#1
Hi, I'm trying to figure out what kind of guitar I should get. I would like something at least $700 but no more than $1000. I like to play around with rock, metal, and blues but need some thing that can be used for playing in a ska band. I'd like easy playabilty and tuning that lasts a long time. The finish doesn't matter much to me. Right now I have an ibanez jumpstart guitar that is missing a pickup and sucks. My amp is a vox. Please just give me some good ideas.
#3
Gibson's are pretty good for everything your thinking about playing....but i dunno about blues.....and they are also overly expensive unless you dont mind getting a used one. So if price is an issue i would suggest an epiphone SG.
#4
Hmm, really any guitar can be used for anything, it's more the amp you're using, but Gibsons are very versatile as said, Ibanezs are also surprisingly versatile, eventhough they're mostly used for shred/metal. Also, I'd look into a Fender Showmaster or PRS SEs, great, very versatile guitars.
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#5
esp eclipse
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#6
go to a local guitar store and play a little of everything, get the one that feels comfortable to you, you can adjust the tone by swapping out parts and getting different equipment
#7
PRS SE custom. with $1k, you could almost buy 2 of em. and use that extra $$ for a good tube combo.
#8
the fender strat is the most versitale. well, unless you're doing heavy metal. in which case, go with an epi LP
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#11
maybe a gibson sg special. those can play pretty much anything.
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#12
id go for a ESP, or a Ibanez... with the spare cash buy a new amp
#13
Thanks guys I'll be sure to ceck out what your all suggesting. Great ideas! Thanks.
#14
I decided that I will just replace the pickups and tuners because those are the only things I don't like much about the guitar. I going to the local music store for my lesson today so I will pick up some dimarzios or seymor duncans for pickups and some grover tuners. What would be a good bridge pickup?
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I decided that I will just replace the pickups and tuners because those are the only things I don't like much about the guitar. I going to the local music store for my lesson today so I will pick up some dimarzios or seymor duncans for pickups and some grover tuners. What would be a good bridge pickup?

Tone Zone,Norton,Breed,asuming you want a humbucker.Also get a new amp,depending on the vox you have.
#16
I really like my amp so I'm going to hold on to my money until I see if my band gets succesful at all. If we do then I wil probably buy a Marshall stack and a good preamp.
My vox will be good for recording, travelling, practice, etc... So I'm going to hold on to it however it is good enough to start doing some shows with which will hopefully be soon.
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#17
Schecter all the way man! Way higher quality than even high end Gibsons and they play and sound amazing. I would say stay away from Gibson, They're overpriced and have poor quality control. But anyways look into a C-1 classic, they're amazing guitars for the price.
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#18
yeah I've played a c-1 classic before and an exotic star but I found that schecters aren't quite the kind of thing I'm looking for but they are amazing for rock and metal
#19
I'd recommend a Les Paul. That's what I use, and I play just about anything. You actually get a nice blues sound with the neck pick-up. It's the most versatile guitar I know of.
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#20
what vox is it?

i'd have thought splitting that $1000 budget 50:50 would get you a nice amp and guitar...
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#21
Quote by tmd9314
I decided that I will just replace the pickups and tuners because those are the only things I don't like much about the guitar. I going to the local music store for my lesson today so I will pick up some dimarzios or seymor duncans for pickups and some grover tuners. What would be a good bridge pickup?


Putting better pickups into it isn't really going to do anything on a cheap guitar.

What you want to do is not worth it at all (imo).
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#22
first thing to do on a cheap guitar is replace the pots(even high end guitars come with ****ty electronics) and even if the pickups arent the best itll let you know right away whether theyre worth replacing or not.
#23
Fender VG Stratocaster.
It has EVERYTHING.
You can change the settings to:
a regular stratocaster
a telecaster
a humbucking setting
and an acoustic setting.
also, there's a knob that can change the tuning of the guitar.
like to drop d, open g, etc...
so amazingg..
#24
Definitely the strat. It's the original workhorse guitar, it's been used in practically every genre out there.
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#25
Thanks. After consulting many websites and people and the local music shop I decide to replace my pickups and when I get the money I will probably get a used strat or sg. The pickups I got were a dimarzio fred for the bridge and a paf for the neck. Now my guitar sounds really good. Eventually I might get a coil tap so that I can use the humbuckers as single coils when I want.