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Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by talentless hack, Oct 25, 2015.
my first thought, along with "not for everybody even if they could get one."
I was hoping somebody would suggest a scenario like this.
I only play Klumbles.
A Max burst replica.
I'm not including Vintage 50's 60's guitars etc., because Klon and Dumble don't fit in that category.
'85 PRS Vintage Yellow Custom w/Birds
Very early 4-digit Hamer Standard
The basic vintage big four, a '58-60 burst, 50's to 1964 Strat, same vintage ES-3X5, and Tele.
For modern guitars, my choice is an XOX Audio Tools Handle, or Vigier.
As with everything, it's all personal choice, and opinion.
Any guitar could fall into the asked category but it depends on who is being asked the question.
the JG Bluesmaster. do a search
I think this is hands down the best post describing the culmination of all topics on TGP.
Even tho I'm a PRS fanboy, I'd throw the Private Stock PRS' up there. They're nice guitars but hardly worth double, triple, and exponentially higher prices than a CORE model.
I was going to say a '59 Burst but that is unrealistic in price.
How about a Rick Turner LB Model 1.. Amazing Instrument..
I'd have to agree. I own a '60 strat, but have never even seen a Dumble, let alone played one.
It can't be a Gibson or a Fender people!!!!
I like Yaron les pauls, and nachocaster teles-at least how they sound and look-never set my hands on one.
I think you see it more in the acoustic world and fluctuates with the flavor of the year/decade. I remember at 1 point, it was Olsen guitars. Not sure who it would be now.
Although I get the idea that the op is looking for boutique examples, there's a strong argument that the grails of the vintage guitar market that remain the instruments most revered by the market are the reason no boutique maker has really come up as a Dumble/Klon equivalent. With the vintage amp market, there may be amps that are coveted but 50 year old electronics aren't the ideal basis for a piece of reliable touring gear and if a vintage amp is devalued by changing original parts as they deteriorate then it compromises them as working equipment - thus there's room for a something like Dumble to fit into the market as the best possible sound in an amp that is suitable for professional use. I'm sure if Bursts, Blackguards etc were mostly getting beyond their useful life then there would be a concerted hunt to find modern makers who could produce instruments considered to match them, but as long as the originals are still available and still doing the job people want them to there isn't as much demand for a boutique equivalent.
If it's gotta be "boutique" perhaps these but I agree there really isn't as definitive / polarizing a correlation in the guitar world.....other than Fender vs. Gibson IMO.
1. Gil Yaron or Bartlett '59 Burst Clone....
2. "Cunetto" Era Relics
3. Those companies that take a perfectly good Gibson Historic R9, R8, etc. and strip them, put in new truss rod, fingerboard, binding, plastics, hardware, re-carve the top, re-finish, etc.
There is a 'boutique' guitar builder who has been pilloried on here numerous times. He makes shred virtuoso type guitars with stubby little headstocks. You must have seen his site by now. It's all about how you have to be worthy to play his golden tone-slaying axes. So that guy... he gets into Dumble crystal lattice territory with some of his wacky claims... BUT I haven't seen too many people endorse the guitars.
There are some really really expensive Tele and Les Paul cloners out there that TGP has gone pretty gaga over. [As there are a ton of Klon clones and Dumble clones that seems to be a factor].
I guess it's either a klender or a dibson?