#1
Hey guys, am looking to get a new guitar and I loovee P90s, so am looking for something with them equipped

I'll have just over £1000 to spend, any suggestions??

Thanks
#3
If I had a grand to spend I would grab one of those 60s Tribute Gibson Les Pauls, in either gold or honeyburst.

http://www.dawsons.co.uk/acatalog/gibson-les-paul-studio-60s-tribute-left-handed-worn-honeyburst.html http://www.dawsons.co.uk/acatalog/gibson-les-paul-studio-60s-tribute-left-handed-worn-gold-top.html

Only 750 and those colours come in lefthanded so I really want one, but alas I got no money and got too many guitars ...
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#4
Gibson Les Paul Studio 50's tribute perhaps?
Gibson Les Paul Traditional Gold Top
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#6
what do you mean by "just over £1000"?
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#7
Les paul 60's tribute, I just bought one last month, not bad for 850.
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#8
i mean, im pretty sure some of the first mass produced guitars with p 90s were les pauls maybe a few others. so thats a good place to start for a class guitar. however, you can make a p90 sound good in almost any guitar if you pick the right kind (except maybe a heavy metal guitar)

another well known config is a p90 equipped jaguar (or is it the jazzmaster?)
#9
Les Paul's with p90's are pure sex, look for one of those.
I wouldn't mind getting a SH tele and switching out the bridge for a p90, that could sound great too at about the same price.
#10
General consesus, the Gibson 50's Tribute if you can get your hands on one.
Unaware if they're still in production but there might some floating around still. Damn nice feel and look for a guitar, nice worn in and thick sound especially from P90's.
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#11
Do you want a Semi-hollow or a solid bodied guitar?

I could name several for you.
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#12
Gibson LP Jr or one of the reissues of the earlier models that were P90 equipped instead of humbuckers.
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#13
Quote by ikey_
i mean, im pretty sure some of the first mass produced guitars with p 90s were les pauls maybe a few others. so thats a good place to start for a class guitar. however, you can make a p90 sound good in almost any guitar if you pick the right kind (except maybe a heavy metal guitar)

another well known config is a p90 equipped jaguar (or is it the jazzmaster?)


neither. P90's aren't in a Jazzmaster, it is a common misconception though. They look like them, but they are another pickup in themselves. Awesome non the less.
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#15
Thanks guys

That Les Paul Tribute is pretty high up on my list, will have a look round guitar shops
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what do you mean by "just over £1000"?


+1

I agree with myself

I mean, "just over £1000" could be £1050 or £1300, depending on what you mean.
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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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#18
You should check out an SG classic or one of those double p90 les pauls


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Quote by Dave_Mc
+1

I agree with myself

I mean, "just over £1000" could be £1050 or £1300, depending on what you mean.



The "just over" would depend on the guitar, if it was amazing, I'd be willing to go further over £1000, although I suppose I wouldn't spend that on a guitar if I didn't find it amazing. I reckon 1.5 max, if it was something really special, but it wold have to be very special to stretch that far Hope that helps?
#20
ah ok, cool.

i thought you could maybe get custom shop gibbies for that kind of money, but they seem to have gone up to more like £1800

Anyway, some options:

http://www.dv247.com/search/0/0/ProductQuantity/Descending/prs+starla+x/1/ (PRS starla X- bear in mind not all of those ones have p90s)

http://www.guitars4you.co.uk/product-detail.php?id=176 (Mira, £1600 though)

http://www.guitars4you.co.uk/product-detail.php?id=136 (Music Man Axis super sport with p90s- I'm sure I've seen them for less than that if you shop around, do a google search etc.)

http://www.guitars4you.co.uk/product-detail.php?id=180 (Fano)

http://www.guitars4you.co.uk/product-detail.php?id=117 (s/h JJ, that's more than I'd like to pay, i got mine for a little over £400, but they're very nice guitars)

http://www.guitarguitar.co.uk/electric_guitars_detail.asp?stock=10082010072329 (Hamer USA- humbucker-sized p90s, not sure how close they sound to real p90s as I haven't tried them)

Nik Huber and Collings might have some of their less blingy models around your budget too (with p90s), but I couldn't find any on any online stores.

http://www.peachguitars.com/special-offer-guitars/martyn-booth-special-satin-faded-cherry.htm (martyn booth)

I haven't tried all of those, or even most of them, but those guys have a good rep. You have a ton more options too, I got sick of looking, lol.
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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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Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

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Et tu, br00tz?
#21
In order of highest recommendation:

Epiphone Casino Elitist

Gibson SG Classic

Gibson Les Paul Jr. Double Cutaway


And even though the soapbar pickups aren't P90s, you should check out a Fender Jazzmaster because they're awesome. The tone's a bit mellower than a P90, but taking five minutes to jam on one in a guitar shop couldn't hurt either.
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