#1
Getting another guitar don't know where to start looking so i wondered if anyones got some good recommendations
Budget $1200

i have a very versatile taste in music, here are some of the bands i like
Led zeppelin
Jimi Hendrix
The ramones
The rolling stones
zz top
Chuck berry
Guns n roses
Iron Maiden
Megadeath
Jet
eric clapton
Rush
Pink floyd
Queen
Acdc
the Smiths
The Doors
Van Halen
foo fighters
U2
#2
Hmm, those artists have used LPs, Strats, Teles, Vs, Gretsches, and rare or even unique guitars. Also, solidbody, semihollow and full hollow as well. It might be hard to find a single guitar to cover all that ground- have you considered splitting your budget and getting 2 guitars?

If there is a core tone you're looking for, what is it?

Otherwise, I can think of some tonally flexible guitars...

Consider the Reverend Double Agent, Kingbolt and Reeves Gabrels II:

http://www.reverendguitars.com/instrument/double-agent-iii/
http://www.reverendguitars.com/instrument/kingbolt-ra-fm/
http://www.reverendguitars.com/instrument/reeves-gabrels-ii/

Also, the Fret-King Elise"GG" Gordon Giltrap:
http://fret-king.com/black-label/elise-gg-gordon-giltrap.html#.UrSUS8u9KSN
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Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Dec 20, 2013,
#3
NOOO Do not get two cheapies when you have enough for a really solid guitar. Get a stratocaster with a humbucker in the bridge and be done with it. You can always mod the pickups later.

Or buy a gibson SG standard on ebay. That would also work.
#4
i'd rather go with one guitar, since i already have a guitar with humbuckers lets just eliminate that... got any suggestions
#7
If I think read right you don't want humbuckers and have a budget of 1,200.00

With Humbuckers I would recommend this:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/search?sB=r&Ntt=Gibson+2014+Studio

But without Humbuckers and with Single Coils I recommend this:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/search?sB=r&Ntt=Fender+American+Standard

A good site to look up those musicians and there gear is this:

http://www.uberproaudio.com/who-plays-what/

I use it all the time. I hope this helps.
#9
If you already have something with Humbuckers I'd go for a Strat-style as more of the artists you've listed play that than the Tele. G&L make AMAZING guitars, or look used to get an artist series strat. A Clapton Strat is by far the best guitar I've played. PRS may also make a few that you could like.
#10
Just get an American Strat, flexible like your mom
Ultimately, it's all an Illusion for your confusion.

#12
$1200 puts you in the good guitar range. I agree with Sonofgkex. Don't buy a couple cheap guitars. $1200 is a keep for life guitar. You may not want to ever part with a good one once you get it.

For the versatility you want in that price range an American strat is not too bad. Fender gives good value for the money in my opinion. There are many options to choose from on the Fender web site. You could go for the HSS configuration, or stick with the traditional SSS. Regardless of whether it covers everything you want to do exactly, its a great guitar (which is why so many guitarists own one).

You could also go Gibson SG standard, but that guitar is somewhat less flexible I think than the strat. It has a very different vibe of course but would do a great job on the AC/DC, not too bad on the GnR, and hang with some of the Rush (but Alex uses many different guitars). $1200 is a great position to be in.
#13
Quote by GuitarNewbee
i'd rather go with one guitar, since i already have a guitar with humbuckers lets just eliminate that... got any suggestions

No Humbuckers? No problem!

Godin Icon Type 3 with HDR
http://www.godinguitars.com/godinicon3p.htm

Fret King Blue Label Super 60SP: P90/S/S
http://fret-king.com/blue-label/super-60-sp.html#.UrS0kcu9KSM

Fret King Blue Label Elan Super 60 SSP: P90/S/S
http://fret-king.com/blue-label/elan-super-60-ssp-497.html#.UrS2_8u9KSN

Fret-King Blue Label Esprit 3
http://fret-king.com/blue-label/esprit-3.html#.UrS24su9KSM

Reverend Rick Vito sig: Dual-Pro/P90..with a blend pot instead of a selector switch
http://www.reverendguitars.com/instrument/rick-vito-signature/

Reverend Pete Anderson Eastsider S
http://www.reverendguitars.com/instrument/eastsider-s/

Reverend Manta Ray 290
http://www.reverendguitars.com/instrument/manta-ray-290/

Reverend Warhawk III 390
http://www.reverendguitars.com/instrument/warhawk-iii-390/

Reverend Buckshot: Tele bridge & RevTron mini-HB
http://www.reverendguitars.com/instrument/buckshot/
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!
#14
Just a thought: at $1200, you're in the entryway for buying a guitar from small American luthieries.

You could probably also snag a decent Carvin. Here's what they have in stock for solidbodies right now, to give you an idea:
http://www.carvinguitars.com/guitars-in-stock/group.php?cid=SB&dir=R&sort=price

This DC-135 is SSS neck-through, has 24 frets and is priced at just $944.

http://www.carvinguitars.com/guitars-in-stock/118190
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 Dec 20, 2013,