#1
which one would you get:

epiphone 339 pro (hh splittable to singlecoil)

squier tele custom (hh)

squier jaguar vintage modified (hh duncan designed)

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#3
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With what amp? For what kinds of music?


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#4
What's a "gear whore"?
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#5
Honestly, none of the above, but that's personal taste.

I have an '80's AM205 that does the 339-size guitar thing (Gibson copied them, after all). It's worth noting that while a 339 may *look* like a semi-hollowbody with a signature sound, its smaller size actually places it closer to a chambered Les Paul type sound.

I like the Squier tele look (I don't actually own a tele...yet. I get my tele sounds from a Variax JTV-89F). I'm thinking about finding a cheap...er...inexpensive tele, but I've decided that if I'm going to get a tele, it's going to have real tele pickups. I have humbucker guitars in stacks. I *would* consider replacing the tele pickups with Kinman Noiseless tele pickups, but only if I were playing out somewhere that the noise factor became an issue.

I've never been particularly interested in Jaguars, Jazzmasters, etc. Fine guitars, I suppose, but I've never seen a reason to add them to what I've got now other than that they're slightly different in shape. That last is a good enough reason, of course. I'm not a fan of "duncan designed" pickups. I own one guitar that had Duncan Design pickups that mimicked Hot Rails. They were so nasty that I tore them out and replaced them with real Hot Rails. Two of my friends have had guitars with Duncan Design pickups, and they were both relieved when we replaced them; they thought they'd purchased really crap guitars. This may not apply to all Duncan Design pickups, obviously. My small sample size has just forced me to add the cost of replacing them to the cost of the guitar when considering one of those guitars.

Roc8995's question applies, but it's getting to be a slightly outdated one. Because more and more people are using modelers (with a wide choice of amps onboard), sounds have become much less amp-dependent. If you're saddled with just a single tube amp or a real cheapie, then it's still on the money. No pun intended.
#6
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yeah you're not giving us anything to work with. gear whores need love to ya know

ehehehe
here's some love:

genre i usually play is foo fighters/alternative/whateveryouwannacallit stuff, but I'm asking for something versatile among those three. If I ever play jazz


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What's a "gear whore"?


the guy who tends to answer 'that's shit, this guitar(or whatever) worth 3000$ is way better' when you where talking 200/400$ guitars.
gear whore, guitar snob, geek rig, wood slut, call it whatever, but the meaning is there.
#7
I feel like all of those would fit the bill fine - and all are solid guitars for the cash - but if Foo Fighters is what we have to work with I'd go for the 339. Of course, your personal preference aesthetically or otherwise might be worth considering at some point, as well as the feel of the various necks if you have the chance to try them. Generally my experience, which may be misguided and is purely anecdotal, is that Gibson/Epi necks tend to have a wider, flatter profile, whereas Fender/Squier ones tend to be rounder, and possibly a bit less spacious on the fretboard. Most Squiers will also have a rounder fretboard radius than Epis, something I dig for chords and suchlike but isn't everyone's cup of tea. At 9.5" it's not so extreme that it's likely to put you off if you like the guitar otherwise, but some people have strong opinions about these things.

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#8
Of those presented, I'd probably go with the Epi.
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#9
Have to say, unplayed and sight unseen, I'd go the Epi. Never had much joy with Fenders unless they are us strats or teles (not trying to be a gear whore).
#10
what amp again?

for guitar maybe a used prs se hollowbody of some sort?
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#11
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#12
Of those three, I'd take the Jaguar. Vintage Modified series is the better of the Squier lines, a couple Duncan Designed humbuckers should be just fine for a relatively new player, doing just about any kind of pop/rock/alternative/foo fighters-ish stuff, and Jags are cool as hell.
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#14
Quote by centravanti
which one would you get:

epiphone 339 pro (hh splittable to singlecoil)

squier tele custom (hh)

squier jaguar vintage modified (hh duncan designed)

gear whore aren't wellcome



Have you tried them all? I would recommend buying the one with the most comfortable neck. That's a major factor for me.
#15
luke.g.henderso
tried a 339, basically a baseball bat as a neck, kinda huge, i liked it.
and tried, a tele but with single coil, should be the same neck..
never had the chance to try the neck of the jaguar..
#16
Scale length is different on all three, yeah? I'm a Jag player but own a Tele (and similar styles), and previously owned the Epi 339. I find Jaguars really comfortable myself, so I'd look at one of those, but the 339 is a well built guitar (at least mine was). I ended up buying a used '95 Epiphone Sheraton and never looked back, so maybe try one of those out as well. I also currently have one of the Fender Starcaster reissues (also bought used) and really like the feel of it - it also seems to tick some boxes on the styles/sounds you might like, and can be had used for ballpark what you're paying for any of those guitars new.
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#18
Squier Jaguar HH - because Jaguars are my main thing. Oh, and I have a "harem" so I'm not a whore XD
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#19
Out of those 3, the 339 is the most versatile and should fit your style.

And as for being a gear whore... I've had 52 guitars in my lifetime. Current have 9. So yeah... I'm one.
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#20
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and tried, a tele but with single coil, should be the same neck..
never had the chance to try the neck of the jaguar..
As far as I can remember (I like to think I'm pretty on top of such things), Squier necks pretty much all have the same modern C profile. Not especially chunky, not especially thin. The only difference with the Jag will almost certainly be the scale length, which will make the strings a tad slinkier.
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#21
centravanti
My first guitar was a Squier Strat, and I later found that I prefer Gibson necks. I think sometimes people underestimate the importance of necks when they buy a guitar. As has been mentioned, the Jag has a shorter scale length.

I would guess the 339 might be the way to go. Have you seen the Andterons Sound Like video for the Foo Fighters? They use a 339 and a Tele Custom.
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#23
and the 339 is in the house.
would go for a jag as backup, maybe this fall.
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#24
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