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  • Whats the most you'd spend on a guitar online without trying it out first?

    No returns other than if damaged during shipping.

    I'm considering dropping some cash on an explorer but I'm a little nervous. The thing is beautiful (to me) but who knows if it needs any work done. (set up, pickup swap)
    Gibson Les Paul Jr. / Rockinbetter 330, Rickenbacker 360
    Fender '59 Bassman RI / Sovtek mig100h / VHT lead 40
    Russian Big Muff / DIY FY-2 "companion fuzz"

    Originally Posted by donnie_combat

    G&L's are the most un creative stupid pieces of crap on the planet. if you want something decent and real go for fender~

  • #2
    Nothing. I would not buy *anything* online under those terms. There is no need to and I be concerned that the seller doing that has something to hide.

    I have spent around 2.5k on a guitar online from a decent retailer though.


    • #3


      • #4
        $2200 b/c I've done it.
        Electrics: Fender '73 Mustang RI, Epiphone Inspired by John Lennon Casino, Gibson 60s Tribute Les Paul Studio, Daisy Rock Retro-H Deluxe, Squier Hello Kitty Strat x2Acoustics: Taylor 316CE-LTD, Seagull Entourage Rustic CW QITBasses: Squier Badtz Maru Bronco Bass, Aria CSB-300, Fender Mustang Bass RIAmps: Vox TB18C1, Vox Pathfinder 210, Peavey Transtube Envoy, Ampeg Micro VR StackMy Band: http://mittensband.com


        • #5
          $500 is the most I ever spent sight unseen. Turned out really well though, not that I'd do it again.


          • #6

            I would never buy a guitar without playing it first. Never.


            • #7
              I'd go to about $1200 but would ensure that if I didn't like it, could flip it easily without a loss. Did I mention flip it easily without a loss?
              MIA Fender Strat / Gibson Les Paul Studio / Custom Telecaster / Washburn WI66 / Martin D15S / Guild D55
              Simon & Patrick Cedar


              • #8
                My most is around 1400 or so. Used guitar.

                I don't base it on cost though. I base it on the brand's reputation for quality and consistency.

                It's somewhat relative to price with the guitars I like to buy. So in actuality the MORE I would spend, the LESS nervous I would be. Because the guitars I like that are pricey...have impeccable reputations. Literally.


                • #9
                  $925. It was for a gibson les paul 60s tribute goldtop. I got lucky... not sure if I'd do it again...
                  Originally Posted by marc758

                  There is something about a gold top.

                  The Bassmen - Proud Fender Bassman Players
                  My old band: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/dragstripriot
                  Gibson Les Paul junior/'67 Fender Bassman/Marshall JCM800 cab
                  '91 MIJ fender p bass/'68 Kustom K100/2 15" Marshall JCM800 bass cabs


                  • #10
                    so far.. $2600... it's the only guitar i've bought without playing it first

                    edit... i bought the suhr s1 unseen too.... but it cost less that that


                    • #11
                      With no return policy? It would either have to be a crazy good deal (as in I could part it out and break even or turn a slight profit) or I wouldn't buy it if there was no return policy.
                      Originally Posted by Doctor Morbius:

                      "When it comes to gear vs talent I'll be the first to admit that I sit in the Mayor's seat in Poserville."


                      • #12
                        Got Funk?

                        Good deals with: wilsoneffectsll, mr cheef, the.nameless, kpd78, Seano_Porno, jonPhillips, gjhardwick, Korgi

                        Selling: PRICE DROP!! NEED TO SELL ASAP
                        AMT Japanese Girl WH-1
                        Zoom Multistomp
                        Digitech RP3 Blue version
                        Wilson Effects Uber Fubar Bliss

                        want to buy:
                        EHX Ring Thing
                        Devi Ever Hyperion
                        Orange Crush The Button Wampler.
                        BAT Pharaoh


                        • #13
                          Wouldn't do it.


                          • #14
                            $1500 is the most i've spent on a guitar i did not play first.
                            Add Tag...


                            • #15
                              My wife bought me a Hendrix VooDoo Strat in the $900 range from Musicians Friend about ten years ago. Awesome guitar. Love my wife.