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My Ovation Celebrity Adamas style axe. Got it for $299 a few years ago. Sounds as good, and plays as well as any of the more expensive ones. Can't beat the natural finish. Best sounding blonde ever, with auburn highlights... :D

 

Also scored a Laguna guitar from GC a few weeks ago for $299. Don't have any pics of mine up yet, but you can check it out here: Laguna LE200Q guitar

I got the transparent black cherry finish. I can play anything on that motherf^&*$%. Reviewed it there as daffy_duck_nj.

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My Ampeg Heavy Stud, Tele knockoff with different kind of headstock. Bought new for $35 when Ampeg bailed on having guitars made in Korea (or anywhere). It was stashed away since 1975 and only brought out of the closet when I had to travel to reunion gig with my college bandmates. Had local guitar shop set it up (and it needed a lot of "setting up"). Now I love playing it. Feels good, love the tone and mostly use it for open E and slide now.

http://app4.websitetonight.com/projects2/2/5/1/9/919152/images/ampeg_whole.jpg

http://app4.websitetonight.com/projects2/2/5/1/9/919152/images/ampeg_head.jpg

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You can get better guitars but I know of no greater value than my Indonesian Squire Strat Bullet Hardtail. Laugh if you must but I bought one from Media Play with $10 in store incentive bucks when they already had it on sale for $79 from $99. I walked out with it for $75.38, tax incl. It may not play as well as a high dollar axe but damn if it don't compare well with many $500+ Strats. A bit less noise would be nice in the neck position but otherwise I use inbetween settings most often so noise isn't a problem. I rarely use vibrato bars so being a hardtail is a feature, not a limitation.

 

When Media Play went out of business I only wish I'd had a few hundred bucks to play with. They had a slew of these guitars for sale when prices fell to 40% off. That's right... a very playable guitar from Fender for $59 + tax!

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My Ampeg Heavy Stud, Tele knockoff with different kind of headstock. Bought new for $35 when Ampeg bailed on having guitars made in Korea (or anywhere). It was stashed away since 1975 and only brought out of the closet when I had to travel to reunion gig with my college bandmates. Had local guitar shop set it up (and it needed a lot of "setting up"). Now I love playing it. Feels good, love the tone and mostly use it for open E and slide now.

http://app4.websitetonight.com/projects2/2/5/1/9/919152/images/ampeg_whole.jpg

http://app4.websitetonight.com/projects2/2/5/1/9/919152/images/ampeg_head.jpg

 

Good guitars, actually, and have regained some cachet. Mike Cooley from The Drive-By Truckers used a few onstage (unfortunately he didn't tune them often enough). A friend of mine had the Big Stud bass since he was a kid but lost it in Hurricane Katrina's flood aftermath. I placed an unserious bid on one on eBay and won it, so I passed it on to him and told him to just pay me whenever he could with no hurry. It's got a cool vibe.

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You can get better guitars but I know of no greater value than my Indonesian Squire Strat Bullet Hardtail.

 

I agree. I recently picked up a 20th anniversary Indonesian unit from a pawn shop for $65. Set it up and put it away in my "closet" collection as one of those that might or will gain in value. Also picked up a black Squier for $60 that I ended up selling for $75. Guy set it up and put away his expensive American Strat. Says the Squier sets up better. The Indonesian ones are the good ones.

When I want that good old Strat sound I pull out the 20th, otherwise it stays put away so I don't beat it up. My 20th is also a hardtail. I find that the units with whammys on them often are beat up, since a lot of beginners had these, and usually the bar is gone anyway.

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The yellow Tele in my avatar is Indonesian: $199. Not bad..didn't like neck and frets though and got rid of it.

 

Bought a MIM Tri Burst Tele for $300. Much better guitar and is easily gigable for what I consider a low price guitar. For the cost, the stock tuners need replaced :)

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Per http://www.Frugalguitarist.com

 

"I'm always impressed at people who can cobble a guitar together from random parts purchased online. But these creations take things to a different level by recycling old game consoles into (presumably) playable guitars! (per website)

 

Direct Link=

 

http://blog.frugalguitarist.com/fg/blog/post/Like-Video-Games-Check-Out-These-Consoles!.aspx

 

http://blog.frugalguitarist.com/fg/blog/post/Like-Video-Games-Check-Out-These-Consoles!.aspx

 

About half way down page on the 2nd below link to the 5 guitars

 

(working or "faux" ?

