#1
Looking for a H-S-S guitar to replace my mexican strat which I dont really like or need.

Budget £500 ish, new or used not bothered. I play only for fun at the minute and just want something versatile to cover some rock and blues.

I'm in central UK.

Any inspiration greatly appreciated.
#2
Here's the Godin Richmond Belmont: http://www.richmondguitarscanada.com/belmont.html

These two have a HB in the bridge and a P90 in the neck:

Godin Richmond Empire
http://www.richmondguitarscanada.com/empire.html

Fret-King GG
http://www.fret-king.com/gordon_giltrap.html

The Fret-King SuperHybrid is HSH:

http://www.fret-king.com/superhybridblacklabel.html
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#3
Licea is a one man business. His "Foxy Brown" model fits the bill, but it may be a little pricey.

http://www.liceaguitars.com/guitars.htm
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#4
Carparelli Arco F1. Or a Parker Maxxfly http://www.parkerguitars.com/MaxxFly-Models/
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#5
Parker MaxxFly guitars are cool, but the OP wanted a hardtail.
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#6
Not much of any of these available in the Uk.

Some nice instruments there though.
#7
You might have to go online and order one, because, TBH, its rare to find a hardtail HSS anywhere.

I live near a shop that sells Godin, and the Belmont & Empire would be special orders. I'm getting a HSS from RockBeach, but that's a custom.
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#8
The G&L Fallout USA is a hardtail with a bridge HB and a neck P90 that will probably be around £600 if you can find it in the UK.
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#10
Nice catch!
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#11
What's the reason behind wanting a hardtail? You can always just block the tremolo off
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#12
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What's the reason behind wanting a hardtail? You can always just block the tremolo off


Thats true but trem units aren't free. I dont want to pay for one or do the work to block one if I can get away with it.
#13
If you don't need a middle pickup, Charvel has a new San Dimas model with HS pickups and fixed bridge.

http://www.charvel.com/en-FI/guitars/search.php?partno=2966001518
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#14
Here's a thought: get a hardtail SSS- maybe like the Robert Cray Strat- and put in one of those singlecoil-sized HBs in the bridge.

Also, according to some people who do a lot of modding, some Strats have "swimming pool" routing unde those pickguards, meaning you can put any kind of pickup combination in there once you change to the appropriate pickguard.

If the RC Strat is like that, you could put a full-sized HB in there, no problem.
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#15
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Thats true but trem units aren't free. I dont want to pay for one or do the work to block one if I can get away with it.


lol you don't want to stick a piece of wood between the trem block and body? are you that lazy?
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#16
I could be wrong, but it looks like all of Fretlight's Strat-like "Traditional Electrics" are hardtail HSS guitars.
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#18
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#19
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HNGGGG i love this guitar. better than strats imo. i'll take mine in white pearl
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#20
Ahh man why did you have to show me that Zeal. Thats a really nice guitar.
#21
I'm a lawyer, so I AM evil...


Besides, it's good to have goals.
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#22
Something like a used Parker P-38, NiteFly or MaxxFly might be worth considering if you can find one. I've seen them as cheap as $300.
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