Some guitars just make no sense.....

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by majorbanjo, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. majorbanjo

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  2. artguy47

    artguy47 Ol' CuRmUGeOn

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    Yeah, I really not a fan of overly relic'd guitars, nor paying too high prices (in my opinion, YMMV), for a guitar that probably wouldn't measure up to many smaller builders quality at less than half the price.

    (IMPO- YMMV)
     
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  3. GarMan

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    In my opinion, that is WAYYY too much money for a banged up Esquire. I can think of several guitar makers that I would spend money on. I think it is a collectors guitar.
     
  4. Chops

    Chops Gold Supporting Member

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    I would actually have to play it to decide. You never know.
     
  5. BoogieEngineer

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    Guitars that make no sense are for people that make no sense.
     
  6. tj1004

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    It's a replica. What more explanation do you need? They've obviously sold a few or else they wouldn't be asking that price. This is just like every other "who likes/dislikes relics/Fenders/Gibsons/Signature guitars/blah blah" thread......useless. Is your goal to turn this into a Fender bash? Or to talk about people with more money that you? Or what? :bonk
     
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    What a silly thread. Make no sense.
     
  8. Hari Seldon

    Hari Seldon Member

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    Great!

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    Includes: Original Roadcase, Leather Gigbag, Certificate of Authenticity,

    I thought this was a copy????

    This Esquire is in excellent condition,

    (obviously.)

    with all wear and tear on it original to how it looked when it left the Custom Shop. There are no dents or dings on it from being played.


    (God forbid! They would look awful on such a guitar.)

    :bonk:bonk:bonk


     
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    It's for collectors.... What's so confusing?
     
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    7 grand for a band sander relic that supposedly looks like Jeff Beck's Yardbirds era tele that Seymour Duncan got from Jeff. No thanks. Prices like this is for Doctors and Lawyers and those that are wealthy and have disposable income . For that money I'd rather buy a vintage one.
     
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    For that money I could buy a beautiful custom arch top or a couple of suhr tele's. I personally think Fender Masterbuilt guitars are pieces of sh#$ for the money.
     
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    I played one of those at CVG in the valley a couple of years ago and it was magical. Steep price though.
     
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    I'm a lawyer and wouldn't touch that thing. I recognize that there is a certain kind of collector for which guitars like this are alluring, but for a tele style guitar (and kudos to the OP) I much prefer my Ron Kirn Nashville T.
     
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    The Jeff Beck is a Replica of HIS Esquire whats wrong with someone buying aone if they are a big fan or what not. None in my opinion. You want to talk about some guitars making no sense. Look at 90% of Les Pauls they just take a LP and put a special name or an Artist name on it then mark up the price.

    Talk about drinking Kool-Aid. :facepalm

    You want ugly look at these and take your pick. ;)

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  15. mojo joe joe

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    Free shipping though...
     
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    To each his own.
    I like that LP with the V headstock in Drunkinminer's post.
     
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    Well, that's the game changer right there :bonk
     
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    What confuses me is that guitars are not made to be collected but played.
    Then if you collect a copy like this, what will be the resale value 20 years from now when no one except a few people will remember who Jeff Beck was ?
    (and I love Jeff Beck, but I really doubt the new generations will have an interest in instrumental guitar from the 70's).
     
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    I think all of us think some guitars just don't make sense. Personally, if I had $8k to spend on a guitar, I'd rather spend it on this JB Tele over any Les Paul...but that's just me and your mileage may vary.
     
  20. Jon Silberman

    Jon Silberman 10Q Jerry & Dickey Silver Supporting Member

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    To the contrary, the guitar makes perfect sense ... for Fender.

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