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

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  1. Ghast

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    Gonna have to go with PRS here as well. I'd probably scoop that Cu24 in your shoes, but any used CE, Custom, DGT, Santana, Mira, or SC would keep me happy. Starla, too, if you're into that sorta thing (I'm not).
     
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    You want a $1500 guitar so you don't scratch up an $1800 Guitar?
     
  3. Bossanova

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    Nah, he wants a $1500 guitar cos he wants one. Can you relate?
     
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    Guitar Magazine Gear Of The Year 2017 - Little Sister, Crossroads
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    Cutaway or not, humbuckers or p-90s, Tobacco sunburst or Midnight, light in weight, padded gig bag
    A high value at $1,450
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  6. JohnK24

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    PRS SE Zach Myers or Bernie Marsden. Want to spend more ? Used PRS McCarty, a modern classic.
     
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    Soooo man good options. If you hate dings, then I wouldn't get a pointy guitar. They are by far the easiest guitars to accidentally bang up. I'd go PRS, Reverend, or SG, for what your looking for.
     
  8. Leon Todd

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    Second hand PRS SC245 or Mira, STR LJ-1, or a used USA Hamer Artist.

    You can hear the first three in this clip (with uber high gain anyway).

     
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    Used 90s or 2000s PRS CE22 (simply adore mine)

    SG Standard - 2013 or 2016 seem to be consistently good

    Firebird Studio - 2 humbuckers, same cool shape, but without the neck dive and ergonomic challenges of a regular Firebird. Looks especially cool in Pelham Blue!!
     
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    New or used - you decide - on any of the following...

    PRS SE Santana, McCarty
    Epi V or Explorer
    Gibson LP Studio
    Gibson doublecut LP Special
    Gibson SG in any flavor you like
    Washburn in any flavor you like
    Hamer in any flavor you like

    Use remainder of money to get yourself a...
    Marshall DSL 40CR or DSL 100H
    Vox AC15C1 or AC30
    Mesa son Of Boogie
    Mesa TA15 or TA30
    Mesa MKIII
    Ceriatone head of choice/affordability

    At $1500 and with serious shopping skills you could put together a complete rig that most any player would be happy with.
     
  12. Jarick

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    Some neat guitars:

    Reverend Kyle Shutt - $1200

    It's pretty tricked out already. Railhammer humbucker/P90 configuration, locking tuners, quality parts, good setup. It's the only Reverend that has LP style switching so it would be familiar.

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    PRS S2 Singlecut Standard Satin - $1000 or so used

    Solid guitar, everything you need although you may want to swap pickups depending on your tastes. Locking tuners, adjustable bridge, satin finish.

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    Fender American Professional Shawbucker Telecaster - $1450 (less used)

    Really cool guitar if you like the Fender scale. It's like a brighter, livelier Les Paul. Shawbuckers are low output PAFs and it sounds great, Gibson switching as well.

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  13. Jarick

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    Do you have the stock pickups in the Mira? I keep flipping around different pickups in mine. Got it used with Lollar Imperials which are neat but pretty mellow vintage. Tried Thornbuckers as well, didn't jump out that much. Going to try some humbucker sized P90's in there and I think that would be a good combo. The Mira is a pretty balanced guitar and some punchy pickups should liven it up a bit.
     
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    I know you don't want to hear this, but guitars are meant to be played, just like your car is meant to be driven.

    If you really want an extra guitar that you don't mind getting a scratch just look for a good used Les Paul or SG......
     
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    I recommend that you avoid another guitar that is prone to breaking at the headstock.
     
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    Gig the Standard... :p I gig the R9 you see left. ;) Unless you're in a thrash metal scream'o band.... then just find something used in the Emporiums here and rock on.:D
     
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    Seventy Seven guitars gets my vote.
     
  20. Jarick

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    I also think, if I were going to go for a "beater" guitar, I'd go with a Zach Meyers PRS SE.

    Find one used in great shape for about $500. Add a Tusq nut (there's a drop in that requires minimal height sanding) for $15. Add a set of Grover locking tuners for about $40. Swap in any pickups you want. For a budget build, I'd go with a Tonerider Rocksong bridge and Alnico Classic neck at $130 combined. I'd also swap the switch for a Switchcraft at $15 and if you want to go crazy, drop in new CTS pots, Orange Drop caps, and a Switchcraft jack for about $35. Then your choice of Straplocks.

    Total, you're in for under $750 and you have a hell of a guitar that wound sound and play great and you don't have to worry about getting knocked around.

    I did that with an SE 245...got one "used" in mint shape for $400 off Reverb. Switch was bad, so $15 later worked great. Stock pickups were fine, but I had a set of Toneriders I dropped in. Got the nut and locking tuners which were drop ins. Stock pots were fine so I didn't bother with them.
     

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