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Buying my second guitar at some point over the next few weeks, with a budget of about £700ish. I mainly play 2000s indie rock (Strokes, Libertines, etc) with some older stuff (Cure, Smiths) and Queens of the Stone Age. I already have an ESP LTD Viper 10 running through a Laney LX65R which, with the introduction of pedals to my set-up, can cover the QOTSA and heavier side of what i play. Am I right in thinking that P90s through a light overdrive is what will achieve the 2000s rock side? If so, anyone got any suggestions of guitars and/or pedals that would be suitable for this?

I've been looking at the Epiphone Casino and the Epiphone Riviera (3 P90 limited edition one) so far but other than that, I'm fairly stuck on ideas.
#2
a new amp would be a better move as far as tone goes.

but if you NEED a second guitar, you need a second guitar.
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I think P90s are the start of a decent recipe. Mini humbuckers would also work well, as would vintage "FillerTron" type humbuckers.

For guitars, I have these recommendations:

Fret-King is a UK company, so finding their stuff should be relatively easy. I have 2, those one you might like most is the Esprit V, a hardtail which sports 3 Wilkinson P90s in a mahogany body similar to a Gibson Firebird. Those Wilkinsons are pretty good, though in all honesty, I will be upgrading mine (because the Reverend P90s have spoiled me). They also have other P90 equipped guitars y might like, but that's not what I'm going to recommend. They also have the Black Label Ventura which sports a bridge Humbucker and a pair of Wilkinson miniHBs, partnered with a trem and the Wilkinson Vari-coil system. Unlike a binary coil-tap, this feature incrementally turns your HBs into singlecoils.

Godin is a Canadian company that has made a fair number of P90 equipped guitars (though several are currently out of production). Like many guitar makers, they make their own pickups, but they also use those of other companies for select models. In their case, Seymour Duncans (P Rails) and Lollar (P90s). The Core P90 should be in your price range new. I have seen things like the Icon (with 3 Lollars) in your price range as new B-stock or as used.

Reverend makes my favorite in-house P90s, and their FillerTron-esque RevTron miniHBs are quite versatile. The company owner also launched a pickup company- RailHammer- which also makes some HB-sized P90s, some of which also show up in some of the Reverend products. I've got a couple of their P90 equipped guitars- a Manta Ray 390 and Rick Vito sig- and a Flatroc with RevTrons. I'd recommend any of their guitars with those pickups. In the UK, Vintage & Modern is (I believe) the official retailer for them. (Several models are currently out of stock, but since they're still in production, I suspect that is a temporary situation.)

https://www.vintageandmodernguitars.co.uk/products/electric/reverend/

G&L has a few guitars with P90 or oversized singlecoils. The USA models are out of your price range, but the Indonesian Tribute line is quite affordable and are made with mot of the same parts as their pricier cousins. The ones I'd recommend are the G&L Tribute ASAT Junior II (2 P90s) and the Fallout (bridge HB and neck P90).

Finally, there's the Hagstrom Tremar Super Swede P90 S, a LP-styled guitar with a tremolo and 3P90s. Here's one on eBay:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hagstrom-Tremar-Super-Swede-P-90S-Electric-Guitar-/111986205421?hash=item1a12e5e2ed:g:FT4AAOSwpIdW7VfL
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#4
I know they don't tend to have P90's but you really can't go wrong with a Strat for that (or any!) genre of music. I would have a look at MiM Strats or maybe Jazzmasters.
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#6
I have a very similar music taste to you. Id recommend the fender MIM classic player series, i have both the baja tele and the jazzmaster. I find the baja tele more versatile as it has the s1 switch and the 4 way selector. The tele is also more bright and twangy than the jazzmaster. That being said i still love the jazz master for arctic monkeys stuff etc. Try get down to a store and try a few of the classic player series which range from about 600-800. Best of luck finding your guitar!
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I know they don't tend to have P90's but you really can't go wrong with a Strat for that (or any!) genre of music. I would have a look at MiM Strats or maybe Jazzmasters.

For those who want a strat-style guitar but P90 fatness, there are a few Stratclones out there that come with a P90 in the bridge, like the Italia Modulo Type 3 and some of the Fret-Kings.

But you could also just get a MiM Strat or a G&L Tribute of some kind and drop a HB-sized P90 in the bridge.

There are even some companies that make singlecoil-sized P90 pickups, like Rio Grande. You could load up a standard Strat with a trio of P90s. Or a Fat Strat with p90s in the neck & middle.


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I played this new Yamaha and it's quite for eferything. Check this one
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Also this PRS is stunning
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Yeah i think those Yamaha Revstars are new.They do a sweet looking P90 version in green with a cream pickguard for £525,I fancy one for myself.
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I like those Revstars. Visually, they remind me somewhat of Reverend Sensei, Manta Ray and Tricky Gomez guitars, but fused with an equal dose of some of the old Yamaha SG series. And if they're anything like some of those older Yamaha has made in the past, they should be absolutely killer.
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#13
Squier J Masics Jazzmaster would suit well (hot P90 style Jazzmaster pickups, decent tremolo, great neck), and upgrade your amp maybe? I've got a couple Jazzmasters and the Mascis hangs well with the CP I've got (Duncan Vintage PUPs in that one).
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