Give me a cool double humbucker guitar for $1,500

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  1. Tobin1634

    Tobin1634 Member

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    Ok so I know this is WAYYY too broad so let me give you some context:
    I love my Les Paul Standard and I know some will disagree but I'm too scared to gig it. I know they are meant to play but its just too precious to me to risk it getting messed up (like a broken headstock). I used to gig my Taylor acoustic and it got a nice scratch on it because of it, so please don't say "just gig the standard." I have an epiphone les paul that sounds good but it just doesn't have the juice for me.
    I'm more of a gibson fan and I really like flying Vs and explorers so I'm thinking about one of those. Firebirds are the coolest but don't feel good to me. I picked up an eastwood flying V that I like a lot, so thinking about that. Also like the RD style guitars that are out there. You get the idea that I want something kind of funky, not just a superstrat and not just another les paul like a classic or something (though I am thinking about that too).

    What do you think?
     
  2. FLYING V 83

    FLYING V 83 Gibson Geezer Silver Supporting Member

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    AMS has Korina Epi Vs for $599.
    Gig without worry.
    Use the other $900 for something else.
     
  3. sleewell

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    balaguer guitars has several models that would fit the bill and you can pick a lot of the specs.
     
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    What kind of music does your band play?
     
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    CRAIG4FSU Whatever... Silver Supporting Member

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    cover songs, classic to modern rock
     
  7. tealsixtysix

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    SG, Explorer, or V would all seem to fit the bill.
     
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    Baba Supporting Member

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    Great suggestion.

    I'd find a used, player's grade, either V or just get another LP and have at it. Just because it will be a different guitar than what you are leaving home, that doesn't mean it has to be a different guitar altogether. There's nothing wrong with having a gigging LP and a home LP.
     
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  10. sonic1974

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    Checked out a Hamer Studio or Special. Great guitars, only available used but well worth looking around for one.
     
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    Hardtail Strat partscaster
    PRS CE
    Telecaster custom
     
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    Yamaha Revstar. Keep the change for a good setup and some pedals.
     
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    Get a used USA Hamer Special!
     
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    sbrollins76 Supporting Member

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    Used EBMM Albert Lee. Or one of the new St. Vincent HH models if you can find a deal on one.
     
  16. Starshine

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    My Gibson Midtown is one of my all time favorite guitars. I actually prefer it ergonomically to an LP, and it will give you that sound. You can probably find one used for well under a thousand.
     
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  19. AA864

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    Yup, I have a Studio Custom, I think I paid $1200-1300. Same quality as a Gibson CS IMO.
     
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