Guitar You Want But Is Out Of Your Price Range

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by JoesTele, May 12, 2020.

  1. JoesTele

    JoesTele Tele-Holic

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    Let's go - name a guitar you want but the price keeps you from buying it.
    Now this doesn't exactly mean it is priced far too expensive for you. You could respond with guitars that you wouldn't buy simply because they are overpriced for what they do.

    So two ways to answer this:
    1. Wow, that price is to ****ing high!
    2. Whoa, that price is insane for what that particular guitar offers or does.

    If you have one for each category, let us know. Me?

    1. Gibson Les Paul. I don't really like them, but how can you go through life without owning a Les Paul? But then I see the prices and two and a half thousand is far too rich for a guitar that I don't really need or want.

    2. The Rickenbacker 381V69. Now that guitar is priced over four thousand dollars. It really is just a basic Rickenbacker with a carved top. You can buy a 330 for $1,500 and it would do the same thing as the $4,200 Ric 381V69.

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    Start a savings account. Do your homework, learn how to shop, and buy used.
     
  4. gregj1964

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    Suhr archtop. 7k.
     
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  5. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Also, compare "dream" guitars to less-expensive options. I mean, play them.
    Sometimes you find the more economical versions are just as good, sometimes even superior.

    It helps you learn to get over some name on a headstock.

    Do all of these things, and you'll find that no guitar is out of your price range
     
  6. ackypoo

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    ive always wanted a decent sg. my lone experience with one was ****ty and id like to try again, just dont want to drop 1k to find out they suck afterall.
     
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    A nice pedal steel. I don't know how to play and even cheap ones aren't cheap.
     
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    Asher Resosonic Rambler. Not too ridiculous on the used market as Ashers go but still way beyond what I can justify spending on a guitar.

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    75123102_1498687976935686_5120138262490001258_n.jpg Gibson_Byrdland_Natural_1980_82260004_01.jpg gijbumpt7iknouzqokia.jpg Byrdland or ES-350 Gibsons.
     
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    I want a 1968 Gibson Les Paul Custom.
    It was the first Les Paul I ever played.
    They’re WAY out of my price range, now.
     
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  11. jamesepowell

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    Fender G.E. Smith Telecaster in Dakota Red
    Also, a Rickenbacker 360-12 in Fireglo
    Also, both the Les Pauls I sold earlier in life, each one for a small fraction of what they would go for now.
     
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    stantheman Doctor of Teleocity

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    Nothing like that wanted anymore. A warm house and a nice Telecaster is all I really need.
     
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    One of these!
     

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    I would like to play and hear a PRS Silver Sky, if I "really" like it I might work toward getting one. My buddy had a nice Suhr Strat style and it played and sounded great but he liked his USA 90s Strat better so he sold it.
    Really most of the new higher end guitars I can't really justify the cost vs use for my needs. I'm leaning toward just making better use of what I have these days.
     
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    I'm a tele guy, but I played a silver sky and I really liked it. The neck is full but not too much, and the pickups are killer. I have my eye on an Orion green one. I've seen them used under 2k. Probably a keeper tho.
     
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    At this point in time, all of them.


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  18. Old Plank

    Old Plank Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Well yeah but ooooh man look at that V69, that is just incredibly stunning, on the chance that money is no object. But, seeing some prices much more regularly in catalogs, on internet and in guitar mag reviews of upwards of $6K, $8K for guitars, makes this one relatively not too insane for a once in a lifetime dream pursuit. It's just that one little snag of money being no object, for most of us ....
     
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    I want Tele that's light (7 lbs or so) with a fat neck, big frets and the pickups of my choice. I know these exist in various forms but my dealings with the Fender Custom Shop have so far been less that satisfactory. 2K or more just seems insane for a Tele especially if you don't really know what you'll get. Same for a Les Paul Jr. I can't see paying north of 3K for one of those.
     
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