What’s your most $pendy guitar?

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  1. eclecticsynergy

    eclecticsynergy PRS user since '87

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    Great guitars! though ever-so-slightly topheavy... I think the long scale contributes a bit to that. Still, it isn't prone to neck dive; a leather strap has enough friction to keep it nicely in place. Just a different kind of balance for somebody who's used to PRSs, Les Pauls & Strats. Certainly not as bad as the Epi Wildkat which uses a similar one-piece carved body (and is nearly as topheavy as my SG Custom). Here's mine - I think it's called Sunset Glow but I'll need to check the papers to be certain - actually I'm not sure whether finish is even listed on the COA.
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  2. Sekunda

    Sekunda Music is life

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    Just ordered a McCarty 594 10-top in blood orange Saturday night to go with my Custom 22 and Stripped 58. I can honestly say it is the most I have ever spent on any single piece of equipment ever... I can hardly wait to get it Thursday. Is it Thursday yet?
     
  3. MoggyMel

    MoggyMel Not My Boyfriend's PRS

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    Of the ones I currently own, mine would be a PRS Signature Limited bought new in 2012 for $3825.

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  4. merciful-evans

    merciful-evans Portsmouth uk

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    The Fylde Oberon I bought in the early 70s. Its serial number is in the 200's.

    I bought it from Progress Mill in Kirkham North England which was Roger Bucknall's workshop back then. I could only choose from the 2nds (not for supply to retailers) so all those had some imperfection or blemish). I spent the day pleasantly with Roger and his 2 co-luthiers.

    I have no idea what the adjusted price would be today. and I wouldnt reveal it if I did.

    http://www.fyldeguitars.com/index.html
     
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  5. Guitpicky

    Guitpicky New Member

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    Harley Benton Masterbuilt. Cost me 3000 nickels :)
     
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  6. Lister

    Lister Playing guitar badly since the 70's...

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    The Taylor 618E First Edition on the right:
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    #34 of 100, she had a stunning Bearclaw Spruce top that I could never get pics to show correctly to go along with a 3 piece Maple back. She was right around $3000ish list, but the shop I got her from had just hosted a Roadshow and was offering 10% off on all Taylor's and he honored that even for the new Grand Orchestra series. She was gorgeous and sounded incredible...until you tried to record her. The ES2 system drove me nuts, to the point I actually contemplated yanking the entire thing for a K&K. Also, and this is going to sound really silly, she was mint, not a ding, scratch, flaw anywhere and the longer I owned her, the worse that weighed on me. Eventually my OCD over dinging her and the ES2 disappointment led to her becoming a case queen and I finally made the hard decision that it was time for her to go.


    The GC7 on the left is really the only guitar that I can say I actually miss and would buy back if the funds and opportunity converged. For being a supposed finger picker type guitar, she covered a lot of sonic territory and she did the majority of the acoustic work on what I was recording during the time I owned her. I traded her for a killer 555 12 string.
     
  7. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Never spend less than $10,000 on a guitar.

    “That’s complete bullish!t, Les.”

    “Yes, but it’s impressive.”
     
  8. Rusty Chos

    Rusty Chos Don’t mean a thang if it don’t twang

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    That’s 500 Squire Affinity Tele’s!

    Fortunately, I don’t have the room for that. Besides, string changing day would be a bummer.
     
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  9. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    $20 Teles???? I'd make room!
     
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  10. Rusty Chos

    Rusty Chos Don’t mean a thang if it don’t twang

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    Dude math!

    I watch the Big Lebowski religiously.
     
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  11. Mark Bois

    Mark Bois New Member

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    PRS 408 Traded 3 tube amps 4 guitars and about 25 stomp boxes for this well worth it. This is all stuff I wasn't using this will get used.
     
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  12. Tosca

    Tosca Zombie 10, DFZ

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    Most Spendy? This one...worth it.

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  13. WA Paul

    WA Paul All dogs go to heaven

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    Sooooo much Koa goodness! That second picture really gets me :) I love that you went with a Braz neck on it!
     
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  14. Mark Bois

    Mark Bois New Member

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    Gorgeous!
     
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  15. Johnny Rigs

    Johnny Rigs "Hold on to your butts" - Samuel L Jackson

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    Oh my!!!
     
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  16. Johnny Rigs

    Johnny Rigs "Hold on to your butts" - Samuel L Jackson

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    I’m actually trying to do the opposite of setting records for spendy guitars. My goal has been to get a great carved top PRS that compliments my existing lineup for not too much dough. Out of four PRS, only gone over $2,000 once (by $150) - for a 10-top DGT. I’m totally ok with that being my most spendy guitar.
     
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  17. Tosca

    Tosca Zombie 10, DFZ

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    Thanks Paul. It has a strong flame when viewed straight on...but from that side angle, there’s almost a tubular quilt effect. She is gorgeous, and sounds amazing. Given the choice...I’ll go with a Brazilian neck every time.
     
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  18. bodia

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

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    So hot! Is this the one I smeared a booger in?
     
  19. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Bwahahahaha!!!
    EEeewww:oops:
     
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  20. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    I really like Brazilian, but I wouldn’t want only that on my guitars.
     
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