The Ultimate "Do-it-all" Guitar under 3000$ Thread

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  1. don maxxx

    don maxxx Member

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    What will be the ultimate versatile do-it-all guitar on the market under 3000$ in your opinion?

    Floyd-Rose tremolo or something close
    Coil-split
    Rosewood fingerboard
    12" fingerboard or higher(compound is accepted)
    24 frets
    ....
    From chuncky metal to warm jazz and everything in between.
    What's you pick?
     
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    I'm pretty much ok with the PRS's tremolo system, that's why I said Floyd Rose OR something close.
    The Suhr Modern would do the trick?
     
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    Just to be different, I'll throw in a JEM:

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    Has all the features you want AND has a convenient carry handle!
     
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    Not sure on the radius, and not meaning to be a spam-bot, but honestly, this guitar does any genre I've thought of.
    Piezo bridge, with dedicated output jack to run stereo, ability to run piezo and magnetic at the same time.
    Only thing is no coil-tap. But I did buy the Mega-Switch for it! :D

    http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=428717
     
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    A new Suhr modern will be around 3000 it with those same exact specs..
     
  8. don maxxx

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    No dots is a deal breaker.
    I've note down all of them. I'll go to a shop near Munchen to try all of them.
    As far we have(no particular order):
    1.PRS CU24
    2.IBANEZ JEM
    3.Music Man John Petrucci
    4.Suhr Modern
     
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    From expereince, the best "all around" guitar I had owned was a Brian Moore MC1. It did everything very well. High gain, blues, country...

    I've since quit gigging and now take pride in owning a small stable full of 1 trick ponies...
     
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    Heartfield (by Fender) Elan III
    If you can live with an ebony board and 22 frets, it has tight Fuji Gen Gakki workmanship. Kind of like a PRS McCarty with a Floyd, 5 way, and middle single coil. Gets a variety of sounds and is extremely versatile. When I bought it, I wasn't expecting to play it as much as I have been. They don't pop up for sale too often, but might be worth keeping an eye out on Ebay for one...
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    Also, a Charvel 750XL, a deceptively versatile guitar. Shawn Lane used them.
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    My R8 does it for me, but probably isn't quite what you're looking for.
     
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    Anderson Droptop. I was thinking about this tonight. John Suhr could probably just as likely do this as well.
     
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    I'm building my do it all guitar - Tele body shape (spruce), 22 frets rosewood board, Wilkinson trem and locking tuners, 2 duncan P-Rails with a Duncan vintage rails in the middle. It'll have a blade 5 way to switch pickups with a master volume and tone and a 5 way rotary to switch sounds on the P-Rails. I've bought all the parts, just need to finish routing the body, paint it, and put it together.

    Total invested is about $500.
     
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    My thoughts, too, but I'd go for a CU22 myself. It does the LP thing better than the CU24 IMHO.

    The McCarty with a coil tap is nice as well. I think that's the standard configuration. It does the LP even better, but does not do the strat thing as well. The new Master Voice Control on the McCarty IIs may do a better job with the strat sound, though.


    The old Gibson Victory guitars were great all around guitars, but they died a quiet miserable death back in the early 80s. They still pop up from time to time.

    :munch
     
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    I don't think they are made any more. I'm wrong?
     
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    PRS's...

    preferably CU24 or McCarty.
     
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    Big +1 on the EBMM JP BFR as well as the PRS options. Also wanted to throw in the Paker Fly - a real Swiss Army Knife guitar (depending on model/options it can quickly head north of the $3K limit). Might also want to take a look at a Soloway Swan. Jim seems to be a top notch dude who would be willing to make you exactly what you need.

    Let us know what you end up getting.

    Cheers,

    Edward
     
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    some people say it's not very comfortable to play sitting down with the Parker, it is right?
    I'm more in a research thing right now, as I have the opportunity to go in Germany and test a bunch
    You're talking about the regular Jp model or the Family Reserve?
     
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    I would say Vigier.
     

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