P-90 guitar advice.....

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  1. nsriley

    nsriley Member

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    I have P-90 guitar GAS and am looking to spend anywhere from $500-$850 on one. Here is what I am curious about....but not all are in stores near me...so I most likely would be ordering online...

    Gibson Les Paul Jr. - $649
    Gibson SG Classic - $850
    Godin LG-P90 - $599
    PRS Soapbar II - $499

    So any opinions on these or other suggestions?

    Thanks,
    -Nate
     
  2. cnardone

    cnardone Supporting Member

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    get the PRS and drop in a pair of Harmonic Design VP-90s.
     
  3. onemind

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    If you can find a used Music Man Axis or Axis Sport with p90s that would be my strong recommendation, I have two, and they are among my favorite guitars.

    Steve
     
  4. cvansickle

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    Since you are ordering online, I would say skip the Gibsons. At that price point, quality control is suspect from this company. I would only buy a Gibson if I could try it our first thoroughly.

    The Godin LG with P90s, now there is a fine guitar at a bargain price. Bang for your buck maximized. I think that's what my next guitar will be. However, I don't think Godin sells through mail order/online.
     
  5. nsriley

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    I am agreeing there. Actually MF sells them and had them in stock! :D I am real close to pulling the trigger.......

    -Peace
    -Nate
     
  6. hemlock

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    Reverend Slingshot is an excellent guitar. A little different P90 sound, too.
     
  7. SouthernShred

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    I say save your pennies and get a Hamer Korina Junior...www.hamerfanclub.com

    You can thank me later Nate :p

    Also, search for a used Hamer Special...no joke man, you can't go wrong.
     
  8. cvansickle

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    I forgot about the Reverend Slingshot! I played one of these at the Dallas Guitar Show and was really impressed. Just not crazy about the cosmetics....
     
  9. hemlock

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    Even with the sandblasted palm tree??

    Actually, the only thing I didn't like aboout mine at first was no arm contour. I've gotten used to that, though. Now, I'm starting to think about another Rev or two.
     
  10. bluedean

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    I just got a Gibson SG Classic from MF. It is absolutely gorgeous (wood/stain plus neck binding) and very resonant.
     
  11. empty71

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    Look no further. The ultimate P-90 guitar under $900.

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  12. Reeek

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    Agile AL-3000 or AL-3500 with the alnico V P90 soapbars ;) The $369.95 you spend on an AL-3000 is a super bargain!
     
  13. JES1680

    JES1680 Silver Supporting Member

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    +1 for Hamer. The artist Korina with P90's is a wonderfull guitar.
    You needn't worry abut buying one sight unplayed as Hamers are much more consistant than Gibson.
     
  14. frank52

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    been using p-90 guitars for over 30 years. the best are gibson les paul jr. the les paul special. 56 goldtop. hammer special. i am a die-hard gibson man and i don't see any new guitars with p-90s that are as good as the gibsons. the new jrs and their cousins are a bargin. there is no substitute for the real thing. i have had enough of the gibson bashing. admit it guys they are still the best. i will say that for 229 bucks the agile is a serious contender in the current p-90 game.
     
  15. Antero

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    Reverend Slingshots sound awesome, and have that cool retro thing going on. :cool:
     
  16. daddyo

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    Try a Godin LG P90
     
  17. nsriley

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    Thanks for all the advice! I actually just did a trade deal with a fellow forumite for a 1990 Gibson Les Paul Special DC in cherry red! Has SD Antiquities plus the original pups in case and 336 witch hat knobs and the originals thrown in! I am psyched! :D

    -Peace
    -Nate
     
  18. KoaFreak

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    If you can find one for a halfway decent price on evilbay, the Hamer USA Special is killer. :D
     
  19. Tone Disciple

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    Your Gibson trade deal sounds like a winner!
     

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