#1
Budget - 450Cad is practical, 700cad is limit.

Favorite Artists - I could change pickups to match.

Preferences - Not ugly, no les pauls, no SGs. I like the look of BC Rich Guitars, PRS and Fender but I'd prefer a superstrat. I like Ibanez, Jackson and Fender Strat necks. Must have:
Maple neck/fingerboard with 24 frets and 7 strings.
Fender/PRS-style Hardtail bridge.
No brand comes to mind in particular. Small companies will be considered.

Pickups? - Passive. 3 toggle switch. 1 volume for each of the pickups at least. 1 tone for both is fine, 1 per pickup would be better.

New or Used - I've checked Craigslist, and I'd prefer not to buy online, so New, but I will buy online if necessary. And I will buy Used too.

Location? - Vancouver, BC, Canada. Long & McQuade, and Tom Lee are the biggest music shops in town. Occasionally go to the States and Guitar Center is there.

Current Stuff - Deryck Whibley Squier (Love the neck, not enough strings/frets though), Traynor Dynagain 10 and a Boss DS-1.

Before you tell me to get a new amp, I will be getting a new amp soon. Not too worried about the tone right now, just the playability and whatnot.

Oh, and I am looking at the PRS SE 24 Custom 7-String, but I'd prefer a strat-like maple neck/fretboard.

Thanks Guys!
#2
My first thought was the Godin Redline HB- 24 frets, hardtail, 2 HB and made in Canada- but it has a rosewood fretboard and is only a 6 string.
http://godinguitars.com/godinredlinehbp.htm

The Fernandes Revolver Ramon Ortiz 7 might be more to your liking...but it has a Floyd Rose. http://www.fernandesguitars.com/revolver/revolver-ro-7-jp.htm
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#4
New, the Carvin DC727 costs about $850USD for a baseline model, and would seem to tick all your boxes. Used, you might be able to find one in your price range.

http://www.carvinguitars.com/catalog/guitars/dc727

Their DC747 has a middle position pickup, and starts at $20USD more.
http://www.carvinguitars.com/catalog/guitars/dc747
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

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Last edited by dannyalcatraz at May 1, 2013,
#5
Quote by dannyalcatraz
New, the Carvin DC727 costs about $850USD for a baseline model, and would seem to tick all your boxes. Used, you might be able to find one in your price range.

http://www.carvinguitars.com/catalog/guitars/dc727

Their DC747 has a middle position pickup, and starts at $20USD more.
http://www.carvinguitars.com/catalog/guitars/dc747


Whoa coil splitting that's awesome. I forgot to mention I wanted medium-jumbo frets and an alder body. That's perfect. Thank you soo much.

Edit: If only it wasn't so expensive

I'll get it eventually
#6
Look around for a used one...no, seriously!

Because they're not a big-name maker like Fender or Gibson, Carvins don't hold their resale value very well. I've seen some NGDs on UG where people paid less than half original price for a used Carvin.
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!

Log off and play yer guitar!

Strap on, tune up, rock out!
#7
Quote by dannyalcatraz
Look around for a used one...no, seriously!

Because they're not a big-name maker like Fender or Gibson, Carvins don't hold their resale value very well. I've seen some NGDs on UG where people paid less than half original price for a used Carvin.


Where? I've checked local craigslist.
#8
I usually find them at Guitar Center, honestly. But you'd have to ask the UGers who bought them to get the full story.

My guess is, because they are so good, they simply don't show up that often on the used market, and when they do, they don't last long. I had that kind of experience looking for a Tacoma acoustic.
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!

Log off and play yer guitar!

Strap on, tune up, rock out!
Last edited by dannyalcatraz at May 7, 2013,
#9
this:
http://vancouver.fr.craigslist.ca/rds/msg/3647712791.html

is a LOT of guitar for your money

If you can look past the 22 frets and make sure it's not a lemon, you'll have a friend for life. Plus it's a canadian company. French canadian maybe but canadian nonetheless :P

EDIT: also if you're going to be changing pickups....
http://vancouver.fr.craigslist.ca/rch/msg/3768177603.html
Last edited by flexiblemile at May 8, 2013,
#10
Huh! Never saw a Freeway with actives before- must be an older one. Especially considering the price he lists as his purchase price...

But yeah- Godins are rock solid guitars. Well made from end to end.
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!

Log off and play yer guitar!

Strap on, tune up, rock out!
Last edited by dannyalcatraz at May 8, 2013,