#1
i originally accidentally posted this under the pit.. my bad. but....

im getting a new guitar saturday, but it has to be under 500 dollars. i've been thinking about a MIM tele or strat, a gretsch electromatic corvette, or a gibson melody maker.

im not sure though. please give me some ideas. no superstrat or metal guitars ( ESP, Dean, Schecter, Jackson, etc.)

thanks.
#2
The MIM Tele's and strat's are great. I would also look used though. Keep your eyes peeled for Cort's, Agile's, Hamer's, etc..

Check out Ashlands too. You could get 3 or 4 Ashlands for that much. Plus, the colors are awesome. My favorite is either the blue or the green.
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Check out Laguna brand if you go to guitar center. Best bang for your buck IMO. Great feel, tone, features, really great guitar, check it out.
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i think some of the PRS SE series is under 500. depends where you are though. but they're great guitars, i personally recommend the Soapbar Maple II. I have one, and i've never been disappointed.
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#6
Agile PS-1000 possibly? I have one; Practically unbeatable for the $350 price tag.
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i play alt rock, garage rock, mostly... kind of like the white stripes, the raconteurs, some nirvana. i also like playing classic rock, led zeppelin, cream, etc., but i would also like to have the versatility in my guitar of playing hard rock, like acdc, and gnr...

the guitar doesnt have to be like exactly 500... it can be a little over, but not any higher than 550....
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i play alt rock, garage rock, mostly... kind of like the white stripes, the raconteurs, some nirvana. i also like playing classic rock, led zeppelin, cream, etc., but i would also like to have the versatility in my guitar of playing hard rock, like acdc, and gnr...

the guitar doesnt have to be like exactly 500... it can be a little over, but not any higher than 550....

Agile PS-1000 honestly sounds like your best bet here. The pickups are voiced very well and the workmanship is excellent. You can send the guitar back to rondomusic if you don't like it anyway, so there's no real way to lose.
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Agile PS-1000 honestly sounds like your best bet here. The pickups are voiced very well and the workmanship is excellent. You can send the guitar back to rondomusic if you don't like it anyway, so there's no real way to lose.


The PS-1000 isn't in stock right now.

There's this though.

http://www.rondomusic.com/product812.html

Closest thing to it besides the 4000.
#11
I really think it depends on what you've been playing. I was playing a Strat knock-off for the longest time before I went to go get a new one. I intended on getting an Epiphone SG but I ended up with a MIM HSS Strat.
#12
the main reason im getting this guitar is not because im sick of my old one, but its more of like a step up/backup guitar... lots of the songs my bands been playing are in e flat, yet a lot are also in standard. so yeah... but i really like my pimped out squier jagmaster. i put in seymour duncan pickups, and and upgrading to locking tuning machines soon.

but how about the MIM fenders... are they any good? im not sure about the agile's though... my buddy has one, and i didnt like them too much.
#13
well for a backup guitar, I would suggest a guitar that's different and a little bit of something you've always wanted to try. If I would you, I would try and get one of those ESP KH-202 Kirk Hammett guitars. I've always wanted one but I've never had the balls to get one.
#14
no man... i really dont want like a super strat or metal guitar.... im aiming for a total straight forward garage rock/ alt rock sound... so you know, a kirk hammet esp wouldn't suit that (although i am sure it is a great guitar for metal).
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I'm pretty fond of my G-400, maybe you'll find one you like? I've been interested in trying a Jagmaster for awhile, I take it you'd recommend one?

Don't underestimate the versatility of superstrats, I pretty much only use my Kramer for shoegazy stuff.
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I'm pretty fond of my G-400, maybe you'll find one you like? I've been interested in trying a Jagmaster for awhile, I take it you'd recommend one?

Don't underestimate the versatility of superstrats, I pretty much only use my Kramer for shoegazy stuff.



Yeah, Jagmasters are really awesome. i got mine last year around january... it sounds great... i was kind of dissapointed with the pickups, but that was easily fixed by a set of seymour duncans.

but yeah. their really cool, the neck is great, the tremolo system is pretty good, doesnt go out of tune too often. i wrote a review on it here.

h ttp://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/electric_guitars/squier/jagmaster/

and you can see my playing it here.

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