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WTB an electric guitar
#389853 02/19/13 05:13 AM
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I know that there are some players here, I'm seeking some advice on good/better/best selections.

Back in my teen years, a looooong time ago, I got reasonably good with lots of practice and lessons at a music store by a fellow who'd been playing for years in a working band.

At the time my parents bought me a Japanese Les Paul copy branded Raven and a little practice amp from a pawn shop. It's exactly the same as this one, but with a different branding.

It was stored in their unfinished basement for, oh, about 25 years. Not a good when I finally retrieved recently. Rust everywhere that's metal. frown

Anyway, I want to take it up again. Even if it was a good idea to have it restored (is it?) it's quite heavy and I've always want a Strat style gee-tar. I gots to play da blues. smile

Budget is an issue and I'd like to keep a instrument and amp around $250 to $300, maybe $350 but that's it.

I've been considering a Squire Affinity or Classic Vibe 50s. Alternatively, is a Yamaha Pacifica 112V a good choice, and if I were to find a good one used, what would be a fair price?

Any other suggestions? Based on your experience, which models should I avoid?

Thanks for your input.

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Kruncher #389859 02/19/13 04:02 PM
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I ended up buying a used Pacifica for my daughter a few years back for $300. What sealed the deal was the emerald green finish as that was my daughters favourite colour., but the Pacifica has a rep for quality and value.

I think that was about 1/2 new at the time. Good luck and have fun!


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fredk #389874 02/20/13 12:53 AM
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I'd have liked a Pacifica, I'm sure, but this morning I found a new ad for a nice dark blue Affinity with a Frontman 15g amp - good enough for me - for a total of $130. A good value I thought.

I'm meeting the seller on Saturday.

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Kruncher #389875 02/20/13 12:55 AM
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Howsabout an SG? I don't even play guitar, but I want one to hang on my living room wall.

http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/SG/Gibson-USA/SG-Standard-Limited.aspx

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Artisan #389885 02/20/13 03:34 AM
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I always liked the look of these more. I'd hang one on my wall in a flash if I had the cash.



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Kruncher #389896 02/20/13 12:52 PM
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While in Montreal last year, I wandered into an old beater looking guitar shop that was beside a drum shop. I went in on a whim with some guitar playing friends who knew about it but I wasn't aware it actually had some renown among musicians.

I don't know how the ancient electrical wiring sticking out of the walls ran a bunch of high end amps much less passed building code but it had the biggest number of beautiful and rare guitars that I have ever seen.

Not that this is helpful to you. Just reminiscing.


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Murph #389920 02/21/13 03:12 AM
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Originally Posted By: Murph
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Not that this is helpful to you. Just reminiscing.

I thought we weren't supposed to be helpful until the third page.


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fredk #389946 02/21/13 04:56 PM
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Monoprice has a few on sale, I'm thinking of getting one! http://www.monoprice.com/products/produc...=1&format=2


edit: just ordered one

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Re: WTB an electric guitar
SBrown #389951 02/21/13 06:06 PM
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That's surprising. I never thought to look at Monoprice, and I have bought a few things from them.

They seem OK. Did you get the sunburst or another colour? Either way, let us know you impressions after you get to play for awhile.

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SBrown #389954 02/21/13 09:09 PM
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At that price you have to wonder at the quality of the pickups and resulting sound of the guitar. I guess it depends what you are looking for.

It could also be a well built Chinese clone.

Having played a very good sounding Yamaha 12 string for years, I'm probably more picky.

If it gets you playing and you are good with the sound, that's what counts.


Fred

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