So heres the deal, I have recently acquired enough dough to buy a guitar for myself. I currently own one guitar. A low end RG. I've put a lot of hard work into it and upgraded everything from electronics to tuners and she's my baby and I wont sell her. But Its about time I find her a friend.
I have a solid 600 to spend but I can add as much as 300 if its the right guitar.
I know there are a lot of these types of threads but I am really in need of some advice.
I'm open to basically anything, but I'd prefer something built in USA or of similar quality. Essentially I'm looking for a NICE guitar. well... as nice as I can buy with what I got.
So far I've played around on a few strats and teles and les pauls.
At first I saw an american strat priced at 700 so I grabbed it and plugged it in. Let me tell you I've heard far better squires. I immediately put that thing back. Next I grabbed a mexico telecaster and it was a good breath of fresh fender after the strat. Then my pops grabbed me another american strat priced at 800. I think it was a strat special or something. Anyway when I plugged her in it was the classic strat tone with a nice humbucker in the bridge just the way I love em. Fat and twangy all in one. Only thing is, It was in an all black finish, and for some reason I've never liked black guitars. Why couldn't it be a burst... Any color but black... I've also played a few gibby pauls and I've taken quite a liking to them. love the tone, love the feel, It's like, when you play one it makes you feel warm or something. I like playing mostly rock n roll, and a bit of clean classy stuff. I'm not a huge metal head, but I sometimes venture around to learn whatever sounds cool.
Well as you can see. It looks like I'm in one hell of a tough spot because I don't know what I want and I dont want to regret dropping a grand on junk.
Anyway I was hoping people could tell me about their recommendations and their favorite $7-900 picks.
Thanks! I look forward to your input!