Recommendations for backup guitar under $1500

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  1. Zoso

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    I'm looking to buy a dual humbucker guitar as a backup to my R59, and I'm looking for some recommendations to see what possibilities I've not yet uncovered. I'd like to stay under $1500, but other than that, I'm pretty open. What are your best picks in this range? Thanks!
     
  2. XKnight

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    A used McInturff Taurus or a used PRS SC.
     
  3. cooptone

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    +1 on the PRS SC
     
  4. dk123123dk

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    Cheap:
    http://www.guitarjapan.com/edwards/spec/e-lp-85sd.html

    Cheaper:
    http://www.rondomusic.com/product1123.html

    Cheapest:
    http://www.rondomusic.com/product1691.html
    +
    http://store.guitarfetish.com/labutustchbr.html
    http://store.guitarfetish.com/fusigrch3x3t.html
    http://store.guitarfetish.com/chsttawimost.html

    I have the SX with the upgrades shown. It rings out louder than a lot of Gibsons I have tried. Now its not a Gibson, but its a respectable guitar with those upgrades. Electronics are decent, might consider to upgrade if you use the pots a lot. I use mine as a backup and a beater, and its GREAT for that. I find myself picking it up first a lot lately, nice wide neck too.


    dk
     
  5. jeffwith1f

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    Gibson Flying V.
    nuff said
     
  6. daddyo

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    Used Gibson LP standard faded or LP Studio. If you are used to the feel and sound of a LP, why deviate.
     
  7. Zoso

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    Thanks for the suggestions, and keep 'em coming. I can't do a V, though...just not comfortable for me to play. I also have a Les Paul Studio, but it's not a backup for my R9. I set it up with some TV Jones Filtertrons to go in a different direction with that guitar. I like the Studio, but I guess I'd like something a bit different this time.
     
  8. Caretaker

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    Something from the Edwards line of Les Pauls and you`ll still have at least $500 left. Or add a little and wait for a used R7 to pop up, usually about $1700.
     
  9. Zoso

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    Can a McCarty be had in the $1500 range?
     
  10. boldaslove1977

    boldaslove1977 Silver Supporting Member

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    gibson explorer????

    just a different thought. you can get one used for much less than 1500. if if you want something different than a les paul, that can get you in the general vicinity of the les paul sound... it could work for you. but... the case is huge.
     
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    Used Gretsch Tennesse Rose or 6118 with a Bigsby. You'll never know till you play one through a Vox AC-30, a Tweed 59 bassman, or ? You can't imagine how cool cool can bee. Filtron pickups baby. Cool Twang. The Who's Who's Next used a Gretsch for about the whole album. No P90's as it might seem.
     
  12. Rock Johnson

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    Just a thought, how 'bout something with a Floyd for a backup? Maybe a Wolfgang or a Peavey HP, or a cool 80s rocker like a Kramer, a Mockingbird or even a Warlock.

    If it's gonna be your backup, might as well have some fun with it.

    Sans Floyd, take a look at the Fernandes Ravelles. It's a guitar Gibson *should* have come out with - an updated take on the LP.
     
  13. Lawn Jockey

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    I just bought a new (NOS) McCarty Soapbar for $1,595.00...so yes.

    A McCarty would be a wise choice...

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  14. K-Line

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    How about this.....
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  15. jtg116

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    McInturff Sportster- They go for around $1000, not a LP backup, but an LP killer :BEER
     
  16. Zoso

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    I like this one. What is this? It has a Jazzmaster body, but that's no model of Jazzmaster I'm familiar with.
     
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    Custom shop quality at a fraction of the price.
     
  18. daddyo

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    I missed one of these in purple by $50 on eBay :(
     
  19. got tone

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    "Live Road"'s are gettin' hard to find, lot's of "Duke"s around though.
     
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    +1

    Shop hard for one with some wear,
    and you may even hit the $1500 mark.
     

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