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    A possible post Covid playing opportunity (talking 2021) has put me in the market for a dual humbucker solid body.

    So far a Gibson SG and a PRS Starla intrigue me the most, but what do you all play?

    Les Paul's are a no for me.

    Budget will be $1500, but preferably closer to 1k.

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    Get a Telecaster with humbuckers obv

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    I quite like the PRS Mira as a thing. It’s the only guitar if theirs which has any sex appeal for me.

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    I'm partial to the Starla, but yeah, the Mira is cool too.

    Haven't ruled out the tele.

    Actually...a strat neck fits a tele, right?

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    I agree with the Tele/Gib idea for a very versatile guitar. One other consideration although not solid body is the Gibson ES-339 especially used. These are great versatile guitars the combine Thin line and L.P. tones in a ary compact light weight guitar. They are also around anywahere from $1k for the Studio Model to arou d $1800 for the Std model i. The used market.

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    Oh but I just saw the Starla. I support that as a decision.

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    Semihollows are a no for me.

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    On the other hand how do you expect these pretty pretty guitars to stand up in a roadhouse brawl?

    Got to be a tele.

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    These are fresh from the oven. Strat with Gibson features. 24 3/4 neck, mahogany body, PAF style humbuckers, 4 knob wiring:
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    Anybody know if a Strat/JM neck fits a tele? I think that works, with a little gap...

    I have a JM neck hanging around...I could find a loaded tele body on ebay with two humbuckers and maybe bolt together exactly what I need for not much scratch...

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    Jeff: How about this? Currently under construction in my secure, hardened, underground facilities:

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    I think if I went tele, I'd just piece it together myself...unless you wanted to part with that body. Its ugly. I like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont
    I think if I went tele, I'd just piece it together myself...unless you wanted to part with that body. Its ugly. I like it.
    How about this body (2 pix of same body)? Easily routed for 2 x humbuckers.

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    Mmmm, SGs. I've always been partial to the looks of an SG in mahogony.

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    I remember you liking my NGD post when I bought my core PRS Starla earlier this year ... It's absolutely stellar in every way, tho pups are gretsch'y.


    If you don't mind those kinds of pup then huge recommendation from me. I payed 1050$ for it used here in Denmark. I have no experience with the newer S2s or even SE's, but the old core versions are awesome



    A used SG standard is always a solid choise tho and the they both cheap and plentyful on the used marked. Should be a good bit under 1000$

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    Yamaha Pacifica Mike Stern 1511: tele style, loaded with Seymour Duncan ('59 humbucker + Hot Rails), a great satinated neck.

    Also: Godin LGX. Especially the first run, with Shadow pickups (nowadays they have Seymour Duncan): very versatile, great sounds and a spectacular neck. Piezo included (and Roland GK port) in some models, like mine.

    I have both, and both are great instruments. Yamaha and Godin are - in general - a great bang for the buck, also: I bought the Yamaha for 400 euros used from a girl who gave up playing guitar - a steal. 800 - again, used - for the Godin.

    PRS are simply fantastic, but I have a Custom 24 (which is out of your budget, from what you said) and haven't tried other models.

    PS: the Yamaha is pictured in my avatar, just to say...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont
    Anybody know if a Strat/JM neck fits a tele?
    Isn't that the Steve Morse special?

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    Why do you need the hood ornament?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont
    Anybody know if a Strat/JM neck fits a tele? I think that works, with a little gap...I have a JM neck hanging around...I could find a loaded tele body on ebay with two humbuckers and maybe bolt together exactly what I need for not much scratch...
    Yes, Strat/Jazzmaster necks fit teles. The Eric Clapton Blind Faith tele being a famous example. The custom Shop got it wrong, of course.
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    Given that you have a Jazzmaster neck, you could tip your hat to the Joe Messina tele of Motown fame.
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    The discontinued PRS core line Mira is a fantastic guitar. It’s not unusual to find them for $900-1000.

