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05-24-2008 12:30 PM
ColinMmmmm
Re: New guitar search...

Go to a guitar shop and try some out. Odds are half the guitars in-store will be double cutaways with fixed bridges (or strat-style bridges). Then narrow down your search. If it was me, I'd be looking at the JS others mentioned, or a Jackson . . .
05-23-2008 11:49 PM
jim777
Re: New guitar search...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mawo View Post
AR 2000
Tough to find, but definitely a MOST excellent guitar
05-23-2008 09:34 PM
varador
Re: New guitar search...

Jackson SLSMG

some Les Paul?

Charvel Model series... but you won't find one with a fixed bridge and two humbuckers...

buying a cheap guitar and hotrodding it with expensive pickups will never get you as good of a sound as a more expensive and well-built guitar... There are other construction and quality considerations that significantly affect tone from the guitar e.g. fret quality, fretboard, bridge quality, tuner quality, nut, electronics (aside from pickups)...

The good news is that a well-built guitar isn't necessarily expensive... A Charvel Model 1, 1 bridge humbucker, fixed bridge, and all badass awesome playability should only set you back between $100-$200. You could get the more expensive Charvels with more advanced electronics layouts (S-S-H, mini-toggles for pickup switches, tone knob, mid-boost, active electronics) like a Model 4 (bolt-on) or Model 6, those should go $400-$600. Back in the late 80s they sold for around $900 which in today's US dollars is around $1600 so you're getting a hell of a deal with them.

And I can testify myself, having acquired a Charvel Model 4 in February of this year... awesome guitar.
05-22-2008 07:11 PM
Jem77brmr_owner
Re: New guitar search...

You said

"mainly for recording as of right now"
and
"low budget"

For recording the important thing is the pickups. Only them
1 You take one crappy guitar that you really like the action of it. One that your comfortable with!

2 You buy pickups for the sound your looking for ( some pickups have a metal sound.. other a buttery one etc.: active passive etc.) ( between 100$ a 300$, the price did not represent perfectly there quality, depend on the sound you are looking for.) You even might try to check for used pickups on local website.

3 You go to a professional luthier and pay him 50$ to change the pickups.

You will have a perfectly fit for you and your style studio guitar for peanuts!
05-12-2008 12:31 AM
Petie
Re: New guitar search...

I quite like these:

05-11-2008 11:31 PM
wildchild247
Re: New guitar search...

how about the schecter c series line up or maybe some of the esp ltds

they have nice necks that are not too skinny and most of them come with EMGs or Seymour Duncans
05-11-2008 10:28 PM
rvai
Re: New guitar search...

lol, a prs? or a carvin, both make beautiful guitars
05-11-2008 12:59 PM
Fabio
Re: New guitar search...

Uh.. a Jem with a Les Paul-neck and blocked tremolo?

Just trying to stay true to the hood, Jemsite4life! *Holla*
05-11-2008 12:13 PM
Mawo
Re: New guitar search...

AR 2000
05-11-2008 11:21 AM
Darin
Re: New guitar search...

I 2nd the JS. The versitility in tone in unsurpasseed. Easy player too.
05-11-2008 10:50 AM
michblanch
Re: New guitar search...

Have one built.
I am having a custom built in Florida to the specs that I want. Pictures will be posted as soon as it is completed.

Customs seem expensive, but they are well worth the investment. And if you shop around you can save some money.

Let me know if you want the name of my builder.
He just completed 3 customs for a person who didn't want to take his vintage guitars on tour.
05-10-2008 10:13 PM
CityofBlindingLights
Re: New guitar search...

Take a look at Charvels, I really like their stuff.
05-10-2008 06:55 PM
humpy
Re: New guitar search...

What about a Les Paul double cutaway?
05-10-2008 03:42 PM
Matheau
Re: New guitar search...

It's a really kind of vague description. There are a lot of double cutaway guitars with two humbuckers and fixed bridges, it's a pretty standard guitar style, it actually describes most of Schecter's guitars and quite a few ESP models and a good chunk of B. C. Rich guitars and etc, etc. Necks are very subjective, so it is hard to say what you think is "too thin."
05-10-2008 01:50 PM
SeanB
Re: New guitar search...

How about the JS1600?
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