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Help finding a new guitar
Old 12th February 2012
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🎧 5 years
Help finding a new guitar

Well, it seems as though I have GAS once again...and I feel like I want to get a new guitar.

I was planning on giving my first guitar to my young cousin since she's been playing acoustic for a while, but her parents don't really want to spend the money on another guitar. So I wanted to give her my Epiphone Special II as a birthday present. My main guitar is a G&L ASAT Tribute, modded with lace sensors.

I guess what I'm looking for is a replacement guitar for my Epiphone, with humbuckers, and under $1000. I mostly play alternative rock or indie-ish stuff, but I've recently gotten into more ambient type songs as well.

I have a PRS SE 24, a Fender '72 Thinline, a classic player Jaguar, and a classic player Jazzmaster in mind so far. I don't have many stores nearby which have these guitars to try out, but I was planning on going out of town to try them out. I just wanted to see some opinions for these or recommendations.
Old 12th February 2012
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🎧 10 years
Consider buying used. There are often real steals out there if you're willing to shop around a bit. Unless a guitar has been abused, normal wear-and-tear isn't an issue. One of my favorite purchases is an old beat-to-hell G&L bass that cost me less than half of what a newer, foreign made G&L would cost. It's got scratches down to the wood, extra screw holes, missing finish, and with about an hour of setup, plays and sounds fantastic. In other words, it's perfect.
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