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Southern Gent
post Jun 10 2014, 08:59 PM
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Question for you gear gurus out there.

I have a couple different guitars, and I know "basic" info about guitars (i.e. difference between single-coil and humbucker, difference between Gibson scale length and Fender scale length, what sounds certain guitars are "typically known for") if that makes sense. But I don't really know that much about the more detailed aspects of the guitars (i.e. what different finishes/bridges/tuners may or may not do to the sound, what neck profile a guitar has), but I know what I like as far as how it feels in my hands and what I like playing.

I am thinking about upgrading my go-to, everyday electric guitar that I keep in standard tuning for practicing and just sitting down and playing stuff in standard tuning. I have a couple others that I keep in alternate tunings for different sounds.

Anyway, I know what "kind" of guitar I want, but I don't know what guitar that actually is as far as make/model. Maybe you guys can look at what I like about the guitars I have played, and let me know if you know of something that is similar to what I am describing?

I think I want a guitar that is:

  • 25" - 25.5" scale length
  • Contoured body like a PRS
  • p90 pickups
  • volume/tone control for each p/u not necessary
  • a neck that plays like my Fender Telecaster

That's really it. I would go and try them out from there to find the one that fits me.

By contoured body, I mean the spot where your strum-hand forearm rests on the body.

The question I have is about that final point: a neck that plays like my Tele. I don't know what it is about the neck that I like so much more than other guitars. It's a maple fingerboard, so I don't know if that has to do with it? I'm 6'6", so a Gibson scale-length neck feels a little squashy in my hands, so that's why I note about scale length; I don't know what type of neck profile the guitar has...maybe a U? D? C? Not sure.

The neck just feels good when I'm playing it, the words slick or fast come to mind but I don't know if that is correct.

Any advice on how I can narrow down what it is I like about the Tele neck so I know what to look for in other guitars (i.e. is there a standard neck profile on their Mexican Telecasters?), or is it just something I need to find out by just playing a bunch of different guitars until I notice a pattern in the types of necks I like playing?


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post Jun 10 2014, 09:53 PM
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Friend of mine has one, I really like it both cleans and distortion killar. But I can't be certain that you'll like it, find and try one if you can smile.gif

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