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(@pearlthekat)
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probably gnease is right. i should figure out what i want it for better before i decide....however, i've been looking at an Ibanez AS83........very pretty......

a taylor or a godin wold be nice, but whatever i'm looking for it's got to be low end. i need another guitar like i need a hole in the head. i have two that i can't play all that well! basically i want a a different kind of sound so i thought a differnet kind of guitar would get me there. i know that's not very specific but that's all i've got right now!


   
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(@gnease)
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What sound are you looking for, PtK? If you name some tunes or artists, I'm sure we can guide you to a guitar in your price range.

AFA buying pretty: I can give you my "what idiot would buy a guitar primarily for its color and cool dolphin motif" rant anything at no charge. dhodge and his S.O. seem to think it's pretty funny to hear me go off on that. Though to be fair, most Ibanezes happen to sound good, so the good looks are often an added bonus.

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(@rahul)
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You can try simply the Epiphone Casino , epiphone dot , epiphone joe pass 'emperor' etc.

These are good quality 'original' epiphone guitars and are regarded highly as superb archtops.

Ticket to ride ?? Answer is the epiphone casino being fingerpicked.


   
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(@pearlthekat)
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the guitar that i have is a PRS Santana SE. when i play with my fingers it sounds thin. i don't know how else to describe it. i think the guitar is made for metal and i'm not using it to it's best advantage since i don't play metal.

i'm looking for a guitar that sounds good for the way that i want to play...with my fingers...not so much for a particular type of music.


   
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(@teleplayer324)
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When you say thin pearl, are you talking not enough bottom end to it when you fingerpick?

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 xg5a
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How about an Oscar Schmidt hollowbody? Perhaps even cheaper than the artcore, but just as well made. I have the cheaper Oscar, the OE30, which goes for $150 on Musicians Friend. It's basically just like a Gibson style 335. I've changed the pickups, and it sounds and plays great for many styles. It's versatility is really quite amazing. I use it for eberything from soft jazz(fingerpicking) to hard rock. The only thing is that it has a bolt on neck, which really don't matter for a guitar in this price range, anyway!


   
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 TimL
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however, i've been looking at an Ibanez AS83........very pretty......
I have an AS83, great guitar for the money. First thing I did was strip off the 9's and put 10's on it and it made a world of difference...considering 11's now. Might change pick-ups in the near future. Playing it through an Epiphone Valve Special, sounds good enough to me. I'd love to have an ES-335 (or 336) or a PRS HBII, but until then, this will do nicely.

My first guitar was a Squier Strat, thing still plays great for a $150 guitar. My second was a Schecter C1-Plus, another great guitar for the money. All three are stock except for Gibson Vintage Reissue 11's.


   
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(@gnease)
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the guitar that i have is a PRS Santana SE. when i play with my fingers it sounds thin. i don't know how else to describe it. i think the guitar is made for metal and i'm not using it to it's best advantage since i don't play metal.

i'm looking for a guitar that sounds good for the way that i want to play...with my fingers...not so much for a particular type of music.

Don't think that's really a "metal" guitar given it's a "Santana." Thin can be fixed with combinations of string gauge, pup adjustment, EQ (pedal if you like) and amplification. An EQ might be the best bang for the buck. Are you getting or have you already gotten the Blues Junior? If not, did you try your guitar into one yet? It might take you quite the distance toward a thicker mid-range sound.

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(@pearlthekat)
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i'm getting the new amp probably this weekend. and santana is just a name but i do like the santana sound....i've been thinking of changing to a heavier gauge string anyway since the ones i have move under my fingers too easily. i'll see what it sounds like when i'm done...


   
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