I had a Poly-Six, which cost me $3688 in today's dollars. I gave it away 6 years ago.
i have a beat up polysix that i bought for 500 in today's dollars, haha. they are great. not sure which one i like better though, the mono is a little more tweakable but poly is obviously better for chord work. i like junos too, but i'd take either korg over them.
I’ve been looking at getting a birth year guitar..that would be a broadcaster for meAnother thread got me to thinking, and
I’ve been looking at getting a birth year guitar, and thankfully for my budget, I don’t hail from the fifties or early sixties. However, 1983 seems like a pretty dud year for a Fender guitar, which is what I was originally looking for. Are they really that bad? Consequently, are the Gibson Notion years equally terrible? Should I be looking at old Ibanez guitars or effects boxes instead? Any insights or suggestions are appreciated!
The Japanese reached their pinnacle of guitar manufacturing excellence around that time. Tokai, Matsumoku, Yamaha, Greco, Burny….incredible quality, and top-notch electronics.
For 1983? Buy MIJ. Some of the MIJ versions of American guitars were as good as what Fender and Gibson were making at the time. Tokai, Burny, Greco, Navigator.
Some very nice Strat, Tele, and Les Paul types. Prices have gone up substantially in recent years but they still come in lower than their US counterparts, and the build quality is excellent.
I'm talking the top tier lines here; be aware that in that era most Japanese builders offered mid- and low-priced versions too. Nowadays a lot of the MIJ guitars listed on eBay are these lesser-quality ones, so keep that in mind and search for the high quality series.