#1
Okay. So I've got $500 to spend, and I've narrowed it down to four choices.

First thing first, my friend is offering me a used Les Paul Ultra II for $500, and that seems like a good deal to me, especially in it's condition, but I was kind of hoping to go new.

So here's my other choices.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/esp-ltd-ec-256-electric-guitar

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/ibanez-sa260fm-electric-guitar

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/fender-blacktop-telecaster-hh-electric-guitar/h61568

I had an Ibanez S series guitar already, and loved it, I just didn't want to deal with the floating bridge anymore, so I sold it, but that SA looks pretty nice with it's fixed bridge.

I really want a Les Paul Shape though, and that ESP looks pretty nice for the price, and I can always swap in some Guitar Fetish Pickups for cheap.

And that Tele looks really nice, I like the feel of tele's and that one has the Dual Humbuckers, which I think is ****ing awesome, cause I can't stand anything from single coils.


So what do you guys think?

EDIT: I'm kind of a sucker for ESP guitars, so be sure to tell me what the best deal is on these.
Last edited by andrew.whocares at Jun 22, 2011,
#3
Personally, I'd go with the Tele.
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Personally, I'd go with the Tele.


Any reasons as to why it's better than the rest?

Or just cause you like it? haha
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Any reasons as to why it's better than the rest?

Or just cause you like it? haha



I don't like Les Pauls very much, and the Tele is something you can get a lot of tone out of. In the long run, putting a pickup in there that'll coil tap will give you a multitude of tonal options.

Aside from liking Telecasters, I just feel like it's going to be the most versatile/customizable in the end.

But yes, I do like it

And I'm also an Ibanez guy, so thumbs up on your S purchase. I love those guitars.
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I don't like Les Pauls very much, and the Tele is something you can get a lot of tone out of. In the long run, putting a pickup in there that'll coil tap will give you a multitude of tonal options.

Aside from liking Telecasters, I just feel like it's going to be the most versatile/customizable in the end.

But yes, I do like it

And I'm also an Ibanez guy, so thumbs up on your S purchase. I love those guitars.



hahha, okay, right now, It's kind of a tie between that Tele and the Ultra II my friend wants to sell me
#8
Tele. its a fairly well made instrument and the hardware is quite good. they do benefit quite a bit from pickup upgrades, but the stock ones work just fine.
#9
......This is God, my account isnt working so I'm using this persons, you need to buy the tele, thy lord hath commanded it
#10
The LP is your best deal for getting quality at a cheap price. But the Tele is a nice guitar also. I say play the Tele to see which you like better.
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#13
Les Paul.


Right, that debate's closed.
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