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    Discussions in another thread got me interested in the Larrivee R4. That configuration with a 25.5" scale length is definitely in my wheel house. I've also been looking at a Swan that we built that on Reverb for a super price. I only own a Gosling which seems a bit silly.

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    Agree with Sergio about Godin LGX series (around or a little above $1K) or the Yamahas. Yamaha Revstars are very cool for much less than $1K (I was watching these on Reverb) and very nice reviews:

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    That Revstar looks great.

    Leaning that or Mira, now. The prices on used Miras are great, and I won't have to replace the Bigsby like on a Starla.

    The new SE Starlas are still an option, but that mahogany color is a big draw for me...and you can't get that on an SE.

    And maybe still an SG...Maybe.

    OR...If a really cool loaded double humbucker tele body came up on ebay, I'd save $ and go that route...but I ain't playing no guitar with a shitty sunburst or that's the color of gum.

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    dual humbucker?...solid body?...sg?..2021 project?...doesn't involve short pants does it??

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    haha

    sg's are nice...

    scale has a lot to do with it...a 24.75 gibby style scale is gonna sound way different from a 25.5 hh strat

    prs starlas have come 24.5 scale and presently 25"...in between

    luck..have fun...and look further outside...lotsa cool options out there besides the standard fare!!

    flying v's are nice!! haha

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont

    1. but what do you all play?

    2. Budget will be $1500, but preferably closer to 1k.
    Those are two very different questions/parameters.

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    I should mention, the project would be a dad rock thing I'd probably never share here, but I found some dads of my kids' friends who play drums, keys, and a multi-instrumentalist who prefers bass, and they dig stuff like the Allmans and the Dead, but also Sabbath and Crimson and Zappa stuff, and I just don't have a guitar to play this stuff on, and I can't change my tele setup, it's perfect as is.

    And the drummer has a cool garage with a fridge. Could be a coll excuse to leave the house a few times a month...y'know...once I can leave the house.

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    I see. Dadth metal guitar.

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    If I ever get another 2 HB solidbody it'll probably be an SG. I had one with (mini humbuckers) for a long time, and kind of miss it. For $1500 you can get a very nice one, e.g., the '61 Standard.

    How come LP's and Semis are out of the running?

    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont
    they dig stuff like the Allmans and the Dead, but also Sabbath and Crimson and Zappa stuff
    smells more and more like an sg (with exception of fripp)...and whats the amp??

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont
    I should mention, the project would be a dad rock thing I'd probably never share here, but I found some dads of my kids' friends who play drums, keys, and a multi-instrumentalist who prefers bass, and they dig stuff like the Allmans and the Dead, but also Sabbath and Crimson and Zappa stuff, and I just don't have a guitar to play this stuff on, and I can't change my tele setup, it's perfect as is.

    And the drummer has a cool garage with a fridge. Could be a coll excuse to leave the house a few times a month...y'know...once I can leave the house.
    Now that we know this detail, SG all the way.

    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by neatomic
    smells more and more like an sg (with exception of fripp)...and whats the amp??

    cheers
    Oh, I'll just crank my poly tone with a preamp and an old big box RAT.

    Or maybe even just the lunchbox and some pedals.

    Semis are out because I've owned 4 different semis in my life and not bonded with any of them. I guess I'm just not a semi hollow guy.

    Les Pauls are out because they're overpriced and overrated, imho. I've never played an LP that I even kind of liked. Nothing that small should be that heavy.

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    man u don't wanta be carryin no polytone to where sweet leaf is bein played!!!

    get urself a cheap orange or vox along the sg!! haha

    enabler!!

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by neatomic
    man u don't wanta be carryin no polytone to where sweet leaf is bein played!!!

    get urself a cheap orange or vox along the sg!! haha

    enabler!!

    cheers
    Evil.


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    Well, shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont
    Anybody know if a Strat/JM neck fits a tele? I think that works, with a little gap...

