Anybody else have a weakness for cool cheap guitars

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  1. edwarddavis

    edwarddavis Supporting Member

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    Seems from time to time I get sucked into buying a guitar that is cool looking and cheap.
    theres one now on evil bay , its a Bohemian made by Aslin and also by Jay Turser , kinda a Brian may model with three p90s. trying not to buy it because I just bought another guitar by some othe wacky compant that a zemantis copy . They are cheap but most of the time I end up not even playing these stupid things.
    I need cheap guitar rehab , any others. they are not bad guitars actually and kinda cool just have a hard time resisting them , Like cheap Whores.
    Well I have never actually bought a cheap whore , to much work its easier just grabbing a cheap guitar .
     
  2. wedgehed

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    Most of my guitars cost well under $500. I don't consider them to be cheap, merely inexpensive.
     
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    Only one of my guitars cost me over $350, but none are cheap. Wedgehed, you're killing me -- I used to have a Harmony H47 like that (not in as nice a shape, but a great guitar) and have been terribly tempted by the Squier Tele Thinline and the Jagmaster and Vantage, TC 90 and Firebird....a couple others you have. Our taste is similar -- I'm still trying to meld with my JT_Res. I would post my Linderts, but I can't do that from work....now they are a bit retro/weird.
     
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    I'm falling deep into this bag right now. Just picked up a Dipinto Galaxie 4, had it set up. The result is far more than I'd expected. A real surprise. Finding a low-end guitar with high-end tone and playability is as much fun as you can have in gear foraging, IMHO.
     
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    How are these tremolo systems? Are they good?
     
  6. Rock Johnson

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    I have one really expensive guitar -- my Slash signature LP. Everything else is under $400. That's pretty much my new thing, finding really cool guitars for very little coin. Next on my agenda is one of the new Classic Vibe teles.
     
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    Those are LesTrems. They operate pretty much like a Bigsby. I've had one of them for over 10 years. I like them.
     
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    I wish! Unfortunately I seem to suffer from the opposite syndrome called CEGS (Cool Expensive Guitars Syndrome).
     
  9. Tone_Terrific

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    I have the same problem.
    I have to really criticize the guitar and not take the good-for-the bux approach or a good to modify project, or I would end up with way too many....oops, I did it again...too late:jo

    and please....it's more like seeking good cheap bottles of wine vs good cheap sex...really, now:tapedshut right?
     
  10. guitarfish

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    No. I have a weakness for cool expensive guitars.
     
  11. edwarddavis

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    No offense !!!!! , WOw great bunch of some very cool guitars , its amazing how many cool great playing inexpensive guitars are out there .
    Nice stuff guys
     
  12. edwarddavis

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    I have both , LOL :rotflmao
     
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    I have a couple expensive Gibson LP Customs, but the guitar I play most at the moment is a partscaster tele that cost about $230 including the case, the cheapest in my collection. I guess that's because I've lost interest in LP style guitars.
     
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    Nice collection! Could you please compare the Hofner CT Club and the Eastwood Tuxedo. I have read good things about them and want to buy one or the other. I haven't found either in a store to try out before I buy.
     
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    Yeah I got one of these and am having a blast with it. The pickups really have a sweet sparkly high end that is just killer sounding....definitely NOT a Strat or Tele or Jaguar or Jazzmaster but somewhere in-between all of those....SURF'S UP!

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    That Kingston sent a shiver down my spine. When I was learning to play my brother had two electric guitars laying around. One was a Gretsch Duo Jet and the other was THAT model Kingston. I prefered the Kingston! You ever want to sell that one give me a holler...
     
  17. Stringz

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    Me, me, me. If I see a guitar cheap that has an interesting look or some enigmatic quality to it, it becomes very hard for me to resist buying it. I'm looking right now at a Japanese copy of all of things a Les Paul Junior (bet you didn't know they made those, did you?). It's a close approximation to TV yellow and has no pickguard, but for what real LP Jr's go for these days, it has to be a steal.
     
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    I love 'em! I AM going to be selling off one of my "weirdo's" soon though. Tonally it's just a bit redundant, but will probably be replaced by something else equally strange, hehe!
    I'll keep you guys posted!

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    Hey wedgehed, where did you get that tremolo that's on the Epiphone Elitist SG?? That thing is bad ass man.
     
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    Both are good guitars - no regrets on buying either one - but, if I had come across the Hofner first, I don't know if I could have talked myself into spending over twice as much to get the Tuxedo.


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