#1
Ok...I'm planning on buying a new guitar. Now the only music i play is mainly instrumental metal and acoustic. I don't want an acoustic though, I want a guitar that is nice on cleans but can still crank out pick squeels and can handle metal. But I really need it to sound as close as possible to an acoustic guitar. thanks for the help.
#2
john petrucci signature music man?
its got a piezo pup and we all know it can also do metal
bloody pricey though
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#3
1. Try an electric with metal pickups AND a piezo system. (Slash signature, several Carvin guitars)

2. Fender VG stratocaster.
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#5
schecter ae
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comes to mind. but a bunch of this depends on the amp(s) you plan on using.
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i'd say go semi-hollowbody... but i'm not sure if you're gonna get quite what you want with it
#10
Buy any guitar with a tune-o-matic style bridge and drop this into it.

Buy any guitar that will fit Fender saddles on it and drop this into it.

The choice if yours, and there are more options for piezo pickups. I would say it would be harder to meet your metal demands than it would be your acoustic needs. You don't need a hollowbody to get acoustic tones (see the Petrucci model). I would recommend a different amplification method though...a good DI box into the PA is a good option, but you will need to have two outputs on your guitar.

All of this is easily done with basic modifications to a standard production instrument. As long as you don't get some V shaped brick with no room in the cavity for a piezo preamp, you'll be fine.

EDIT: DO NOT GET AN ACOUSTIC SIMULATOR!!!!! I cannot stress this enough...this will give you nothing but a horrible, completely un-usable tone and the money spent on this pedal would be better spent towards a piezo pickup system for whatever guitar you choose.
#12
Michael Kelly Hybrid Special?

Might need new pickups for metal though; I haven't tried playing it through a high gain amp.
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Slash had some, I think the were made by Guild, no idea if they were available to the public
Ibanez have also done one for Steve Vai (but as a custom thing)
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Ok...I'm planning on buying a new guitar. Now the only music i play is mainly instrumental metal and acoustic. I don't want an acoustic though, I want a guitar that is nice on cleans but can still crank out pick squeels and can handle metal. But I really need it to sound as close as possible to an acoustic guitar. thanks for the help.



I would get an Ibanez with a basswood body a V7 in pickup in the neck and a V8 in the bridge. Then swap the magnets in the neck and bridge pickups. This will give you an acoustic like tone from the neck and a 16K ceramic pickup in the bridge that is good for metal.
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#17
First thing that comes to mind is a MusicMan Pretucci.
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#18
Parker P36?? Its not for metal but great for acoustic



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