#1
Hello guys, im new here so whats up lol

At the moment i have an Epiphone Les Paul and a Line 6 Spider 4 15w. Im looking for a really good and reliable guitar site where i can build a custom guitar that has a really good quality.

I've been told to check out Carvin Customs, but i have no clue about Carvins, i had never even heard of them until about 4 months ago.

I enjoy playing blues, Classic Rock and metal...so i would want something that has a medium action...sort of a mix between a les Paul and a Strat

If theres signature guitars out there that would meet those standards...tell me lol because i'd be fine with buying one of those

now......if i need to upgrade my amp...tell me a good recommendation for an amp under 600$, i've been told (by the same guy that recommended the Carvin) to check out Randall amps and the Blackstar HT 20 (or 40, either one) but yet again...i didnt even know of Blackstar until....lol 4 or so months ago

If you all can recommend some good stuff i would be HIGHLY pleased and appreciative...thanks!


(btw, i live in an area where the closest music store is roughly 4 hours away....so i very rarely get the ability to go out and try certain brands)
Last edited by VintageAmigo at Apr 11, 2011,
#2
1 this goes in Guitar building and customizing and 2 custom guitars don't come cheap if you can build it yourself your probably looking at a good $500 in parts. if you order if from like warmoth guitars then it can easily be $800
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#3
lol, im willing to spend 600$ on the amp, but about 800$ on the guitar if need be
Last edited by VintageAmigo at Apr 11, 2011,
#4
Carvins have a good rep. I haven't tried them, though.

Warmoth also has a good rep, but bear in mind with them you have to put the guitar together yourself.

EDIT: what style of guitar are you after? there are a bunch of places like GMW etc. (I haven't tried them either ) which specialise in particular styles of guitar (superstrats in their case).
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#5
Warmoth is a great site to build a custom guitar body and neck. You could probably build a great guitar for $800. Just make sure you know what kind of sound you are looking for out of your guitar, as you will have to choose what woods your body/neck will be made out of.
Also, if you want to buy a good stock guitar, PRS SE models are the way to go. I have had one for about 7 years now and it has been the only guitar I have ever owned that has never needed to have the nut or tuners replaced. It stays in tune and is very versatile. I put better pickups in it ($150) and it is a great sounding guitar. This would be a little cheaper option and one I would recommend if you are not savvy on guitar construction.
#6
ya i know, im 47 years old and have been playing guitar for well over 6 years lol (sarcasm...)

i have a few friends that could help in putting it together if i get stuck...

ill check out warmoth...do i need to get a new(er) amp....because i hear ALOT of people hate on the Spider
#7
i also hear that sometimes warmoth necks need a bit of a fret dress.

If you feel up to it, that's fine. I just don't want you to buy one thinking it'll arrive all put together and ready to play, lol.

Yeah a new amp would be a good idea. How heavy metal do you play? Do you use a more british/marshally tone for blues and classic rock or more american/fender? Or both? EDIT: what volume can you play at? Is it only for home playing or gigs/louder jams too?
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#8
For $600 you can get a Vox AC15, a Jet City JCA50, a Marshall Haze, Orange Tiny Terror, Peavey Classic, Peavey 6505+...pretty much anything that floats your boat.

For an $800 custom guitar you'll probably have to go with Carvin. You can get a Bolt, ST300, or DC with basic specs at that price. It'll play and sound as well as anything; the pricy features are mostly cosmetic (though you can pay $20 extra for a whammy bar)
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#9
im looking for a guitar that essentially is sort of vintage...smooth silky neck...22-24 frets...plays classic rock and metal...some blues...doesnt go out of tune fast...no whammy

that basically sums it up...

and yes...i've played PRS SE guitars and i love them, i tried the PRS SE Singlecut out and it was great, but from how everyone talks, its a pretty low grade guitar
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#10
i wouldn't say low grade... more like intermediate.

But yeah I'd assume (having tried neither) that either a carvin or warmoth would be a lot better.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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