Best $1000 guitar?

andy474x

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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
Truth. I don’t know that everyone can hear and feel the difference between S2’s and other brands of similarly priced guitars, but for those who can, it’s BIG. I got an early satin standard, and recently an ice blue Studio got its teeth into me and wouldn’t let go. Actually preferred it to the Silver Sky by a fair margin.
 

Gclef

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Used: whatever floats your boat. There is tons out there. Check guitar center used with a 1000 price limit

New: for a short scale, p90 or humbucker guitar, I would say Yamaha hands down.
For strat types? Not sure. I've had only parts strats for years.

My main guitars are a parts strat, a carvin h2, and a Yamaha revstar.
 

Bossanova

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I’ve got $1000 max to blow on a guitar. I’ve searched and have narrowed my list.
If you had the $1000, what guitar would you get and why?
Great options for $1000:
American Std Tele or Strat
SG Standard
LP Trad Pro or studio
V, Explorer, Firebird
Partscaster with anything you want.
 

Bossanova

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For me, one of the PRS S2 Standard models, no question. $1K will get you a new satin model, or a used gloss finished model. Disclaimer, I am a big PRS fan. But, every time I compare them in shop to a Gibson or Fender, they are consistently better QC and by far more resonant and full sounding. I tried a couple satin LP tributes last week and they sounded like rubber bands on a yard stick, not to mention the lacerations from fret ends. Then I played the Standard 22, and one of the employees stopped me to tell me how much he loved it, too. If it's your kind of thing spec-wise, you can't go wrong.
This post should be framed and hung up in the TGP Hall of Fame. Really? Lacerations? Got pics? Really, the employee stopped you? Wow that must have felt awesome!

“You know what, Mark? The other day I met a local housewife from Reno, and she insisted on coming up on stage to shake my hand, look me in the eye and say: “Senator, you keep playing that PRS, we got your back.” <tear>
 
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For me, one of the PRS S2 Standard models, no question. $1K will get you a new satin model, or a used gloss finished model. Disclaimer, I am a big PRS fan. But, every time I compare them in shop to a Gibson or Fender, they are consistently better QC and by far more resonant and full sounding. I tried a couple satin LP tributes last week and they sounded like rubber bands on a yard stick, not to mention the lacerations from fret ends. Then I played the Standard 22, and one of the employees stopped me to tell me how much he loved it, too. If it's your kind of thing spec-wise, you can't go wrong.
I've played the S2 Standard 24 Satin now for just about 3 years. ZERO sharp frets, fantastic playing neck, sounds great (kind of SG-ish) and stays in tune. Couldn't ask for more.
 

andy474x

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This post should be framed and hung up in the TGP Hall of Fame. Really? Lacerations? Got pics? Really, the employee stopped you? Wow that must have felt awesome!

“You know what, Mark? The other day I met a local housewife from Reno, and she insisted on coming up on stage to shake my hand, look me in the eye and say: “Senator, you keep playing that PRS, we got your back.” <tear>
Jeez man, it’s Friday. You must’ve had a rough week. Maybe have a beer and relax?
 


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