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Most versatile model of guitar?

Jethro Rocker

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BC Rich Mockingbird.

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charliechitlins

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Anything with more than 1 pickup.
Everybody thinks a Rick is for "jangle" but I used to gig a '67 335 in my Blues band and it easily got Big Bender overdrive Blues, fat Jazzy Jump tones, old school Chicago and A Chuck Berry tone that would make you swear he played a Rick.
The guy I got it from knew who I was because I was well-known in Philly.
He admitted to thinking, "What the hell is HE going to do with a Rick?"
When I played it through my tweed Deluxe, he said, "Oh my God... You're getting every tone you need out of that thing.
If you gave just about any guitar to the most versatile player (whoever that is), it would be the most versatile guitar.
BTW...I also used a stock, very pedestrian, Gretsch 5120 as my #1 for a couple years.
Very versatile guitar.
 
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Red Baron

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I always thought that a Tele was pretty versatile, until I had a play with an original '59 335 last week, which was probably the most versatile guitar that I've ever played, it could do just about anything. What really blew me away was the vibrations coming out of the f-holes, the guitar was so alive.
 

E.M.

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When I internally debate this question, I ask myself which guitar I gigged most with. Though my Tele and 335 have their place on stage, my Les Paul has taken center stage most of the time. It feels right, sounds right, and tends to do a good job at loud songs, soft songs, and everything in between.
 

F-Hole

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I always thought that a Tele was pretty versatile, until I had a play with an original '59 335 last week, which was probably the most versatile guitar that I've ever played, it could do just about anything. What really blew me away was the vibrations coming out of the f-holes, the guitar was so alive.

Get any photos of that fire breathing beast?
 

fakejake

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With a Tele, a 335, and a D-18 I can cover about 99.9% of the sounds I'd ever need.
If I had to reduce it any further, I'd go with the 335 in terms of versatility.
 

Jethro Rocker

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Actually I forgot. My Godin LGSA, even without the synth capability, has a 5 way seledtor for single coil of each pickup plus the LR Baggs piezo with 3 band preamp.
Does everything. With HB sounds like my LP Classic. Really it's a LP killer.
Great guitar.


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goldtop0

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I could arrange a powhiri for it at our local marae, white privilege they call it.
Remember your roots Chris:LOL:
 

somebodyelseuk

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Les Paul Junior.

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Yeah, I said it. Any guitar is versatile if you put the work in.
I've seen players play multiple different guitars during a set and sound the same on all of them - you wonder why they bother carting them around.

FWIW, I usually answer these questions with 'Gretsch 6120'.
 
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