#1
Alright, I'll try to keep it brief.

Budget-$500 or less total (less is better)

Tones: I currently have a John 5 signature tele for rock/metal/heavy stuff, and a 72 thinline reissue (semi-hollow with wide range humbuckers) for worship, ambient, and rock. I want something in the middle, hopefully that I could use for both.

Preferences-No pointy metal guitars, no quilted or flamed finishes. Would really prefer to have a trem (don't have a guitar with one currently, and I've enjoyed guitars that I've borrowed that have trems of some kind)

Pickups-It has to have at least one humbucker (HSS is ok for example, but not SSS). Two humbuckers with a coil tap is fine by me.

New or used-Unless there is something astounding that is only available new, I predict I'll be going the used route.

Location-Lincoln, Nebraska.

Current gear-signature.


Thanks in advance for any ideas.
Telecasters-->Dunlop Volume Pedal-T1M Pearl-AMT Japanese Girl Wah-Line 6 M9-Ibanez DE7-EHX Cathedral-->Mesa Boogie Nomad 4x10 combo
#2
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 Jun 2, 2013,
#3
I need to try out one of those Gretschs in person, they definitely have potential. I had to borrow a Parker for a set awhile back, and something just felt wrong about it (I can't even put my finger on what it was, I just didn't jive with it). Thanks for the ideas!
Telecasters-->Dunlop Volume Pedal-T1M Pearl-AMT Japanese Girl Wah-Line 6 M9-Ibanez DE7-EHX Cathedral-->Mesa Boogie Nomad 4x10 combo
#4
Parkers ARE love-'em-or-hate-'em!

I recently bought a new Reverend Flatroc with a Bigsby, and I love it. The RevTron pickups are great for rock & roll, psychobilly, etc.- a good retro HB sound. Here is an older one on sale for just a little outside your budget.

http://www.chicagomusicexchange.com/electric/reverend/reverend-flatroc-rock-orange-used/
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 Jun 2, 2013,
#6
The PRS SE's that I've played have all had smaller necks, is that common? I have huge ape hands, so it wouldn't be ideal for me. That Reverend sure is a looker....
Telecasters-->Dunlop Volume Pedal-T1M Pearl-AMT Japanese Girl Wah-Line 6 M9-Ibanez DE7-EHX Cathedral-->Mesa Boogie Nomad 4x10 combo
#7
Check out Schecter guitars. Especially the Solo-6 models. They have big thick necks and large frets, which you might enjoy.
You might be paying more like 600-1000 but it's definitely worth it, IMO.
They have models with tremolo bridges as well.
Plays:
Schecter Hellraiser Solo-6 FR Limited
Parker Mojo Fly
Ibanez SZR 720
Tanglewood Evolution
LaPatrie Etude DEMO
'66 Hagstrom Viking I (customized)
SGR C-7 (defretted)
Agile Intrepid 828

Amp, Pedals:
Laney LV300
BOSS RC-20XL