Favorite Guitars Other Than Gibson Or Fender

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  1. Deep Purple fan

    Deep Purple fan Well-Known Member

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    Gorgeous!
     
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    The quality of this thing is second to none. I've set it aside in favor of an SG for 2 reasons:

    1. The Jumbo frets; they're just a little too big for my liking (although they can be changed).
    2. The string-through body. I need a stop-bar tailpiece. Again, personal preference.

    However, other than those couple of personal preference-type things, this thing is flawless. Top-notch quality. Zero complaints.

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    C88EB0A9-1C7F-4F23-9EF0-41B56DB2EC8D.jpeg ‘09 PRS Custom 22 for me. I’ve since pulled the 5-way rotary (hated that thing) and installed a 6-way toggle (2x3 position).

    With the toggle down I get the typical Humbucker positions. With the toggle up I get the parallel/series combinations from the rotary.

    Much better than pushing/pulling pots with a 3-way toggle.
     
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    Me, pretty much cheap 70s copies of Gibsons ...
     
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    For me my favourites come out of Japan, especially my fujigen made mij les pauls. Personally for me fender and gibson have never came close to my MIJ, I'd have to go gibson custom shop to get anywhere near the quality workmanship that I get from Mij's.

    Here's just one of my favourite mij that was made in japan out of the Navigator custom shop, it's a rare pre serial edwards prototype. Edwards by navigator, stock, one piece solid honduras mahogany back, thick carved maple cap, long neck tenor, nice fat one piece quartersawn neck with volute, all gotoh japan hardware, bone nut , nickel tail and bridge... It's a killer les paul

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  6. SpHj

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    If you get the chance you should really try a set of Dragon 1’s in that thing. The Dragon 2’s are so dark and compressed in comparison. Or a Deep Dish (or Deep Dish II). Awesome pickups for a double cut PRS
     
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    SpHj Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! It’s a Smokeburst McCarty from ‘09. Special run that introduced the excellent 57/08 pickups.
     
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    KelvinS1965 Well-Known Member

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    I'm a recent convert to Gretsch guitars, though to 'pick a nit' as someone said earlier, they are owned by Fender, so make of that what you will...

    Since this is a Marshall forum, might as well show a picture of them both:
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  9. Deep Purple fan

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    I have a PRS USA, 58 Stipped, with those pickups. It really nails the PAF tone. Fantastic. I’m not sure how consistent PRS is with them. But the ones in my guitar are pure vintage tones.
     
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    Ibanez, Ibanez, and Ibanez here!
     
  11. axe4me

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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  12. KraftyBob

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    Interesting thought. I’ll have to look into that. Thanks.
     
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    That they are! I’ve got an early SC58 in Tobacco burst. She’s my NO.1 Stage Guitar. Just so. Damn. Good.

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    Japan Ibanez RG470 w 570 neck..it is stupid fast, the neck ..the pups are balanced. 1 of only 2 non Gibsons i own 5150rig.jpg
     
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    other Non Gibson when i need to go to the gutter 7 stringer. the RGA has moved on ESP&Ibby (2).jpg
     
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    The 70's Japanese stuff from Fujigen and Matsumoku do it for me.

    If you ever see one of those "early Suzuki Strat's with the proper 70's Fender headstock" grab it if you can.
    They are the same as a Greco Super Sounds and they live up to their namesake.
    (I would upload a photo but it keeps telling me that the file is too big)

    or a Univox 'Mother R&B Goldtop" or "Badazz" these have the same mini humbucker pick ups that drive a valve amp just right.
     
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    Tom Anderson Classic T and Drop Top T.
     
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    Vigier GV Wood.
     
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    PRS 513
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    PRS Custom 24
     
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    Prestige RG's and Suhr Modern Pro (RG's for their playability, Suhr for the tone)
     

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