Favorite Guitars Other Than Gibson Or Fender

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  1. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    Wayne, Charvel, older Yamaha SA and SG.
     
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    G&l nighthawk. Strat style. Only the marshall brought this guitar to life
     
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    My B.C. Rich Beast, over on the right.
     
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    Ibanez for sure. Artist series, Prestige. Really like the Yamaha RGX from the late 80s. The Goya although it is an L6-S copy so that doesn't really count. The odd pic here is from the net
    Oh and the Mockingbird!!
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    Fujigen products, ESP Japan products
     
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    As much as I love Gibson and Fender, if you want to shine for a show get a EB Musicman. To me they don’t have that MOJO of a Strat, Tele, or LP. What the lack in mojo they make up for it in fit, finish and playability. My god, they are the just amazing to play. They are masterpieces of design, form and function. My playing improves 5-10% because they are so easy to play. Guys like Morse, Petrucci, Luthaker play these things for a reason. If there is a run you flub with another brand, you’ll come closer to nailing it with a EBM.

    Next up would be Carvin. The high end stuff. I have a California Carve Top that is amazing and a 20 year old DC that looks brand new. Superb. I’ve avoided them since the split. Don’t like the changes at all, but the late 90s to the split were a great run.
     
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    EVH , got a stripe series and a Wolfgang standard they are both great in every respect .
     
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    I am playing three DeArmond guitars right now and they are excellent, highly recommended. The M75 is a great LP alternative and the M77T is super Gretschy, all for 500 bux or sometimes lower. The Jetstar i've modded the crap outta with a Bigsby and TV Jones pickups, this guitar ROCKS like a great SG. 20180308_141841.jpg 20190201_181929.jpg 20160824_173329.jpg 20190202_095045-1.jpg
     
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    Check out Zal's Guild.

    I had one in the early 70's.

     
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    I have to say Jackson’s, Charvels, those would be my choices:band:besides the epiphones I already own
     
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    Carvin and Kiesel.
     
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    Hamer USA

    or Shishkov https://www.shishkovguitars.com

    who was a main luthier for Hamer USA' custom shop.

    just a nit (to pic)... Currently, all Charvel, Jackson & EVH are Fender. Epiphone are Gibson's bastard child that try to disassociate w/ each other all the time...
     
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    Moonstone..

    Had one in the early 1980s.

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    Mine had Bartolini pickups, different bridge and was a deeper brown color..

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    I’m a big fan of PRS myself...

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