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  • The best guitar...

    ...is a cheap one where you aren't quite sure of the specs and can't find any information online. Optimally one labeled "Not in working condition"
    Here's why:

    1 - The tonewood debate is negligible because you don't know what it's made of anyway.
    2 - You can do more invasive mods without feeling bad (also discourages theft).
    3 - If it speaks to you it does so because it's a good guitar, not because it has fancy appointments.
    4 - You'll make compromises in the name of saving money that you never would on a expensive guitar. Example, cycling back through every last set of stock pickups you've ripped out of other guitars so you don't have to use "the good ones".
    5 - If it sucks you aren't out nearly as much money.
    6 - A quality DIY respray can easily diminish the cheap feel of the guitar.
    7 - You can treat it poorly and it will add to the guitars mojo, not diminish it.
    8 - You can give them away to earn some "cool guy" points and not feel bad.
    9 - They oftentimes have body shapes that don't exist anywhere else.
    10 - To reiterate, you cannot possibly hurt their resale value by any considerable amount.
    If I only had a dollar for every song I've sung
    every time I had to play while people sat there drunk,

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    Re: The best guitar...

    BEST is never a good word when you are talking about OPINIONS.
    BEST requires indisputable proof.
    aka Chris Pile, formerly of Six String Fever

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    • #3
      Re: The best guitar...

      Originally posted by ICTGoober View Post
      BEST requires indisputable proof.
      Best what?

      Best for what?

      And what proof can't be disputed? Even in scientific research, everything is perpetually "up for debate", LOL!

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      • #4
        Re: The best guitar...

        The best guitar has six strings, plays in tune and I have access to it any time.

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        • #5
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          I share your opinion, Christopher!

          I started out with oddball cheapos, then eventually migrated to Gibsons. Now I'm back to one home built, one partscaster, and my one remaining Gibson is a cheap oddball. ('70s Maurader). The ES-335 was lovely but I rarely miss it.

          But I totally get the other side, fully appreciate spectacular guitars, and respect those who cherish them.

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          • #6
            Re: The best guitar...

            My best guitar cost as much as my car did and never requires mods or maintenance but I mean yeah enjoy yourself
            green globe burned black by sunn

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            • #7
              Re: The best guitar...

              If you polish a turd, it’s still a turd.

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              • #8
                Re: The best guitar...

                https://youtu.be/3s7HknLRr5Q

                Check out at the 2:30 mark how thick that MIM Strat paint job is, and the veneer overtop a 5 piece body.

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                • #9
                  Re: The best guitar...

                  I think you find the best when you aren't concerned with what other people think the best actually is. The sad part is that we are very influenced by ads, forums, comparison videos, & full-time 'influencers'. Lots of great instruments are passed over because someone else had something bad to say about them.
                  Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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                  • #10
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                    Best for me is where all the spex have cosmically aligned.

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                    The things that you wanted
                    I bought them for you

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                    • #11
                      Re: The best guitar...

                      Originally posted by Mincer View Post
                      I think you find the best when you aren't concerned with what other people think the best actually is. The sad part is that we are very influenced by ads, forums, comparison videos, & full-time 'influencers'. Lots of great instruments are passed over because someone else had something bad to say about them.
                      Reviewers and internet forum bs plays a large part definitely. A lot of people haven’t held nor played the guitars but just repeat what they heard to sound smart, or for whatever reason.

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                      • #12
                        Re: The best guitar...

                        Originally posted by Clint 55 View Post
                        Best for me is where all the spex have cosmically aligned.

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                        Are you going to put the JBJ in that?

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by kramer.geetar View Post
                          Reviewers and internet forum bs plays a large part definitely. A lot of people haven’t held nor played the guitars but just repeat what they heard to sound smart, or for whatever reason.
                          I can't tell you how much I hear forum bs (and reviewer bs) repeated back to me, word for word when discussing guitar stuff. It is like they spend more time watching videos than playing.
                          Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by kramer.geetar View Post
                            Are you going to put the JBJ in that?
                            That guitar has a double thick A3 JB/Seth hybrid. The JBJ went in another guitar. I made a thread about it. Thx again for selling it to me.

                            https://forum.seymourduncan.com/show...ex-with-my-JBJ
                            The things that you wanted
                            I bought them for you

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                            • #15
                              Re: The best guitar...

                              Originally posted by Clint 55 View Post
                              That guitar has a double thick A3 JB/Seth hybrid. The JBJ went in another guitar. I made a thread about it. Thx again for selling it to me.

                              https://forum.seymourduncan.com/show...ex-with-my-JBJ
                              Glad you’re happy with it. So you put in an A2 magnet? Interesting that should sound awesome

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