#1
Ive been playing an acoustic for a while now (seagull sws) and im looking to buy my first electric.
I was wondering if you could give yalls input based off of the guitars and bands i list. And see what guitar would suit my style of play.
My music is all over the place but im a fan of anything jack white, gary clark jr , black keys.
I also im interested in classic rock, led zep, tom petty, rolling stones,cream, also blues. I also listen to a lot of indie / alternative music. Shins, strokes, silversun pickups, radiohead.

Ive looked into a lot of what my favorite guitarist play but they do differ, so im looking at the following,
G5622T-CB Gretsch
G5420T electromatic Gretsch
Pro Jet Gretsch
Epiphone Sheraton II
Telecaster Baja

(edit update)
Budget? - Under 1k

Favorite Artists? - listed above

Preferences? - None, open to all.

Pickups? - No idea.

New or Used? - No preference

Location? - Alabama

Current Gear?- Seagull SWS rosewood.

Thank you,
Last edited by hellar89 at Apr 23, 2014,
#2
Follow this link: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1497696

The more of those questions you can answer, the better we can help you!

I know Jack White and Dan Auerbach use a variety of classic guitars like Airlines, Teles and Jags, etc., some stock, some modified, some solidbodies, some semihollow.

And Gary Clark, Jr, uses a mix of stock and customized semihollow Epiphones.

As for the guitars you mentioned, they're all up to the task!
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#4
Well, like I said, any of the guitars you listed would do the job pretty well. Of those, I'd probably lean towards the first two Gretsch guitars. After that, I'd go with the Epi- I am NOT going to argue with the sounds GC Jr gets out of his!

It may also be easier to find a good used Epi where you are, but you never know. I walked into a music store one day and found a pair of pristine used Gretsch Electromatics for $500 each.

I still kick myself over not buying one of them...

And now to suggest what every UGer who knows me is expecting- you might want to look at Reverend guitars.
http://www.reverendguitars.com/category/guitar/

Most models are in about the same price range, and are a really good deal for the price: made in Korea with setup in Detroit; good quality control, and a lot of tonal flexibility. I'd recommend a Manta Ray, Charger or Club King as the first to look at, but others may appeal to you as well. In addition, a good used Rick Vito signature (hardtail) might also appeal if you can find them- they're running @$800-1000 on eBay and Reverb.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=201075896148&ssPageName=ADME:B:WNA:US:3160
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Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Apr 23, 2014,
#5
i'd get a telecaster (not necessarily the baja). I'd be concerned those other guitars you listed might be too "niche", at least for a first guitar (different if you get a bunch more guitars later on). and certainly led zep, tom petty and the stones are very suitable for a telecaster.
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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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#6
He does have a good point there.

Expanding on his selection, though, you might want to look at the G&L Tribute ASAT series.

http://www.glguitars.com/instruments/TributeSeries/guitars/index_new.asp

G&L makes a hell of a guitar, and their Tribute line lies somewhere between Fender's made in Mexico and made in USA guitars. Really good value.
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Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Apr 23, 2014,
#7
oh yeah it doesn't even necessarily have to be a fender, other companies' versions (assuming they're good quality) will work, 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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