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Post by Greg P on Sat Aug 03, 2013 6:48 am

I've got my trustee Thunder 1A, 3 Fender strats and a fender acoustic. Greedy I know but I'd like to add another. I'm thinking either a Yamaha SG2000 or a Gibson LP. What do you reckon? Or is there something better out there? Help me please, cheers!

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Post by corsair on Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:38 am

You've already got a double h/b guitar so what about a Thunder  III, V3/ Electra X195 with the s/c-h/b- s/c set up?? Or a super strat like a Pantera X300?
And what's more, I don't see a Telecaster in that list... either a Tele or a Westone Clipper CL4112??
Let's see... a Vantage Avenger with the s/c in the bridge and a h/b in the neck?

Or - and this is where we get serious!! - a pointy like the APII Urchin, Westone Dim 4/Dynasty/Monark, Electra Lady or Vantage Invader II?? And that's only the Matsumoku ones!! Plenty of posing value there! Good sounds, too!

Twin neck?? I like the Dave Mustaine twin VMNT lots...  Mandolin? I've got one and play it regularly! 5 string banjo?! Got one of those, too and noodle on it a bit!

If you're set on an LP, have a look at the APII PE series; nice looking guitars with LP punch and subtle styling changes??

Keep us informed as to your choices, eh!!

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Re: What to buy??

Post by gittarasaurus on Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:21 am

how about another Westone... 
a Prestige 250...

...or maybe a Spectrum FX 

or maybe add a little acoustic flavor to your line up...
a Rainbow 2

or full size hollowbody with a Session 2...
 
or you could go wild and build yourself a custom guitar...

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Re: What to buy??

Post by Westbone on Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:15 am

Whatever takes your fancy....

By the way that's a Rainbow I 'saurus

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Post by gittarasaurus on Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:59 am

i guess i should have a bit more coffee before posting in the morning...Sleep 

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:50 pm

Can't go wrong with a Spectrum, an SX in sexy black could be made available........Smile

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Re: What to buy??

Post by Barry on Sat Aug 03, 2013 2:48 pm

How to Chose Your Next Westone

  • Go here: http://www.westoneguitars.net/guitars/
  • Close your eyes
  • Point
  • Seek
  • Buy
  • Enjoy


Easy peasy, lemon squeezy. Razz

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Re: What to buy??

Post by Westbone on Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:57 pm

Or one of these

 

....or these


or these....


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Post by corsair on Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:39 pm

Hey!! You've been holding out on us, Damian; what's the middle one?? Like it!

And with all due respect, fellas, he's already got a H/H guitar so the 350s and Prestiges are just gilding the lily... and to a certain extent so are the jazz guitars!

I suppose it depends what he's looking for, eh; a different sound, different look or ????

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Re: What to buy??

Post by challpa on Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:02 pm

Greg P wrote: I'm thinking either a Yamaha SG2000 or a Gibson LP.

and you already have the thunder 1A and 3 strats. I would definitely be checking for a prestige 250 or if you're set on a Les Paul go with corsairs suggestion and check the Aria Pro II PE series.

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Re: What to buy??

Post by Greg P on Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:17 am

Thanks guys, really appreciate it. Lots of good options there. I had a prestige 250 back in the mid 80's, really wish I had kept hold of it as they are hard to find. I'm really keen on the Yamaha Sg2000 but they are so expensive same as the gibsons. Quite like the sound of the Aria and the Spectrum. What about Ibanez, any good?

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Post by The Don on Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:52 am

If you can find one, I can heartily recommend a Yamaha SF1200. Double-humbuckers, through neck, onboard pre-amp.

http://forum.japanaxe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=1853

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Post by xbarnesx on Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:43 am

if you were interested in an Ibanez I'd recommend an 80's artist

heres mt 1984 AR105 with my prestige 250 (like Damian says, any excuse)


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Re: What to buy??

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:36 am

You could always go with a Danelectro 57 reissue, lipstick pups are really nice and you would never notice it round your neck as they are so very, very light.
Still recommend a spectrum hss or hsh coil tappable......... I can only think of one guy here who doesn't love the spectrums, but he's a bit of a high end mats snob and shall remain nameless..... For now :-)

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Re: What to buy??

Post by Westbone on Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:45 am

corsair wrote:Hey!! You've been holding out on us, Damian; what's the middle one?? Like it!
 This one...
http://forum.westoneguitars.net/t2448-thunder-i-rebuild

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Re: What to buy??

Post by Westbone on Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:50 am

These are a well regarded guitar.

Yamaha AEX 520 with mini hums or AEX 502 with P 90's.

Either guitar takes both pups.

Can be picked up for reasonable money.


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Post by Westbone on Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:50 pm

Always these. Some are decent guitars.
http://www.dhgate.com/store/product/musical-customised-oem-electric-guitar-tobacco/162660869.html

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:07 pm

Spectrum SX
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Post by Greg P on Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:19 pm

Thanks again, you lot certainly know your guitars and you also own some amazing guitars as well. Don't mean to be rude but can you all refrain from showing me your Prestige 250's, they are so smart and to think that I once owned one....aaarrgh!!!

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Post by Westbone on Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:36 pm

Just go into a good few guitar shops, try 'em out and see what you like.

Then check around!!!??? or take a pot shot on the interweb.........

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Post by Barry on Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:33 pm

Sgt. Vimes wrote:You could always go with a Danelectro 57 reissue...
I always strongly recommend to serious guitar collectors that they must have a Dano! They are extraordinary guitars and just as "iconic" as the the big brands. Damn fun to play too.

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Post by G.A.S. man on Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:06 am

How about a Aria Pro 11 CS400 instead of a Yamaha sg or Les paul.. Just got one myself an there a cracking guitar.. Best bit was i paid well £200:00 notes for it .... Will say also check out Sterling guitars, though if you have the money Musicman guitars are the one to look at... G&L too are doing some fantastic stuff too...
Though Barry has a good point as the Dano's are great fun.... love my U56 original reissue..

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Post by Barry on Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:54 am

G.A.S. man wrote:...if you have the money Musicman guitars are the one to look at...
Roger that. For the money, absolutely a first class build, with the best tremolo on the market. And the greatest necks since Uncle Mats.

Breaks my heart though that we can't convince many customers to get serious about them. You put one in their hands and they play 'em. Love the feel, the tone, the trem stability, the quality! Then...they want to play a Fender/Gibson. Neutral

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Re: What to buy??

Post by Greg P on Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:01 am

Ok, what Dano's do you recommend? I'm all ears and happy to give them a try!

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Post by Stefan 4 on Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:33 am

I played a new Gibson Les Paul next to my now Ibanez Artist in the shop - had no idea what the Artist was back then. The artist destroyed the LP that cost 5 times as much! That is what started my love with Mats Smile

Aria PE's are nice too.

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