#1
I want something that is fairly versatile that I think I would probably keep in standard tuning since my other guitar is pretty much always in C standard. I play guitar solely as a hobby right now, mainly just covering songs, pretty much just QOTSA at the moment. I had wanted this guitar Gibson LPJ 2013 Goldtop since I first saw it and now its gone from all stores and I don't know what to do. I'm willing to spend up to $900, pretty much exclusively at Sweetwater because of free shipping, no tax and their free guitar set up. Now nothing really sticks out when looking, I still like the look of Les Paul's but most are out of my price range. So any suggestions?
Also I would be playing through my new Eleven rack.
Last edited by NIN1993 at Nov 6, 2014,
#2
Look at some Hagstroms there are quite a few in your price range. I play a Gretsch Pro jet every day love that guitar it is a gold top. It is chambered and the pickups are black top filtrons which are quite nice bright humbuckers sound great clean but can take quite a bit of gain too if needed. I think it can cover QOTSA pretty good. The Scale length is 24.6 so it probably will not do drop tuning that well.

The Gretsch is in my sig there.
#3
If you like LP, try a Studio. All the tone with none of the fancy stuff. They do vary in feel and build quality so play several and pick your favorite. A Les Paul, Tele or a Strat can work in almost every situation if a player knows how to use them.
#5
You could look on the used market? Hop on eBay or Craigslist or whatever you US citizens use to buy your instruments.
#7
Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Nov 7, 2014,
#8
I use an ESP LTD MH-103QM. It's only $350, very good guitar. It's got a quilted maple top with see thru blue. Very unique. The pickups are stock ESP's but they sound pretty good.
#10
You might like the Fernandes Monterey, some of which are on clearance from Fernandes' online shop:

http://www.fernandesguitars.com/monterey.html
http://www.fernandesguitarshop.com/29-monterey

If you like actives, also consider the Spalted Maple version:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fernandes-Monterey-Spalted-Maple-/221597714587?
http://www.amazon.com/Fernandes-Guitars-Spalted-Maple-Monterey/dp/B004O6M9R8
Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Nov 7, 2014,