#1
Now Im looking for a double cutaway. My playing style is Blues based and classic rock. Some Brit invasion to. Basicly Zeppelin, stones, yardbirds, dave clark 5, spenser davis group, buffalo springfield, The allmans, ZZ top, Zappa, Cream, Derick and the dominoes, frampton, The kinks, the who, tom petty, dylan(even though many would count him as folk), queen, ect. As far as modern rock, I like the raconteurs, the greenhornes, the black keys, the stripes, the killers, jet ect. You can see how my taste in the oldies out weighs my taste in new music. I have a 212 fender fm with dsp(which i know people hate) and an old 1960's 112 tube amp called a mighty olsen. I hope to get a twin reverb in the next couple months but right now i wanna get a good solid body, double cutaway. Im not into strats so. yea any suggestions?
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#3
iv heard prs are kick ass. I played one and i really liked it. I dont care to get a les paul or an sg. does anyone know how good the gretsch solid bodys are?
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#4
You can get a nice Peavey HP Sig EXP for around $549.99. My local guitar shop has two and they are amazing guitars for the price. I also happen to own one.
#6
what about the gretsch double jet? Iv been lookin at one for a long time and thought about makin some changes to it. But like i said, i dont really know, im jus lookin for input. Has anyone played a gretsch double jet
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#7
a good HSS Fender Stratocaster can be found in that price range. that works
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#8
Odd you don't like the strat shape, but oh well, different strokes....

Here's some nice double cuts that are within your budget and aren't strats.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-AR305-Electric-Guitar?sku=512346
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Jaguar-HH-Electric-Guitar?sku=511323
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/ESP-LTD-PB500-Electric-Guitar?sku=518585
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Dean-Hardtail-Select-Electric-Guitar?sku=519946

Out of those though, I'd have to give my vote to the PB500. Very versatile instrument. The p-rails pickups that are in it are able to switch between a single coil, p90, and humbucker sounds.
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#9
Gretsch G5248T anyone know anything about this guitar? how it plays, how it sounds, ect
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#10
I'd go PRS, well considering you don't like strats... they would seem like the best guitars for your musical tastes (in that price range).
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#11
+1 on the PRS. they're very good guitars especially the more expensive ones.
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