#1
Lately I practice around 3h a day and I might reward myself by expanding my collection. I currently own a PRS SE EG (SSS) and a Fender 72 Telecaster Deluxe (HH) as quality guitars. I alternate between my two guitars, I play a few days on my PRS, then my Fender etc. I do also own a Squier which I won but it doesn't play well and it lacks quality; therefor I will not count it (I will sell it). I'm happy with my two guitars but I'm secretly looking around for a guitar that has a different sound to complement my current 'collection'.

My PRS sounds like a strat+ and my Tele doesn't particularly like a Tele because of the Widerange Humbuckers. It's a bit like a fatter Tele.

I've been looking around some P90 equipped guitars and some HH guitars. I think a steady tone with good sustain is what I'm looking for, so some Gibsons are worth checking out.

Because I'm not really know what I want right now I say my budget is around €700-€800 but it isn't fixed. It could definitely be cheaper than that. I prefer new guitars over used guitars so I can hear guitars side by side and decide which guitar I like more.

Music I like and like to play are mostly rock from '70s and ' 80s and blues. I'm not a huge fan of a lot of distortion. I play through A Blackstar HT5r and I have a Sweet Honey Overdrive Pedal.

Any suggestions? Probably some Gibsons and Hagstroms?
Last edited by GuitarL91 at Oct 24, 2013,
#2
Maybe this? http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/gibson-les-paul-50s-tribute-electric-guitar

Les Paul with P90s, although it might be over your budget not sure on the conversion but it's close.

The LPJ is in your budget and would be a no brainer except that Tele already has H-H and it sounds like you want a different sound.

You may consider LTD as they have Les Paul style guitars for less money and I've heard good things. Just get one with the Seymour Duncans, I don't think the EMGs would suit your tastes.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/esp-ltd-deluxe-ec-1000-electric-guitar/516629
#3
Look for a used Gibson LP studio or SG special you can find them for $399 all the time at www.guitarcenter.com/usedgear
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#4
Quote by demonhellcat
Maybe this? http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/gibson-les-paul-50s-tribute-electric-guitar

Les Paul with P90s, although it might be over your budget not sure on the conversion but it's close.

The LPJ is in your budget and would be a no brainer except that Tele already has H-H and it sounds like you want a different sound.

You may consider LTD as they have Les Paul style guitars for less money and I've heard good things. Just get one with the Seymour Duncans, I don't think the EMGs would suit your tastes.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/esp-ltd-deluxe-ec-1000-electric-guitar/516629


Well as said, the budget isn't fixed. The Tele does have has a HH set up, but they aren't really hot output elements (they sound awesome tho).

Edit: I think I would prefer a 60's tribute because of the slimmer neck.
Last edited by GuitarL91 at Oct 24, 2013,
#6
Reverend has some nice options.
http://www.reverendguitars.com/category/guitar/

Reverend has a fair number of P90 axes- the Club King, Warhawk, Jetstream, Sensei and Manta Ray lines have had 290 and 390 models offered, (describing the number of pickups)., and there is the Ron Ashton Volcano sig, a 390 style axe.

The Double Agent III has a HB in the bridge and a P90 in the neck.

The Rick Vito signature is equipped with 2 different kinds of oversized singlecoils.

Their guitars with RevTrons are also pretty cool.


Vintage and Modern is an official UK dealer. Their stock rotates pretty well, so if you are interested in a particular Rev but don't see it, ask.

http://www.vintageandmodernguitars.co.uk/reverendsetneckguitars.html

http://www.vintageandmodernguitars.co.uk/reverendboltonneckguitars.html

http://www.vintageandmodernguitars.co.uk/reverendsignatureguitars.html

You might also check out the UK's own Fret-Kings. They have several P90 axes in their line, at a variety of prices & styles. Here are some of their Blue Lines:

http://fret-king.com/blue-label/esprit-72.html#.UmltJMu9KSM
http://fret-king.com/blue-label/elan-super-60-ssp.html#.UmltG8u9KSM
http://fret-king.com/blue-label/super-60-sp.html#.UmltEMu9KSM
http://fret-king.com/blue-label/eclat-2.html#.UmltC8u9KSM
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#7
What about a hollow body or semi hollow body with either P90s or HH? Totally different sound than what you have and brilliant for blues and rock.
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#8
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What about a hollow body or semi hollow body with either P90s or HH? Totally different sound than what you have and brilliant for blues and rock.


Honestly, I had so much GAS for an Eastman T486 with Bigsby. But its's around €1100 made me doubt.
#9
i'd be looking at gibsons and Japanese-made Tokais, if you want something gibson-esque at that type of price point new, and which is reasonably easy to come by in europe. that should work for either humbuckers or p90s.
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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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#10
One of the P90 equipped Godin Core or Icon guitars could be a good deal:

http://godinguitars.com/godincoreseriesp.htm
http://godinguitars.com/godiniconseriesp.htm

Or maybe even a bargain like a Godin Richmond Empire:

http://www.richmondguitarscanada.com/empire.html
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#11
forgot about godin also probably worth considering (i've only tried their superstrat, but i assume the gibson-style models are nice, too).
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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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#12
Some of those Reverends look fantastic. No idea how they play but they look class.
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#13
I came across a Fret King Black Label Eclat. I just did a little research and they seem to be quite nice! On the website of the guitar store they have one Fret King Black Label Eclat version and a Fret King Black Label Eclat Standard version. However, on the website of FK they only mention Fret King Black Label Eclat Standard, not a non standard model.

I saw that they have some '60s tribute of Gibson there as well, so I might visit that store and hear some guitars side by side.
#14
I own two Revs, and I'm shopping for more. They've standardized certain design details, so that the are certain consistencies across their entire product line:

The solidbodies are all Korina, and for the semihollow & hollowbodies, Korina is the back and whatever block there may be.

The necks are all a medium oval profile. Very comfy.

Locking tuners.

Bass Contour control- sort of like the Tone knob, but for the lower end.

Those that aren't hardtails have Wilkinson or Bigsby trems.
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#15
Frets Guitar Centre and Ivor Maraints have a fairly decent selection of Fret-Kings, including some variants that don't show on the FK websites. They may be discontinued woods or finishes.

FWIW, I imported a Super 60HB to Texas earlier this year from Frets Guitar Centre, and I'm pleased as punch with both the guitar and the service I got. So I'm eying an Esprit they have...
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Frets Guitar Centre and Ivor Maraints have a fairly decent selection of Fret-Kings, including some variants that don't show on the FK websites. They may be discontinued woods or finishes.

FWIW, I imported a Super 60HB to Texas earlier this year from Frets Guitar Centre, and I'm pleased as punch with both the guitar and the service I got. So I'm eying an Esprit they have...

Thanks, but I'm from Holland tho! I will not buy it online, I really have to feel and hear the guitar live before I decide to buy it. I saw that the Esprit III is on sale at Ivor Maraints . Grab your chance
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Thanks, but I'm from Holland tho! I will not buy it online, I really have to feel and hear the guitar live before I decide to buy it. I saw that the Esprit III is on sale at Ivor Maraints . Grab your chance

I've been in the kitchen all day and I think the heat got to my brain: I read your € as £!

(And my eye is on the Esprit V... )
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Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Oct 24, 2013,
#18
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I've been in the kitchen all day and I think the heat got to my brain: I read your € as £!

(And my eye is on the Esprit V... )


Haha no problem man. At Fret Kings they are around £539 .