#1
Hello,

I would like to know which electric guitar I should get, or which ones I should consider trying out.

I've been playing for about 6 months now, and have progressed fairly well. (I should practice a lot more, though.) I was thinking about a Gretsch or soemthing similar for blues and jazz, but now I'm leaning toward something else. I'm pretty deep into my my Zappa phase, and would like something that I can play a wider variety of sounds and styles like he does.

I'm looking for a price range of around $1000, give or take.

This will be my first electric. So I have a limit of knowledge, and any info is greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Stephen
#2
SCHECTER is a great guitar no matter what plays anything and is great.. but sice starting out i would also recomend a fender strat
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#3
gretsch! go with your gut, they're amazing.
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#6
Paul Reed Smith SE series.

I have a Soapbar Maple II Custom and I love it so much. Also at the 6 month mark, btw.
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#7
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SCHECTER is a great guitar no matter what plays anything and is great.. but sice starting out i would also recomend a fender strat


I'll check out the Schecter, and I would've tried a Strat anyways.

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gretsch! go with your gut, they're amazing.


The only thing is that you're pretty limited to the warm jazz/blues tone. Down the line, I'll definitely get one, but for starting out, I'd like to have something that produces more variety.

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get an sg like he had, you can get a Epi g-400 or the Gibson faded sg for about 400 to 600 hundred bucks. check em out.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Gibson-Faded-SG-Special-Electric-Guitar?sku=517222

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-SG-Standard-S.O.R-Electric-Guitar?sku=512455

these would give you great zappa tones


Yeah, I was planning on checking them out.

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Paul Reed Smith SE series.

I have a Soapbar Maple II Custom and I love it so much. Also at the 6 month mark, btw.


I'll look into that. I've played a couple PRS's, and I liked them.
#8
yea the SG's can get some really warm jazz tones as wells as a bunch of others.
#9
Yeah... I think I just need to go test a bunch of different guitars' woods, pickups, etc.
#10
If you check out a Schecter, make sure to look at the CSH-1


also look at the Ibanez Artcore edition. High quality semi hollows and full hollows for a great price. I think they are Mahogany as well.

And as for a Gretsch, look at the Duo-Jet, the Corvette, and the Electromatic. Personally, I am in love with the Country Club, but that is way out of your range.

Another thing to try are the Epiphone semis. The Casino and the Sheraton are fecking awesome guitars, and the Casino comes with P-90s, if you want to try that tone out.
#12
So, Stephen, did you ever make a decision?
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