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Well, I’ve been starting to think about getting some more guitars. I have about 5 guitars at the moment, but as I’m sure many readers would understand, a guitarist always needs a few more guitars.

I’ve been doing a bit of research around the web and have been looking a fair bit at some of the models mentioned on in their posts on the best electric guitar brands and the best acoustic guitar.

My current acoustic is a Yamaha FGX-413SC which I am pretty happy with. I really would like some more electric guitars though. I have an old vintage jazz-box, but it would need a bit of work to make it play well again, and apart from that, my other electric guitars are really budget guitars.

I guess the models I have concluded I would really like are a Fender American Standard Strat and a Gibson ES-335.

Being into blues, both of these guitars are very commonly used in the blues. Also, being a semi-hollow body, the ES-335 would also make a good jazz guitar.

If I got the fender, I might replace the bridge pickup with something like a Seymour Duncan SHR-1 Hot Rails Stacked Single-Coil or a DiMarzio DP188 Pro Track Pickup. These pickups fit into a single coil size but are as hot as a humbucker.

I think a hotter pickup on the bridge would make the Fender more useful for heavier rock and metal, while the other 2 single coils will still mean its a great blues guitar.

Given the price tags, the fender will be a lot more likely in the foreseeable future than a Gibson, but we can always dream…