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Brands: Antoniotsai (eBay), anything from Rondo; (
SX
, Douglas,
Agile
),Canvas, Baja, Brownsville,
Cort
, Daisy Rock, First Act, Fullerton,
Hofner
, Indiana, Kramer (the later ones from MusicYo.com), New York Pro, Rogue, Route 101, Samick, Stadium,
Turser
, Washburn cheapies, Xaviere,

 

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Not so much........vintage cheapies like Teiscos etc...


 

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Do cheap partscasters count? Not the really good ones, but ones that are put together with scrounged parts. I don't call this the Junkyard Dawg for nothing. $50 eBay body, $100 Mighty Mite neck, everything else came from my parts bins.

 

Hot '80s Gibson alnico PAF, about 9.6k. The switch splits the pickup. I've added a Tone control since this pic was taken.

 

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Man, that thing was FORTUNE compared to what we're talking about in this thread!


:lol:

 

hehe yeah I noticed, but that's ok because it gives me hope that I can find an even cheaper guitar that what I already have. Some good stuff in this thread.

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Oooh, I missed Agile in the first post! Here's me LP Goldtop, one of the old ones with the original style cutaway and headstock shape. Scored it for $250 with the new pickups and a nice Epi hardshell case.

 

Pickups are a Gibson 490R neck, mounted backwards like Peter Green, and a Duncan '59 bridge. I added RS Super Pot 500k vol controls, CTS 500k tone controls, old waxpaper caps from an old radio and wired it up '50s style. She slays most Gibson LPs.

 

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I'm a great believer in cheap Washburns. They're well built, and I've never come across one that has a bad neck or bad frets. Sometimes their necks are thinner than I like, but that's a matter of taste, not quality.

 

This one is on craig's for $50. I'm trying not to hit it.

 

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In because of the last one. Is Tradition the brand name, or does it have one?


Sorry, but the other ones are too nice.
:freak:

 

Yeah, Tradition is the brand name. Several years ago, they put out some decent Squier/lower end Epi level guitars. Not I think they are all Chinese. Only one local shop carries them and I think it's the only brand they carry. Their LPs aren't terrible, but heavy as hell.

 

I used to have another one that looked pretty sweet. Ash body strat with H/S/S pickups that were WAY too hot. This one is a normal strat, super dark trans brown finish. I polished up the frets, put on some new strings and let 'er rip. Pickups are STILL way too hot. I think that's their thing. Traditional looking guitars that have too hot of pickups.

 

Dig the look though. I'm going to put on one of the black H/S/S wired pickguards from GFS. Plays great. Thin-ish, wide-ish neck for a traditional looking strat.

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That goldtop is schweet!! Almost pulled the trigger on one, but went for the JT to mod. New pickups on the way...hehe!!

 

I always wanted one of the older ones that look more like LPs. When this one popped up I jumped on it :D

 

I was oh-so-close to getting a Turser JT-200 Pro, the LP style with double cutaways. Way cool!

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I was oh-so-close to getting a Turser JT-200 Pro, the LP style with double cutaways. Way cool!

 

They were blowing those out on ebay for 125 last summer. I'm still kicking myself for not getting one.

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I know I've said it a couple times before, but I'll say it again, I LOVE the look of that guitar.

 

Which pickup did you put in the bridge position?

 

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The one on the right. Guitar plus practice amp was $175 - my first guitar.

 

Guitar on the left is definitely not suitable for this thread. :)

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I always wanted one of the older ones that look more like LPs. When this one popped up I jumped on it
:D

I was oh-so-close to getting a Turser JT-200 Pro, the LP style with double cutaways. Way cool!

Gotta love the bang for the buck!!;)

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ok, who has the cheapest guitar?

 

Rules:

It can't have been free.

 

Here's mine. $20 bucks including tax from a retail store. It's the Burswood with a built in SM card recorder (not anymore) at Radio Shack.

 

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I have a $99 Washburn 7 string that I got...

I LOVE it after working it over some.

I will post pics tomorrow, my camera batts

died.

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