#1
i want to spend around $1000-1500 on a really nice scratchy twangy guitar. so far im thinking of something like a fender tele or esquire? i have a fender reissued 1965 super reverb and some effects. Also, i did try a les paul and i didnt like it for the price.
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#2
well tele and esquires are pretty much the kings of "twang".

also may want to try out some Rickenbachers and Gretsch as they make some twangy guitars as well, I don't know how much they cost though.
#3
for a twangy surf rock sound
try a jaguar
one of the vintage ones with the sc of sourse

that should sound great through your amp

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#5
When it comes to twang, a Fender Jaguar or Tele should do well. If you want something a little bit more original I'd go with a Ricenbacker or Gretsch, like Pontius said.
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^I'd define twang as a very shrill, trebley clean guitar tone.
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#8
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what do you mean by twangy?


I don't know what the original poster means. but when I hear "twangy", I think either a country sound or a Tom Petty type sound. telecasters are very often the guitar of choice in country music and I believe Petty plays a Rickenbacher.
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i want to spend around $1000-1500 on a really nice scratchy twangy guitar. so far im thinking of something like a fender tele or esquire? i have a fender reissued 1965 super reverb and some effects. Also, i did try a les paul and i didnt like it for the price.

A tele would be perfect but I don't think esquires are all that great unless you just like the minimalist vibe. I used to want an esquire but I didn't realize how crucial the neck pickup of the tele was until I tried the esquire. The bridge pu postion which bypasses the tone pot sounds really good though.

And +1 to Rickenbacker and Gretsch
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#11
Tele...... nuff said........ with SUPER BRIGHT AMPS... supposedly Fenders, Vox ACs, or Dr.Zs.........
Tone is all ...... well probably 75%, in your fingers.
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#12
+1 for the Esquire

The improvement in tone you get from the bridge pickup outweighs losing the neck pickup.
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#15
american deluxe tele
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#17
You might want to give an Ernie Ball Albert Lee Signature model a try, i heard great stuff about it and it has just the type of tone you're looking for
#19
If you want a guitar SOLELY for twang, then an Esquire, most definatly, But if you want to use some warmer tones, then get a deluxe tele, then you have twang and the option of the neck and combined.
#20
Tele.

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#21
Maybe the tele or a gretsch like the ones chet atkins used is the best one for you. But aside from the guitar, maybe a brighter amp too. Dr. Z or your fender+Tele = nice twang.
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#23
It really depends what you play.

Twang-Machine: Esquire
Classic-Twang: Gretsch or (if you got a stuffed wallet) a Rickenbacker
All-round twang and Cleans: Telecaster
#25
...a compressor helps a lot. It evens out the highs so that you can twang and not be shrill. Instead of ear-piercing highs, you get a nice "pop".
#27
When I hear the word twang one guitar springs immediately to mind and I'm sure you all know what that is - a Telecaster.
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