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  • What's a guitar that can handle both rockabilly & "classic" metal in your opinion?

    Soundwise I'd need enough sparkle & clarity to do a decent rockabilly impersonification (my band's sound is something between the classic 50s tones and the more modern "revival" ones), and at the same time enough fatness & body for a hard rock/classic metal project I'm starting with a couple friends (think Accept, Judas Priest, Motorhead, etc.)...
    And I need it to look "adequate" to both situations too - I just won't play a rockabilly gig with a neon green Ibanez RG!

    ... Does something like this even exist?
    "Rock'n'roll is about sweat. If you look at U2, they don't sweat much. But Chuck Berry, he sweats like a mother****************er!" Bob Log III

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    http://www.guitarcenter.com/Ibanez-AS73B-Semi-Hollow-Electric-Guitar-516490-i2202777.gc?&source=4WFRWXX&CAWELAID=1056469080
    JM>Fuzz>M9>Traynor YCV50

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    • #3
      How about a HSS strat?

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      • #4
        SG
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        • #5
          Tele!!!!
          "The function of music is to release us from the tyranny of conscious thought"
          Sir Thomas Beecham

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          • #6
            I need it to look "adequate" to both situations too - I just won't play a rockabilly gig with a neon green Ibanez RG!


            How about a red Jackson?

            (I THINK it's a Jackson ...)

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            Originally Posted by Spike


            He's got his crust all stiff and upper with that nancy-boy accent. You Englishmen are all so ... bloody hell ... sodding, blimey, shagging, knickers, bollocks ... oh no, I'm ENGLISH!









            Originally Posted by Lucio


            everyone has different gear and stuff like this tends to be quite subjective.









            Originally Posted by Captain Jack Sparrow


            Gentlemen, I wash my hands of this weirdness.



            Honorary Granddaughter: FerdinandStrat

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            • #7


              based on the headstock I would guess that's either an Anderson or a (Pensa) Suhr. And a good example that you can play anything on any guitar.

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              • #8
                It's called a les paul
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                • #9
                  I would recommend Music Man!
                  Either this one:




                  Or the Axis:




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                  • #10
                    A decent, regular SSS Strat or a Tele. Both have a long pedigree of being used as stock in that sort of classic rock/metal stuff, and for all people nowadays thing of Gretsches and the likes as "rockabilly guitars", many if not far more of the original rockabilly records were laid down with Fender's two biggies as what are now thought of as the (stereo)typical rockabilly guitars.

                    MOTGLHC

                    "We're the 1% that don't fit in and don't care."

                    Malcom McLaren 1977

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                    • #11
                      I thought 'Tele' was the answer to everything??

                      But yeah, i would go with a Black out H/H Tele

                      This one in black:
                      http://www.fender.com/en-GB/products/search.php?partno=0142002300

                      or without trem:
                      http://www.fender.com/en-GB/products/search.php?partno=0137702306

                      Blacktop - this is prob the best bet:
                      http://www.fender.com/en-GB/products/blacktop/models.php?prodNo=014820

                      Cheaper option:
                      http://www.fender.com/en-GB/products/search.php/?partno=0327502506

                      I've got this in black transparent, a lil different, with p90s but it kicks fooking tits!
                      http://www.fender.com/en-GB/products/modernplayer/models.php?prodNo=0241202

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                      • #12
                        Gretsch White Falcon.
                        Must...buy...guitars. Will strong....body weak!"Take your wands out, both of you." -- Hermione Granger

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                        • #13
                          A decent, regular SSS Strat or a Tele. Both have a long pedigree of being used as stock in that sort of classic rock/metal stuff, and for all people nowadays thing of Gretsches and the likes as "rockabilly guitars", many if not far more of the original rockabilly records were laid down with Fender's two biggies as what are now thought of as the (stereo)typical rockabilly guitars.

                          /snip


                          This.

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                          • #14
                            Gretsch White Falcon.


                            This is the best answer by far. Here's what Billy Duffy has to say...

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                            Originally Posted by picker304


                            Jon
                            If your small print is intended for me may I say you make no sense and your pic is sickening. If Harmony Central allows this I wouldn't want to be a part of it anyway. Sickening man!









                            Originally Posted by RupertB


                            Angry bowel movement faces while playing guitar or GTFO.




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                            • #15


                              +1 on this one...
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