music gear review: 5 electric guitars for contemporary worship
Looking to upgrade your guitar rig? Need to recommend an electric guitar to a budding Jimi Hendrix in your praise band? We've hand-picked some of the most versatile and worship-friendly electric guitars for your review. Stay tuned next week, when we'll review 5 of the most accessible electric-acoustic guitars for use in your contemporary worship service.
Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar
Key Features: 21-Fret Maple Neck, 3 Single Coil Pickups, Rosewood or Maple Fretboard
Description: Perfect for the worship environment, this Fender Standard Stratocaster is made in Mexico, and offers the same great sound of the American-made Strat, but at a deeply discounted price. With 3 Standard sing-coil pickups, this guitar also features a master volume control, and 2 tone controls. Sounds great live, sounds even better if used with a tube amp.
Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar
Price: $429.00 - $479.00
Key Features: Chrome Hardware, Rosewood Fretboard, LockTone Tune-O-Matic Bridge
Description: A great price for a solid guitar, the Epiphone version of the Les Paul offers a thick, rock sound due to the dual Humbucker pickups. A mahogany body and neck offer superior sustain, and this versatile guitar sounds great clean or distorted.
Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar
Key Features: Dual Humbuckers, Tune-O-Matic Bridge, Rosewood Fretboard
Description: A semi-hollowbody guitar, the Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar features 2 tone controls and 2 volume controls. The answer to the Gibson 335, this guitar is equipped with a 3-way pickup selector, and chrome hardware. With a nice rich sound, this guitar is great for players that require a jazz or "bluesy" sound, this Epiphone sounds great when paired with a tube amp!
Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar
Key Features: Maple Neck, 2 Single-Coil Pickups
Description: Offering the same cost-savings as the Mexican-made Stratocaster, this Mexican-made Telecaster is a great sounding guitar at a bargain price. With 2 single coil pickups and a powerful tone, this guitar sounds when paired with a Fender tube amp! With a 3-position blade, players can customize their pickup setup on this 21-fret guitar. Featuring an alder body, the Fender Standard Telecaster comes equipped with master tone and master volume controls.
Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar
Price: $799.00 - $1319.00
Key Features: 2 Humbucker Pickups, Rosewood Fingerboard
Description: A beautiful guitar available in a number of different finishes and hardware setups, the Gibson Les Paul Studio is a mainstay of rock and roll. With 2 volume and 2 tone knobs, this guitar sounds great clean or distorted. Featuring 498T and 490R Alnico magnetic humbucker pickups, a mahogany neck, and a Tune-O-Matic bridge, you can't go wrong with the Gibson Les Paul!
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