#1
Hey so I'm not sure how this happened but I've ended up with this

which is all reserved for the purpose of buying myself something nice.

(£700 is about $1k)

So I was thinking about finally getting a new guitar. I don't really want to spend it all but I'm not completely averse to it (around £500 would be best).

Stuff I want:
-Passive pickups
-Humbucker in the bridge, I play with high-ish gain, but I want good cleans as well so a single-coil or 2, or a good coil split, would be good
-Don't care about the body shape (I'd prefer a more traditional shape though)
-Good access to the upper frets (I have enormous bear hands)
-Not sure about the neck profile but I think I'd prefer a wide but flat one instead of a V- or U- profile
-24+ frets
-Fixed bridge unless I can get an OFR or something (I have a guitar with a terrible LFR so I don't want to repeat that)
-I'd also be interested in a longer scale length/scalloped top frets/any other weird stuff

Second hand stuff is okay but I think I'd still want it to feel kind of new. I've never spent this much on a guitar so I want it to be well-built and nice to play.

Not all guitar brands are available where I live but I can find most of the big ones so any suggestions would be great
Last edited by LRCGUITAR at Dec 9, 2013,
#4
Quote by dannyalcatraz
Fernandes JUST started deep discounts on their direct-sales website. The Dragonfly might appeal to you.

http://www.fernandesguitarshop.com/elite/60-dragonfly-elite.html

Those discounts are pretty huge... There's not many places selling Fernandes guitars in the UK though and I'd want to play it before buying it, no matter how good a deal it is

Quote by ambler3
Tbh I find £=/=$ when it comes to guitar gear in the UK.

Also what sort of bands will you be playing?
What gear do you currently have?

I assume you don't mind if its a hardtail bridge or TOM style bridge?


Actually with a lot of stuff like guitars and technology people seem to ignore the fact that a dollar is 60% less valuable than a pound and just change the sign, so we end up overpaying hugely. But anyway:

I don't want a guitar that's limited to a few genres, I play mainly rock, some metal... I'm looking for a guitar that's versatile so I won't have to get a new guitar if my tastes change. I don't really want to name bands because I don't want to imitate anyone's tone.

Currently I play a cheap strat copy which has a surprisingly good clean tone and distorts well, and is quite nice to play... But it does feel cheap to play and the hardware is pretty low quality. I've also got a Kramer Vanguard which is great for metal but not much else... the action is uncomfortably high and the hardware is terrible.

My amp is a Roland Cube 30, I might get a valve amp sooner or later but it's not an immediate target.

I don't mind which type of bridge it is, I don't think I've ever used a hardtail but if it's anything like a strat vibrato bridge to play on I think I'd prefer it
Last edited by LRCGUITAR at Dec 9, 2013,
#5
You might take a look at Reverends, though I don't think any have more than 22 frets. Very well made & versatile, though.

http://www.vintageandmodernguitars.co.uk/reverendsetneckguitars.html
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#8
richtone has got a shipment of NOS Japanese Charvel pro mods. Most of the nicer colours have gone, plus it'd mean more or less ignoring your ideal spec checklist there ( ) but yeah. i'd have thought they'd be hard to beat at your budget.

oh and yamaha music london has a NOS ibanez rg1570 prestige for £500. Same thing as above- not necessarily your exact ideal spec but you'd be hard pushed to beat it without spending a good bit more
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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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#9
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richtone has got a shipment of NOS Japanese Charvel pro mods. Most of the nicer colours have gone, plus it'd mean more or less ignoring your ideal spec checklist there ( ) but yeah. i'd have thought they'd be hard to beat at your budget.

oh and yamaha music london has a NOS ibanez rg1570 prestige for £500. Same thing as above- not necessarily your exact ideal spec but you'd be hard pushed to beat it without spending a good bit more

Thanks for the recommendations... They both look good but like you said they're pretty far from what I want specifically, and I can see this being the last guitar I buy for a long time so I want it to be exactly what I want
#10
no worries
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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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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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