 

*one though is noted to have a Guitar Hero controller*

 

http://blog.frugalguitarist.com/fg/blog/

 

I included the above link as on occasion the long hyperlinks do

 

not cooperate.

 

Guitar #1 Sega Genesis Guitar

Guitar #2 Nintendo Guitar

Guitar #3 Family Computer (Japanese Nintendo) Guitar)

Guitar #4 Dream Cast Guitar

Guitar #5 Atari 2600 (per site Fully Working with tiny LCD Screen built into Guitar Hero Controller)

 

My picks= (Looks and Color and Style )= Guitar #3 Family Computer

(Japanese Nintendo) Guitar

(Most Ingenious and Workable= Guitar #5 Atari 2600 Fully working with tiny LCD Screen Built in to Guitar Hero Controller.

 

#1#2#4 (and #3 and #5) all far better than I could come close too!

 

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Amazing stuff folks have picked up n pawn shops, yard sales or used guitars at shops, Why not take a chance when the body is alder or ash on a Fender and may or may not change out the pickups (which are becoming more and more varied and decreasing in cost, and changing tuners can make a huge difference in sound (and staying in tune ) As Made in The USA guitars continue to rise in cost and quality drops especially at the company beginning with G and is in Nashville, Memphis and Montana (they seem to be really having some deep issues going on and even a PR campaign may not bring them back

and they used to make some fine guitars (but look at the Robot Guitars, Dusk model and other supposedly inovations gone bad.

Its a shame as I want to buy American but can I justify the expense in this Continued shaku economy answer=no, Fender's Squire brands are really getting good reviews and MIM as well (the Crafted in Japan Jaguars were cleared out at $499.99) wow

I wanted to buy one but felt saving money was a better idea ,

I am getting frustrated a bit with rising prices of some Korean made guitars but PRS SE is lowering prices on older models and brought out quite a few at NAMM (You can change those pick ups out too if desired, I paid barely over $400.00 for a PRS Tremonti SE (platinum color) with a really padded gig bag and to me the quality is top notch, I can not afford a USA PRS thats for sure though (unless I decide to sell most of my gear and go with 1 or maybe 2 axes. I think I will stay put and perhaps buy a effects unit (I like The Electro-Harmonix Cathedral Reverb unit (that endless sustain is like a Fernandes Sustainer! There are alot of reverb unit out there but so far I really like that one

peace and keep the guitar buys coming, Interesting thread

 

ambienttales

Circuit-Bending

Gibson Blueshawk

Epiphone Elitist '57 Goldtop

Line 6 Variax 500 & Workbench

Atomic Reactor Amp

Podxt

Vox Tonelab

Adrennalinn 111

E-H SMMH

E-H 2880&FC

Seynour Duncan Shape-Shifter

eMac

 

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the one that surprised me is the one I consider Fender's secret value - the Indonesian made Squier Telecaster Custom II. It's basically a '72 Custom, but with Duncan Design P-90s instead of the humbuckers. It's got very big tone, and sits nicely in a mix whether distorted or clean. I got mine for $260 CDN in black. The mods I did were barrel knobs (the knobs are chintzy looking amp knobs, though I'm looking for Twin knobs to give it a more authentic look), a TUSQ nut to replace the original plastic nut, and replaced the saddles with stamped steel ones from a Strat bridge. My local Long and McQuades have sold quite a few of them since they were introduced......
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Oh man, you guys are killing me. I can't stand it when people get awesome deals on pretty nice guitars only because I never usually do. But, I can say that I picked up an HSS strat a few years ago for $299 from a ma and pa shop. Metallic red, which isn't may absolute favorite color, but I live with it.

 

Looking for a seriously discounted Gretsch. Like that's gonna happen. Thanks again for all the great photos and info. It made my day.

 

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