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Dane1968

Your guitar of choice.

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You get the old line of 'If money was no object, what would you choose?' Obviously you would search for a priceless treasure. For most people money is an object of concern, however.

I am a pretty ordinary player, I just play rhythm, by choice. My preferences would be:

Les Paul. With humbuckers gives you a nice fat warm sound. P90's are dirtier but have more clarity. The body shape is very playable. The neck joint is a bit awkward, and they can be weighty. Cost a fortune.

Firebird. The most comfortable body to play, but they are neck heavy. Has a real metallic dirty sound, but still bright. People either love 'em or hate 'em. Reasonable cost.

Telecaster. A lot of Fender players choose a Strat, but I think a Tele sounds a bit meatier, and the volume knob is not in the way. I have no use for a tremolo. Reasonable cost.

Everyone has their own preferences, and if it works for you then what more do you want.

 

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I would pick my 59 Les Paul reissue. But the guitar with the most versatile sound is the Fender Stratocaster. With effects, you can achieve a variety of sounds.

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A Flying V or an Explorer, nice neck action, great tone on both.

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That's a tough one as I use a variety of guitars depending on what I want to achieve. My #1 guitar I use is my Tele followed by my LP. I also use a PRS Custom 24 quite a bit as it is by far the easiest and most comfortable guitar to play except the neck is too narrow between the nut and the third fret so I never use it for any tune which requires much rhythm work or tunes which require chording at those frets.

TBH I would like to go to a luthier and have a guitar custom made for what I like and how I play more than anything. Likely a semi-hollow body design based on the shape of the PRS Custom but with a locking trem vs. the shitty standard trem which they slap on them. Coil splitting humbuckers with push / pull pots and a switching option which allows the PU to be put out of phase.

You see my problem is I love me the style and tone of Jimi Hendrix, Lindsay Buckingham, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, and David Gilmour more than any other guitarists. A rather broad spectrum of which no one guitar will work across the board.

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Unlike you guys I'm left handed - and a Gibson Les Paul for me was just way to expensive and a left handed one difficult to find and so on. A great alternative is a left handed Epiphone. In fact you can make a carbon copy of a Black Beauty using an Epiphone and no one but the most hardcore players will really know the difference. And I love the sound of a tremolo on an Epiphone. I have been working on this idea for years because I once followed a band because of a particular player around for a bunch of gigs when I was a kid one summer.

i also think way to many guitar players have forgotten how unique and fun a Rickenbaker is. It's the sound of wind chimes through a 6 string. That's my next idea whenever I find the time and so on.

lastly people have forgotten about Gretsch which has some really cool sound about it

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21 hours ago, Clinton P. Desveaux said:

Unlike you guys I'm left handed - and a Gibson Les Paul for me was just way to expensive and a left handed one difficult to find and so on. A great alternative is a left handed Epiphone. In fact you can make a carbon copy of a Black Beauty using an Epiphone and no one but the most hardcore players will really know the difference. And I love the sound of a tremolo on an Epiphone. I have been working on this idea for years because I once followed a band because of a particular player around for a bunch of gigs when I was a kid one summer.

i also think way to many guitar players have forgotten how unique and fun a Rickenbaker is. It's the sound of wind chimes through a 6 string. That's my next idea whenever I find the time and so on.

lastly people have forgotten about Gretsch which has some really cool sound about it

The Rick has a very unique and beautiful tone, they are also expensive as hell. Not really a very good rock guitar IMO as the tone is just too jangly and light but still a very beautiful tone none the less.

Gretsch is also a great guitar. Their hollow-body guitars are legendary and I would love to gave one. The best overall tone of any guitar is the Gibson Birdland, I really love the hell out of those guitars. The tone Ted Nugent gets from his is just fantastic.

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On 3/31/2017 at 4:43 PM, bluecongo said:

Got mine.  1997 Jimmy Page Les Paul

 

 

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I own one as well. Great guitar with a variety of sounds via push/pull pots.

 

 

Page Les Paul.jpg

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Damn. You guys have some nice guitars! I learned on a Peavey electric guitar starter kit :lol:

But then I "graduated" to a Cort CL 1000, kinda like this  cort-cl1000-638974.jpg 

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Posted (edited)

Lindsay Buckingham is F'n great. Rarely gets get regarded as a player, just part of the band.

Epiphone guitars are good value if you can't afford the real deal. A few mods for a couple of hundred dollars and you're set.  Around 50% or more of all players are realistically bedroom players and don't have the cash or need for a $5000 plus Les Paul. Still, I wouldn't mind...

A nice Greco or Burny Japanese model are top notch without the price tag.

Can anyone find a pic of English comedian Bill Baily with his 8 neck or whatever guitar... Now that is a guitar to save up for. And a pleasure for your guitar tech to set up and re-string every night.

Edited by Dane1968
A laugh...

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