#1
What model, or brand, would you say is the best to play any kind of music when looking at the sub $700 dollar range?
I'm looking into buying a guitar in that price range and don't want to limit myself by buying, say, a metal guitar for a example, or a blues guitar, since I like playing a lot of different music.
#2
Ibanez Artcore semi hollow. Of the the more versatile guitars I've played.

From 350 to 600 bucks.
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#3
nashville tele
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#4
well, i've got my mom's old takamine f349 (yea, that's 25 years old) acoustic, so if i've already got an acoustic, does it make sense to buy a hollowbodied?
#5
a les paul is an unbellievably versatile guitar. it's used by blues musicians, metal musicians, and has a full and powerful tone. look for a used gibson, i found mine for 635.
#6
Ibanez SZ520,no Tremolo but they make a S model with tremolo Satch uses it
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#7
i was actually looking at the szr 720 from ibanez which isn't too different
#9
les paul without a doubt. i play stuff in drop d like avenged sevenfold to stuff like 311 and stone temple pilots. it sounds great and looks good too.
#10
Okay, well, there really isn't a "can do it all" guitar, you have to give us at least some vauge idea of your musical tastes. An Ibanez artcore doesn't cut through the mix like a superstrat, and a tele sometimes is a little twangy for modern cleans. And really, almost even more important than the guitar is the pickups you're using, you can easily ramp up the versatility of a guitar by say, having a cleaner neck pickup, but a slightly gritty bridge pickup accompanied by a pedal to really kick you into metal territory.
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#11
hmm well i don't play pop, i don't really play soft rock, nor do i play too much classic rock, i don't play insane metal but i have dipped my feet in the genre, i play some blues but i don't really play jazz...
#12
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#13
Well, if you're just getting started on guitar, you may just want to get something that isn't crazy expensive, but of a reasonable quality, just something solid body and not too extreme, probably with at least one humbucker, just for the sake of versatility. And, down the road, when you really decide what genre's you really want to get into, you'll know what you want.
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#14
i've been playing guitar for a year... i've made decent progress since i've been playing piano for about 11 now. i want to draw a fine line between getting a guitar that isn't a beginners instrument that i will quickly outgrow, but not something to expensive, and something versatile enough so i can, as you said, explore what i want to play.
#15
Quote by LD_Luke D
a les paul is an unbellievably versatile guitar. it's used by blues musicians, metal musicians, and has a full and powerful tone. look for a used gibson, i found mine for 635.

I'm gonna agree; I'd get a mid-to-high output Alnico pickup for the bridge and a PAF copy for the neck though. Strangely enough, it's the most clichéd SD pickup combo ever: The JB/'59 combo.
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#16
well, who are some of your favorite bands/guitarists?
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#18
You know, I have an SSH guitar myself, and there isn't much I can't play on it at least somewhat convincingly as far as tone goes.
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#20
Les paul.
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#21
Les Paul with a coil tap, or an Ibanez SZ with coil tap, or even a Schecter Blackjack or Hellraiser (in the latters case, a pickup change may be in the works, but it plays phenominally).
#24
HSS Strat and Ibanez S series

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#25
Fender Strat

get one in HSS for even more variations on sound. (I'd suggest a Highway One HSS)
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#26
HSS strat or a epi les paul.

go try them out and pick the one you like more, the necks feel very different.
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#27
Jackson DK2 or DK2M.
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#28
There's really no one guitar that's perfect for everything. With todays amps and effects you can get alot out of any guitar. Go with the one that you like the most.
All that being said although I'm a newbie as far as playing I've been around professional musicians for better than 30 years. One thing almost everyone of them have is a Les Paul that they use and I would say the majority (around 70%) used them as thier main guitar. Many after hours discussions over adult beverages that the LP come as close as one can get to a do everything electric but to cover everything you would need 4. A Les Paul, Strat,Tele and an ES -335 style
#29
les paul.
sorry if thats a bit vague but there is a les pauk for every price range so they're probably your best bet
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#32
Quote by sinister midget
Ibanez Artcore semi hollow. Of the the more versatile guitars I've played.

From 350 to 600 bucks.



Agreed. I was kinda horse shittin' around for my daughter and played 3's and 7's and it sounded good.
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#33
reading this thread makes me realize how fail my guitar is..lol it works for now though. Perhaps I'll upgrade when I get a job
#34
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#35
ibanez rg1570? yamaha pacifica 812? really anything which is either HSH or HSS (in terms of pickup configuration) would be your best bet for a range of stuff...
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#37
washburn x50 pro
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