The five types of guitars you shouldn’t buy

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  1. RodeoTex

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    If you scroll down past #5 there's some more guitar lists that might be of interest.
    But then, I'm not sure how much credibility this author has.
     
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    Since I don't pay attention to someone telling me what kind of guitar I should play, he has no credibility.
     
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    The person that wrote the article, just don't click on anything else he puts out there.

    Buy some Esquires, and forget this guy.
     
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    Speaking of guitars you should play... Is that a Carvin in your avatar?

    And a Khaler bridge?
     
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    That is my 1986 Carvin DC-125 ordered with an added neck pickup. It is a Schaller bridge with fine tuners.
     
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    radiocaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    I was expecting this topic to suck a lot, and it did deliver in sucking.

    I would like an acrylic guitar, except it's way beyond something I need. I like the Dan Armstrong copies in blue. The originals in brown acrylic are cool too.
     
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    I've already started building an Esquire and I ain't routing another hole in it!
     
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    Uhm ... Syd Barrett made history with an Esquire and a Binson Echorec unit ...
    I would swap the Esquire for the Flying V.
    The V is beautiful, it has a terrific, mid focused sound perfect for being heard in a band mix, but it's so un ergonomic ...
     
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  9. alnico357

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    I had a Dan Armstrong in the 70s. It had a toothpick for a bridge and a neck like a telephone pole. I don't remember it being very heavy.
     
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    That's really cool. So '80s. I remember back then, looking through the Carvin catalog. I always thought those DC models were cool.
     
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    You go boy!

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    The one about the Esquire is so cute. Haha...kids. :rolleyes:
     
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    Esquires are great. Now that that's out of the way, I think at least from a historical standpoint a Bich 10-string is neat. Given the era they were mostly used, they're a great stage compromise between clean 12-string verses and Marshall stack power chords in the choruses. Power ballad time!
     
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    4/5 here. Don't really like the broom guitar thingie.
     
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    Would have gone down easier had he just said pointy head guitars and stopped.
     
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    I lost some IQ points reading that article - but not many, it was too bad to pay much attention to.
     
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    Yea, nobody that was any good ever played a Dan Armstrong guitar.

    Dan armstrong - joe.jpg Dan Armstrong - ron.jpg dan armstrong keith.jpg
     
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    Well, i knew this was going to be an interesting thread. We would each probably come up with a similar list with a slight change or two, so I give the nod to the author for pretty much nailing it. I assume most Esquire owners have plenty of other teles and I think the comparison to an LP Jr. is not the same (if not lame), since they come with a much more versatile P-90. Of course the Esquire is beautiful because of it's simplicity, but without the neck pup, it is sort of a niche guitar.

    Yea yea, I know I will catch some grief being who we are on this forum, but gotta take the blinders off to analyze this list. I suppose a good thread would be what guitar would you replace the Esquire in the list and see how many would agree on your replacement.
     
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    The only real answer is to make an acrylic Esquire/10-string steel guitar double neck. Necks must be headless of course.
     
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