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Makes me want to do the lotto more.
And then see the Customers Also Bought section at the bottom, you can work your way up the price scales until you arrive at something like this:
and then this:
Most of the ones I drool over are pretty affordable, I just can't justify buying them when I have a lovely little Telecaster at home.
Electric guitars, erm, pretty much sound the same regardless of the fancy accoutrements. That said, that C&W Gibson is pretty freakin cool.
I've got a mid-range Taylor, cost me $1000 with a really nice Taylor case, and it sounds as good as any $5000 guitar imo.
So that's my theory: a pretty decent acoustic and any ol' electric will do. If I had a lot of money, or played a lot, I'd step up to a Les Paul...but I don't and I don't.
But electric does deal with a few more dynamics in the construction process. Decent pickups and action on a electric and you are sorted.
meant to this the post below, disagreeing.
that there probably won't be a huge difference between, say, a Mexican Tele, an American Tele, a really ridiculously expensive Tele, then you could be right, although I'm not a huge expert.
Though if you quite literally mean ANY old electric is the same, then certainly not, sir.
The person playing will know the difference, but on a recording in amonst all the other instruments I doubt most people would be able to notice the difference beyond broad humbucker/single coil categories, especially non players
to play I mean. And the pickups are shit. Otherwise yes.
I know its not exactly the same but will be near enough
I currently want:
havent been able to find one of these for a reasonable price
but at any point in this video do they stop talking and let you hear the things they're talking about properly instead?
(*they do, but they talk over the clips of them playing it)
guitars need to have curves...that's just the way it is.
wish I had the room and means to transport it.
'64 sparkle gold Jazz Bass?
or would you prefer something brand new?
nut made of mammoth ivory http://www.luxuo.com/most-expensive/bass-guitar.html
I can kind of understand why vintage guitars are so expensive, kind of, but there is no excuse how much a brand new gibson costs especially given how shoddy they are
and finally got one, a beautiful fireglo 330, couldn't believe it. Jammed with it a few times, did precisely one (1) gig, then started losing interest in the guitar and pissing about on the computer instead. Two years later, when I realised it had been gathering dust in the corner of the room for most of that time, I sold it. Been a computer musician ever since.
Am starting to think about getting another one, but not a Rick this time. I can only really afford one guitar, so versatility is the key. Would love a Tele Custom (front humbucker, rear single coil) or one of those old Yamaha SG2000s, with the coil tap pickups. DROOL.
Basically, majority of people won't ever be able to tell the difference in the sound or playing of an expensive guitar compared to a cheap but well set-up one. It's possible you're some Santana-like guitar god but if you are you probably share Santana's love of playing absolutely god-awful music so who cares?
Otherwise, you'll want to plug your £3000+ guitar into a £60 distortion pedal and crank it up to 11, because that's what playing guitar is all about...and at that point you may as well have a decently made £300.
I'm not saying any old Encore is fine: a lot of them are total gash. And I'm not saying I can't see the love for a £1600 360/12 or owning a 50 year old one, but it's more about 'art' than music by that point.
But I also think there is something inspiring about holding a really nice guitar, my most expensive was £500 but I hope to own a vintage gretsch or fender offset one day, but yeah for actual playing even really budget models are fine nowadays. guitarists are pretty lucky, most other instruments youd have to pay thousands for a good one
the one i play most was £~40 delivered, sounds great, 'vintage' too.
but I don't think those 'Vintage' guitars are actually vintage :O
I wonder if anyone has genuinely fell for that
It's like they were naming their business with eBay dealers in mind.
I realise you were joking, but the one I was referring to is actually a Teisco. I like it a lot, nowhere near as cool as the one I posted further down though.
so if you're just thinking about the sounds you're making then any half-decent model will do.
For me it's more about how things play; so far I've definitely found that more expensive guitars play better, which makes me want to play guitar more, which makes me write more songs etc.
Still spending far more than i should be though ...
but playing is a whole different matter. I've played/owned tons of guitars and while yes, your average brand new Fender or Gibson is likely to be a big waste of money, a really beautifully made guitar is probably going to (a) cost a lot and (b) blow your mind when you play it. Rickenbackers are a good example: a bit pricey, but when you pick one up & start spanking chords out on it, you know where the money went. Those things just feel incredible to play. Ditto a good Tele or Les Paul (or Strat, although I'm not a big Strat fan), the playing experience is above & beyond what you get with a cheaper instrument.
I had to sneak in when he was out to play it because he wouldn't let me anywhere near it
http://bit.ly/jhOvyT - Look at those curves!
although this is a '78 4001 I've played '79/80 4003 with the same light autumnglo and black hardware styling that I wanted SO SO SO badly but the guy wanted £2,000 for it - just a bit too much
so ridiculous, so awesome.
the cheap looking guitars that John Dwyer has look awesome. Just saying like. I bet the Burns 12 string one was expensive though.
well i mean 'a bit more' for me is like getting up towards £100, haha. Not sure how much they actually go for though tbh.
Yeah I just googled Dwyer's guitar and apparently he was given it by Dave Sitek or something. I've noticed he had a Burns before but I never realised it was a 12 string. Was considering getting a Cobra at one point.
there's a sort of similar one to the one you posted on ebay now for 550 quid!1
i had an idea that they might cost a fair bit more - just cos they seem to be a lot rarer and they look sweet as. i imagine it sounds pretty much the same as the others though. the ones with four pickups anyway.
but i'm too caught up in being left-handed and having no interesting options whatsoever outside of getting a custom made one (the Warmoth site is amazing for that btw). I have this japanese custom reissue telecaster thing which is ok now it's been set up. I'd like to find an old Teisco type junk shop thing but the left handed ones seemingly never appear. Refuse to restring a right handed one obvs. Could do that.