I am thinking about buying a new guitar. I have an awful old Harmony and a nice new Epiphone, but I want something a bit more "out there". However, I have a budget of only about 450 bucks at the very most. I play grunge-ish stuff, leaning towards the heavy side. I detest Fenders and most Fender copies. (Please don't flame!) I'd love something wierd looking, preferably with Gibson style hardware (Tune-O-Matic). Thanks to anyone who can offer suggestions.
Weird looking? Hmm, well, at that budget I don't know what to tell ya, but the minimalist look of the RG2EX1 is pretty awesome...
Those AXL guitars look pretty weird, and are in your price range, don't know how good they are though.
Yeah...I forgot to add that whatever I get, I may replace the pups if they're humbuckers, since I have a nice set on my Epi. P90s are also good, since that's what I've got on my Harmony.
Di Pinto guitars and/or Dan Electro guitars,
dean dime-o-flage is $300 i think and it's pretty cool looking and with a pick up change it would sound good.
Perhaps a semi-hollow body?
To the danelectros: YES!...I love quirky old guitars, why else would I own a 30 year old Harmony? I saw a danelectro a few weeks ago at the Premier Guitar Festival in Boston that I wanted to buy, but I didn't have enough money, a shame since it played well and was being offered for $80.
Hagstrom ? the super swede
Wow. Hagstrom is wicked....couldn't find a price on their website though. I especially like the UltraLux.