#1
hey guys. I made a thread about a daisy rock guitar a couple days ago, and it got me thinking, what are some other solid lightweight guitars? I mainly play rhythm and do everything from killswitch engage to all time low to rscape the fate. Any guitars you would recommend for under $500 new or used? Im gonna pick up an ltd mh-1000 FR for my lead guitar but i need another non trem guitar i can use for different tunings. Will be gigging, closest city is Nashville TN. Any suggestions for a lightweight guitar? Perferably with either a thin neck or an SG styled neck
#3
get an SG.
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#4
i would get the ibby but im looking for something without a trem. And i have an SG but im looking for something a little different
#6
Quote by shecter guy
i would get the ibby but im looking for something without a trem. And i have an SG but im looking for something a little different


My Carvin ultra V is the lightest guitar I have...I think it's barely 5.5 pounds. You can't beat a Carvin ultra V for metal. The combination of alder and maple makes the guitar absolutely scorch for lead tones. Here she is:

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#10
The Gibson Melody Maker is about the lightest solid body guitar there is.
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#11
Quote by shecter guy
dont like the pacificas. But dude, that V is SICK!! How much did that run you?


Thanks! The Ultra Vs can often be found used for around $500-$1000 depending on features. New ones start at around $800 i think. I lucked out big time and scored this perfect beauty for a measly $399, though!

Even at the full new price, you can't beat a custom shop, USA crafted instrument. You can get 'em with stainless steel frets (which mine has, LOVE em), a huge variety of finishes, woods, inlays, etc. And they're neck-thru body, which is great. They also come with USA locking sperzel tuners as all Carvins do. I think I tune her maybe once a week, at best. Here are a few more pics to get your GAS going!



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#12
Epiphone Casino FTW!

Oh wait... You said solid guitar... That isn't an SG...

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...

'72 Thinline Teleca- Nope.

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PRS SE line aint bad I guess.
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#13
i might look into the thinline tele depending if it can handle heavier sounds. And thanks for the GAS for a carvin! Like i dont have enough i wanna buy! Haha
#14
Thinline tele is gonna be a no. Waste of an instrument if you're playing metal. I'd look into that V he has, looks badass as hell
#15
You can totally play metal on a Thinline. You can totally play metal on anything given the right amp/eq/effects. Worse comes to worse throw some active pickups in it and you're set.
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Epi SG w/ Gibson Burstbuckers
Epi Casino
PRS Kit
Thinline Tele w/ SD 1/4 Lbs
Warmoth JM

Vox Nightrain
Marshall Class 5

Boss RC-20
DT EX-7
EHX Q-Tron +
EHX Big Muff Pi w/ Tone Wicker
Line 6 Echo Park

My PRS with SD P-Rails Build
#16
yeah, you can play anything on anything really...but as important as electronics are, put the same pups in my V and a thinline tele and you will 100% hear the difference. They're totally different guitars.
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#17
Ibanez RGR321EX is solid for the price it's at, and it's generally made from decent basswood so it's certainly lightweight
#18
Steinbergers are around 6 pounds, but have thick necks
Parkers are a bit lighter, and have thinner necks, but under 500 could be difficult.
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#19
Quote by CephalidHunter
Steinbergers are around 6 pounds, but have thick necks
Parkers are a bit lighter, and have thinner necks, but under 500 could be difficult.


There are several parker models that can be had for under $500, both new and used...P38, Hornet Pro, etc. But I can't stress how highly I recommend Carvin. Parker's great, I had one and absolutely loved it, but if your main goal is metal, I've never met a guitar to top my Ultra V to these ears.
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#20
+1 on a Parker
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#22
Quote by RebuildIt
That is a loooovely fingerboard on that V.


Thank you sir. Birdseye maple is a great wood. And the whole guitar only weighs a tad more than a Parker so it's great for long sets.
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