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Discussion in 'Historics & Reissues' started by HearHear, Sep 30, 2017.
I forced myself to cap any new guitar acquisition to max 4/5K, but has to be like if God did it after Adamo and Eva.
Get a 2012 R9 and have the HM RDS done to it. More historically accurate and most likely cheaper.
Buy 2 used RIs for the same price
I have in the past, yes.
Plain and simple if the guitar speaks to you like no other guitar, then A: resale doesnt really matter and B: while price matters in the grand scheme of things, this is possibly the "one" and that is a priceless find.
Given all that, TH's are awesome for the most part. They feel and play great (this has been my experience, I'm sure there are duds out there, I've not come across any and I own 9 of them).
As folks have said you can get a cheaper on and send it off for a makeover of sorts. Sure that is possible, and while most folks love what they get back, you may or may not. If you really like this one then get it and enjoy a guitar you love.
My gut tells me that since you are asking you are still on the fence, and that fact alone says this is not the one. Given that, pass on it.
So many here on this thread say no, nope, hell no, not even on Sunday with a coupon, etc...
So who did? And pics or it doesn't count!
For over a grand less I'd be looking at this:
... and I'm positive they'd work with you on the price.
I'm pretty f'n far from an Ace fan but the two WW still have are pretty sweet. TH specs plus an artist model to boot.
You could buy a vintage SG with that kind of money and it would sound better too. You would also have money left over to buy a new or used hand made plexi/tweed/ac30/name your poison clone along with it....or at least get a used one so that you only get partially killed on the price
Well...i bought 2 R8's new just 4-5 years ago for a little less than that...no, i would not.It would feel like a ripoff.
No way. I would rather buy mid 60s ES335 or 355 in good condition instead.
Why would I (or in my opinion, anyone) pay so much more $$$$ for a guitar that only cost a small number of $100's more to make than other off the shelf guitars. In my universe, a guitar is a musical instrument for making music, and NOT a piece of jewelry to make oooh's & ahhh's! Yeah, I can appreciate a beautiful guitar for it's artistic value, but really.......? Overblown profits have been one of the favorite topics of some of humanity's greatest prophets!
Now, on the other hand, if I pick up a guitar, while blindfolded, and it reaches down my throat all the way down to squeezing my cajones, it's the one, no matter what it is or what the price!
No Offense Intended,
I spent $6k on my '54 RI, new, and thought that I'd lost my mind but ended up with the best guitar I've ever played. I got my Colletti for less than $5k, used, and These days $4k is my cut off. Could never do $8k.
It doesn't use the correct 1959 wood so don't kid yourself it's any more 'historically' correct than my 2011 59 reissue. This is a case of 'Collector Ownership Nonsense' or CON for short.
I like everything about that Ace '59 Sig... except the .860 neck.... anything under .90 feels too small for me. Otherwise... fine example of the species.
No I would not. I personally can't justify owning an 8k guitar. Thats me though.
Now if I had 8k to spend on just gear alone? I would most likely buy another LP but not one for 8k. I would also buy another Marshall head too.
You own 9 True Historics?
I might play one, but I’d NEVER buy one. I’m not an idiot, you know.
It is mighty purty, but let someone else take the "new car drive it off the lot and it drops in value" hit. Find a beautiful used one and save thousands! Then, have Lays Guitar Repair age it and you'll be in guitar heaven.