#1
So I am wondering which electric guitar I should buy. The ones I am considering are: Sheraton, Strat, or a Tele. I currently own a Les Paul copy. I also own a Peavey Vyper VIP 1 amp. The style of music I play is mostly 90s alternative such as Weezer, Oasis, and Nirvana. I also play some older stuff like Queen, Pink Floyd, and The Beatles. My budget is 1,000 tops. Which guitar is better quality and more versatile? I am open to all suggestions.

Thanks
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#2
Your budget is 1000 what? It makes a difference if it's in euros or dollars or yen or something. And where do you live? Do you want a used or a new guitar?

I probably wouldn't get the sheraton as it's the least versatile imo. On those grounds, I would get a strat because of their insane versatility, especially if it's a HSS strat. Combined with your current gear, you could have a useful combination of single coils and humbuckers if you'd get the strat.
#3
Quote by guitar/bass95
Your budget is 1000 what? It makes a difference if it's in euros or dollars or yen or something. And where do you live? Do you want a used or a new guitar?

I probably wouldn't get the sheraton as it's the least versatile imo. On those grounds, I would get a strat because of their insane versatility, especially if it's a HSS strat. Combined with your current gear, you could have a useful combination of single coils and humbuckers if you'd get the strat.



It is 1,000 usd. I am okay with used but I would prefer new.
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Last edited by songbird64 at Jul 16, 2014,
#4
Check out the PRS SE Custom 24, it might interest you. Out of the dozens of guitars I have researched in search of "the one", that guitar is BY FAR the most versatile under 1000 bucks. Swap the bridge pickup with a Seymour Duncan Custom and the neck with something of your choice (I suggest you go to Dimarzio for that) and you have one of the most versatile guitars in ANY price range. The stock pickups kick ass, but the Custom will improve the sound and give more tightness and punch in high gain. If you also want stratty sounds, put a Dimarzio Humbucker From Hell in the neck. TRUST ME. Although it has coil tapping. The trem system should accomadate your dive bomb needs(whatever they are) and since theres almost no up range in the trem, it will allow for easy, stable tuning. 24 frets. Famtastic quality control. EVERYONE SHOULD OWN ONE. Roughly $700 new. It gives some Gibsons and Fenders a run for their money.
#5
Just read your post again. The PRS stock pickups should do excellently. You only really need to swap them for really high gain, technical shred wizardry, and then just barely. Check the clips on youtube.
#6
I know some people would say "get the strat" but I don't think you should. The strat does it's own thing very well and sucks balls at everything else. It will work for pink floyd and queen but NOT nirvana. Kurt used a strat sometimes, but he also used fenders fitted with Duncan JBs.
#7
I think you should get the strat. You already have humbucker tones covered with your current guitar and what kind of music you like. A strat will cover most of the tones you are not getting from your Les Paul. If you do not want a trem system try the Robert Cray sig model. I would go with either a noiseless strat if you want higher gain or go with a Texas strat for a more brutish tone.
#8
Thanks for all of your input! I think I will try out both the Strat and the PRS and see which one feels and sounds best.
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#9
PRS SE Custom 24 is a good suggestion: good looks, consistent build quality, nice contours, and they're voiced to produce a fairly broad range of classic tones.
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/SECust24TS/


Malden's Bad Karma is an American designed, Korean manufactured LP clone with individually splittable HBs. Its pickups are voiced for heavier rock/blues- a bit more aggressive than a standard LP- so their split tone is still pretty hot.
http://maldenguitars.com/badkarma.htm
http://maldenguitars.com/storeBadKarma.htm


Electra's Omega & Omega Prime are American designed, Korean manufactured LP clones with individually splittable HBs delivering classic LP tones, and the split coil tones are pretty good, too.
http://www.electraguitar.com/guitars/electra-omega-guitar-gloss-black/
http://www.electraguitar.com/guitars/electra-omega-guitar-gloss-black-gold-hardware/
http://www.electraguitar.com/guitars/electra-guitars-omega-prime-ceruse-with-hardshell-logo-case/


