Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Colnago, May 24, 2019.
I didn’t know about this and now I have gas
I played a used charvel San Dimas last week and it was a solid guitar, had I not known it was under 1k I would of assumed it was much more expensive.
MIM fender player's strat. It's basically an american standard strat now.
This, at minimum. I just found a 2000 Standard (which I'd take any day over recent ones) for $1200 in mint condition other than a tiny barely noticeable ding. If I can find that than there's 90's Gibson gold out there for $1K.
Players Strat MIM.
I just picked one of these up with the Memorial day Discount...HSS and I love it ! I like the pups both clean and overdriven, Made very well, no flaws that I can see. Go it brand new under 600 Bucks ! Really great guitar
I was looking around for a thicker neck, but comfy, and this one fits great for me.
If I was in the market for another 1000 guitar I would buy another Reverend. Love my Kingbolt. I've played different models and they were all great.
Gibson SG here as well.
Used American Telecaster or Stratocaster. If you already have those, a Les Paul Special.
I found a Levinson Blade RH-4 and it was the best G note I ever spent on a guitar.
I will put it up against any strat for fit, finish, playability and versatility. LOVE that guitar!
Without a doubt, a used Gibson SG (will run well under a grand). Seriously, an SG.
If I had a grand to buy a guitar off the rack, I'd buy a model that I've always wanted to try because they seem really interesting: Charvel Pro Mod San Dimas, or EVH Wolfgang Special.
If I was spending the money to get my only guitar to play, I would partscaster and build something cool.
If there is one guitar, it would be a used Gibson Firebird Non-reverse Studio. 3 P-90's, Coil Split, great release value. I would install a Free way switch and get the pickup configuration of a Strat and Les Paul; doesn't get better than that:
Bought a 2010 SC Les Paul Special GC exclusive from a guy on Reverb for $600 a few months back, great guitar, spent $200 on new Mojotone P-90 QuietCoils for it and it is a really great guitar. And the heritage cherry finish looks great as well!
Yep, that's what I was thinking, also.
Either that, or save more $.
I think the Ibanez Prestige models are an excellent buy. You can find them used from 500 on the beat up end to 1k for like new. You can always spend more, but the RG1550, 1570, 2550,2570,3550,3570 can all be found for under a grand if you're patient and looking. Made in Japan and great quality. I'd also champion the Edwards line from ESP, quality build and electronics. They use Duncan pups mostly and their stuff is will made. I've owned 3 and still have a Les Paul from them and it has served me well for years.
It’s been a few years but I was in guitar center and played most of the Les Paul models from CS all the way down to the satin model that was like $799. Can’t remember the exact model name on that one. I was actually pretty impressed with the whole line as far as sound and playability. And, I always tweak the action on any guitar I get and I didn’t find one that was unacceptable. This was like 5 guitars. And was really impressed with the sound and playability of the Satin model. Beat the heck out of a ton of other guitars in that price range.
I already have one but if I didn’t this would be the guitar I would buy: Washburn Parallaxe L20E.
Greco, Orville or Tokai LP copy
I’m so pleased to see this answer in the first few replies. IMO the S2 line, and the Vela in particular are some of the best guitars out there right now in the “not a lawyer guitar” category. I’ve been GASsing for a Vela a lot this year, and will pick one up soon for sure
I would put together another partscaster and pocket the left over money.