Dream guitar/amp combo for 5 grand or less?

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  1. HMCMedic

    HMCMedic Active Member

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    No effects, no used gear.

    You have exactly $5,000 to spend, no more. What guitar and amplifier would you get and why.

    Have at it:)
     
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    Gretsch 6120RHH into a Vicky Bassman.

    It can be done.

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  3. HMCMedic

    HMCMedic Active Member

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    :BEER

    I'm going to play a couple versions of the Budda Superdrive today:)

    And I'm checking out some PRS and Don Grosh Guitars as well. There will also be a bunch of Rivera amps at the store too:RoCkIn
     
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    warmoth partscaster:

    fralin pickups, lightweight 1-piece alder body, callaham hardware, RS kit, 12" radius 21 fret soft-v neck with medium jumbos.

    Germino Monterey Classic (JTM45-100), sitting on top of a marshall basketweave 4x12 with greenbacks and G12h30s. And probably some sort of attenuator.
     
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    Gibson R8 (Historic '58) or PRS SC 245 into Fender CS Twin Tweed = pure bliss. Nothing more needed, save for a pedal or two.
     
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    Rocketfire strat and a Two Rock Jet....

    why?????.......TONE!
     
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  11. jeffwith1f

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    at the risk of seeming prozaic, and buying new:

    Gibson Flying V (X-factor) in Cherry - $1154.97
    Marshall Vintage Modern 100W head - $1549.99
    Marshall 1960 AV 4X12 slant cab - $899.99

    total: $3604.95

    plenty left over to cover taxes, a nice cable, a black lether strap, a nice stand...perhaps an pedal or three...

    wow....come to think of it, that's tempting
     
  12. bigjoeblue

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    Kingsley D32 112 = $3000
    Nash Relic Tele = $1600
     
  13. markom89

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    If it was over $5k, I'd say a Wildwood 10 strat or tele and a JMI AC-15 or 30, but since it's not...

    JMI AC-15 Twin and one or two really nice partsocasters...
    I love my JMI w/ my strat.
     
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    Reeves Custom 50 or CP504
    Anderson Cobra Special or Collings 290 both with P-90s

    You said no used gear, but I'd also consider
    a Komet Concorde and spend the rest on the best guitar I could find
    preferably used so I'd know the neck was perfect and time tested.
     
  15. cubado

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    I am looking for one of these amazing guitars.. have you seen one for sale? LOL !

    Had one sold it... DANG !


    Fender Custom Shop FMT setneck.. mahogany body... ebony board.. HSS lace sensor P/u's

    like this..

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    and this...

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    Warmoth Partscaster, contoured heel, vintage trem, HSS, CBS vintage modern Maple / Brazilian rosewood srv profile neck, compound radius, graphite nut, roller string trees, locking tuners, rear control route. Straplocks, Fralin vintage pickups, rs vintage strat wiring kit, tru oil hand rubbed finish.

    dk
     
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    PRS McCarty with rosewood neck

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    Oh man if I had $5k for gear right now.... please don't make me think about it...
     
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    Mission 5E3, Squier Std Tele with Fender OV's, Plek setup by Phil Jacoby. Under $1000.
     

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