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Old 02-13-2018, 02:59 PM
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Could not get the hammer ons and pull offs to work at all
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Old 02-13-2018, 04:24 PM
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I saw a guitar on Ebay (Epiphone Texan signed by Paul McCartney) for 49K. Without playing it I can tell you (IMHO) it will play way below that cost!
Yeah, $49K is a bit much. Youíre paying for the signature and the auction will likely not sell at that price, if ever!

I see Olsen, Henderson, Ryan, Kraut, Sexauer, etc. all guitars with price tags upwards to $20K for a new custom build. The only people that can afford that are collectors, not players, and they want to see their wealth in a fine display cabinet or hanging on a wall.

Iíve been lucky to have acquired a few names in this caliber, but not the price tag, names like McAlister and Tippin. These are now 10 and 20 years old now. Iím not calling these guys to get on their build calendars today!

Ten years ago I was playing Westerly Guilds for $1K +/- but since then a bit more. Iíve got at least 2 guitars that play and sound like those special $20K builds, but the most I will pay for a guitar is $4K used, never new, and thatís a lot. Then Iím going to play them 2 hours, every night!
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Old 02-13-2018, 04:25 PM
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I'm sure it is me as he said it so convincingly. However, I truly have no idea whether he likes them or not and why.



So he is disappointed, but not as disappointed as he expected before purchasing the instrument. Again, does he like it or not?
He's disappointed, not as much because of the price but because they fail to live up to their hype. (The way he said it was proper, too.)
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Old 02-13-2018, 04:32 PM
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If we are talking electric guitars, I have yet to find a Fender Strat that I like. It may well be just how they are set up, but I'd not have considered all Strats to be badly setup.
Strats play well, if that's what you like, but their typical necks are so different from anyone else's that if feels like a different instrument. But if you have a big reach and long skinny fingers, there's a guitar for you.
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Old 02-13-2018, 04:34 PM
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I played a Pre War Martin D-45 once that was a total sonic dud. That didn't stop the buyer from paying $375K for it though...
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Old 02-13-2018, 04:36 PM
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I'm not going to mention any brand but I have played some guitars that I would not take home with me. Some guitars that we consider high end and some that some people claims play above their weight class.

Let's just say we all have different tastes and like different sounds and we even like how our guitars are set up individually.
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Old 02-13-2018, 04:41 PM
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The question itself is very subjective.
Certain brands are very good, in the right hands.
In my hands those same guitars sound just like guitars that I don't buy.

By the same token, a lot of some brands sound bad in the store, but somebody gives them a chance. You run into that same guitar a year later and it's wearing better strings and it sounds amazing.

There are guitars that most of us now avoid because we've never played one that blew our skirt up. But you've heard that same guitar in someone else's hands sound like it was made at God's own luthier's bench.

As always, one man's meat is another man's poison.
I recently played some fine guitars that didn't last a full minute in my hands. The sound was not at all what I was looking for. I'm sure someone else will fall in love with them soon. We all have different ears.
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Old 02-13-2018, 04:59 PM
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*OooohhhBoyyeeeee...*

Why, yes, I spent 50-cents on this one guitar once and I was absolutely blown away. It was actually just barely audible. What a find!
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I'll refrain because apparently my 'reality' is questionable.
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This thread = ten minutes of my life I can't get back.


I need to stop falling for the click bait...
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What the Hegel does that mean?
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What gets me is how the heck a guitar sounds like angels singing in the store, but when you get it home it sounds like cigar box and rubber bands.
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Old 02-13-2018, 09:16 PM
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A Taylor GA with Brazilian B/S that I've tried a couple years back. The sound was not even close to the money that they were asking for. Was very strange to see that guitar escape Taylor's QC.
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Old 02-13-2018, 10:29 PM
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A number of years ago I had the opportunity to work out on an uber-high-end boutique guitar, whose maker elicits near-deification among cognoscenti of such instruments...

A/B'd it against the Irish-made Avalon A-201 (also a cedar/EIR 16" small-jumbo) that I wound up taking home with me that day - I played while my wife listened, then vice versa...

Was the big-buck box better than my well-under-$2000 Avalon...?

To our hands/ears, not $12K+ worth...
It could be argued that you are just not fussy enough to justify the difference. That's not a criticism. To others, that difference may be more in contrast and, as such, they can justify the price because it will significantly improve their experience. For you it didn't.
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Old 02-13-2018, 10:43 PM
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Surely any answer posted would be brand bashing, right? rct
Yep. And pointless subjective opinion.
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