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Maestro brand guitars?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by podboy3, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. podboy3

    podboy3 Tele-Holic

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    Feb 25, 2009
    Houston, TX
    I have seen these guitars popping up on Craigslist over the past month or two and was wondering if anyone else has seen, heard, or knows anything about them. I did some quick Google searches and came up with nothing.
    Almost forgot, the seller says they are made in Korea.

    http://houston.craigslist.org/msg/2477803294.html
    http://houston.craigslist.org/msg/2523190113.html
    http://houston.craigslist.org/msg/2500084615.html
    http://houston.craigslist.org/msg/2469204309.html
    http://houston.craigslist.org/msg/2507229031.html
     
  2. BradKM

    BradKM Tele-Holic

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    Apr 27, 2003
    Charlotte, NC
    Sub-Epiphone Gibby brand.

    I've seen them at Best Buy and Target.

    The few I picked up were HEAVY.
     
  3. acousticman1

    acousticman1 Tele-Meister

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    May 24, 2011
    Minnesota
    Yep, they sell at best buy for around 60 or 70 bucks.
     
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  5. podboy3

    podboy3 Tele-Holic

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    Feb 25, 2009
    Houston, TX
    WOW....I really like going out and finding budget friendly (cheap) guitars but I might have to stay clear of this one. I was hoping that if they were made in Korea one of them might be on par with some of the Squiers I have had.
     
  6. Post Toastie

    Post Toastie Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 16, 2008
    California
    They are Bolt on neck guitars.
     
  7. Dan German

    Dan German Poster Extraordinaire

    That's the least of their problems. In fact that doesn't bother me at all (we are on a Telecaster forum, after all). But I've seen two in person, and the usual insult "they looked/felt like toys" doesn't apply. There are laws about quality and safety in toys. The Maestros felt like crappy toys that you could injure yourself with. And it wouldn't surprise me if there was a choking hazard from things falling off of them.

    For the record, I loves me some cheap guitars. But there is a limit.
     
  8. MaskedRider

    MaskedRider Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 31, 2005
    Midwest
    What's wrong with that?

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  9. jbmando

    jbmando Poster Extraordinaire

  10. dqami

    dqami Tele-Holic

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    Feb 11, 2004
    I had one of the SG junior models and it was decent for a cheap guitar. It intonated fine and fret ends weren't sharp which is a good thing. I found a used Epi SG Special off CL for cheap and was blown away by how light it is and the pickups so I kept it and sold the Maestro.
     
  11. MaskedRider

    MaskedRider Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 31, 2005
    Midwest
    Tried any of the teles?

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  12. Fearnot

    Fearnot Friend of Leo's

    Jan 17, 2010
    Decatur, GA
    Maestro = those 'Starcasters' Fender sells to Target. I like cheap guitars, but even I have my limits.
     
  13. MaskedRider

    MaskedRider Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 31, 2005
    Midwest
    They also make copies the Dan'l Pfazer..

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    and copies of the Danl X-Calbr Blade

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  14. El Hefe

    El Hefe Tele-Meister

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    Oct 19, 2011
    co
    I had a LP Jr for a min, it sucked ass ball and toes. Frets Sharp cutting my hands up all the way down the fretbord. Liked the color tho and the open book headstock. It also was a bolt on.
     
  15. jipp

    jipp Friend of Leo's

    id pay 60.00 for th e Dan'l Pfazer copy just to tear it apart so i could try to build my own version of it. neat guitar. depending hw it felt in the lap I would maybe have to move teh V part back some.. i have to noodle around sitting down.. i cant be cool and run around and pretend im a rock star.. which obv ill never be. but i cant even live the illusion cause of a bd leg... im that boring folk guy i guess who plays sitting down. ;D
    chris.
     
  16. riverman

    riverman TDPRI Member

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    Jan 19, 2010
    australia
    see my thread about the chipboard guitar it was a maestro
     
  17. daveplem

    daveplem NEW MEMBER!

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    Apr 6, 2013
    3405 Redbud Road
    X-Calibur Blade

    I am aware this thread is really old, but I just found it. I was trying to find out info about DanL Guitars because I own the original prototype of the X-Calibr Blade. I bought it in Austin from the builder.
     
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