#1
I wanna buy a new guitar. I was wondering what should i buy: a hollow body guitar or a Les Paul guitar? i usually play reggae, ska, jazz. I would go for the hollow body but i want some opinions. thanks
#2
Buy a guitar like the Schecter S-1 on which you can split the humbucker with a coil tap and make it sound like a single coil so you can play ska like op ivy and the specials.
#3
for ska and reggae you usually have quite a bright tone, something with single coils, i know its not very adventurous but a fender strat/tele will always be a safe bet
#4
i'd have to go with the Strat or Tele also. Now Bob Marley was known to play a Les Paul, but if yer playin ska also, you need that high end sound. No sense gettin a Shecter and doin stuff to the pickups to get a single coil sound when ya can get it naturally from the Fenders.
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#5
i've seen a reggae guitarist playing an SG with humbuckers, and while not as bright as a tele, sounded fine. i think the difference is over emphasized. it's gonna sound bright if you have the bridge pickup on and the treble up.
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#6
The guitar player in Big D had a Les Paul, and it sounded fine. But he also swithced for a few songs to a Tele and it sounded awesome. I jst think the Gibsons are Ok for Skapunk, but not as good for straight up ska and reggae. I'd go with a nice hollow body before them.
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#7
Quote by TN_BOOTBOY
i'd have to go with the Strat or Tele also. Now Bob Marley was known to play a Les Paul, but if yer playin ska also, you need that high end sound. No sense gettin a Shecter and doin stuff to the pickups to get a single coil sound when ya can get it naturally from the Fenders.



What about for Op Ivy stuff? Then you can have a humbucker for that style of ska
#9
Quote by ss311
What about for Op Ivy stuff? Then you can have a humbucker for that style of ska

Well yeah, but that's Op Ivy. You could use almost any guitar for thier stuff as long as it sounded good. I was thinkin the guy was askin about more traditional ska and reggae.
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