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On 29/10/2018 at 18:03, Al B said:

A Taylor GS mini will last you a lifetime. Probably the best acoustic guitar i've ever bought. You'd have to offer me something otherwise prohibitively expensive before i'd accept a swap.

 

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Picked up a used Gs Mini Koa today.  I was deciding over the Mahogany or Koa for some time.  The Koas are about £800 brand new.  But seeing as I could get a used Koa that’s immaculate for cheaper than a Mahogany.  It was a no brainier.  I love the look of the wood.

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So been playing for about 9 months now and would say I’m becoming semi competent but still a long long way to go.

Started of with an Ibanez V50 and then got myself a Epiphone dove.

I also got an electric guitar which was just a cheap Les Paul Special that I picked up on gumtree. Bit have now decided to spend a bit of cash and have ordered a Fender Strat Player HSS In three colour sunburst that should hopefully be here early next week.

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I'm looking at a new guitar at the.moment, can't decide. I can get an Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus 1960 with Gibson pickups for £480, or a PRS SE Standard (either the 245 or the 24) for £475. Anyone have either?

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The les Paul shape is just something.  Much prefer it to fender.

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Been playing a fair bit recently. I really should be better for my 25 years of playing but I've gone through long phases of hardly picking one up in that time.

Just bought a stand for my SG so it's on show in the living room rather than in its case under my bed. That helps.

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On 2/3/2019 at 18:24, dundeefc1783 said:

So been playing for about 9 months now and would say I’m becoming semi competent but still a long long way to go.

Started of with an Ibanez V50 and then got myself a Epiphone dove.

I also got an electric guitar which was just a cheap Les Paul Special that I picked up on gumtree. Bit have now decided to spend a bit of cash and have ordered a Fender Strat Player HSS In three colour sunburst that should hopefully be here early next week.

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Oh, I had similar guitars once.  It really sounds as it looks which is not so bad.

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On 30/07/2019 at 01:08, cb_diamond said:

Just purchased this absolute piece of loveliness!

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Looks stunning; is it Mexican, US or Japan build?   Post a review.  I’ve a Levinson Blade Telecaster from 1989, one of my most versatile guitars. 

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14 hours ago, PRS said:

Looks stunning; is it Mexican, US or Japan build?   Post a review.  I’ve a Levinson Blade Telecaster from 1989, one of my most versatile guitars. 

This ones Mexican. I've been impressed by the build quality so far and the sound. As you can imagine being a Thinline it's exceptional light due to the cavities in the body. It's an FSR deluxe, which meant it was slightly more expensive (about 80 quid more) than a regular Thinline, but the extras were, in my opinion more than worth it. It's got a set of locking tuners, which I always find very handy and the real star of the show is the pickup selector. Instead of the standard tele 3 way (bridge, bridge+ neck, neck) it's got a 4 way, with the normal 3 and a 4th position that puts the pickups in series, creating an almost humbucker style sound. It's a cracking feature and to be honest not a gimmick as I've probably played it in position "4" more often than the others since getting it. It's also got the usual tele "twang", but is a bit airier due to the semi hollow body, which is nice for cleaner sounding songs. The neck is maple, which is smooth and easy to play, it's also got a "C" profile, which I prefer as quite a few, particularly the Bajas, have "U" necks, which I can never get on board with. All in all I'm enjoying it immensely so far.

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What are folks thoughts on Danelectro?  I ask because they're the only electric 12 strings I ever see on sale yet I've always been under the impression they're a bit rubbish.  

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10 hours ago, Highland Capital said:

What are folks thoughts on Danelectro?

Can you afford/justify a Rickenbacker  circa £2k - £3.5k new ? if so get it.

If not Danelectro is a great affordable alternative. sub £500. Played a couple and they sounded felt fine to me.

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If I recall correctly on Rickenbackers, it goes root string/octave string. On Danelectros and every other make it seems  it goes octave string/root string.

 

 

 

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I've been through about 4 or 5 "second" guitars of various styles and still can't find one I enjoy playing as much as this thing. 

Fucking love p90 pick ups. 

 

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On 21/08/2019 at 03:20, CALDERON said:

I've been through about 4 or 5 "second" guitars of various styles and still can't find one I enjoy playing as much as this thing. 

Fucking love p90 pick ups. 

 

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Is that the Jim Adkins tele?

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18 minutes ago, cb_diamond said:

Is that the Jim Adkins tele?

No, its very similar though. 

 

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52 minutes ago, CALDERON said:

No, its very similar though. 

 

P90s are great pickups, I played a reverend double agent not long ago and the p90 was genuinely glorious.

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