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What is/are the best electric guitar/guitars for electric blues?


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Initial post: Apr 4, 2008 5:30:52 AM PDT
In chronological order: (Fender Telecaster) (Gibson Les Paul) (Fender Stratocaster) (Gibson ES-335)

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 4, 2008 1:41:52 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 5, 2008 12:37:54 AM PDT
Francis,

You got the biggies. On a more obscure level, I like the G&L Broadcaster (L is for Leo Fender), a direct copy of Leo's original Fender (Broadcaster) which became the Telecaster after threat of a lawsuit from the Gretsch family because they held the trademark or copyright on "Broadcaster" (drumset); the Gretsch Country Gentleman (played by Mr. Robert Jr. Lockwood); Magic Sam's hollow body Epiphone - probably an Epiphone Sheriton - similar to a 335; the Gibson ES-345 and 355 (B.B. King); and 60's vintage solid body St. George (for slide); and, the Gibson Flying V ala Albert King and Lonnie Mack.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 8, 2008 8:23:15 PM PDT
stevign says:
Francis:

However this shakes out, "Honorable Mention" should go to the classic electrified Gibson B-25 acoustic guitar played by Jim Schwall, of the Seigal-Schwall Blues Band. I know Mike Bloomfield would have agreed.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 12, 2008 9:08:01 AM PDT
I agree those are standards...I like the use of unusual guitars for blues because sometimes your tone comes more from the amp.

Glen Kaiser used an Ibanez of some type on a few albums...

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2008 5:23:56 AM PDT
Hi Joshua. I agree with your post. With a good Vibrolux Reverb, Pro Reverb or Super Reverb, one would have a great tone coming more from the amp.

How about a Heritage H-535 with HRW pickups and Tone-Pros bridge and tail-piece?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 22, 2008 7:19:27 PM PDT
Francis...
Harmony Stratotone.... Check the link. )-(
http://www.broadwaymusicco.com/Harmony23.htm

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2008 8:40:59 AM PDT
Hi doktorfeelgood.

I just checked out the link.

Total coolness!

Reminds me of Little Walter and others.

Thanks.
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