Best Solid Body Electric Guitars 2012
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- A real Les Paul boiled down to the basics with one powerful Humbucking pickup.
- Bolt-on Mahogany neck with SlimTaper neck profile.
- Rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium/jumbo frets.
- Premium hardware including Nickel hardware, compensated wrap-around bridge and covered 14:1 tuners.
- Limited Lifetime warranty.
The famous no-nonsense, one pickup Les Paul Junior electric guitar in a limited edition, Amazon.com exclusive, classic TV Yellow finish. The Les Paul Junior has long been a favorite for everything from down and dirty rock and roll, to meanstreet blues, to raw garage punk. With a light all-mahogany body and a single screaming pickup, this guitar is totally down to business, while surprisingly versatile.
This limited edition model from Epiphone swaps out the more traditional P-90 configuration for a powerful humbucker pickup, and retains the straightforward one volume, one tone knob controls. The guitar features a bolt-on mahogany neck with a SlimTaper profile, a rosewood fingerboard with 22 frets, and premium nickle hardware.
The Les Paul Junior was originally designed to put a high quality instrument into the hands of players with more limited budgets and this limited edition version of it from Epiphone achieves that goal as no other model has before. This classic TV Yellow version is only available in an Epiphone for a limited time.
List Price: $222.50
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- Paulownia body with natural finish and bolt-on construction
- 25.5-inch scale, 24-fret maple neck with rosewood fingerboard and dot inlays
- Dual Dean humbuckers with volume and tone controls, three-way toggle
- Tune-o-Matic bridge with string-through-body design
- Dean diecast tuning machines
Dean’s Vendetta XM offers the budget-conscious a solid Vendetta option, with a bolt-on neck, a pair of Dean humbuckers, Dean diecast tuning machines, and a Tune-o-Matic bridge.
List Price: $1,199.00
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- Traditional Rounded Neck Profile
- 490R and 498T Pickups
- Traditional Mahogany Back and Maple Top
- 22-Fret Rosewood or Ebony Fingerboards
- Chambered Body for Perfect Tone Balance and Weight
Some guitar players like the look and feel of a shiny, brand new guitar. Others, however, prefer the look and feel of a timeworn instrument–a guitar, without the sheen, that looks a little used, and has a smooth, worn look to it. For these players, there is the Les Paul Studio Faded from Gibson USA, which lets you see and feel the wood grain’s natural beauty. And just like its brother, the Les Paul Studio, the Les Paul Studio Faded offers up breathtaking Les Paul performance in a modern, no-frills package that’s sure to please even the most discriminating players.
List Price: $282.00
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- Pickups: Two open-coil humbuckers
- Hardware: Chrome
- Scale: 24.75 inches
- Nut width: 1.68 inches
- Neck: Bolt, Maple
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Inlays: Dot
- Body material: Laminated Alder/Maple
- Tailpiece: Stopbar
- Finishes available: Cherry, Ebony
Now you can enjoy the classic style and killer performance of the famous Epiphone SG-Special Electric Guitar without destroying your budget. Features include two open-coil humbuckers, LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece for more sustain and easier string changing, chrome hardware, and rosewood fingerboard. Limited lifetime warranty. Now everyone can own a real SG shape! The SG Special from Epiphone features twin open-coil Humbucker pickups, the Tune-o-matic bridge/Stopbar tailpiece combo for maximum sustain and a fully-carved SG body for devilish good looks.
List Price: $1,399.00
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- Slim Taper Neck
- Dual P-90 soap bar single coil pickups
- Limited Edition
- gigbag included
- Comes with adjustment literature, and documentation for the guitar’s Limited Lifetime Warranty, along with Gibson’s 24/7/365 Customer Service.
- Dual P-90 soap bar single coil pickups and slim taper neck.
