#1
I'm looking to buy a new guitar and I'll be spending around $800 U.S

It needs to be good for playing stuff like Neil Young, Robert Frip, and also old blues stuff (Muddy Waters, T-bone Walker, Robert Lee Hooker, ect...)

I play through a Zvex fuzz factory to an American Palomino V32 (don't tell me to spend more money on an amp because I liked the amp better then any amp I played up to $1,000)


thanks in advance
#2
Any preference as to the style of guitar? You could get a Strat, Tele, LP, Semi- hollow... they're all pretty different and all would work well for the music you want to play.
#3
how about an american strat? they're 900 at guitar center you can most likely haggle them down to 800 or lower.
#5
strat or tele, or a gretsch semi-hollow might be nice
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#8
I would strongly recommend giving a Fender Jazzmaster a try.
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#10
i thought p90's handle the gain better than singles? like crunchier. i dont know.

you could try a highway one strat/tele or perhaps that new classic player jaguar or something. but i know for sure you could definitely get something with that money on ebay like a mij 57/62 reissue strat/tele. try something out in your local shop and see if you could get cheaper on ebay.
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#11
Quote by marktuazon
i thought p90's handle the gain better than singles? like crunchier. i dont know.

you could try a highway one strat/tele or perhaps that new classic player jaguar or something. but i know for sure you could definitely get something with that money on ebay like a mij 57/62 reissue strat/tele. try something out in your local shop and see if you could get cheaper on ebay.



well I'd prefer to have at least 1 humbucker, I posted earlier about the highway one hss strat, but noone said anything
#12
Well, they're not p90's, but they're simillar.

I use a Jazzmaster as my backup guitar and I play everything from the Beatles to Beck to the Dillinger Escape Plan. It holds up very well when distorted and can be anywhere from extremely bright (although not quite as bright as a Telecaster or a Jaguar) to dark a little short of a Les Paul.
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#13
Quote by Me2NiK
Well, they're not p90's, but they're simillar.

I use a Jazzmaster as my backup guitar and I play everything from the Beatles to Beck to the Dillinger Escape Plan. It holds up very well when distorted and can be anywhere from extremely bright (although not quite as bright as a Telecaster or a Jaguar) to dark a little short of a Les Paul.



I like the Beatles but if I was going to play stuff like theirs I'd get an Epiphone Casino

The other guys you've mentioned are not my type of music, I like tones like the song "21st century Schizoid Man"

Like I said I'd prefer something with at least 1 humbucker, a humbucker in the bridge and a p90 (like Neil Young) might be good, but I'm more into dual humbucker guitars and HSS strats
#14
I will have to say an Epiphone Les Paul Custom. They are nice for rock, metal, blues. LPs are one of the most versatile guitars i know.
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Quote by CuttingJesse
I will have to say an Epiphone Les Paul Custom. They are nice for rock, metal, blues. LPs are one of the most versatile guitars i know.



I said earlier I dont like LPs because I find them heavey and uncomftorable (i do like the tone though)
#17
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-American-Telecaster-Electric-Guitar?sku=510593

would something like this be able to handle all my tones? I have really liked the telecasters I've played, but never tested them for sort of higher gain stuff (i don't play metal or anything but Fripp has a good bit of gain)
eventually I'd probly put a b5 and locking tuners on it
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#18
I would say go for it. At that price, it's an amazing instrument. Although, I can only assume the Teles are as good as the Strats. If you find you need more of a metal sound, you could probably throw in a pickup that suits your tone.
#19
Quote by XxGibsonSGxX
I would say go for it. At that price, it's an amazing instrument. Although, I can only assume the Teles are as good as the Strats. If you find you need more of a metal sound, you could probably throw in a pickup that suits your tone.



cool, I'll go try it out on a higher gain setting just to make sure though