    I have a JM neck hanging around...I could find a loaded tele body on ebay with two humbuckers and maybe bolt together exactly what I need for not much scratch...
    Yup, I have a strat with a tele neck. The difference is the shape of the neck pocket. One has a radius in the corners, the other does not. Worst case is you may have to cut a bit in the corners of the neck pocket or pick guard if so equipped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont
    Oh, I'll just crank my poly tone with a preamp and an old big box RAT. Or maybe even just the lunchbox and some pedals....
    Quote Originally Posted by neatomic
    man u don't wanta be carryin no polytone to where sweet leaf is bein played!!get urself a cheap orange or vox along the sg!! haha enabler!! cheers
    Polytone red knob, doods. It's the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont
    Les Pauls are out because they're overpriced and overrated, imho. I've never played an LP that I even kind of liked. Nothing that small should be that heavy.
    I went through three different LPs before finding my Elegant. Chambered body - easy on the back, PAF buckers, perfect for ABB stuff when paired with a Marshall. But since you are a tele aficionado, why not stick with what you know you love?
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    If MIJ isn’t an issue, take a look at the Ibanez Artist 2619 Prestige. It’s my ‘go to’ 2 humbucker solid guitar and is head and shoulders above many Les Paul’s I’ve played. The trisound pickups give an added bonus - each can be set to a series, parallel or single coil configuration.

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    A friend of mine plays in a dad rock band and uses a 1990s Guild S-100 when he does. Very nice guitar. To my ears it's a bit darker sounding than an SG. Made in the USA at that time and can be had within your budget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont
    Well, shit.

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    I had a S2 custom 22 for a short while .. You much rather want a core Mira (I dig you preferring the Mira over something like my Starla. More traditionally sounding pups and no bigsby)

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    A PRS is almost an obligatory axe for any guys I knew playing with the Grateful Dads. It seems to say "I'm dadly serious".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray175
    If MIJ isn’t an issue, take a look at the Ibanez Artist 2619 Prestige. It’s my ‘go to’ 2 humbucker solid guitar and is head and shoulders above many Les Paul’s I’ve played. The trisound pickups give an added bonus - each can be set to a series, parallel or single coil configuration.

    yes my father has one, i have been playing it last few days. really nice, his has 13 Ti Flatwound, i can only use on neck pup it hb mode and treble on 1

    ,it can go Strat or heading towards Tele, i cant get those sounds tho, someone was playing Dads guitar about a year back fusion person.

    They are heavy, but probably no different from LP, Superbly made, look good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray175
    If MIJ isn’t an issue, take a look at the Ibanez Artist 2619 Prestige. It’s my ‘go to’ 2 humbucker solid guitar and is head and shoulders above many Les Paul’s I’ve played. The trisound pickups give an added bonus - each can be set to a series, parallel or single coil configuration.
    MIJ definitely fine, although the one Ibanez Artist I tried in my lifetime had to be 10lbs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmic gumbo
    A PRS is almost an obligatory axe for any guys I knew playing with the Grateful Dads. It seems to say "I'm dadly serious".
    I didn't realize quite a few models were rather affordable (and not just the SE's)

    I thought they were all 3k dentist guitars.

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    How about a late 90s Guild Bluesbird. LP shape, but larger and with a chambered body? Or a 70s Guild s300.

    John

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    I think on the Guild front, the s100 is more my jam.

    I have a friend with a Gibson L6-S he doesn't play...wonder if he'd sell it? Its heavy too though, been a long time since I played it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont
    I think on the Guild front, the s100 is more my jam.

    I have a friend with a Gibson L6-S he doesn't play...wonder if he'd sell it? Its heavy too though, been a long time since I played it...
    Those L-6 Gibbys are pretty darn heavy.

    I have been a Lester guy since the mid 70's but with age, the weight came to be a deal killer for me. A few years ago I pickup up a 2017 Les Paul Studio T. She has the "ultra modern weight relief" and come in a 7 pounds, 14 ounces. The tone is to die for with sustain for days and lots of tonal options (split coil PUPs). They sell for under a grand on the used market. I can't think of a better 2 PUP solid body and I have owned a PRS and a couple of SG's.