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Nota

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I've never posted in here. Y'all are scary. I lurk over in the pedal forum.

I have one electric guitar. It's my baby. You can't touch (or look) at her. No, don't even look.

I don't know much of what's out there, but as you can tell I'm very picky. Here's what I want, not sure it even exists:

- Shorter scale guitar, 24.75'' or less.
- Humbuggies with no pickup rings
- Flat neck, 14''-20'' radius, thin D profile preferred
- Under $1000, preferably under $600

I have a lot more tastes but I realize the more I write the less likely this mystical guitar exists :)
 

milli vanilli

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If you can deal with 25.5" radius i'd suggest an ibanez RG. No pickup rings, hum buckers, flat neck, easily within the radius you want, thin neck that hovers between a C and a D, and I just got a brand new RG655 for a grand, you can go used prestige for a lot less if you wan used.... Some of the LTD are simiar, but I'd take an ibanez prestige over an LTD personally
 

Nota

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If you can deal with 25.5" radius i'd suggest an ibanez RG. No pickup rings, hum buckers, flat neck, easily within the radius you want, thin neck that hovers between a C and a D, and I just got a brand new RG655 for a grand, you can go used prestige for a lot less if you wan used.... Some of the LTD are simiar, but I'd take an ibanez prestige over an LTD personally
I think all the Ibanez RGs are 25.5'' scale. I'll double check though!
 

Phnurt

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Check into something by Schecter. They have a good selection of short scale axes with shred style necks and flat or compound radius fretboards. Really well made guitars for a really low price (my traveling guitar is a Schecter). The only part that doesn't meet your criteria is the pickup rings.
 

Nota

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Thanks, checking them out now (owned the C-1 Classic in the past) but most of them are 25.5 as well. I did see one that was shorter so far!
 

Nota

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No, other than a custom Agile (which seems to be around $900) not too many exist. I know there's gotta be one out there somewhere :)
 

rsm

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Gibson Les Paul Junior?

I got nothing else that may come close to what you want...maybe build your own?
 
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It's not that expensive, actually... you can make a partscaster that matches your need for the price point you quoted.
 
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rsm

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Want to build me one? I can't build anything with wood, although I do have a piece of sand paper and a screwdriver somewhere...
I don't build either, however, my requirements for guitar (though perhaps may seem eclectic to some) are met by standard models.
 

milli vanilli

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Can always get a used epiphone les paul, sand the neck, and have the frets leveled to get a flat radius? Grab a cheap used one so if the experiment fails at least you didn't drop a grand...
 

TVa

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A used Les Paul Special with humbuckers would fit your needs. If you did black with black pickup rings, I think the rings would annoy you less: http://www.ebay.com/itm/2002-Gibson...886017?hash=item41a6a7c101:g:rfUAAOSwPc9W1c6y

I randomly bought a 2011 "jr. special" on Ebay for sub-$500 to try out the P90 sound, and I have been pleasantly surprised.

The specials from the 2011-2012 era have a neck that definitely feels like a "thin D" profile if that's what you're into.
 




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