Show your cheap axes

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  1. IPlayHamers

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  2. Grap

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    Depends on your definition of cheap ;)

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    GIM Student model. US$550

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    Ashton AP-1000. US$200-ish

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    SX Explorer with Gibson pickups out of a Les Paul Classic in it.

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    SX Flying V

    Both about US$190 or thereabouts.
     
  3. IPlayHamers

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    Damn fine collection there Grap. How do the Explorer and V play and sound? I could use a couple of those.

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    They play fine, but the original pickups are quite weak and the machine heads are not that good. I have 13-58 strings on the Explorer tuned down to drop-C and they're barely hanging in there with that sort of tension. WIth the Gibson pickups in it the Explorer is a real screamer.

    I find it bizzare that out of all the models of Flying V over the years they chose to copy something obscure like a V 90 :)
     
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    Less than $300.00 used at the big box store.

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    $100 Eleca
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    Together incredible tone on a great playing axe!
     
  8. Fripperton

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    My $15 swap Meet Teisco. I added a couple of Razor P-90s with new on/off switches and a Jazzmaster tailpiece with a roller bridge, I made a new green pickguard to accomodate the P-90s based on the old brushed aluminum guard.

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    299$ "blowout" new korean model AR250[​IMG]
     
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    What the heck's that P-90 doing in the über-eighties superstrat? Cool!
     
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    Nothing like a good cheap Harmony guitar through tweed.[​IMG]
     
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    Thanks, Andy!

    Not a Strat, but a crappy Yamaha I rescued from the trashcan and rebuilt. I call it my Garbagecaster.

    Here is a page on my website I did on it.

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    Nice rescue operation there, mate!
     
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    A cool geetar with a great story behind it!
     
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    Dude, where can I get pne of those Ashton AP-1000`s? Sweet!! Here is my Dean Chech Premium EVO, maybe a cheap price, but very high on quality:) Jack
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    Man I haven't seen one of those for 35 years! I clocked a lot of time on one of those at my best friend's house in 8th grade! It was his dad's, but we always had it. Didn't play too bad, either.
     
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    100 bucks at Geetar Center.

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    SX Les Paul copy - Free(gift) + $250 in upgrades

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