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Xranthoius
post Jun 18 2007, 08:02 PM
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Well I got about 500 dollars no more just to spend on a guitar now, and i was wondering what a good one would be.


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post Jun 18 2007, 08:51 PM
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At 500, I would look for a used guitar. Try a used strat or something, you can get a fairly decent guitar new for 500, but you could get a much better used one smile.gif

Not sure what you like, what kind of music do you want to make, any general ideas etc?


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post Jun 18 2007, 09:01 PM
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at 500 your getting into a range where there are alot of options smile.gif in my opinion a great guitar for around that price would be a jackson js 30 dinky or if you want wammy the js 20. again it depends on the type of music, i think of jacksons as all around guitars dispite the metal apperance, post what music you want to play and ill get back to you with some other options
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post Jun 18 2007, 10:40 PM
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at 500 dollars, you have some good guitars available. I would go for an Ibanez RG, or maybe a Schecter. Not sure what kind of music you like/play so it's kind of hard to determine what guitar to get......


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post Jun 19 2007, 04:26 AM
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Some kinda hardcore metal cool.gif


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post Jun 19 2007, 05:19 AM
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QUOTE (JVM @ Jun 18 2007, 02:51 PM) *
At 500, I would look for a used guitar. Try a used strat or something, you can get a fairly decent guitar new for 500, but you could get a much better used one smile.gif


agree. provided you are savvy about buying a used guitar. and if using ebay, that you are savvy about how to judge a seller as being reliable (know what the red flags are, and have the sense to pass it by when you see one).

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post Jun 19 2007, 06:19 AM
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Personally, I'm pretty crazy about schecters, and there is a certified schecter dealer on ebay who gets B-stocks from schecter, and sells them cheap. I bought an ACS Elite (acoustic/electric) from him, and I got it in 5 days =).

Right now he's selling a white C1 Elite:

http://cgi.ebay.com/SCHECTER-C-1-ELITE-GUI...6QQcmdZViewItem

Mahogony body and neck, set neck w/ultra access, coil-tapping pots, Duncan Designed pickups, grover tuners, tone pros bridge, and all for $500 with a case (depending on where you live). A brand new C1 elite is $600, so you'll save about $150, JUST CAUSE IT HAS A LITTLE SCRATCH. Good stuff... good luck whatever you buy!

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post Jun 19 2007, 08:39 AM
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Try C-1 FR for 450 USD. Floyd Rose and active pickups. Try and play it. Or if you have extra $50 you can get a C-1+. Try to haggle the dealer because we do that ALL the time in Guitar Center. Pretty crazy.


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