Affordable vintage guitars?

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  1. drakedefilippi

    drakedefilippi Member

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    I love vintage guitars (especially kays) and wanted to know any vintage guitars that are affordable yet sound good
     
  2. pepedede

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    for affordable I would look for player grade guitars, ie. refinished, parts changed/ modified etc.

    I recently bought a refinished 65' fender jaguar, everything original except for the finish for $3k and a 68' gibson es335 which had been renecked for $2k again all original except for a replacement neck.

    for a bargain I love the 60's teisco guitars, I have a 67' K3L I got for $150 and it's lot's of fun.
     
  3. bgmacaw

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    What do you consider "affordable"?

    I've noticed several 60's and 70's mailorder catalog guitars going for $200-500 on eBay. I have doubts about if they're worth it due to their condition.
     
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  4. Jonny Hotnuts

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    Affordable?

    The amount you consider affordable may be different from others. A better question would be 'I have X amount of money to blow on a vintage guitar, what are my options?'.

    I purchased a 63 strat last year; I think they are affordable.

    ;)

    ~JH
     
  5. drakedefilippi

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    Ive looked into teisco and they seem super cool. Thats really cheap for one too!
     
  6. Hack Prophet

    Hack Prophet vile mighty wretched Silver Supporting Member

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    Guild made some nice guitars that can still be gotten for pretty fair prices.

    '60s Gibson ES-125s with P90s are generally pretty affordable; there are a lot of them floating around

    Fender Musicmasters/Mustangs/Jaguars
     
  7. tapeworm

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    A vintage Guild is the best bang for the buck on the vintage market IMO.
     
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    dhdfoster Silver Supporting Member

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    This. Vintage Guilds are of exceptional quality and often priced below new, comparable guitars.
     
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    Definitely this. Get yourself a good '60s Guild Starfire.
     
  10. Kmaz

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    What about an old Hagstrom Impala?
     

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