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The five types of guitars you shouldn’t buy

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by dlew919, Jun 21, 2020.

  1. dlew919

    dlew919 Doctor of Teleocity

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    I can not argue with that!
    I once owned an acrylic Renaissance PJ bass.
    It sounded fine, but was heavy, and neck-heavy.
     
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    Totally gotta disagree on the Esquire.
     
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    That’s why I posted. I know there are a lot of esquire lovers round here and wanted to see the response.


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    Oh dear... No4... I predict this thread will get some interesting responses. :rolleyes:
     
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    Blasphemous.
     
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    dlew919 Doctor of Teleocity

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    Should add I think esquires are great though I’ve never owned one.


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    Steve 78 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I would own 3/5 if I had the cash. :lol:
     
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    I’ve always liked steinbergrs. Again don’t own one.


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  11. bgmacaw

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    1. Acrylic/Lucite guitars, especially with built in light shows, can make interesting art pieces for the stage. As for the weight issue, smaller body sizes are less of a problem.

    2. Steinberger Spirit is great for travel, small and lightweight but with a full size neck. It beats trying to cram your Tele into a car trunk (aka boot) with a lot of other stuff.

    3. Bich 10 String. It's interesting novelty guitar but nah. Too many options make it tricky to control on stage and not that useful in the studio or home in most cases.

    4. Esquire. Why didn't he list the LP Jr too? Single pickup guitars are a lot of fun in their simplicity. And, you might learn how to use a tone knob or a EQ pedal.

    5. Double neck guitars. Like 3, an interesting novelty with limited uses. Plus, they're usually very heavy. However, I may build a double neck cigar box guitar at some point, a 1 string bass with a 3 string guitar. That shouldn't be to heavy.
     
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    "No guitar player has ever said that they prefer an acrylic body. That has never happened in the history of electric guitars, and never will."

    Erm, John Dwyer?

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    I think I might agree with you. ;)

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    I would take issue with the Esquire as a stay away from. The author clearly only knows written Fender history, but not practical Fender history.
     
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    Esquire does not belong in that list
     
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    Who are those guys to tell me what kind of guitars i shouldn't buy ?:)
     
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    He has his own internet blog with ads and everything. So clearly he knows more than we do, and his opinion is more valuable.:lol:
     
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    If you’re willing to take the bait, click through to the article about what guitars you should buy...
     
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    Nice Tele!

    what kind of bridge is that-- I like that the pickup is not angled as much probably to lessen the trebles??

    Does it still maintain the tele tone pretty much, but also tames the high end??


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    Thanks, it is a Frankenstein Esquire.

    That is actually a top loading bridge from a Squier Affinity. It sounds just like a Tele to me, and it still has plenty of trebly bite, but does seem a little thicker in the upper frequencies than my other Teles, but that could also be the pickup.
     
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