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So I've got 6 guitars, including Gibson, Gretsch, Fender and a few others. But really all I play is my favorite SG standard and my Advanced Jumbo. I was cleaning/changing the strings and setting up my SG yesterday evening and noticed that it was getting pretty beat after being played for hours everyday for the last four years, so I want to get another guitar to take the strain off of the SG. But I'm having problems finding a guitar that makes me want to buy it. I kinda like the look a red ES 345, or a custom vos SG with a mistro, but not enough to actually buy it. I know I'd just leave it in its case and continue to play the SG all the time. So basically I want you guys to post pics of some of your favorite guitars. I haven't had gas in a couple of years, which has resulted in me buying guitars and then getting rid of them because I don't ever play them. So come on guys, give me gas. Also I'm kind of interested in a LP traditional pro plus in Ice Tea, not really because I like the look of it, but because I'm southern so I think it fits.

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I second the PRS motion-their Santana guitar series is great.The Firebird V and VII are wonderful guitars-both the Gibson and Epi models.I have a 2006 C.S. sunburst Epi Firebird V with the stock Epi full size humbuckers and it sounds almost identical to a mid 60s S.G. The recent Gibson Firebirds are fabulous too plus you can get them with the Maestro vibrato assembly.Both the Gibson and Epi Firebird VII with the mini hums and the Maestros are superb guitars too.All of these guitars are worth a serious look as is the Epi Casino-especially the John Lennon and Inspired By John Lennon models.I have a 1965 John Lennon model and it is hands down my favourite guitar out of 30 that I own and it's not only about the best sounding but it is the easiest guitar to play that I ever put in my hands.There is also a '61 Casino reissue that's supposed to be an incredible bang for the buck and of course sounds and plays great too.

 

Fender has just released an Factory Special Run (FSR) Antigua finish Strat and Tele that look absolutely stunning and sound likewise too plus where are said to be only about 150 of each available in the U.S. they are most likely going to appreciate in value moreso than other models of the same guitars.The Jazzmaster and Jaguar are also great guitars-that is of course only if you go for the 60s reissues.The Jaguar has the unmistakeable single coil sound but is somewhat thinner sounding than the Strat and the Jazzmaster has more of a P-90 like tone.Sorry about pix but I don't have the computer know-how to post pix.

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After looking at a few websites I'm kinda interested in the Jeff Tweedy SG. But that LP, and PRS that you guys posted are looking pretty great too.

 

Sg junior 60s

 

 

Hardtail Stratocasters, seriously. I love them

 

The only thing I have against those is that they have a maple board. I really like rosewood. My fingers just don't like the hardness of maple, my fingers aren't that fond of ebony either. I just really like the softness of rosewood.

 

Some iced tea goodness, R8 vos...

 

This looks VERY nice. I've honestly never had a Gibson LP. I had an epiphone standard when I was younger and I didn't like it because the edge rubbed my arm raw if I played standing too long. Thats actually what made me go to the SG world. But yours looks great, makes me want to give LP's another shot.

 

Get a Tele....They have balls....

 

I actually have a tele, mine doesn't have balls though, more like closet rash. It's in its case in my closet and I don't think I've even touched the case in over a year let alone the guitar.

 

No PRS? I highly recommend one.

 

This looks very nice too. I don't have much experience with PRS, but yours looks great. My buddy says GC Raleigh has about ten or so, so I think I'm going to go check them out within the next couple of days.

 

My 3 favorites are my white SG 61, my Trad ice-tea burst, and my Fender strat hotrod 62.

 

I forgot that they are doing the 61 reissue in white. It looks rather nice, and 57 classics. Hmmmm....

 

 

I second the PRS motion-their Santana guitar series is great.The Firebird V and VII are wonderful guitars-both the Gibson and Epi models.I have a 2006 C.S. sunburst Epi Firebird V with the stock Epi full size humbuckers and it sounds almost identical to a mid 60s S.G. The recent Gibson Firebirds are fabulous too plus you can get them with the Maestro vibrato assembly.Both the Gibson and Epi Firebird VII with the mini hums and the Maestros are superb guitars too.All of these guitars are worth a serious look as is the Epi Casino-especially the John Lennon and Inspired By John Lennon models.I have a 1965 John Lennon model and it is hands down my favourite guitar out of 30 that I own and it's not only about the best sounding but it is the easiest guitar to play that I ever put in my hands.There is also a '61 Casino reissue that's supposed to be an incredible bang for the buck and of course sounds and plays great too.

