#1
I'm a player of about 3-4 years, and about to buy my first "real electric guitar" i had an ibanez starter pack, and am ready to move up now. Now out of the two which would better suit my playing styles, because i know Ibanez is famed for metal but im wondering how versital it really is?

I play all kinds of things:
classical music
finger picking country
Some beatles and boston
Aerosmith-esk classic rock
Red Hot Chili Pepers-esk funk things
To some heavy rock like Breaking Benjamen and Such

So basicly i want a guitar that does everything, has great humbucker pick ups, that is (if possible) light on the pocket-price wise and has stunner looks

Thank in advance
#2
What you want is an HSH p/up set up so you can get those funky twangy sounds from a single coil and the crunch from a humbucker. PRS doesnt sell HSH setups...at least I dont think they do
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#6
Are you still playing through the starter pack amp? You're MUCH better off replacing that first.
#8
Quote by hrdcorelaxplaya
Are you still playing through the starter pack amp? You're MUCH better off replacing that first.

well also another thing is my electric broke and ac/dc and aerosmith dont sound the same on a 20 fret acoustic >.>
#9
^

A PRS will sound like crap through a crap amp.

If you have enough money for a PRS, you should spend half on a good amp.
#10
id say stay with ibanez so its not to much of a jump in body styal but if ur useing something like a S id say try out a dean vendetta they are fairly cheap even for a nice one and the action on them is outstounding they come with D'Arrieos so u might want to upgrade or in some cases downgrade but for the styals u can play, u can baisly play anything on them i have one myself and i play blues and classical stuff all the time but overall this guitar is built of shreading
#11
Quote by fitbband
go for a gibson les paul.

Actually, I think this man has a fair point. A Les Paul seems to fit your style well, or a Rickenbacker 650 Dakota, an amazing guitar for the price, unfortunately I'm not fond of the neck.

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#12
Quote by MrGoodyear812
well also another thing is my electric broke and ac/dc and aerosmith dont sound the same on a 20 fret acoustic >.>

In that case, I guess you've got to get a new guitar first. What's your price range?
#14
Quote by Don't Panic Ok?
Actually, I think this man has a fair point. A Les Paul seems to fit your style well, or a Rickenbacker 650 Dakota, an amazing guitar for the price, unfortunately I'm not fond of the neck.


i am fond of les pauls, but i dont have the funds for it as well as, what makes the les paul so versital are the thick body and the humbuckers that can be found on PRS guitars, or the HSH pick ups on the ibanez RG's that can give a range of sound for the price, the PRS guitars have a les paul model also
#15
get an agile if you dont have for the LP

http://www.rondomusic.com/product1370.html
its bassically the same thing with other pups, but thats the low end one. check if the al-3000 is in your price range. That one is real quality. Read Crunchmeister's comparisions of it to a gibson.

http://www.rondomusic.com/al3000csbslim.html
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=331246
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=429100
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=514586

he says the gibson sounds better fopr the maple top. the agile im pointing DOES have the maple top to be in pair with it
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Last edited by ldnovelo at Apr 26, 2008,
#16
I heard the PRS SE models sounds pretty crappy.

What about Epiphone les pauls?
or Michael Kelly Patriot
or Godin?

Ibanez RG5EX1
Ibanez Art100


So many guitars. lol
And I hope you are planning to buy or have a better amp already.
#17
+1 on both Agile or Michael Kelly.

Great les paul type guitars, especially for the price. The patriot shadow is very versatile with it's push pull humbucker split.
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#18
Yeah, the Michael Kelly would be versatile enough. Then you could spend more money on a new amp.
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#19
[quote="'Anno[fzk"]']I heard the PRS SE models sounds pretty crappy.

What about Epiphone les pauls?
or Michael Kelly Patriot
or Godin?

Ibanez RG5EX1
Ibanez Art100


So many guitars. lol
And I hope you are planning to buy or have a better amp already.
You should really consider the one in bold letters, as well as the higher end versions of Ibanez ART guitars. They look and feel like Les Pauls, the sound is of course not the same, but it's good nevertheless. I'd take them over the PRS SE models any day. I'll edit this post shortly to get you some links.

If you want to settle for an epiphone, you'll have to change the pickups, as their sound is muddy, which is not too bad when using you're amps clean channel, but gets sheer annoying when playing even with the slightest bit of overdrive.

Last but not least:
A BETTER AMP WOULD REALLY HELP YOU MORE.

EDIT:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-ART100-Electric-Guitar?sku=518066
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-ART300-Electric-Guitar?sku=518065

In case you have some more cash to spend, check out this beauty. The humbuckers on it are simply amazing, wonderful warm sound.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-ARC500-Electric-Guitar?sku=512347

I totally forgot about the Ibanez SZ! Sound and feel are sort of LP-ish (thick neck, big mahogany body and humbudkers), though they look completely different. See if you like them.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-SZ320EX-Electric-Guitar?sku=512546
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-SZR520-Electric-Guitar?sku=518118
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-SZR720-Electric-Guitar?sku=518117

And finally, another LP. It has a Seymour Duncan JB in the bridge, so soundwise it's one of your best options in this price range.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Yamaha-AES620-Electric-Guitar?sku=518191
Last edited by TheQuailman at Apr 27, 2008,
#20
Quote by MESAexplorer
+1 on both Agile or Michael Kelly.

Great les paul type guitars, especially for the price. The patriot shadow is very versatile with it's push pull humbucker split.


+1
#21
PRS guitars, including those in the SE line, are very versatile guitars. I had my Ibanez for about a year and I'm planning on getting either the PRS SE custom or singlecut to replace it soon.
#22
Quote by jake911
^

A PRS will sound like crap through a crap amp.

If you have enough money for a PRS, you should spend half on a good amp.

+1,000,000 though i will never tell someone not to buy a PRS if they can. god they're beautiful and warm and rich and deep
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