What is a good P-90 guitar for...

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  1. eno50

    eno50 Member

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    Hello everyone, I'am looking for a good p-90 two pickup guitar in the
    $500.00 dollar range at this point I'am still saving,
    I just missed a Gibson Dc faded cherry with p-90s on ebay ,It was
    A little over 500 with shipping, maybe I should have grabed it, I dont know ,
    Has anyone played these,are they worth the money?
    The only two P-90 solid bodys I have seen In my price range is the gibson and the gold top epiphone les paul, any advice would be wonderfull,
    I live out in a rual area and there are no guitar shops around to try
    one out ,I do not want to buy a piece of junk, I know 500 to 600 bucks
    is not going to get you the top of the line model so what is the best bang
    for the buck,
    Thanks Eno
     
  2. PrestonBrick

    PrestonBrick Member

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    im interested to know too. except i have 1000
     
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    the_Chris It's All Been Done Before Gold Supporting Member

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    It is pretty hard to beat those Godins for the money.
     
  5. voojo

    voojo Gold Supporting Member

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    1. Reverend
    2. Reverend
    3. Reverend
     
  6. JSD

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    Heres a newer line you may consider. This Roxbury Singlecut P-90 Gold Top is a beautiful guitar with some great features. Top notch hardware, great sounding custom pickups and high end construction features like a one piece neck with long tenon.

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    Gasp100 Silver Supporting Member

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    To the guy who has $500:
    http://www.reverendguitars.com/reverend/guitars/bolt_on_series.html
    (multiple P90 styles on there.. and that's just the bolt on series)

    To the guy who has $1000:
    TWO Different Revs OR a USA made Rev with P90's.

    How come no one listens about Reverends? Oh well, better for me I guess :rolleyes:
    (EDIT: Thanks Voojo, you beat me to it - WITH PICS!!!)
     
  9. eno50

    eno50 Member

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    Well i bought a Gibson les paul studio about 3 years ago .it is a 96 model
    just a plain jane for 500 bucks, I think they are sleepers the sound just as good as most of the Standards and classics I have played.
    Having said that, I am looking for a player with p-90s that sounds good but not a trophy guitar.
    A sad story I must tell, about a year ago I was in Memphis Tenn and went to Beal street to see some live bands,there are some good players there,There was this one guy who had a PRS super fancy a real looker
    Later he said he paid a little over 8 grand for this axe, anyway he drank a little to much and forgot to latch his case as he was walking across the dance floor it fell out of the case and on to the floor,and he cried like a baby,heck he had everyone crying including me,that was what i call a trophy guitar it should have stayed home and been played around the house or in a studio and not brought to a gig. later i taled to him and he said he uses a lp studio and he just wanted to take her out once,well i dont think he will do that again.
     
  10. Gasp100

    Gasp100 Silver Supporting Member

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    "forgot to latch his case as he was walking across the dance floor it fell out of the case and on to the floor,and he cried like a baby"
    :dude

    Dude, I don't know why but I just laughed my ass off after I read that line... I guess it's late, but that one just killed me.
    :RoCkIn
     
  11. fretless

    fretless Silver Supporting Member

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    You really couldn't go wrong with any of the bolt on Reverends. Way, way better than anything in their pricerange.

    As for the Godin, there's one in the guitar classifieds on this forum right now if I'm not mistaken. Nice guitar as well.
     
  12. OldSchool

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    I know a buddy that has the BEST P90 guitar under $500 on the planet for sale. PM me for details if interested.
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  13. KCWM

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    I picked up a PRS SE Soapbar model on Saturday and I really dig it. It has a decent arched top and sounds pretty good. I want to get a better bridge where I can adjust the intonation, but that's a cheap upgrade.

    I picked mine up for around $300, which isn't a bad price for them. The Soapbar model is a singlecut, and the Soapbar II is a double cut, though I'm not sure if it has the carved top.

    You can see it peeking out behind the Les Paul at http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b116/chumpster/Guitars/P1010414.jpg

    The neck pickup sounds great.

    I also picked up an Ibanez Artcore AF75 this weekend that has a P90 in the bridge that sounds pretty good too. That's definitely a below $300 dollar guitar. You could pick up some nice GFS p90 pickups and come in under $400.
     
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    I don't know the seller but if you live by Chicago:
    http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/msg/600680135.html

    Always wanted to try one. The only complaint I hear is that the necks can be a bit thin. I'm a believer in buying used. The Hamer Specials have been in the 500-700 range for a couple of years, so if you don't like it you can probably get all of your cash back. The US Reverends are great guitars but not quite the steal they once were. I would still like to have a Slingshot Special though. Probably in the 800-1000 range.
     
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    theres some fine suggestions here, but also check out the little hofner
    colorama's which were discontinued last year but still all over ebay for under 250.00. one had soapbars and the other mini hums... set necks, cool inlays too.
     
  16. stratotonedude

    stratotonedude Senior Member

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    What is it good for? Playing music on.
     
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    amc Member

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    Another vote here for a used USA Hamer Special.
    IMHO,
    there is nothing else in that price range of comparable quality.
     

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