Best under a grand?

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by Tosca, Apr 18, 2021.

  1. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Well, I'm certainly not a Doctor! ;):p If you heard me play, you'd count out musician. And, if you looked at my checkbook, you'd see I'm no accountant either. I'm just a dude.
     
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  2. Tosca

    Tosca Zombie 10, DFZ

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    Yeah right...like you’re gonna find any doctors hangin’ out here.

    And your not just “A dude”....you are “THE DUDE”!!!
     
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  3. DreamTheaterRules

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    You kidding? I couldn’t pass either one of those tests :(
     
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  4. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Just have a perverse interest in the value of money.

    I still have a bass I bought for $150 a lifetime ago - really good value.
    Bought an acoustic for $379 and couldn’t find one I liked as much for less than 3 grand, so I just kept playing it for 30 years - great value.
    Les Paul Custom was less than a grand kept me happy for most of a decade until I could afford a PRS CU22 - pretty happy with that value.

    ...and the more than a grand PRS I’ve now owned for 25 years - excellent value.
     
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  5. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Ha!

    Now you’re making me blush! :)
     
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  6. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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  7. Fullmoon 1971

    Fullmoon 1971 New Member

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    Further to my original post (if we're letting other brands play) I have to post these beauties.

    Epiphone Les Paul Special - This thing is freakin awesome. Only thing I needed to do was lower the action and de-gloss it with a scotchbrite pad.
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    Epiphone Sheraton "50th Anniversary Ltd Ed)
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    Epiphone Firebird 1 "JB Teasure"
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    Vintage Icon V6 MRBK
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    Maverick SF-3 (was under a grand when I bought it but with inflation probably closer to 2 now if they were still being made)
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  8. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Wholeheartedly agree!
     
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  9. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Aaw shucks!
     
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  10. 1neeto

    1neeto New Member

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    Just got me this a bit over a week ago. It’s my first PRS, and definitely qualifies as the best I’ve played under a grand.

    2016 S2 with Duncan JB/Jazz pickups and a tortoise pick guard.
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  11. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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    That is HOT!
    Got that look...:cool:
     
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  12. 1neeto

    1neeto New Member

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    Thanks! I think that pick guard is what made all the difference. I still can’t believe I paid less than $1k for this, and it’s in pristine condition without a single nick or scratch. Hell, barely any pick strikes on that pick guard!
     
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  13. Wakester

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    Hmm, best under a grand, that would be a toss up between my first, the Custom 24 coming in at $350, or the SE245 coming in at $445. But to only pick one, then I will have to go with the 30th Anniversary Custom 24.
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  14. JJDon

    JJDon New Member

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    WOW! What brand model is this? Is this really a PRS?
     
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  15. docteurseb

    docteurseb New Member

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    Got to agree that when it comes to new guitars under $1k the Zach Myers is hard to beat. Incredible sustain/tone, and the satin finish on the special run I had was so nice playing.
    Although I returned mine due to a few minor craftstmanship 'flaws' that I wasn't necessarily expecting; they all seem to have them to some extent so it's more a matter of setting expectations accordingly at that price point.
    Ironically they would have been invisible with any finish but a natural one.
    That quilt was exceptional, and the back was very good looking compared to most.
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  16. Broseph

    Broseph PRS Fren

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    Man that was a good looking one! What was wrong?
     
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  17. Egads

    Egads One, Two, THIRTEEN!

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    No, it's a Taylor Solidbody Standard, even though it's hollow.
     
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  18. chicagoslim

    chicagoslim New Member

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    I'm currently thinking of getting a PRS SE Santana, new $799.
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    PRS S2 Standard 24, New $999.
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    PRS S2 Singlecut Semi-hollow, used $995.
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  19. aphantomvaper

    aphantomvaper New Member

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    Santana!
     
  20. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Holy tubular quilt Batman!
     
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