#1
Hi guys, i have 7 years exerience but that is nearly all with all out heavy metal guitars and high output humbuckers.

however i am getting into more vintage sounding stuff and want some advice.

I want a new guitar that first and foremost versatile. i want to be able to do clean cleans through warm tubey rock tones to heavy metal.

i would like advice on body woods, neck and fretboard woods and pickup configurations.

also advice on the type of bridge to go for. i used to og hard tail but it seems a simple trem system may be good for me now.

please advise and suggest a guitar. thanks
edit: sorry my budget is around £300 ($600) i may be able to stratch that
Last edited by Sepulturick at Jul 18, 2008,
#2
Take a look at a Schecter C-1 Classic, great guitar and it can handle cleans and metal tones. It is also in my opinion one of the better looking guitars out there
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#4
That just screams 'strat' to me. Though I can't tell- do you want to buy a new guitar, or assemble one from scratch?
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hss strat?

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#6
im not too sure about differences in woods but deffinately get humbuckers (obviously)
a simple trem will get way out of tune fast. try to find one that locks. well this isnt very helpful but oh well
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Take a look at a Schecter C-1 Classic, great guitar and it can handle cleans and metal tones. It is also in my opinion one of the better looking guitars out there

i was gonna suggest that same guitar man, they are the most versitile guitar i know of, my stepdad has one and its is the best guitar i ever played and if you do choose this one get the blue one
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#9
Well don't just choose some model and go get it. I would recommend a Les Paul standard, but you need try try a bunch out!. You can pick a guitar model, but each one of the same exact model plays completely different. Some Standard may feel like the best guitar ever, but others can be very bad for you. No matter what you pick, play a bunch of different ones first
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That just screams 'strat' to me. Though I can't tell- do you want to buy a new guitar, or assemble one from scratch?


if i can get something already built to my needs stock then thats fine but i wouldn't rule out getting something put together from parts or from scratch.
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hss strat...ok lets go with that for now. whic body and neck materials do you guys think? remember i have only ever had real experience with mahogany.

are we talking fender strats or ibanez super strats?
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hss strat...ok lets go with that for now. whic body and neck materials do you guys think? remember i have only ever had real experience with mahogany.

are we talking fender strats or ibanez super strats?

fender.
Id go for alder with a rosewood board
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yamaha pacifica? you could maybe pick up a 612 for £300.
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#18
my god, that blue Schecter C-1 Classic is the most beautiful thing i've ever seen. I was going to buy a les paul studio in a week.......but now i might have to rethink it!