#1
I want to get a new guitar that would sound good to play Beatles music, and I'm not sure if I should get a Rickenbacker or Gretsch or what? Or maybe the guitar John used in the later years... I think it was a Casino?
#3
What Beatles era do you like best?
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#5
Id reccomend either a Telecaster,or some kind of gretche type guitar you need twang
#6
Strats do EVERYTHING lol.
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#7
gretsch countryman, epiphone casino, uumm...gibson hummingbird i think is what john used for acoustic...and then george used another gretsch that wasn't a countryman, i can't remember. I read it in a GW.
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#8
Are you playing leads or rythm? Try a Stratocaster or a Casino.
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#12
what kind of idea is that dude? you can use any guitar to play any music if you have the right setup. You dont need a les paul to play GnR, an ESP to do metallica, a Dean to play pantera and a rotting strat to play Van Halen.

You dont seem like having a proble with playing the guitar you have, but rather sounding right, so I sugest you to change your amp, wich is most of your tone. I would reccomend a small tube amp because of the awesome cleans and mid gain they have. Something like an epiphone Valve Jr (you will need an EQ pedal), Blackheart little giant, Fender champ 600 or Vox AC4.

whats the gear you have right now?
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#13
if you have $2000 to spend: rickenbacker. on a budget: epiphone casino with p90s. VERY cool guitar.
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#15
you could always get a good les paul as john lennon used one but that was proberly after the beatles though
#16
The first 3/4 of the Beatles career George used a Gretsch. First a Duo Jet, then a Country Gentlemen. He also used a Tennessean for a short period. Towards the end of the Beatles he used a Les Paul, a Casino, and a Strat. John started with the Rickenbacker 325, then moved to a Casino. Yes, they farted around with others, but these were their main guitars. Both mainly used Gibson J200's for acoustics. I have a Gretsch Pro Jet and find it covers early Beatle tones WELL. It also sounds great for later stuff such as Revolution and Paperback Writer. So I say Gretsch all the way.
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you could always get a good les paul as john lennon used one but that was proberly after the beatles though

that was a les paul jr, just to be clear.
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#18
On the Let it be studio session DVD john plays a casino for everything and George a brown tele. Also on the rooftop footage.
#19
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On the Let it be studio session DVD john plays a casino for everything and George a brown tele. Also on the rooftop footage.


That was a rosewood tele. 1 of only 2 made. The other went to Jimi Hendrix. I wouldn't bother looking for one to get a Beatles tone since there were only 2 made.
#20
A H/S/S strat would be perfect really. Although it wont cover all beatles perfectly, it will do it all well. And you would still be able to play everything else, (except the brootals) but who cares about that. A good tele would also work for you. I am not very up and familiar with the hollowbodys. But one of those might just be what you are looking for.
#21
i would go with a hollow body of some sort. depends on your price range as to what you can get.

the gretsch 5120s are very nice for the price. but the 5129 has single coils which will probably get you a little closer to the sound you want.
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That was a rosewood tele. 1 of only 2 made. The other went to Jimi Hendrix. I wouldn't bother looking for one to get a Beatles tone since there were only 2 made.

this.

there were only 2 made, and george only really used it on the roof. but tonally it still sounds like a tele - just a more "woody" sounding tele really, you could get a similar tone from a thinline tele imo.

but i think the amp is more important for beatles stuff- you need a nice clean, chimey amp like a vox AC30 for the earlier stuff, or an overdriven fender for the later stuff, and then any bright sounding guitar will do it really.
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#25
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Just to be clear lennon used a Les Paul Special

that was a modded les paul junior with a charlie christian pickup added to the neck position, and that was post-beatles that he used that guitar - mid '70s really.

he was still using his epiphone casino on abbey road, and with the beatles he only really used 3 or 4 different guitars througout the whole time, because he didn't really care about the technical stuff.
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