What 25-1/2" scale guitar with humbuckers?

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  1. Pappy

    Pappy Supporting Member

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    My main guitar for years has been a mid-eighties MIJ Tele that I absolutely love. I picked up a K-Line Strat recently (which is awesome) and now I'm looking around for a guitar with humbuckers.

    The problem is that I don't really like Gibsons that much. I'm just used to the feel of Fender scale length. I also much prefer non-trem guitars. Is there a Fender scale guitar with humbuckers that you would recommend? My budget is around $1,500. I was thinking of having K-Line make me a Tele Deluxe with Lollar Imperials but thought I'd get your feedback.

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
     
  2. shawntp

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    Not that this answers your question but Gibson has made a couple 25.5 guitars. In electrics I know the Tennessean / Country Gentleman (maybe all the Chet models) are 25.5. I also have an Advanced Jumbo acoustic that is Gibson and 25.5 - not sure what else they have made - I am sure someone around will be able to answer your question with a recommendation though.
     
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    How about a hardtail double-fat Strat?
     
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    Hamer Monaco SuperPros occasionally show up cheap and they're gorgeous. A cheap suggestion would be to try a Hagstrom Super Swede.
     
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    I've got a K-line JM-style with two Lollar Imperials. Probably my favorite guitar to play at the moment...
     
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    I've seen some absolutely gorgeous used melancon T style guitars with 2 humbuckers for around your budget.
     
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    Find yourself a used Tom Anderson one of the best thing out there with a humbucker and a 25.5 scale
     
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    Fender makes a tele like that, they starte din the early 70's I believe. Another even better option IMHO is a Hamer Monoco.
     
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    Sounds very cool. Can you tell me more about it? Does it have the usual JM circuitry and tremolo or does it have a Gibson style stop tailpiece?

    Thanks for all the suggestions. There are a number of them that I hadn't thought of. I'll have to start looking into them.
     
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    EB MusicMan

    Silhouette HSH
    20th Anniversary Silhouette HH
    Axis Super Sport HH
    JP HH
    SM HSSH or HSH

    There's also the HSS Silhouette Special, my fav.
     
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    I bought a Tele HH (forgot the model name... Custom maybe?) back in the 70's, that stands out in my mind as the most lifeless and worthless guitar I've ever owned. Sorry, don't mean to offend anyone, but it was a neither here nor there guitar, just no soul.
     
  12. Pappy

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    Another question: Do you feel that humbuckers sound good in 25-1/2" scale guitars are they really better suited to shorter scale instruments? Just curious if I'm wasting my time. It seems to me that the longer scale length would give them a bit more clarity.
     
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    My main instrument is a 26" Scott French with TV Jones humbuckers and it's _very_ big and clear sounding. I have to imagine it would be comparable with a good set of Gibson-style HBs.
     
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    Jonny Lang has mostly been using various 72 Thinlines for awhile and they sound great with the Fender Wide Range hbs and the Fender scale. I have an Industrial LP which is the same scale and has two ToneForDays humbuckers in it and it sounds really good and my tech insists it would sound even better if the guitar was made of wood (!). Fender Deluxe Teles also came with an LP electronic arrangement, and some people really like those.
     
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    My bandmate owns a Fender Tele Deluxe and it sounds great. It is sort of what started my interest in a Fender scale guitar with humbuckers. I don't want to buy a vintage one, though, and the reissues have different pickups.
     
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    Try a 25" scale guitar with humbuckers, like a PRS.
     
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    Soloist SL2H :)

    Gibson RD :)

    Faster faster faster :)
     
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    People are calling this new model is a "LP" for Fender players. I haven't played one yet, but it looks really good to me.
     
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    Wow! Beautiful guitar. I have a feeling that it's out of my price range, though.
     

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