#1
Hi folks,

I am in the market for a new guitar and have done a lot of research and trying out, and I am now torn better three guitars.

First I will tell you my tonal influences.

Blues rocky tones - Stevie Ray Vaughan, Kenny Wayne Shepperd, The Rolling Stones.
Fuzzy blues rock tone - Dan Aurebach, Gary Clark Jr. John Lennon (like on the song Well, Well, Well).

Claptons Bluesbreakers and Cream tone.

My current gear - Peavey Classic 30, Jackson DXMG.

Coming soon - A fuzz pedal and an overdrive.

So that is the background. Now the guitars.

First I came to the PRS SE Custom 24:
I loved the tonal options of this, the neck is great, it has a nice weight and balance and is a pleasure to play. It covers a wide tonal spectrum. When I tried it I mostly enjoyed having single coil pickups available, which my Jackson lacks.

I was all set on this but decided that I should list my favourite guitarists for tone and their guitars they use to achieve that tone. It was a long list, with a lot of Fenders.

So I went to the shop to try some Fenders. My favourite was:

The Classic Player 50's Strat:
Wow. The build quality is amazing. The neck is amazing. It has a nice balance and weight and looks nice to. I played a load of my own songs on this guitar and a strat suited them very nicely. But usually I'd never go for a mapel fretboard and I kind of wish the pick ups are a bit hotter.

I am scared I will miss having humbuckers available. But my Jackson can do that just fine.

Another option.

Fender Classic Player 60's strat:
I have not tried one because no local shops have one. But on paper it looks like a great fit as it has hotter pickups and a rosewood board. But I have concerns about the neck. It is fatter than what I usually like. I tried the Lonestar Strat and hated the neck right away. Is the CP60's going to be the same?

Any advice would be great.

If I could have the CP50 with a rosewood fretboard and hotter pickups it would be a dream. But not in my budgets.

£625

I play to get some thing like an Epiphone Casino with P90's also, but want a good solid body guitar first.
Last edited by jkielq91 at Jul 11, 2013,
#2
if you ask me the japanese-made tokais are nicer than the MIM fenders. Though they're not as cheap as they used to be, but they're still around £100 less than the classic players (if you shop around).

fret king blue labels are pretty nice too and can often be picked up for ~£400 new if you shop around.

big problem is if you want srv and cream there's gonna be some compromise there. add in the stones and... yeah. it really depends on which you need more.

I dunno about the neck thing. fender normally lists the neck profiles on its website, so i guess you could take a look there.
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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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if you ask me the japanese-made tokais are nicer than the MIM fenders. Though they're not as cheap as they used to be, but they're still around £100 less than the classic players (if you shop around).

fret king blue labels are pretty nice too and can often be picked up for ~£400 new if you shop around.

big problem is if you want srv and cream there's gonna be some compromise there. add in the stones and... yeah. it really depends on which you need more.

I dunno about the neck thing. fender normally lists the neck profiles on its website, so i guess you could take a look there.


Thanks for the answer. I know one guitar wont get SRV and Women Tone. I conceeded that one long ago. But my Jackson can touch on the Clapton stuff and I could always get an SG further down the lone. For my own material the SRV, KWS tone is more towards the tone that suits it best.
#4
ah ok.

yeah then a strat is probably the thing.
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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.

Quote by K33nbl4d3
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?