If you had around $2000 to spend on a used/new Humbucker equipped guitar, what would you buy?

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  1. art_z

    art_z Silver Supporting Member

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    If you’re patient, they will come up, esp in the emporium when people need to move gear. I just got an R6 off eBay for 2400, right place at right time. Reverb is really hit or miss, a lot of stuff is out there over priced looking for a sucker.
     
  2. Jarick

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    PRS CE24 with pickups of choice. Got mine mint for 1400.

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  3. middlechainringguy

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    Given the price cut I'm having to make to move mine, it would be hard for me to say that a buyer would find a better value than a used Gibson ES-137. Semi-hollow, 490R/498T pickups, they look great with the Florentine cutaway, and they play well enough for that guy in Green Day. And you'd still have a lot left over from your $2,000.



     
  4. music321

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  5. jvin248

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    There are a lot of nice guitars listed in this thread. I'd be more inclined to take $1,800 of that cash and fold it over on itself so I could double my money. The other $200 I'd go out and find a $100 beater abused and abandoned guitar and get a $100 fret level on it.

    I tend to play the beat up used but repaired guitars a whole lot more often than I do the pristine brand new ones. I get worried about scratches and headstocks flying off. You know, the usual. Like those guys worried if they should return a guitar that has a little stain in the wood (means they spent way over their practical budget and are seeking reasons to send it back).

    I've had more fun with this little guitar, both modding and playing, than ones a hundred times its cost. (I got it for $15). It's also very lightweight on the shoulders if you are into that sort of thing.

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    But some will tell you you need to go to Paylessi with your money.
    Price = Quality = Tone, they will argue.

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  6. AngryHatter

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    I'd save some more and get a Kauer FB.
     
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    Any well taken care of PRS. Top quality craftsmanship, great tone and tuning stability.
     
  8. Chops

    Chops Gold Supporting Member

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    A new Gibson Les Paul Classic. It has the vibe and neck profile I seek.
     
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  9. Arcadia

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    As cool as Les Pauls and the like are, I find that I really just prefer a 25.5" bolt on style. If I had to buy something readily available right now, I'd probably try to find a deal on one of the high end ESPs. Or maybe a Suhr Classic JM HH w/TP6 bridge.
     
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    Probably a super clean, early 80s Ibanez AS200.
     
  11. lcfparty35

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    Or just run out of the store with two of them like the guy I posted about a couple of weeks ago, but I bet that's harder to do with spency guitars. Draws more attention.
     
  12. Jazzandmore

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    I’d buy this Knaggs Kenai right now :)

    https://reverb.com/item/14430959-knaggs-kenai-aged-scotch
     
  13. Whittlez

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    Early 1980's Ibanez AS200. HANDS DOWN.

    I have two :)
     
  14. ahab

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    Either a Gibson Les Paul or Heritage H150 would be my choice.
     
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    If you handed me $2000 today and told me that I had to spend it on a guitar, I'd get a used ESP NT-7B in Purple Sparkle.

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    If you did the same thing tomorrow, I'd probably get something different.
     
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  17. Gibson Dog

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    That's why other than pedals I haven't bought much this year but the 2 guitars I did buy I was patient & I did get crazy deals. One of the guitars took me over a year to get it close to the price I wanted to spend on it. I'm sure if I spent more time looking I would find some deals but I just don't have time.

    Ebay is pretty much retail at this point but I guess I should browse once in awhile I would have jumped on that R6! I also agree with you that A LOT of stuff is way over priced I see some things on there that have been up well over a year. Like you said it's hit & miss like pretty much everything in life it's all about timing.
     
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  18. JDutch

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    Good point. Gun hand could be a guitar hand.
     
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    R7 goldtop is my first choice.

    Second is a Les Paul traditional

    Third is a gretsch power jet, really underrated guitar IMO. Has locking tuners, bigsby, and tv jones power tron pickups.
     

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