good for what I'm looking for. Maybe an epiphone dot, or the limited edition riviera p93? Also if I were to get the Ibanez I'm not sure what hardshell case I would need.
Also I'm set on getting a Peavey Vypyr 30, 200 is my limit on an amp, is it a good choice?
#2
My friend has an AS93, and it's a really nice guitar that can do a lot of stuff.
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-Artcore-AS93-Electric-Guitar?sku=512565

If you really want a Jazz guitar, you could go for something like this:
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-Artcore-AF95-Electric-Guitar?sku=512558
However, that one's a full hollowbody, and won't do metal well.
Personally, I don't really like the Epiphones around that price. Dots and Casinos just have something missing, and the pickups aren't very good. You could also check out Gretsch, but they might be too twangy for jazz.
Last edited by KillahSquirrel at Aug 20, 2009,
#3
jazz and metal are basicly as different as it gets, i would recomed some kind of hollow body telecaster but you wont be able to play very good metal with it
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#4
jazz and metal are basicly as different as it gets, i would recomed some kind of hollow body telecaster but you wont be able to play very good metal with it

I have a thinline tele; it doesn't do either too well
It's an awesome semi-hollow guitar, but it doesn't have the warmth that's demanded for that kind of tone.
#5
i have an as-73 in the sunburst. it can do anything i want it to. front pick up for heavy sounds, rear for a little tin sound. turn up the treble and country and southern rock are screaming out of this puppy
#6
Quote by KillahSquirrel
I have a thinline tele; it doesn't do either too well
It's an awesome semi-hollow guitar, but it doesn't have the warmth that's demanded for that kind of tone.


ah, ok, well my idea's out
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#7
epiphone DOT
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#8
I'm not gonna go total metal, metallica is crazy as it gets for me. I'm really into jazz as I also play the tenor saxophone, but I'm still experimenting with a bunch of music. I've been really getting into grunge rock lately also. Does anyone have any information on the Squire Jagmaster because it was just something that caught my eye haha.
#9
If you have up to $600 to spend I wouldn't go for a Squier. I would still say a good choice would be the Ibanez AS73/83/93 models would be good.
Are you also willing to check out solid bodies too, since the Jagmaster is solid?
#10
Yeah just something really versatile. I want really nice clean jazz tones to I guess crazy metal tones? But I think I'll tend to play more clean stuff.
#11
agile makes semi hollows and they would be in your price range. although you will never get a decent metal tone out of a semihollow. A strat is about the only thing that could do jazz -> metal
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#12
ES-335??? I'm pretty sure you can't go wrong with those
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#13
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agile makes semi hollows and they would be in your price range. although you will never get a decent metal tone out of a semihollow. A strat is about the only thing that could do jazz -> metal



Hmm never heard of Agile, and as for the strat, I'm really looking for something different then what most people use, strats are boring to me.
#14
If only the Schecter C-1 E/A wasn't discontinued.

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#15
Try compact semi-hollows, and the first brand I can think of is Ibanez, which has at least three compact models in their Artcore line: the AMs, the AJDs and the AGSs. Never really tried either of those, so I can't really speak for their tone, but seems fit what you seek.
#16
Hm any solid bodies that are pretty versatile? I've been told that the Ibanez Rg series would be good because they have a 5 way selector switch with 2 humbuckers and a single coil
#17
HSS Strat.

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Epiphone Les Paul Standard
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Lovepedal Purple Plexi 800
Lovepedal Pickle Vibe
Ibanez TS-9
Boss DD-3
Dunlop Crybaby
#18
Alright I was checking out the Epiphone Dot, it seems really versatile since it plays jazz nicely and still can rock out with distortion. Now on guitar center I spotted this Epiphone Limited Edition Rivieria p93. Would this be still able to do what the Dot can or is it more oriented towards jazz than anything?
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Epiphone-Limited-Edition-Riviera-Custom-P93-Electric-Guitar-516284-i1427053.gc
#19
Look for a Gretsch 5129 on eBay. With both pickups, or just the neck you can get great jazz tones. The bridge pup alone is very twangy, which might open up new avenues to explore, as it did for me.