Have Tele. Want something else $600-$800 range.

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  1. UrbanHymns

    UrbanHymns Supporting Member

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    This is likely a “dumb” question and the easiest answer would be to just go the guitar store and play a bunch of guitars for a few hours. And I will do all that, and have some. But since many of you own multiple guitars, I’d like to get your perspective on the advantage of owning different guitars.

    Right now, I play a Telecaster, but I’m in the mood for another guitar (for a different sound) and have $600-$800 to spend. Here are some options I’m considering:

    Epi Casino
    Epi Sheraton
    Gretsch 5120
    Fender Jazzmaster

    I play everything from pop to alternative to P&W. So Radiohead, U2, some alt.country, Hillsong United, etc. But I also play some solo gigs, so that’s where I could see something like a Casino coming in handy for clean tremolo stuff with a woody tone.
     
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    jazzmaster! i've been building JM gas for a while now but alas, i have enough guitars already
     
  3. VicAjax

    VicAjax Male Supermodel

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    that's easy. tele deluxe.
     
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    How about one of these. Because I want one of these…
     
  5. Jess 1971

    Jess 1971 Supporting Member

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    I'm primarily a Tele guy as well, as a Telecaster has been my number one guitar for more than 20 years. I think a Les Paul would complement your collection quite a bit, as it's very different from a Tele. But a nice humbucker-equipped guitar that's somewhere in between and right around $700 new is a Reverend Sensei. Amazing guitars, and not just for the money. Solid electronics, great build quality, awesome tone. Here are mine.

    Edwards LP - Reverend Sense HB - Fender American Standard Telecaster

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    I think the best new guitars for that price are the faded Gibson Les Paul Studios for $799. Pleked fretboard and excellent sounding Burstbuckers that alone sell for $260.
     
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    ....I would look into MIK Sheratons, Washburn HB35s, Hamer Echotone,...Then experiment with a Boss AC-2 or 3 acoustic simulater pedal,and with a Blues driver or a TS-9 added when you need the boost, you would have a simple rig that would cover alot of genres...............It's late at night, and after typing this I realize I should take my own advise, and sell off a few things and start playing more, I think I could do well just having my Sherry, Washburn, Tele. and my Flat top,.....Now, which of the other 3 'gits and 2 of my 4 amps go up on the block................
     
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    A Baja Tele-extremely versatile and sounds great at ALL of the styles/bands you mentioned.
     
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    +1

    Depending on which Tele model you have now, a second Tele might be of more use than some of these others.
     
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    I vote Jazzmaster. I find my JM is a perfect companion to my Nocaster.
     
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    Check out the Fender Pawn Shop guitars. I just scored a 72 Pawn Shop at Sam Ash for $599. Two of the models come equipt with Fender Wide Range Humbuckers.
     
  13. KidEh

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    I own a tele and a jazzmaster and a casino

    A Jazzmaster is not for everyone, but I love the sound of my Thin Skin. Very "plinky". I'm a big Radiohead fan too - think Thoms guitar on Airbag and Optimistic. Or more appropriately, think later Pavement albums. Very well defined notes, very bright, but the tone knobs can get you anything. Not a lot of sustain, but that's not for me anyways

    That being said the tele can cover similar territory and then some (I say this as someone whose Jazzmaster is their most prized posession). I would go with the Sheraton for something completely different. I like my Casino but something with humbuckers will stand apart from your tele. Casino doesn't have a woody tone in my opinion, too bright. If you want another solid body, maybe a used SG?
     
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    The Jazzmaster is likely to have the same "feel" (because of the bolt on neck) and depending on pickup configuration, the sound may be close as well (especially acoustically), I would go and get a Les Paul styled guitar, it would be a nice contrast and would be a truly different sonic palette.
     
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    Also consider a Reverend Flatroc or Club King RT. Much better than a Gretsch Electromatic.
     
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    Sorry for the brief high jack ... How did you get one of these from a retailer for $200 off street price? I want a surf green one. :bonk

    To the OP: definitely go humbucker equipped. I would lean toward a semi hollow.
     
  17. gtone

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    Get yourself an SG! Great compliment to a Tele and, in fact, might even replace your Tele as your #1 (I've sold my Tele in fact and bought a second SG and never looked back). Through the years, models have been available with buckers, P90's and mini's and each of those can be quite versatile also if set up properly. Same for choice of bridges - TOM's, stoptail/wraptail, Maestro/Vibrola's, Bigsby's, etc. There have been all kinds of necks throughout the years also (wide, narrow, thin, beefy, but no baseball bats ever offered though), just a matter of playing a few to find what works for you.

    SG's can bring on the rock and yet, clean up oh so nicely. Light, affordable, comfortable and they nicely cut through a stage/studio mix regardless of how much gain's dialed in. My SG's easily cover Radiohead, U2, Pink Floyd, punk, pop, blues, R&B, funk and classic rock ground without working up a sweat. With a little finesse, you can also suss up some pretty convincing Fendery surf or country tones too.
     
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    this.

    don't waste your time with a new import.

    you can find used USA SG standards all day long for $700-$800 on craigslist.

    and they have the 'old' rosewood fingerboards, no less!
     
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    I have a tele, jazzmaster and casino. Out of those my current favorite is the Casino. Warm, woody tone that is totally different from any other guitar I had before. I like it a lot.
     

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