#1
It's almost new guitar time, and I need some suggestions. I need a guitar that will play ska, jazz, and a bit of punk for under $700. A non-locking vibrato would be nice, but it's not necessary.

I was thinking telecaster, or maybe Ibanez Artcore.
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#2
Epiphone Wildkat. P-90's = hot for ska.
#5
Stratocaster or Telecaster.
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#6
Epiphone: Either the Wildcat or Alleykat (I prefer Alley)

Ibanez: Most of their Artcore and Artist series.

Fender: Strat, Tele. Thinline tele gets both the warm jazz tone, and the bright skank for ska.
#7
I don't know if a tele can get a good jazz tone, except possibly a thinline or one with a humbucker or a p-90 in the neck. I think a semi-hollow would be best. A Les Paul with dual P-90s would probably be pretty good too.
#8
Quote by werty22
I don't know if a tele can get a good jazz tone, except possibly a thinline or one with a humbucker or a p-90 in the neck.


From personal experience as a gigging jazz musician, the telecaster is the only single coil solidbody guitar that can cop a really good jazz tone.
#9
Telecaster all the way. They're fantastic guitars for the genre's that you mentioned. The jazz tone might be a little hard to EQ, but it's there if you look for it.
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#10
Either an epiphone wildkat, alleykat, or an upgraded dot.
I upgraded my dot with GFS mean 90 in the bridge and vintage 59 neck, new 500k gibson pots, a GFS roller TOM bridge.
When I go for a vibrato, I'll do a B-700 and gotoh locking tuners.
Great for blues, jazz, rock n' roll, even hard rock, and punk with a distortion pedal.
I've been told it sounds better than a gibson after gigs.
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#11
So far I'm leaning towards a tele thinline. There aren't any telecasters with a single coil in the bridge and a humbucker in the neck, are there?
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#13
Quote by MetalMilitia212
So far I'm leaning towards a tele thinline. There aren't any telecasters with a single coil in the bridge and a humbucker in the neck, are there?


There sure are, the Fender '72 Telecaster:

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Swing T-Through

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

Orange Rocker 30 Combo

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