#1
I am looking to get a new guitar, for around 2000 dollars. I currently own a 1986 kramer pacer custom 1, a hss fender telecaster, and a 1979 ovation balladeer. If you have a recommendation, please say the exact model. Im looking for an electric, something beautiful and easy to play
#3
I never understood why people come on here (unless they're beginners) and ask what guitar they should get or what guitar is the best for x amount, what i think is great you might think is terrible, take your $2000 to your local guitar store and just play a whole bunch of guitars, whatever one you like the most buy it, don't ask us when you're not a beginner
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#4
It's all subjective, OP.

Lots of stellar guitars in that price range, though.
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something beautiful and easy to play


agile.
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I never understood why people come on here (unless they're beginners)


At $2,000, he shouldn't be this vague, let alone a beginner.

OP, you're heading in custom guitar prices. If you don't know what you want, I'd search all of guitar center and youtube until you figure out what it is you enjoy. Buying something for so much on essentially a recommendation from a stranger is not smart in any context.
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I never understood why people come on here (unless they're beginners) and ask what guitar they should get or what guitar is the best for x amount, what i think is great you might think is terrible, take your $2000 to your local guitar store and just play a whole bunch of guitars, whatever one you like the most buy it, don't ask us when you're not a beginner

It's not always possible to find what you want at any old guitar store.

The only option you have is the experience other owners of said guitars have had.
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#8
Ignore $2k guitars and buy a real amp first. It will open a whole new door to your Tele. The VS series is just painful to my ears.
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#10
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I am looking to get a new guitar, for around 2000 dollars.


That'll cover a third of the pristine late '70's L5S I'll be selling shortly.
A bit more than a third of the Trussart I'm replacing it with.
Good down payment on one of Nick Huber's good ones.
Maybe a third of a custom-built Moonstone Vulcan.
Half (almost) of a good Suhr
A couple of Variax (okay, maybe one and change, depending)
Two-thirds of a Collings 290 S.
A third of a pristine 1967 Martin D35

It'll cover a couple of custom-built Agile AL-3200s or a 3200 and a 9-string.
It'll cover a couple of good Fernandes.
A Godin or two
A good chunk of a Masterbilt Fender something or other.
Some production clunker from ESP, Ibanez, Gibbie, whatever.
A custom-built Carvin

Yada
Yada
Yada
#11
Squier strat, spend the rest on an amp and/or booze and smokes.
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#12
You got the advice you needed - but you asked for something different and I'll tell you what you could do.
Go to Carvin
http://www.carvinguitars.com/customshop/
Click around until you see something that makes your jaw drop.
Click on the gray button that says "click here for more information and to build & order this model".
Follow directions, pay, wait.

It'll be exactly what you want it to be. Color, finish, shape, etc...
#13
i was about to say carvin is very hard to beat under 2000. in fact, id make a 1500 dollar carvin and allot some cash for pup swap and any upgrades you see fit.
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