#1
Schecter Hellraiser C-1 FR
http://www.armazemdorock.com/images/bigHellraiserC1FR_BCH.jpg

or

Fender American Special Telecaster (2010)
http://www.dv247.com/assets/products/70611_l.jpg

or

Ibanez S470DXQM
http://www.birdlandmusic.net/product_image.php?imageid=5797

Rock, Blues rock player.
A LITTLE bit of metal, but barely.

Budget is under 1000 (CAD) [Canada]

Which one would you recommend.
*I don't know a lot about guitars.
Gear

Ibanez RG350DX Electric Guitar With DiMarzio Tone Zone
Academy Electric Guitar
BeaverCreek Acoustic Guitar

Roland Micro Cube Amp
Academy 15W Amp
Peavey Vypyr 30
Peavey Sanpera Footswitch I
#2
don't buy the s470 i have that exect guitar and the pickups are horrible
Gear
Guitars
Epiphone SG G-400
IBANEZ S470DXQM

Amps
Vox Valvetronix VT30
Marshall MS-2 Micro Stack

Pedals
Zakk Wylde ZW 45 Cry Baby Wah
Boss Metal Zone MT-2
#3
The tele would be the obvious choice for blues and some rock. The other two would be (stereotypically) used for rock/metal music. All are good guitars though. I have a Schecter Blackjack (same as the hellraiser with different pickups) and its great but also love the neck on the S series Ibanez.
I would suggest the Ibanez for its playability
...
However, a HSS Strat would probably be good for you

*EDIT* If rabguitarlegend has the Ibanez and says the pickups are horrible then i am inclined to believe him, personally i liked the playability but i often swap out pickups hence my opinion ^
Last edited by barnesybaby at Aug 19, 2010,
#4
Don't base your choice on guitar solely on the guitar's pickups.

For your style, the tele seems a match.

but it is my bias for want of versatility to say that you should try the S470
#5
Versitile - Ibby

Ideal for what you want - Tele

Twat - Schecter

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2004 EBMM JP6
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#6
Tele I guess.
Does anyone know the price they sell for?
I've only seen it @ 1099.99 on Fender.com

But what are they @ stores? (Around)
Gear

Ibanez RG350DX Electric Guitar With DiMarzio Tone Zone
Academy Electric Guitar
BeaverCreek Acoustic Guitar

Roland Micro Cube Amp
Academy 15W Amp
Peavey Vypyr 30
Peavey Sanpera Footswitch I
#7
$800usd @ Gc
Gear:
Jackson DXMG
Schecter 006 Deluxe
BC Rich Revenge Warlock
Jasmine Acoustic
Peavey Vypyr 30
#8
The only thing a Tele can't do really well is metal, and if you don't play that too much you should go with a Tele. But a strat with a humbucker on the bridge would serve you better.
#9
1000$?

you can get better stuff for 1000$, on ebay or online otherwise.

Ibanez prestiges, etc etc
#10
Quote by rabguitarlegend
don't buy the s470 i have that exect guitar and the pickups are horrible

Yet you have an Epi G-400 and the pickups are fine in that? That Ibby's pickups must be...*shudders* Aaaaanyways, I'd probably go with the Tele too, the Schecter's not a blues guitar by any means(you can play blues on it, but...aren't there actives in the Hellraiser? Those might pose a bit of a problem for blues/classic rock/low-gain stuff...), and Ibby necks are really love-it-or-hate-it, me being in the second category(AMAZING sound to them, but it's like playing a twig IMO, and I can't get comfy with the body...). =P Plus the Tele's one of the most renowned blues guitars.
Quote by SlayingDragons
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#11
I got the Tele and it is a sweet guitar
go with that you will not regret it

EDIT:
I wrote a review for the Tele a few months ago heres the link
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/electric_guitars/fender/american_special_telecaster/index.html
Fender American Special Telecaster
Blackstar HT-5
Wren and Cuff Tall Font Russian
BBE Sonic Stomp
Mojo Hand FX Recoil Delay
Empress ParaEQ
Last edited by Shayne777 at Aug 19, 2010,
#12
Everyone stereotypes Schecter as being a metal only guitar, but depending on your setup they can produce some very clean and rich tones as well.
#13
It's a really hard choiceeee actually.

I like the tone of the telecaster.
Yet I love Ibanez and the S series.

Schecter just gives me a promising new tone to my ears.
Gear

Ibanez RG350DX Electric Guitar With DiMarzio Tone Zone
Academy Electric Guitar
BeaverCreek Acoustic Guitar

Roland Micro Cube Amp
Academy 15W Amp
Peavey Vypyr 30
Peavey Sanpera Footswitch I
#14
try them
HILT!

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#15
Quote by whoahesgood
It's a really hard choiceeee actually.

I like the tone of the telecaster.
Yet I love Ibanez and the S series.

Schecter just gives me a promising new tone to my ears.


If all else fails go for playability and what feels good in your hands completely unplugged. There's a lot you can eventually do to you guitar and your rig to get the tone right but you won't get a tele to play like the ibby and you won't get the ibby to play like the tele.
Quote by Wondergaurd
The Strat/Tele debate is alot like picking a starter in Pokemon, each is great at something and can cover other fields well, it's just what they do good and great that makes 'em different
#16
Quote by Tom 1.0
Versitile - Ibby

Ideal for what you want - Tele

Twat - Schecter


Pretty much exactly what I was thinking!

Also as said above do no buy a guitar based on pickups. I swap all pickups out of guitars I buy.
My Gear

Ibanez J Custom RG8570Z-BX - BKP Warpigs
ESP Eclipse II Full Thickness - BKP Nailbombs
Fender Mexican Strat - BKP Trilogy Suites.

Axe FX II - Matrix GT1000FX - Rocktron All Access.

Stinnett M7 in the works
#17
Are the pickups on the Special Telecaster any good though? or change them?

The Schecter Hellraiser C-1 FR comes with EMG, I THINK they're good, but I'm not sure :S

And the S470DXQM comes with INF, I find them pretty useless :S
Gear

Ibanez RG350DX Electric Guitar With DiMarzio Tone Zone
Academy Electric Guitar
BeaverCreek Acoustic Guitar

Roland Micro Cube Amp
Academy 15W Amp
Peavey Vypyr 30
Peavey Sanpera Footswitch I
#18
Im pretty Tele biased. So I say Tele. Not only because I love them but they fit your rock/blues the best out of the 3.
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