#1
right now i have a Dean Baby Z electric guitar. it cost me about 250.00.

but i am looking for a new guitar.

i like playing classic rock and some grunge.

NOTE: i dont like Gibson SG's
#2
Les Paul?
Fender Strat with a HSS set up?

Possibly a telecaster.

seem like good ideas to me
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#3
what type of "grunge"?

Nirvana used modified mustangs and jaguars

Pearl jam used mainly les pauls and strats for their first album

Soundgarden used Guild SG's and les Paul customs

So to an extent, you could play mainly any guitar. What kind of amp do you have? That would affect your tone the most.
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1965 Fender Mustang not a RI
Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass

Peavey Classic 50
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#4
i was really looking into the fender mustang. but i dont like pearl jam

i really like a lot of fenders
#5
Yeah the mustangs are great, but stock they kinda suck (i.e. pickups are to trebley and unbalaned in tone.) I would check out a used jazzmaster or a j. mascis signature jazzmaster (thats if you like purple though). I like jazzmasters cause they can handle gain situations and they have some of the greatest feeling necks ever.
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