I went to GUITARATHON today.....spent $129 on a Fender-ish thing....

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  1. studio1087

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    Squier Mustang HH.....Guitarathon priced at $129. The ladies like it. I drove to the big sale today after doing 6 hours of yard work. I didn’t plan on buying anything. I just wanted to take a drive..go window shopping. This happened.

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    Short scale, ok bridge, unfinished neck, very lightweight, has slinky 9’s on it and it plays intune with itself

    I think I bought a fun guitar (I almost want to say toy guitar but it’s not a toy) for the price of a pedal.

    Our chickens were out so I included them to make this more interesting. Is it working?

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    I’ve never put a sticker on a guitar. I have a Joe Strummer “Ignore Alien Orders” sticker. I may go for it. Maybe I’ll search for the perfect sticker. The possibilities and endless.

    This thing isn’t bad.

    They had a lot of deals. It was a fun walk through. I got to play one of the new LEs Paul Juniors with the new offensive pickgaurd. The neck was a 50’s fatty and the wood was very nice. $799. They had deals on Taylor 100 and 200 series guitars and on several Martins. They had a Recording King Parlor with electronics for $129. I saw the LP Specials that were $799 and they looked really nice. There were lots of expensive Fender offsets on sale (for more than $129).

    They have Squier Telecasters in the super sparkle orange or red for $149. I have. Mexi 72 Tele Custom in Orange sparkle. Our other guitar player bought one of the red sparkle Squiers and we sparkled at practice this week. Our drummer said that we looked like kids from 1974 with Schwinn sparkle banana bikes.

    So....Guitarathon....for the Biggest biggest deals at the Lowest lowest prices. When they repeat words in TV commercials you know that some shiznet is going down.

    I sincerely hope the chickens made this more interesting.

    o_O :cool:
     
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    Bruxist Friend of Leo's

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    Strats have quack.

    This mustang has cluck.

    ;)

    Congrats!
     
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    Cool chickens. I almost bought one of those guitars.
     
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    Are you or the chickens going to do the chicken picken? Nice little guitar who ever gets first dibs on it!
     
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    Happy NGD. I have that guitar, and it's a keeper. I upgraded to Fender stamped saddles for $18, which helps. I got the neck dead straight and the action really low. It's also very resonant. Since it's working out so well, I'll have a spare set of Duncan Jazz buckers installed soon. It's a modest guitar, but it works. It's sort of the Bronco bass of the guitar side.
     
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    I was surprised and happy with how resonant it was unplugged. I understand that there is no science behind the logic of believing that great sounding unplugged guitars sound fantastic when plugged it. Still, I hate playing an unplugged electric that sounds like a dead turd. I like it when I take a guitar off the rack and play an unplugged chord andI hear great full chime.
     
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    I'm just blown away at how little you have to spend to get a pretty dang good guitar these days! I was in GC a couple days ago and picked up a Squier Bullet Tele. The fret works was very good. It played great and intonation was right on. Probably a little over a hundred I think.

    However, I've heard so much about Recording Kings that I had to try one. I reached for the neck and the fretwork was as bad as anything I've ever touched...including the kind they sell new in pawn shops. I didn't even try it.

    Did pick up a 0015 Martin that set the whole room to ringing! Only thing bad about the acoustic room! Very sweet guitar! Hated to put it back down...

    Sounds like you picked up a gem...have fun!
     
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    What’s GUITARATHON?
     
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    Stickers only on the pickguard because that's easy to replace. Elsewhere on a guitar it will leave a tan line later on.

    Route a bathtub in it and get a sheet of bathroom paneling to cut pickguards out of and start the mods!

    dismantle the stock pickups to solder on extra wires so you can individually wire each coil. Then jump into rotary switches and chicken head knobs...
    Chicken head knobs. See you're already thinking :)

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    i was to see some chicken pickin from those hens!
     
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    Nice!

    Reminds me of a monster mustang a friend built/mod'ed...

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    I LIKE it! The chickens seem disinterested though. Too much quack? Good deal. Congratulations!
     
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    Your Boss: Well, you did six hours of yard work today, zat right?
    You: Yes, that's right.
    Your Boss: Would you like your pay in the form of a eggs or guitars?
    You: I'll take a guitar, please.
     
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    This is the Squier sparkle Tele that Steve bought for $149.

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    This is my Mexi Custom.

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    We can now fulfill our dream of starting la ounge disco show review with dance moves. Where can I buy a puffy silk shirt?

    Thanks Guitar Center!
     
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    Congrats to you, and the hens!

    I was at GC yesterday, and played one of those. ALMOST bought one, but I’ve been on a spree since the start of the year. I did notice the Indian Laurel, or whatever it is, was sort of dry. If I were to buy one, I think I’d rub some conditioner on that. It would smooth out the string bends, and maybe darken the wood up a bit. Definitely a slinky feel with that short scale!
     
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    sweet very 90's grunge like
     
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