Help Me Choose A Good Beater/Travel Guitar

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    Jun 5, 2012
  1. Elias Graves Common misfit

    My new job will have me on the road a week a month, staying in business travel type hotels. I will be in towns where I can find open mics, so I want something halfway decent.
    Small is good. P90s are good but not a make or break issue.

    The three top candidates I have now are:
    Fender Blacktop Jaguar 90
    Squier vintage modified thinline tele
    Epi LP Special singlecut




    The Fender is the most expensive, but it's nice out of the box and I dig the short scale. $500
    The Squier needs pickups, but is only $275
    The Epi needs pickups an is priced similarly to the Squier. I do like the individual volume and tone controls. I owned one briefly last year and, aside from the pickups, was a pretty nice guitar. It's out of production now, but I see a couple on eBay.

    Kinda leaning toward the jaguar. Any other ideas? I've looked at se of the "travel" guitars and I don't much care for them. Just something that sounds and plays decent without mortal fear of its loss.
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  23. Lerxst spaghetti and blankets

    Washburn Rover seems like one of the travel sized guitars that actually sounds decent in the video demos
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  27. Chad mystixboi2

    I would think you would want to go acoustic for travel and open mics, then you don't need an amp. What is your budget?
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  29. Elias Graves Common misfit

    Acoustic is a no go for a hotel.
    Besides, I don't play no stinking acoustics!

    Budget? As cheap as possible. $3-500
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  33. Elias Graves Common misfit

    Dano is not out of the running.
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  35. Tig Bourbon is my yoga

    The thread in which Howie enjoys spending EG's money. :D

    I likes zee Jag, Tele, and Dano.
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  37. ellengtrgrl Guitar Old Timer

    Oooh! That's right, they reissued the Hodad! Those are cool (I had one), and they have coil splitting, and phasing to boot!
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  39. Help!I'maRock! GPOTD Curator

    actually, the only two semi-serious suggestions were the ones he picked up on. the rest are just silliness.

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