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Heks12
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I've been playing for about 4 years on a Fender Squire which has served me ok, but I now want to upgrade. I play mostly rock (like classic sort of rock - acdc, zepplin etc) but also some jazz and blues. So Im after a fairly versatile guitar, though prob with a rock focus which is good for lead.
In terms of price range, well im not exactly sure cus im from australia, but I certainly can't afford something like a gibson...I think what im after is a "midrange" axe.

Any suggestions? Smiley


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Post Date: 5/10/2005 @ 8:17 pm
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I'm no expert, and I'm not exactly sure of your price range, but why not try out a Mexican Strat? They're solid guitars and fit well enough with the music you describe.

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Post Date: 5/10/2005 @ 9:57 pm

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Well the first thing I would suggest is to go to the music store, ignore what the name is on the headstock, and just play a ton of guitars, see how they feel/sound. If you can't do that, a mex Strat is a good idea, but I've heard quality can vary from model to model, if you can get one that was made in Japan that would be better. Also look into some of the Ibanez guitars, either an RG for a semi-strat feel or an S or SZ. Or, you could get an Agile. Smiley

Post Date: 5/10/2005 @ 11:07 pm

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u should try and epiphone, they get a good rock sound but they also sound pretty good for jazz. im from australia too and u can get some resonably priced ones here. they rnt gibsons but they're still good.

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Post Date: 5/11/2005 @ 2:41 am

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Not to post another Agile note, check them out at http://www.rondomusic.net/. I bought the AL 300 Prestige in Cherry Sunburst. It rocks, what a bargain! Smiley

Post Date: 5/11/2005 @ 5:25 am

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I strongly recommend Washburn Wi64 (idol series). I personally own one (black) for myself and it plays and sounds great. I've played mexican strats for tons of times; but it doesn't feel or sound as good as Washburn.
It has a set-neck, and equipped with 18:1 grover tuner, Buzz Feiten and VCC control (allows you to shut the humbucker sounds off and gives you the sound of single coils).r

The only thing that I'm not happy with this guitar is that it is made in Korea...

before I bought this guitar, i did tons of researches on-line and actually went Sam-Ash and GC to try them all out.

Trust me!! and get this one!!!

PS: I play AC/DC most of the time too^^.

* Go to the local music store and make a deal with them or go to www.stores.ebay.com/grand-central-music I saved about 80 dollars from them.
Call them and start to make a deal!! I got mine for 329 (incl. shipping+ planetwave locking strap+ thick padded gigbag+picks) which was a huge save. SOOO much cheaper than musiciansfriend or other places.

Post Date: 5/11/2005 @ 9:33 am

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Gibson Firebird has a mid range spank thats to die for

Post Date: 5/11/2005 @ 10:49 am

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Without giving your budget range it's hard to know what a "mid range" guitar would be. Mid range to me would be a lot different than mid range to someone else. An example would be:

Squire - Low
MIM - Mid
US - High

Post Date: 5/12/2005 @ 1:47 pm

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Quoting hsech
Without giving your budget range it's hard to know what a "mid range" guitar would be. Mid range to me would be a lot different than mid range to someone else. An example would be:

Squire - Low
MIM - Mid
US - High

Yeah, a mid range guitar for me would be something between $400-$800. If this is the case, check out Epi's and Ibanez. For $700 you can get a really nice Ibanez.

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Post Date: 5/12/2005 @ 4:32 pm


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hks_imprezd
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Quoting trillionfelis
Yeah, a mid range guitar for me would be something between $400-$800. If this is the case, check out Epi's and Ibanez. For $700 you can get a really nice Ibanez.

me too. i would suggest epiphones too. but i think ibanez would offer u more variety when it comes to "midrange guitars" definitely check out the rg series (rg42 more specifically) if ur looking for a nech thru this would be a good choice. they run about $500-600. not to bad, huh? if u dont want the hassle of changing strings with a tremolo/whammy bar, then get an epiphone. oh yeah PRS makes decent SE series guitars. they're around $500-600 too. i think they look pretty decent.

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Post Date: 5/12/2005 @ 5:02 pm


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PRS SE (santa model is pretty sweet imo)

ibanez S/SZ/SA/RG serieses

Epiphone elitists

Jackson X series or whatever that is.

those would be some nice guitarats that are midrange (the 400-800 range)

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and a shoutout to Scotty for the JSX!

Post Date: 5/12/2005 @ 6:40 pm

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If you want a US made guitar, a Gibson Faded SG, SG Special, Faded V, LP Faded Special or LP faded DC can be had in that price range.

Post Date: 5/17/2005 @ 10:43 am

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