As most all of that play electric guitar know, that while there are dozens and dozens of worthy and desirable guitars 'out there' (both past and present), they almost all fall into one of two sound categories: Fender and Gibson; single coil of humbucker.
I started out as a Gibson man - something that is rather funny considering that my first love as a guitarist was surf music. But my first Gibson was equipped with P90s - a single coil PU that could pretty well emulate the Fender single coli sound, especially when reverb soaked.
Not too many years later I bought an old Tele and after replacing the Fender neck PU with one taken from an old Gretch I found what became my signature sound: Bright leads thickened with intense Marshall amp overdrive and the type of heavy rhythm pulse that can only come from a HB equipped guitar.
But here's the catch that leads to my title question: Of late I have been playing almost solely on a Martin dreadnaught acoustic -- one loaded with medium gauge strings - string that by electric guitar standards are as thick as hemp rope. And this week I will be playing and singing with a band for the first time in quite a while. How then can I transfer my present style best to an electric?
I'm leaning towards using an Gibson SG -- a twin humbucker equipped guitar. Certainly that will allow me to well replicate the strong chordal pulses I have become accustomed to playing the Martin. Or a second possibility is to take my beloved Tele and run it through an old late 80s Peavey and take advantage of that amp' famed "soak" knob to thicken the sound.
Good thing I have some time off from work. Time when no one is at home. I'll plug in each of those six string music machines, have a go, and let the sound decide.