Good budget P-90 guitars these days?

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  1. nsriley

    nsriley Member

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    Under $900. Solid body. I miss that fullbodied p-90 tone....been listening to Live at Leeds a lot. Classic grind.

    Suggestions?
     
  2. KRaZeE

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    Gibby SG Classic. New is only a bit over $900...used, even cheaper, obviously. Seen em as low as $650.
     
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    PRS SE, Hamer, EBMM Axis Sport...
     
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    PRS SE Soapbar.
     
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    I played an SE soapbar about a month ago, and it wasn't very impressive. The whole SE line feels like that to me. They seem like cheaper guitars than what they cost.
     
  6. nsriley

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    Thanks guys. I've always wanted an SG classic. I'm a Reverend guitar guy......but it's a PITA finding the right model at one of their dealers if you can find some in stock. MF has a used SG Classic for about $200 off normal, tempting.
     
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    SG Classic is amazing. But, those PRS Se and MM Axis are nice ones, too!
     
  8. Dale

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    There is a new faded LP with P-90's as well.
     
  9. JimmyB

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    One of these?

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    A bit higher than the $900 the OP stipulated... :eek:

    I'd suggest looking for an LP Studio Gem from the '90s in our Emporium. :aok
     
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    New they are going fro $799 at GC here.
     
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    Are these a new model? Are they shown on their website?
     
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    I"d love a Godin LG P90
     
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    With P90s??? I don't see it on the GC website. :huh

    This one's from the "'09 Special Run Series" ... Gibson has endless 'Special' and 'Limited' series, so that's not a huge deal... however, they're ~$1,500 at L&M this side of the border! :eek: :jo The 'regular' humbucker worn mahogany LPs are only $960...
     
  15. amc

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    you can find a used usa hamer special in the $600 range

    imho, of the already mentioned p90 guitars, used usa hamers are the best bang for the buck............

    just my 2 cents, ymmv
     
  16. BigPapiFan

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    I really like the Epiphone '56 Les Paul Goldtop. it is a terrific guitar, especially for the under $500 price tag. Besides that the PRS Se are also good. The Gibson SG Classic is more $$ but is a real nice guitar. Many people think the the SG Classic might be Gibson's best bargin now, and I am one of them. I have a '96 Led Paul Special Double Cutaway that I adore, if I ever had to give it up, I would replace it with a SG Classic.
     
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    Played a Vintage brand guitar the other day that was an LP special with wilkinson noise cancelling p90's. It sounded and played great! I want one!
     
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    Don't discount the Epi '56 goldtop RI. I have one and it is built like a much more expensive instrument and has really sweet LP tones. I was very pleased with the tones I get for the money. This guitar may or may not be a lucky good one but I plan on hanging on to this find for good. There is a slight run in the finish against the top few frets, a little swipe of gold just a little too far around the finish cove but to me thats character with this one. After all it is not furniture, it is sound and it makes me smile when I play it. At first I had tuning issues, but those were managed with a re-string and some graphite in the nut slots, which by the way were cut perfect. This guitar also has the lowest action wth no buzz as any of my guitars and feels solid as a LP should in the hands.
    Try a few.
     
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    Another vote for Epi Les Paul. Try before you buy though because quality control is spotty. Some real nice inexpensive ones there if you look.
     
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    Get a Tokai or Edwards Gold Top with P90s. Rocks.
     

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