#1
hey kids i figured the other day i need a new guitar. i have been using my $200 ibanez gsa60 for quite some time. i need a guitar good for blues, hard rock, and some metal. it needs to be in the $700-$1000 price range and preferrably not in a super strat/strat copy shape.

dont even think about suggesting anything with emgs, dont bash me, but they take the character out of the guitar and are just plain muddy.


anyway, what does evr1 think i suggest?
#4
I'm guessing an Epiphone Les Paul Custom would work out well.
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#6
look into the japanese tokai. they make incredible sgs and les pauls. they also make strats and 335s but i'm not familiar with those as much.
#7
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look into the japanese tokai. they make incredible sgs and les pauls. they also make strats and 335s but i'm not familiar with those as much.

didn't you just recommend a Tokai in the "what guitar for pop-rock, punk-rock, and rock?"

haha
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#8
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didn't you just recommend a Tokai in the "what guitar for pop-rock, punk-rock, and rock?"

haha



haha ... hes a salesman
#10
Honestly, Epiphone Les Paul Custom is the thing for you.

Will definately hit the spot for you.
#11
I would say look into an Epiphone Les Paul Ultra, possibly swap the pickups out for Seymour Duncan P-Rails to give you enough versatility for those genres.

Les Paul Ultra-II

Bridge P-Rail

Neck P-Rail

For $880 I don't think you could get much more versatile than that, it'll do blues to metal no problem with the right amp.

What amp do you have?
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#12
Epiphone Elitist Les Paul maybe?

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#16
What amp do you have?

Are you willing to go used?

You can do a lot better than a run-of-the-mill Epiphone in that price range.

Maybe look into customizing your own Carvin SC90?
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