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How much guitar will a grand get you?

blues junkie

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You got $1,000.00 what will that get you? A Tele? Les Paul? Strat?

Is that enough to get a great guitar?

Inquiring minds want to know.
 

lamenlovinit

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I don't buy gibson strictly because they cost too much. I'd love a nice SG or Firebird, so don't think I'm bashing gibson. I'd also love to have a starbucks everytime I drink coffee too, but I haven't had one in 6 years because it costs too much :rotflmaoBut a patiently, carefully spent grand will get you (used of course) an amazing G&L, an AVRI Fender of your choice (strat, tele, jazzmaster, jaguar), a superb hamer (a 93 P90 special will run under $700 and is arguably as good as ANY Les Paul Junior clone you can buy anywhere), a yamaha SGV 300 (three actually), 1 and a half Hallmark customs (pretty good moserite copy), and lots of other killer guitars.

Great time to buy if you can afford it. Just like it's a great time to buy anything if you can afford it. You just have to deal with the karma of taking advantage of another musician whose back is against the wall... :(
 

GAD

Wubbalubbadubdub
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With patience it can get you a LOT of guitar on the used market.

GAD
 

'70 RS

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On the used market right now you could pick up an entire gigging/recording rig for $1,000.

It may not be boutique gear, but it will be enough to cover the needs of any player on this board.
 

Polynitro

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id get a vox ac30cc..oh wait guitar? Id buy a hotrod52 body and 52RI neck and slap together a keef Tele with a don mare super sport bridge and a matched novak paf neck
 

Jahn

Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver
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If you're patient, you can get a USA '52 Tele reissue for that, or even an Eric Johnson strat if you're really patient. PRS CE22 drop in there once in a while too. Never seen an ES-335 go for that, but ES-135 yes. Those Les Paul Doublecuts ("LP DC") can drop down in there once in a while, as do SGs. Les Paul Studios do as well, like the all mahoghany one. Hmm, that's a good starter list I guess.
 
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buy three used epiphones/ibanez/agiles/reverands...
or two NEW epiphone/ibanez/agiles/reverands
plenty of $$ left over to replace all the electronics/pups...
now you have three great guitars

screww paying for a name on the headstock (he says as he pulls on his Guess jeans and Armani sweater) :)
 

asattwanger

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The best guitar you will get for a $1000 is a G&L. Hands down no need to look any farther. Just as good are the mint used ones for $700.
 

Seawardson

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You can get a really nice japanese made guitar ie Tokai, Edwards, Epi Elitist, Fender Japan, etc, and probably save a few hundred. If you're willing to pay a few hundred more, you can move up to some Heritage Models. I got a really nice H535 for $1250.
 
M

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I got a great '86 ASAT for around $700. A really inspiring instrument.
 

edwardsforest

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seems like 1000 is right on the middle these days... you can get those 800+ guitars, or spend more and get something more custom....
im probably wrong
 




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