#1
OK, well, here it goes - I'm looking to buy a new electric guitar soon, and was wondering what type/brand to buy, and if I'd need to mod the pickups or not. I play anything 60/70s-ish, with some jazz. i was looking into Hagstrom Swede's, if anyone has a comment on that too.

thanks for looking
#2
60s/70s with some jazz?

I'd be looking at something semi hollow like an Epiphone Casino, Sheraton II or ES 335. The last 2 I would change the pickups in. Fender's Jaguar and Jazzmaster are also worth looking at; don't worry about the pickups.
#3
Anything more specific on the genres? 60's-70's rock? folk? There was a lot played and you'd be hard pressed to get one suitable guitar...

what's your budget like?

I hear hagstom generally makes decent guitars, but I think more specific information would help. What have you got now, what don't you like about it?
#4
Get a Fender Stratocaster. They're versatile. As long as you aren't playing Metal. Even playing metal, you can change pickups for that sound.

#5
Fender strat great guitar, versatile do anything you want!

Gear
Gibson Les Paul Traditional
Carvin V3 and Marhall 1960A cab
2 B.C. Rich Ironbird Pro
Schecter Hellraiser 6
Boss ML-2

#6
well, to be specific, i play 60s psychedelia, folk rock, prog.rock, classic rock, and stuff like Zappa.

I now own a MIM Fender Strat, and the tone buttons turn to much, there's accumulating fret ware, and the sound is not exactly good (and I assume its not my Mesa Boogie Lonestar).
#7
how about a Les Paul? very versatile and different to a Strat, in a good way.

i suppose any guitar will do really as long as it isnt specifically designed for the br00talz
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#8
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how about a Les Paul? very versatile and different to a Strat, in a good way.

i suppose any guitar will do really as long as it isnt specifically designed for the br00talz


i hate les pauls. the necks are like square logs
#10
yea, i played an epiphone es335. awesome! But i would prefer a Gibson just cause it would probably last longer