Members elsupermanny14 Posted March 8, 2010 Members Share Posted March 8, 2010 I was pretty bored at work and decided to go for a walk. I had googled local music stores in the area and to my surprise there was a guitar shop a block from my work. It's called Flashback Guitars in Oakland. I talked with the guy there who I am assuming is the owner/tech/everything. Nice guy! Anyways it was interesting because he had some guitar brands that are often discussed in this forum that you just do not see anywhere. He had an LP Agile with P90 and an SX Stratocaster. I asked him about the Agile and he said it was his friends who he was doing some work. So I didn't ask to play on it. I did ask him if I could play the SX though. He let plug into any amp I wanted which was kool cuz he had a 68 Princeton Reverb, a 74 Champ, and a couple other really awesome old amps. I plugged into the Champ and fiddled around on the guitar for a bit (didn't do anything to crazy cuz I didn't want to overstay my welcome). So after having played the SX I just don't see what the craze is all about? It's on par with my Squier. But the thing is I already have a Squier and an MIM Strat that is pretty awesome. Why would I go in and get another cheap guitar when I could save my money and get a nicer guitar then I already have or that Champ that I played? HAHA. I would have trouble justifying spending money on a guitar that is the equivalent to a cheap guitar that I alreay have. Not trying to start a debate or anything just my two cents. I guess rather then spend money on all these cheap guitars wouldn't you rather have 3 or 4 guitars that are just phenominal? Why have an SX, Agile, Xaviere, and a Squier when you could have one really nice Strat, a really nice Les Paul, a hollow body, and maybe a 4th guitar for different tunning? I do have to say though. I do plan on bringing my guitar in to him to work and see what kind of service they provide. Real mom and pop shop all the way. Defiitely down to support his cause. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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