I have been a fender Tele man for most of my guitar life. I play both new country (Brent Mason style) but am mostly a Keith Richards / Stones fan. I want to have a gibson es-335 type sound to play with but dont' want to spend four figures just yet. Are there a few decent alternatives out there? Maybe $500 and under?? I'm looking for the basic Keith Richards imitating Chuck Berry sound - like from Get yer ya yas out, Keith plays an es-335 almost exclusively on that album I think (live version of little queenie, etc.)
Thanks all and "if it rocks, it rocks"
Check out the Ibanez Artcore series.
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oh yeah? well larry king the slayer guitarist owns bc rich guitars. (i think)
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Check out the Ibanez Artcore series.

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Ibanez Artcore series.

Epiphone Archtops - The Dot (Dot Studio's can be cool if you get to test them first, I've played some great ones), Sheraton or if you can find one, Riviera.

Fender Thinline - Would probably have to go second hand for this at your budget.
Ibanez PGM301
Ibanez GRG170DX
Fender Telecaster MiJ - 1986
Swing T-Through

Ibanez TS9DX
Sovtek Small Stone - c.1985
EHX Big Muff
Kimbara Wah - c.1974
Boss GE-7

Orange Rocker 30 Combo

yeah, the ibanez artcore is the closest thing you could prly get...
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Check out the Ibanez Artcore series.

I concur. The Artcores are excellent guitars.

However there are others:

To me, Gretsch is KING of the hollow bodies and the G512 Electromatic may be right up your alley $599. Your gonna get a topline guitar and a real bigsby. Not a bigsby-like trem.

The Dean Palomino is hot too. One of my cousins music students has one...NICE


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Line 6 Spider III 15W (Hey, I jam in my living room...)