Help find this guitar: 2 x P-90s, solid body, Not Gibson, <$1000 new or vg+ used

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  1. AshlandBump

    AshlandBump Silver Supporting Member

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    I'm considering a new guitar with P-90s -- the title pretty much says it all but, ideally, the scale should be 24.75" (i.e., like a Les Paul or ES-335) and the nut width/string spacing should be the same/nearly the same as a Les Paul or ES-335. One possibility is a Hamer Studio, the model with P-90s, but I've got time and I'm sure there are others I should consider. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
     
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    [​IMG].Set neck Reverends. Great value, sound, vibe and price.
     
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    Used Hamer USA Special. Around $600 or less used.
     
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    I'd have to go with one of the Hamer P90 models. You can definitely find one in your price range used. Unbeatable quality and the modern ones play great right out of the box, so there shouldn't be any additional expense unless it's old enough to have significant fretwear.
     
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    Find yourself a used Heritage H-137 Second Edition.
     
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    A good chioce:band
     
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    Reverend. My Daredevil 290 is a fantastic guitar - sounds great, plays great.
     
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    Probably the best choice. Check the Heritage owner's board.
     
  10. AshlandBump

    AshlandBump Silver Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the responses. I wish Heritage made a double-cut Les Paul Special clone rather than the single cut. Maybe they figure that ground has been covered by Hamer but I'd still like to see Heritage's take on it, would probably be very reasonable too.

    I specified non-Gibson because I'd consider the SG Classic and a DC Les Paul Special too. Hard to get past the traditional body shapes for me so I guess that's why I'm leaning towards the Hamer. All good suggestions though. The Reverends may be the best value of the bunch.
     

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