What to get? Help me decide!

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by richiek65, Oct 16, 2019.

  1. richiek65

    richiek65 Friend of Leo's

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    So it looks like I've sold my avatar guitar. I'm hoping to redirect these funds towards a new guitar, though other bills may take precedence. Let's fantasise that I have the green light to get a new axe.. I'm thinking of one of these three

    1. Eastman T386 (love 335s, these get stellar reviews)

    2. PRS SE245 P90 (cheaper than the Eastman, also stellar reviews, plus I love P90s)

    3. Yamaha Revstar 502T (as above, but cheaper again!)

    Any thoughts?
     
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    I can't be objective.

    I am mad for the Yamaha Revstar 502T, and long to have one, in the loden green finish.
    :)
     
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  3. richiek65

    richiek65 Friend of Leo's

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    Oh yes.. Gorgeous colour..
     
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    I lean strongly to P-90's, and I like the PRS "wide/fat" necks. I have no "hands on" experience with the Eastman OR Yamaha.....so I vote PRS.
    ....or build a Telecaster, like I did, with a Warmoth Fatback, wide, Gibson-scale neck. MY ideal!
     
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  5. FenderGuy53

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    PRS SE245 P90, for the win. ;)

    I now own only 1 Tele (which I LOVE): an imported Fender Custom Tele FMT HH

    If I were in the market for a short scale electric guitar, the PRS SE245 P90 would be IT! :)
     
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    I have a PRS SE Custom 24 - took some fettling (bad factory wiring) and a setup, but it's now an awesome guitar to play. I also love p90s (my main guitar is a p90 equipped SG). So I think you can guess where my vote goes! :)
     
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    Just wanted to point out that the PRS SE245 P90 has been out of production for about a year now, so if you find one you like you should grab it up.
     
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    ZenGuitarist Tele-Holic

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    I've owned a PRS SE245 with humbuckers for a few years and it's a great guitar. If I found one with P-90's I would snap it up in an instant.
     
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    Okay, I am a romantic. If I was to start all over again, I would have a T386 for life.
     
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    Yeah, I think I'm too lazy to go look these up on the Google so post some pictures please.
     
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    richiek65 Friend of Leo's

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    In respective order as my original post eastman_t386_thinline__bcl1_0815 (1).jpg images (23).jpeg images (25).jpeg
     
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    now that I see them, Yamaha for sure. I might have to scare up one for myself. how much do they sell them for?
     
  13. NewKid

    NewKid Tele-Holic

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    I vote Yamaha Revstar too for best value. They’re even less expensive used!

    Reverb has a 2017 model in that Bowden Green finish you mentioned for $525 in excellent condition.
     
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  14. richiek65

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    There's one on eBay down here for AUD650, plus eBay have a $50 off code at the moment..

    I'll never sound like this guy but have a listen
     
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    1. This one reminds me of grandma's coffee table. Needs color. Or a doily and a crystal candy dish.
    2. This one reminds me of going to the dentist.
    3. This one reminds me of a Gretch Duo Jet double cutaway. Get this one
     
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    I have a revstar 502T, and I highly recommend it. The mahogany body with a maple cap, the great sounding p90s, oh yeah!!
    You cannot go wrong. Fit and finish is perfect.
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    I have to ask a question here: Are you choosing those instruments due to internet hype or have you held them before?

    I still recall when I was 14 working in my family's auto shop, the local banker brought in a '57 T-Bird. Everyone in the shop was raving about how great the car was and it did look gorgeous, but when I was allowed to take it around the block to test the new brakes it wasn't so impressive. It rode like a NYC cab and the steering wasn't much better.

    My point being that when people discuss a dream guitar, the ES body guitars are often the suggestion, but unless you have actually played one, don't believe all the hype. I found the ES-335 to be an uncomfortable body size when I played one, felt the 339 was a much better instrument. Had I just listened to all the internet forum praise and not picked one up first, I would of had buyers remorse and an expensive one at that.
     
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    Haven't held any of these models yet, but the guitar I'm about to sell is 335 sized. I quite like it sizewise. I do hope to try an Eastman out before I buy, the others I should be able to find easier in a shop, though the PRS is a bit rare.. I'm mainly posting to try to get a few opinions on desirability/owner's experience. I'd like all three! Wouldn't say no to a 339 either
     
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    I never heard of a Yamaha Revstar 502T before. So I googled it and found a Sweetwater ad. Now I can't get the damn pop-up ads for that guitar off my laptop. P.S. Cool looking guitar. Have you considered a Gretsch Electromatic Jet?
     
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    I have a Revstar 620 and absolutely love it. I am thinking of adding a 502T also, so that's my recommendation.
     
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