If you had $2500 to spend on a guitar...

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  1. nosajwp

    nosajwp Member

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    Would you use all of it to get one really nice, versatile guitar, or spread it out on several less expensive guitars?
     
  2. guitarfish

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    I'd get a really nice one. I've had a number of inexpensive ($500ish) guitars, and I ended up selling several of them and having fewer, nicer ones. This works for me personally, alot better. As cool as guitars are, even if I had a whole bunch, I'd only end up playing a few of them - just my personality I guess.

    I have a couple American Strats, a Gibson LP, a Martin acoustic, and a cheapy semihollow - that's it. Someday I may get a Tele..but I don't really miss not having one now.
     
  3. MartinC

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    I'd get a Suhr Classic HSS ...
     
  4. Deacon

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    Another vote for one higher end guit versus several lower priced ones.
     
  5. guitarstan

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    Good question. I suppose if I were playing $100/man/nite gigs I would want a few throw away guitars. If I were a session player I would want one tone monster. If I were playing in high brow clubs I would want something very dependable like a Tom Anderson, Grosh, Surh, nice PRS, Custom Shop Strat or nice Les Paul.
     
  6. Digby

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    I'd buy two or three Reverends...

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  7. digthosetubes

    digthosetubes Senior Member

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    One nice one. For sure.
    You can only play one of them at a time, and you are worth enough that the one in your hands should be a really good one.
     
  8. G&L Player

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    My vote is for a Suhr. For a long time I had multiple guitars, that were reasonably priced and sounded good. There are cases where you may need more than one (a strat, a tele, and les paul styles, depending on the tunes - especially if you're in a cover band), but I finally bought a Suhr Classic.......wow, what a difference. I've sold just about everything else I own, because I just really bonded with the Suhr. The playability is just outstanding better than almost all of my other guitars), the tones are fantastic, and it really just felt right to me.
     
  9. sqadan

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    I have two really nice guitars... I'd get two more with that money - something with p90s and a 62 Tele Custom reissue.
     
  10. devilrob1979

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    When posed with that same exact situation I got a limited edition Hamer. I haven't regretted it for a moment.
     
  11. The Last Rebel

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    I vote for one really nice one. I'd personally get a Tom Anderson, either a Drop Top or a Classic Strat style.
     
  12. westchesterdave

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    You can't beat the Tom Andersons.

    I've been playing a relic '56 Strat at the store that really has my attention at the moment.
     
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    I also vote for one really nice one. In my experience that is what I prefer.
     
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    Another vote for one nice one.

    For me right now, it would either be a killer Tele or PRS DGT.
     
  15. Tarl

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    I'd buy another Standard Faded LP for $1469 and pocket the rest.
     
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    I'd buy a Gibson LP R8.
     
  18. shredtrash

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    I'd buy one killer Gold Top Les Paul.
     
  19. Stratofuzz

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    Quality before quantity-
    however you may be fortunate enough to find two fine instruments for that price with the current economy.
     
  20. Jim S

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    No frills Sadowsky solidbody (HSH or SSH) if it can be had that cheap; certainly used.

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