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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Here are two of mine. I play these through a Blues Junior.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What Les Paul do you have?


I personally don't have one but my friend does. I notice that the classic Les Paul's are incredibly lighter than the standards.

And fellas, I'm thinking about getting a mexican strat for cheap, is the difference between the American and Mexican strats that noticeable...?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fuentecigar wrote:

Here are two of mine. I play these through a Blues Junior.

Sweet! It looks like you're a Fender and maple man. I had a Blues Junior at one time. It was incredibly warm sounding while playing clean.

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And fellas, I'm thinking about getting a mexican strat for cheap, is the difference between the American and Mexican strats that noticeable...?

There is big difference in the quality of craftsmanship, wood, fret work, bridge and tuners, but the standard Strats make for a nice entry to mid-level guitar. You could do a lot worse in that price range.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fender is a good value and the MIM's are good place to start.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fuentecigar wrote:
Fender is a good value and the MIM's are good place to start.

Yeah, they'll also hold their value a little better than others in that price range. They really are a good place to start.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am amused by the way Gibson tries to get the beginning guitarist by selling a guitar without a finish (or very minimal) on the wood. Usually for a couple of hundred dollars more than a Fender.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I am amused by the way Gibson tries to get the beginning guitarist by selling a guitar without a finish (or very minimal) on the wood. Usually for a couple of hundred dollars more than a Fender.

I think 75% of all Gibson guitars are a ripoff. You're just as well off buying an Epiphone. Well, at least so in the entry-level market. That being said, the Melody Maker is a sweet sounding little guitar. I played one not long ago at a shop. And with that being said, the finish left a lot to be desired. I would never give you four bills for one.
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I looked at a Gibson Les Paul Studio in the Faded Cherry at a local guitar shop last weekend. $850.00 for one, that honestly, I would be wary of getting splinters from the neck. I have been told that a lot of what they charge is because they are based in Nashville, Tenn. Music City and all of that. But, poorly finished wood is just that; poorly finished wood. It doesn't matter what city it is from. Somewhere in the back of my mind, I still would like to have a good 335. Or at least, I think I would. Considering what I have seen of their quality, it might not be possible to find a good one and I just can't justify an entry price of $2000.00 with quality that is hit or miss.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Somewhere in the back of my mind, I still would like to have a good 335. Or at least, I think I would. Considering what I have seen of their quality, it might not be possible to find a good one and I just can't justify an entry price of $2000.00 with quality that is hit or miss.

Just get an Epiphone Dot. Wink

Never played one, but I'll show you a 335-based Gibson that I think is totally hot looking.



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fuentecigar wrote:
Somewhere in the back of my mind, I still would like to have a good 335. Or at least, I think I would. Considering what I have seen of their quality, it might not be possible to find a good one and I just can't justify an entry price of $2000.00 with quality that is hit or miss.

Just get an Epiphone Dot. Wink

Never played one, but I'll show you a 335-based Gibson that I think is totally hot looking.



Dave Grohl DG-335


Very nice.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Fender Deluxe Stratocaster
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I also have an 1965 Epiphone Casino in a case. It's a honey!
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I love the strat, but I think the Apple sticker ruins it... Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bobaloo

Got the Dano, but I need to sent it back. They actually forgot to cut out the vinyl for the jack. It's hard telling what was under there, but I wasn't going to cut it out. They also forgot to install the chrome piece. So Musician's Friend is going to send me a replacment. Other than that, the guitar is pretty sweet. A little small, but sweet. I'll take some pictures when I can.

Edit: Oh yeah, the vinyl banding and pickguard are way more yellowed in person. It gives it a really nice vintage look.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got the replacement today. It's looking and sounding nice. Cool



Had to polish her up though. The finish was really rough. Three coats of Fender wax/polish and it's as smooth as a baby's bottom.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Got the replacement today. It's looking and sounding nice. Cool



Had to polish her up though. The finish was really rough. Three coats of Fender wax/polish and it's as smooth as a baby's bottom.


Looks great, I'm going to order the Red Burst for my birthday. My wife will kick in a bit. I'll put up a pic once I have it.

It's so much like the Silvertone I had back in the day, except the headstock was different. All six machines were on the top.

Here is the original:



I've seen them listed for around a grand:





http://cgi.ebay.com/HARRISON-Vintage-1448-DANELECTRO-Amp-in-Case-SILVERTONE_W0QQitemZ260275124106QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item260275124106&_trkparms=72%3A552%7C39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14




I just ordered the Red Burst from Music123, they had a BTS sale and I got $30 more off with free ground shipping. Will post my pic when I get it.
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