Reverend has several guitars- all American designed & set up, Korean manufactured- that could work for you. Almost all of them except the semihollow or hollowbody signature models are under or just over $1000, new. Reverends all come with a Bass Contour knob, which basically does for the low end tones what the Tone control does for the higher end. That means every Reverend has a HUGE tonal range- fellow UGer JustRooster said the Jetstream he once owned could be as beefy as any of his LPs or as twangy as his "Partscaster."
http://www.reverendguitars.com/category/guitar/
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#10
Quote by dannyalcatraz
PRS SE Custom 24 is a good suggestion: good looks, consistent build quality, nice contours, and they're voiced to produce a fairly broad range of classic tones.
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/SECust24TS/


Malden's Bad Karma is an American designed, Korean manufactured LP clone with individually splittable HBs. Its pickups are voiced for heavier rock/blues- a bit more aggressive than a standard LP- so their split tone is still pretty hot.
http://maldenguitars.com/badkarma.htm
http://maldenguitars.com/storeBadKarma.htm


Electra's Omega & Omega Prime are American designed, Korean manufactured LP clones with individually splittable HBs delivering classic LP tones, and the split coil tones are pretty good, too.
http://www.electraguitar.com/guitars/electra-omega-guitar-gloss-black/
http://www.electraguitar.com/guitars/electra-omega-guitar-gloss-black-gold-hardware/
http://www.electraguitar.com/guitars/electra-guitars-omega-prime-ceruse-with-hardshell-logo-case/


Reverend has several guitars- all American designed & set up, Korean manufactured- that could work for you. Almost all of them except the semihollow or hollowbody signature models are under or just over $1000, new. Reverends all come with a Bass Contour knob, which basically does for the low end tones what the Tone control does for the higher end. That means every Reverend has a HUGE tonal range- fellow UGer JustRooster said the Jetstream he once owned could be as beefy as any of his LPs or as twangy as his "Partscaster."
http://www.reverendguitars.com/category/guitar/



Where could I check out some of these guitars in person? I don't live near any of the listed dealers
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Last edited by songbird64 at Jul 17, 2014,
#11
Alas, the PRS is the only one you're likely to find in person. But don't let that dissuade up you. FWIW, I own some of those I recommended, and each one I bought was purchased via the Internet.

AFAIK, Malden is a tiny company, only available from the maker and certain online distributors. My BK was purchased directly.

Reverend is also small- only 7-9 people in Detroit, with everyone else being in the Korean factory. While they DO sell in stores, those stores are rare and oddly distributed. I live in the Dallas area, and the only store I knew that sold them closed their showroom and now only sell via the Internet. The good news, though, is that they essentially have one core "medium oval" design for the necks of all their guitars, differing only in scale & neck join: try one, and you've a good clue as to how they all feel. I tried one at that now-closed store...and now I own 3, with at least 3 more on my G.A.S. list. Their QC & consistency is top notch: the first one I bought came from a store in Tulsa, OK, and felt identical to the one I had tried earlier in that store.
http://www.reverendguitars.com/dealers-2/

Electra was a Japanese company that went under in the late 1980s or so, but who were resurrected by a couple of veteran guitar makers in Florida last year. The Omega and Omega Prime are based on the original company's IP (which they purchased). Right out of the box, my OP was expertly set up, and in the alternative tuning I told Electra I would be playing in.
http://www.electraguitar.com/pages/dealers
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Log off and play yer guitar!

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Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Jul 17, 2014,
#12
I own all three, strat, tele and Sheraton. Get the strat. You'll get the most guitar for your budget. Personally I play the tele most and then the strat and then the Sheraton, but I'm just a tele guy I have found.
#13
Quote by GFraser
I know some people would say "get the strat" but I don't think you should. The strat does it's own thing very well and sucks balls at everything else. It will work for pink floyd and queen but NOT nirvana. Kurt used a strat sometimes, but he also used fenders fitted with Duncan JBs.

I can pull off Nirvana tones with a Strat extremely easily, with the stock single-coil pickups.
(By the way, use the "Edit" button, don't double- and triple-post.)


That said, the PRS SE Custom 24 is a great choice, they're excellent guitars.
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Last edited by Linkerman at Jul 18, 2014,