 

Fender has just released an Factory Special Run (FSR) Antigua finish Strat and Tele that look absolutely stunning and sound likewise too plus where are said to be only about 150 of each available in the U.S. they are most likely going to appreciate in value moreso than other models of the same guitars.The Jazzmaster and Jaguar are also great guitars-that is of course only if you go for the 60s reissues.The Jaguar has the unmistakeable single coil sound but is somewhat thinner sounding than the Strat and the Jazzmaster has more of a P-90 like tone.Sorry about pix but I don't have the computer know-how to post pix.

 

I've seen a lot of the new fender stuff and it's just not doing it for me. I also had a firebird V a while ago and just didn't bond with it.

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Can someone give you GAS?

 

Not much is known about the causes, and medical science does not recognize it, but much is known about it. YES, it is contagious. You CAN catch it from others. It is not know how the condition is transmitted, but it is definitely highly contagious.

 

It has been known to be able to travel from person to person, or travel from person to a guitar to a person, and also be able to travel to a person from an amp. Even pictures or sound.

 

It seems to be most contagious coming from guitars or amps. Chances are much higher of getting it that way than from a computer. So your chances of getting it are many times greater in places like guitar shops.

 

As luck would have it, that is also where you can get prescriptions fastest when you DO catch it.

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One and only favorite Parker DF524

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Since I got this, my Gibson, Epiphone, & ESP/LTD have been gathering dust and rust.

 

Why?

  1. Light weight
  2. Well balanced (no neck dive - take your hands off and it stays put)
  3. Nice contoured body - ultra comfortable to hold - no pressure points on my arm
  4. 14" radius neck
  5. 25.5" scale
  6. Master volume near my right pinkie finger
  7. Ebony fretboard and hardened stainless steel frets make bending a breeze
  8. Graph-tech nut, Sperzel locking tuners, and straight through string design from tuner to ball end make for better tuning stability - even better than the guitars I have with no whammy
  9. Duncan magnetic pickups S - S - SH (coil tapping) sound great
  10. Fishman piezo under the bridge with a blend control add to the already great sounds the Duncans make

 

df6_headstock.jpg

 

Since I got this guitar a year and a half ago, I haven't had GAS for anything but another Parker DF

 

Notes ♫

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Okay, I'm talking types here rather than individual guitars.

 

But I get the impression you don't have a jazz guitar although you play a large acoustic - and then drop down to teeny board guitars.

 

Frankly I think the ES175 is the perfect size guitar and - for you - may offer that in between feel as well.

 

The one thing about these is that, IMHO, it takes more thought on strings and setup than either a board or an acoustic.

 

I use very light strings, very low action - but I'm also using a very light finger style of playing that's far closer to a classical guitar pickin' style than anything else.

 

But... many of the flatpick jazz guys want quite heavy flatwounds for melody and 3-note chords.

 

The thing is, either way you're talking about a different sound and a bit of a different way of playing.

 

For what it's worth, mine sat in its case for 20 some years with heavy strings on it because I didn't like the way it sounded or played - and typically the pick guards buzz on the bridge pickup! So... One day when I had a bit of time about 10 years ago I tried to figure the buzz and a piece of felt ended that problem. Then I figured, heck, I use pretty light strings on everything else, why not on this one? The action already was quite low.

 

Oh, why didn't I dump it as I had batches of others? 'Cuz it felt right even if it didn't play right the way I had it set up at first.

 

After the change in setup? Zap - I can play stuff on it I couldn't imagine making work on other instruments. It's a relatively small hollowbody sorta shape that's betwixt boards and dreads and jumbos. But it's got plenty of multiple sorts of potentials.

 

One might make a case that a semi could do the same sorta thing, but much as I like my semi and use it for any and everything except flatpicking acoustic type stuff if weather makes me disinclined to haul the 175, it comes in second place.

 

If you don't wanna put out the 175 price for experimentation, try the Epi version and don't even think "tone" or stuff like that as much as, "How do I really wanna play this thing for a change of style." It may take a cupla years but you might be surprised...

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The only thing I have against those is that they have a maple board. I really like rosewood. My fingers just don't like the hardness of maple, my fingers aren't that fond of ebony either. I just really like the softness of rosewood.

 

 

They have them in RW. They were most common in the 70s, and you can pick em up on the cheap if you look.

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