Best cheap QOTSA guitar?

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  1. radiohead625

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    Queens of the Stone Age... What cheap guitars have you heard or do you think would nail those "C" tuned tones? The key is the guitar has to have some style...:munch
     
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    A Dot? Josh played them.
     
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    I've used different guitars for that C tuning, and didn't have any issue, but as you know a regular scale guitar can become really "soft" to play.
    If you don't mind, define "cheap". An Epiphone Les Paul? A PRS SE singlecut?
    Or maybe the Troy signature Yamaha SA 503.
    When I had a QOTS cover band I was consider buying a (now out of production) Ibanez Mike Mushok guitar, since it's a baritone one.
     
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    I use dunlop heavy core strings on a 24.75" scale guitar to tune to D-standard (11-50 set), and it's anything but floppy. Even at Drop C, still feels a touch stiffer than a set of 10's on a strat.
     
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    Yamaha SA503TVL? It's Troy Van Leeuwen from QotSA's signature. Can normally be got for fairly cheap. Mine is a great player. Had to get a new bridge and nut but now it's a monster. Might need to do the old sock stuffing trick though, it is a bit of a mare for feedback
     
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    The epiphone dot would be the obvious choice... as josh seems to have a penchant for a cheap epiphone.
     
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    The dot I have for sale pretty cheap ;) [/spam]
     
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    great guitar - but that is not at all cheap

    I have no idea how hard it would be to track down a MS500 in the US but that could be in your price range.

    best bet as others have said is the Epiphone dot
     
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    A Gibson ES335 might play OK, but intonating it is a nightmare. It's like trying to paint a house on a trampoline.
     

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