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post Oct 4 2009, 10:25 PM
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Hi Guys,

I am currently looking around to get myself a new guitar and I am leaning towards a Gibson Les Paul, but I would like a bit more versatility if possible.

I came across a 1999 Brian Moore DC-1 guitar (without the piezo or midi) with Seymour Duncan P-Rail pickups in it. It seems to be in good condition and I can buy it for about 1250 euro's.

Here is a piece of text on the guitar specs:

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The DC/1 was created to meet the demands of players who prefer the 24 3/4" scale. It is a joint design effort between Master Luthier Tom Doyle and Patrick Cummings. Patrick met Tom Doyle in 1996 at a Scott Chinery "Blue Guitar" event and asked Tom if he would like to create a guitar that blended the some of Toms' designs with the our unique ideas such as "comfort contoured top" and "sculpted headstock". Tom is the chosen luthier and long time sound engineer for the legendary Les Paul himself. His 40 plus years in the music industry have been spent on a quest for the perfect tone. His clients and friends include Al Dimeola, George Benson, Sting and Jimmy Page. We are proud to have Tom and his influence on our team.

DC/1 Feature

  • Single cutaway design
  • Mahogany body with highly figured top
  • Available in transparent colors and bursts
  • Seymour Duncan pickups
  • Versatile hum/hum configuration
  • Mahogany set neck w/rosewood fingerboard
  • 22 fret, set neck, 24 3/4" scale, 12" radius
  • Sperzel tuners, Tun-o-matic bridge
  • Gold hardware
  • RMC Piezo option available
  • RMC 13 Pin option available
  • BMCG sculpted headstock
  • Comfort Contoured body
  • Innovative output jack


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I don't have any experience with Brian Moore guitars, so any comments whether this would be a good deal to do (money-wise) and whether the guitar is high quality or not.

Thanks a lot for your help!

Roger

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post Oct 4 2009, 11:01 PM
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Imho there is nothing that beats a Gibson Les Paul, especially in points of versatility!

Sorry I know nothing about Brian Moore guitars...


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post Oct 4 2009, 11:57 PM
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I guess it can be a good guitar, it seems very nicely built. You have to tried it for that kind of money tho, and really see how it sounds and behaves. Might not give you the same degree of versatility as the LP, but with Piezo, you have new possibilities that LP cannot deliver.


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post Oct 5 2009, 12:16 PM
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Brian Moore are beautifully built instruments, a friend of mine has a couple and the quality is second to none!!
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post Oct 5 2009, 01:07 PM
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I never played a Brian Moore guitar but I do remember some good reviews on guitar magazines about them.


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post Oct 5 2009, 05:31 PM
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ive always wanted a brian moore guitar.


they are really cool, but ive always wanted the ones with the piezo and midi! you can find those for $800 USD around here (USed)


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post Oct 5 2009, 07:17 PM
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QUOTE (Marc_Maiden @ Oct 5 2009, 05:31 PM) *
ive always wanted a brian moore guitar.


they are really cool, but ive always wanted the ones with the piezo and midi! you can find those for $800 USD around here (USed)

As cheap as that Marc?? ohmy.gif
You could double that easily over here in England!!!
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Here's one of his Super Strat Style ones. $2221 2nd hand!!!!!
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post Oct 5 2009, 07:51 PM
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oh wow....i still cant afford either tongue.gif


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post Oct 5 2009, 08:29 PM
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Beautiful guitar! smile.gif
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