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Help me find a p-90 guitar

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by katarzis, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. katarzis

    katarzis Member

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    Hi all - im looking for the next guitar.
    i got a les paul custom. fender custom shop - and now im looking for a p-90 - never played one - but i played a 57 reissue (as close as it gets :p)
    i got two in mind - one is the traditional - les paul goldtop 54 reissue.
    seconed one is the modern one - Flaxwood RZZ - never played one - but i played a the Flaxwood rautia.
    http://www.flaxwood.com/main.site?action=siteupdate/view&id=11

    any other suggestions for a p-90? 2,000$ + -

    Thanks!
     
  2. mainsale

    mainsale Member

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    I vote for the R4. I have two of them, and Cloud 9 in Brockburst and a Black Beauty. Great Blues guitars, both of them. The burst R4 with the wraparound bridge really, really sounds nice.
     
  3. jpage

    jpage Silver Supporting Member

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    I had a Black Beauty '54 Historic with the Alnico V/p90 combo. Great great guitar that I regret selling. Not for the meek however--tough to find one under 10 lbs...here's one that didn't sell but I'm sure with patience you will be able to find one under $18-1900 shipped.

    Gibson ended production on this model so odds are it will not sink any in value.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7391257946
     
  4. Bryan T

    Bryan T Guitar Owner Silver Supporting Member

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    I'd go with either a Heritage H137 or a Koll Junior Glide, both of which would be under your budget. The Hamer Junior is a good option, especially if you buy used.

    Bryan
     
  5. jabhead

    jabhead Member

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    I have a Gibson Historic R4 and a Lentz dual P90 guitar. Both are great guitars, but if I had to keep one it would be the Lentz. Both guitars are in the same price range, in fact I think the Lentz was $50 dollars cheaper.
     
  6. BNB

    BNB Silver Supporting Member

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    I am a huge P-90 fan. I vote for the Gibson LP Junior first. I feel they truly nail the P-90 sound. I wld also suggest looking at the Gibson '56 reissues as they are excellent as well.

    Funny, I have one of each for sale as well (they are duplicates of course) :)
     
  7. hendrix2430

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    if I could choose any, it would be this one: [​IMG]

    or this one:

    [​IMG]
     
  8. hendrix2430

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    sorry for the large pic :(
     
  9. jpage

    jpage Silver Supporting Member

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    For some strange reason that second tele looks like it's "puckering up"...
     
  10. currypowder

    currypowder Gold Supporting Member

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    +1 for the Hamer Korina Jr. It's my favorite guitar. Well below your price range if purchased used.
     
  11. Bluedawg

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    I like my Cloud 9 R4 very much. It's Cloud 9 R8 bro' is nice as well.

    [​IMG]

    :angel
     
  12. katarzis

    katarzis Member

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    Thanks for the suggestions!
    But... and sorry about the ignorance... what is R4??? :confused:
     
  13. Doodad

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    Try the faded DC les pauls. I bought one and have been very pleased at what you get for the modest price. Screaming good sound and easy to play.
     
  14. ES350

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    The 90's single cut Gibson LP Special with P90's (discontinued) is a good deal (under 1K) for a quality P90 guitar...not exactly vintage correct with a stop bar and TOM, but it is a great guitar for the money.
     
  15. katarzis

    katarzis Member

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    lol
    ok this is the one i talked about i didn't know it's called R4.
    Thanks.
    what's the diffrence bitween cloud 9 and the regular?
    is the cloud 9 chambered? pros and cons of each one? thanks!
    :AOK
     
  16. Bluedawg

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    Gibson is still making the 54 custom reissue LP. It is now considered a limited model.

    http://www.gibsoncustom.com/flash/products/lespauls/54bb/1954Custom.html

    :AOK
     
  17. Ponec

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    There is always the SG Classic. It's the real deal and at a reasonable price. I can't say enough good things about mine as it has quickly become a favorite guitar to play.

    [​IMG]

    -Ron
     
  18. A440

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    lots of gits to choose from out there, but I will always recommend
    mahogany body guitars. great combo with P90's :dude
     
  19. bbarnard

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    Les Paul Studio Gem - around $800 or so. Sounds great.
     

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