1. The Rules have been updated regarding posting as a business on TGP. Thread with details here: Thread Here
    Dismiss Notice

Warrior Guitars?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by frankencat, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. frankencat

    frankencat Guitarded Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    11,567
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2004
    Location:
    Tampa Bay
    Tell me about them and post a pic if you have one.
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2009
  2. jcoggins7

    jcoggins7 Member

    Messages:
    1,199
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2007
    Location:
    Nashville, TN
  3. edwarddavis

    edwarddavis Supporting Member

    Messages:
    5,982
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2005
    Location:
    Bristol Connecticut
    They look great n person , never played one though . Not cheap but , I guess the are a petty high quality guitar made down south . Not a great resale so I hear and see. I would try one if a great deal came along . Kind along the MJ guitar line, great guitar just not well known. Seen more and more FS though
     
  4. marsos52

    marsos52 Member

    Messages:
    1,974
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2008
    Location:
    south jersey
    i dont have one, but i have seen and played a few, each was as good a guitar was anyone would want. the best woods and hardware and the workmanship was excellant
    very high end.. played wonderful to
     
  5. Bill Brasky

    Bill Brasky Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,422
    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2007
    Location:
    Michigan, USA
    I would buy one if only they had more inlay and gold hardware. Just not ornate enough for me.
     
  6. LTE

    LTE Member

    Messages:
    1,594
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2004
    Location:
    In my own little world of destruction
    I played one years ago at NAMM. Played very well but way over priced to me. The guys thought high of their product.

    Never cared for all the inlay they did. Don't get me wrong, great craftsmanship, just gaudy looking to me.
     
  7. Pellecaster

    Pellecaster Member

    Messages:
    110
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Location:
    NJ/Florida
    Hi everybody,

    I have the pleasure of owning two Warrior instruments I got back in '99, a 4 string Walnut Bass and a 6 string guitar. The bass is neck through and plays like a dream. The guitar is the 11th made and is a prototype. Some of their instruments are very highly inlayed but these are not (which is the way I like 'em). The guitar has piezos in the bridge and utilizes a stereo output jack. I pulled them out this morning and took a few pictures, enjoy!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  8. treeofpain

    treeofpain Supporting Member

    Messages:
    6,382
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2007
    Location:
    Columbia, SC
    Nice guitars, nice wood, but I don't care for the satin and plasticky finishes.
     
  9. LTE

    LTE Member

    Messages:
    1,594
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2004
    Location:
    In my own little world of destruction
    Now that one is sharp. I especially like how they carved the backplate.
     
  10. frankencat

    frankencat Guitarded Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    11,567
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2004
    Location:
    Tampa Bay
    That's way cool. What model is that?
     
  11. SixString821

    SixString821 Member

    Messages:
    43
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2009
    Location:
    Newark, DE - Philly
    played one at a guitar show a while ago... one of the better playing/sounding guitars ive ever played.
     
  12. Mcclassic

    Mcclassic Member

    Messages:
    800
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2003
    Location:
    Knoxville
    Played a couple at GC and they are really good and easy to play.
     
  13. Reyybarra

    Reyybarra Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,125
    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2006
    Location:
    TEXAS
    I played a few customs and wasn't impressed
    look great play ok but for that price holy crap i could buy an artinger!

    rey
     
  14. zztomato

    zztomato Supporting Member

    Messages:
    9,861
    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2008
    Location:
    Ottawa, Canada
    Thought I'd revive this thread.
    I just bought one of these locally for a little over a grand.
    It's a Warrior Knight. Beautiful gloss gold top and clear gloss laquer back.
    They have an aged relic that looks the same as this on on thier website for 7,000 or something.
    I have to say it is one of the nicest guitars I've played in a long time.
    I'll try to post a pic sometime. They are very well crafted and sit almost perfectly in your lap. Just fine on a strap too. This one is not overly ornate, which I like. It has block inlay on the neck much like an Ibanez as-200 and the like.
    I think the list on it would be $2900. If you could snag one for anywhere around 2000 or under I'd say that's a sweet deal.
     
  15. Marshalls Law

    Marshalls Law Member

    Messages:
    1,148
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2008
    Location:
    South Florida

    :worthless
     
  16. jcoggins7

    jcoggins7 Member

    Messages:
    1,199
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2007
    Location:
    Nashville, TN
    I just played an Isabella that was on consignment at Corner Music. The fit and finish is the best I've ever seen, up there with Tom Anderson, Suhr, and PRS. I wasn't a fan of the pickups though.
     
  17. tmihm

    tmihm Member

    Messages:
    374
    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2003
    Location:
    Gibsonia, PA
    I sure hope they worked out some of the kinks over the years.

    The guitar I custom ordered from them was, without a doubt...the worst 'high-end' guitar I've ever stumbled across. Besides the fact they completely ruined a gorgeous piece of koa,the customer service was beyond pathetic and it took a 2+ year, out-of-court settlement for me to get my money back. I had a list of the 17 items that there were problems with - some bigger than others. Obviously no quality control was done before it left there. Here's the top on it - the high e string is completely off of the pickup - you can also see how the pup cover doesn't fit the neck pup:

    [​IMG]

    And my personal favorite - after having to tell them many (many) times not to lacquer the back of the neck - I get a photo with the neck all nice and shiny with a million coats of lacquer on it. I told them it was unacceptable, and this is the way I got it (and before you get too excited about the bird inlay, that was was Ron Thorn who did that work). It ended up being sent to their shop with no instructions at all with what to do. Here's a nice 'scrape job' that fell a tad short:

    [​IMG]

    The result? I paid $4250 for it. After all the legal fuss and having it returned to them, I saw it back up FS on their website for $6500. (And then it was sold...again). They replaced the pups with EMG's so you couldn't easily spot the string being off of the magnet.

    I'm sure they have fantastic guitars out there, however I wouldn't suggest custom ordering one.

    Since you asked....
     

Share This Page