In honor of the final incarnation of the original Les Paul, Gibson USA is proud to present the acclaimed Les Paul Studio in an exciting new package. The new Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute model embodies the look and tone of the great original Les Pauls from the 1960s, at a price that fits the wallets of today’s hardworking musicians. Ever since its introduction in 1983, the Les Paul Studio model has been enormously popular with players seeking the power and versatility of the original Les Paul Standard in a ready-for-action package, with a price to match. The Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute sticks to the script entirely, but its five worn ’50s-style finishes reflect the wear of a well-played guitar and its meaty dual single-coil P-90 pickups give it a look akin to classics from the decade of the Les Paul’s birth. Meanwhile, its fast SlimTaper™ neck profile reflects the feel of Les Paul Standards from 1960, the year before this legendary solidbody was deleted (temporarily!) from the Gibson lineup.
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- Color : Black
- Fingerboard: rosewood
- Number of frets: 24
- Inlays: MOTO shark fin position inlays
- Pickup: dual Jackson CVR2 Humbuckers
The JS32 Dinky electric guitar features an alder body, rock maple neck, reversed headstock, and a 24-fret compound-radius rosewood fingerboard, two high-output Jackson CVR2 humbucking pickups, and a Floyd Rose-Licensed JT580 double-locking 2-point tremolo. Compound Radius Fingerboard A feature unique to Jackson that lets you shred like no other. It is rounder near the nut – perfect for fingering crushing chords and deadly riffs. Then, as you climb the neck, the fingerboard flattens out, making it perfect for effortless warp-speed shredding and the widest string bends known to man.24 Jumbo Frets The 24 jumbo frets are superbly finished and easily accessible on all models. When combined with Jackson’s compound radius fingerboard, this feature ensures effortless string bending and super-fast shredding all the way up to the 24th fret.Distinctive Shark Fin Inlays Undeniable, unmistakable, and 100% Jackson. This instantly recognizable feature makes our guitars stand out from the crowd. Jackson guitars not only play better – they look better, too.High-Output, Custom-Voiced Covered Jackson Pickups Painstakingly voiced for full, rich tone while providing maximum overdrive and sustain. These bad boys also clean up nicely when rolled back, which isn’t always true of high-output pickups.design means maximum sustain and resonance.High-Quality Jackson Gig Bag Cover your axe. Besides protecting your new JS, the gig bag lets you carry it with ease, confident that it won’t get dinged.
List Price: $399.99
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- Agathis body with gloss polyurethane finish
- Maple C-shape neck with 7.25 in radius, maple fingerboard and 22 medium jumbo frets
- 2 Chrome Covered Humbucking Pickups
- 6-Saddle Strings-Thru-Body Tele Bridge
- 2 volume controls, 2 tone controls and a 3 position toggle switch
The Tele® Custom is an affordable hybrid of two popular Telecaster® designs. Fusing a ’72 Tele Custom with a Tele Deluxe, this guitar has two high-output humbuckers, a three-way pickup selector switch and independent volume and tone controls. The Squier Tele Custom also features a solid agathis body and bolt-on maple neck with maple fingerboard.
List Price: $262.00
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- Agathis Body
- Maple Bolt-On Neck
- Sonokeling Fingerboard
- Vintage Tremelo
- 5 Position Switch
Yamaha Pacifica Series PAC012DLX Electric Guitar, Old Violin Sunburst
List Price: $299.99
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- Distressed Body & Headstock
- EMG-Designed Pickups: 2 Single Coil
- Rosewood Fretboard
- Anodized String Through Body Bridge
- Wood Pickguard with Branded Western Scene
The new Western Series Badwater offers the same worn-in finish as other Badwater Models, but boasts a classic wood pickguard with a custom-look western scene branded into the face. With a distressed body and antiqued hardware, Badwater Series guitars look and feel of ancient artifacts. These shocking guitars are equipped with EMG-designed pickups for hard rocking tones and clean delivery. Even the headstock and backplate have vintage distressing. No area was spared from the destruction. Badwater guitars have a one-of-a-kind style and excellent playability. The brown finish model has the look of a museum-quality guitar stored away for decades. The Badwater Series has received Guitar World’s December 2007 Gold Award for Overall Value.
List Price: $510.00
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- B.C. Rich B.S.D.M. pickups
- Tune-o-matic bridge
- Bolt-on neck construction
- B.C. Rich diecast tuning machines
B.C. Rich KKWTFO Electric Guitar, Onyx. The newest of the Kerry King models promises to rock at an entry level price!
Copyright 2012 David Masters