Your favorite less expensive guitars...

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by King Tone, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. SteveK

    SteveK Supporting Member

    Messages:
    996
    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2002
    Location:
    Thankfully, West By God Virginia
    PRS SE models are an incredible value....IMHO ;)
     
    mesa/kramer and Chicago Slim like this.
  2. Ohzoso

    Ohzoso Member

    Messages:
    503
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
  3. Rocco Crocco

    Rocco Crocco Member

    Messages:
    787
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2016
    Location:
    PA
    I have an Epiphone LP Florentine that is killer. Its just like this one.

    [​IMG]
     
    Chicago Slim likes this.
  4. Theorist

    Theorist Supporting Member

    Messages:
    2,305
    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2013
    Location:
    Earth
    I have one guitar and the two basses that can be considered of higher value, he rest are Epiphones, Squiers and one Cort.
    My Korean LP has Whole lot of humbuckers now, in an attempt to make me sound like JP, and all the others are stock and had a good setup. I like them a lot. Indonesian Squiers are IMHO very good right now, especially the Custom and VM Squiers.
    In the end, it's what makes you happy, I am!
     
  5. 73Fender

    73Fender Member

    Messages:
    3,979
    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2010
    Location:
    NJ
    Without reading all 5 pages, all of my USA Hamers, my $650 CL finds: 92 LP Studio and 2011 LP Jr Special, both ebony boards.
     
  6. Jarick

    Jarick Supporting Member

    Messages:
    6,031
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2006
    Location:
    Saint Paul, MN
    Really happy with my PRS SE's that cost $400 lightly used each. Strat also only cost $600 but that was 20 years ago. I suppose the equivalent would be a Classic Players for $800 today.

    [​IMG]
     
    Antmax likes this.
  7. kwaping

    kwaping Guitar payer

    Messages:
    2,536
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2010
    Location:
    Bay Area, CA
    One more vote for Reverend guitars. So versatile with that BCC! Railhammer pickups are great, not a marketing gimmick.
     
  8. Baxter Stockman

    Baxter Stockman Member

    Messages:
    599
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2014
    Location:
    Tejas
    Reverends
    Fender Highway One/American Special
    Epi 335/339 pro models
    G&L Tributes are hard to beat
     
    fretless likes this.
  9. Alex Najarian

    Alex Najarian Member

    Messages:
    1,076
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2016
  10. gkoelling

    gkoelling Member

    Messages:
    15,871
    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2005
    Location:
    In The Basement
    I have less than $1,000.00 into this and it gets the most play time.
    [​IMG]
     
    Pixies2005 likes this.
  11. DonaldDemon

    DonaldDemon Member

    Messages:
    7,356
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2007
    Location:
    Fear and Loathing, NJ
    All I buy, have bought, and owned are <$1k guitars. Current collection is what is left after the purges and are all great guitars. I've owned many of the ones mentioned here as well.

    LP Studio
    Edwards LP
    Am Std Strat
    Reverend Reeves Gabrels II
    Schecter S1
    Electra Omega RI
     
  12. louis

    louis Member

    Messages:
    3,954
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2008
    $200 Dillion that played like butter,
    was straight as an arrow , stayed in tuned and sounded awesome!
    Here a crappy Iphone clip into a crappy $150 solid state amp.


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    portobear and bgmacaw like this.
  13. King Tone

    King Tone Member

    Messages:
    330
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2007
    Cool stuff guys! I like the epi 339 and 335 stuff I have tried, that would be early on the list.
     
  14. mad dog

    mad dog Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    10,730
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2005
    Location:
    Montclair, NJ
    The best cheaper guitar I've owned is this one, a Dearmond T400:

    [​IMG]

    It feels and sounds multiples of what it cost me used (550). Another one coming on strong is this Eastwood Sidejack Dlx I just picked up. 425 used. Real personality here, great sounding P90s and a very smooth trem.

    The other two great one I unfortunately no longer have are an Orville LP Special (700 used) and a Reverend Jetstream 390 (traded 600 value for it.
     
    fretless likes this.
  15. rickcard71

    rickcard71 Member

    Messages:
    6,311
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2009
    Location:
    Bucks County, PA
    PRS SE 245. Awesome guitars!
     
    bsthetech and rePlay like this.
  16. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Member

    Messages:
    528
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2017
    Location:
    ABQ
    Danef@ckin'lectro...


    [​IMG]
     
    Chops, stahlhart and bgmacaw like this.
  17. Hired Goon

    Hired Goon Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    505
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2008
    Location:
    Sherwood Park, Alberta
    Prestige guitars are very nice and favourably reviewed. Canadian company. I have the deluxe model:.
    [​IMG]

    Also, Hagstrom makes a good guitar.
     
    Chops likes this.
  18. Imperial_Tone

    Imperial_Tone All things with a Maple Cap

    Messages:
    1,189
    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2013
    Location:
    Naples, FL
    I've done fairly well with the PRS SE line; Well built and great value in the used market. I've seen some great deals on the PRS Mira/Starla Core & X models well around the 1k or less mark. Wasn't a fan of the S2 line, outside of the Vela.

    The whole vintage MIJ market is always a decent option; Though prices are definitely on the upward side of the 1k budget for the more desirable models. The Newer ESP/Edwards' can definitely hold their own.

    I've recently been paying more attention to Musicman Sterlings as the new JV60 feature a Roast Maple Neck; Haven't played one but from the specs alone makes it look promising.

    The easiest route for me is either Partscasters or MIJ Fenders.
     
  19. stahlhart

    stahlhart Member

    Messages:
    2,436
    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2016
    Danelectro. Never thought I'd like to play them, but picked one up at a local dealer last year and was smitten immediately. Have a 6 and a 12 now.
     
    Chops and until like this.
  20. DanielHillshafer

    DanielHillshafer Member

    Messages:
    346
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2016
    My favorite low cost guitar is the Epiphone Sheraton II. Amazing value for the money.
     
    Chops likes this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice