Manufacturer of a certain electric guitar states that a guitar with following specification is well suited for a specific genre, i.e. "metal".
- CONSTRUCTION: Bolt-on
- BODY: Agathis
- NECK: Maple, Modern "U" Shape
- FRETBOARD: Rosewood, 15 3/4" Radius(400mm)
- FRETS: 24 / Jumbo (2.9mm)
- SCALE: 25 1/2" (648mm)
- BRIDGE: EG7BV 6-screw Vintage Tremolo
- TUNERS: Cap covered
- PICKUPS: EG4B (H-H)
- ELECTRONICS: 1 volume, 1 tone, 5way s/w
The two key sub-genres of rock music that I am most interested in playing are:
- Blues rock
- Classical rock
apart from a bit of metal, here and there. Are there specific reasons why this guitar may be less well suited, for playing music of other genres ?
Put another way, what are the specifications of the guitar that make it better suited to the key genre of my interest ?
Aspects which I think might have an impact could be:
- Frets (24 vs 21)
- Type of bridge
- Tremolo arm / whammy bar present or not (and if so, what type)
- Type of pickup
- Range of pickups that can be selected
- Material used (body and neck)