Best $1000 guitar?

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  1. Stinky Kitty

    Stinky Kitty Silver Supporting Member

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    A used Ibanez AZ242BC. Rolled frets, roasted neck, nice pups...can cover jazz to metal. I liken it to a poor man's Guthrie Govan Charvel.
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  2. gentlyweeping

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    I vote used Fender American Standards. 2013 to 2016. Use the leftover dough to get it set up real nice.
     
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  3. David B

    David B Silver Supporting Member

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    PRS S2 or a John Page classic, if you search around you can find one new for around 1K, and certainly used in excellent condition. If you are searching for an electric solid body it's hard to wrong with these.
     
  4. BigDoug1053

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    Almost any new guitar you pay around $1000 for will be a very playable and quality import. Gretsch Electromatics, Reverends, Jacksons, Ibanezi are all good choices I can vouch for. Ibanez Prestige models can found used in EX+ condition at $1000. The Gibsons that go for around this price are also very nice, though not as fancy as the imports. Here's some wonderful instruments I enjoy bought new at this approximate price point:

    Jackson Soloist Pro Series SLATQM 7 and SL2QM 6
    Jackson Pro Series Dinky DK2
    Reverend Warhawk 390
    Gibson Faded Les Paul Special DC
     
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  5. Bobby Brown

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    Yes, It does in a world full of good 1000$ guitars. With 1000$ I would buy I '52 telecaster with a thick neck.
     
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  7. Oriondk

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    Since I’m looking for a guitar for jazz it would be a semi-hollow and probably an Ibanez AS93, though I’d shop around before making a final decision, and also look at hollow bodies.
     
  8. kor

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    Reverend would be my go-to at a grand.
     
  9. AlanH

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    Am surprised Ibanez Prestige took 'til now to come up.

    I can vouch for the MIJ RG550 Genesis. I also like my faded Gibsons and I have my eyes on the PRS S2 Standards. As a gigging musician with family I live in this price bracket. You start to get true quality and reliability if you're happy to forgo bling and gloss
     
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  10. dumbell78

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    Used EBMM Axis, got mine for $850.
     
  11. edwarddavis

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    We have a winner
     
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  12. neastguy

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    is this a REV... love it other than the color
     
  13. jerryratpack

    jerryratpack Gold Supporting Member

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    I absolutely love the PRS SE line from World Music...

    I guess the jury is still out for the newer Cor-tek Line.

    I have on my wish list this year : Not in any particular order

    PRS SE Zach Meyer
    PRS SE Pauls Guitar
    Reverend Sensei FM
    Yamaha Rev 820
    G&L Blues Boy (import)
    although I would like to try out the USA version $1600

    All under a Grand New.
     
  14. Kylote

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    I basically answered this question for myself a couple months ago and it was a used American standard tele.

    Reverend also makes some cool stuff in the $800-1,000 range new.
     
  15. MkIII Renegade

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    You don't even have to spend $1000 to have a fully professional quality guitar these days.

    Find a new Fender American Performer series Strat or Tele on sale (like this weekend :beer ) or any Charvel San Dimas or ProMod series MIM (don't worry about it.....MIM rocks now!) or even a used Jackson Soloist MIJ. For any guitar at the original cost level of a Soloist or above, I basically always buy used. That way, I can buy more of them. :wave
     
  16. Artie Fisk

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    Reverend Club King.
     
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  17. Page of Cups

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    Stickers!!!:eek:
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  18. twoheadedboy

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    Early 90s Gibson Les Paul Studio with ebony fretboard
     
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  19. freedom's door

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    Charvel Pro Mod San Dimas or So Cal
     
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  20. Sensates

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    Fender American Special/Performer or (handpick a good) Gibson SG Standard

    I'm shocked by how well received the S2 is. i have one Cu24 but would put them below the above two
     

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