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    Tips On Buying a Guitar Online

    Well some gear I get cause the price is right and I know it's money in the bank. But anything over $3000.00 I get picky lil stuff really changes resale value.
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    Tips On Buying a Guitar Online

    And on eBay look at people's rating of seller that broke neck sg guy had a lot of people saying showed up broken gear and they thought it was damage in shipping an they let it go.
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    Tips On Buying a Guitar Online

    Ebay sonex artist moog circuit board 1981 silver. Showed up heel shifted one side minor neck twist. Been there awhile. Not mentioned in listing now I have to take the neck off an reset it. That kinda issue is a big price reduction that's why, like you said gotta ask a lot of questions.
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    Tips On Buying a Guitar Online

    Yeah reverb is good. Thats where I got that 73 deluxe my favorite at the moment. But eBay has a lot of shady sellers. I got a 1980 sg r1 which has the moog circuit board like a rd artist and it showed up cracked headstock and looked at his post super sized could see it barely so it was there...
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    Tips On Buying a Guitar Online

    I have a made in Mexico strat I thought sounded good until my friend plugged in his 73 strat which is supposed to be the bad years and his guitar made mine sound like a squire lol
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    Tips On Buying a Guitar Online

    Yeah 90's les Paul's are made very well I just don't like the bridge pickup which is easy to change my 96 standard is a great guitar.
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    Tips On Buying a Guitar Online

    Allmost every 74-75 custom with mahagony neck I have heard and that sounds a lil dark unpluged has the growl woody quack I'm looking for. Close to that ZZ Top just got paid tone. It's that pat number sticker pickup tone with the dense old wood. If it doesn't resonate unplugged lose all kinds of...
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    Tips On Buying a Guitar Online

    There seems to be a lot of early customs in Japan at decent prices but I hesitate buying out of country.
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    Tips On Buying a Guitar Online

    I like getting guitars I can work on like that deluxe it's fun for me. But When I started looking at early 70's custom's the price range and condition vary wildly and there is no standard neck profile from that era that I can find. I have that slim neck 73 and have seen same year guitars that...
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    Tips On Buying a Guitar Online

    Some of these vintage guitars are from other countries and shipping and import can run you $500 and up. That's a good amount if you send it back.
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    Tips On Buying a Guitar Online

    The whole get nit picky thing started when I wanted to get a guitar that cost more than my normal price range. When ya jump from $1800.00 to $3500.00 - $6000.00 range you can audibly hear you ass pucker and all of a sudden it becomes a big deal that this one better be what you wanted. But you...
  12. TwistedMonk

    Tips On Buying a Guitar Online

    I live in tha woods lol I crank up the 65 black face vibrolux or the 50 watt JMf Marshall super lead tube amp on the porch and get delay off the next mountain.
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    Tips On Buying a Guitar Online

    I'm really mostly interested in the feel and tone of the guitar I don't use any effects except for a tube screamer If I want to play quieter otherwise guitar tube amp crank it till it distorts adjust with guitar controls.
  14. TwistedMonk

    Tips On Buying a Guitar Online

    Well l like vintage gear and even if I was buying a new Gibson fresno guitar center has 4 standards and no custom model you almost have to look on the web nowadays. You are not going to find a 74 custom in Fresno music store but they can get ya a great accordion. And Fresno isn't a small town...
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    Tips On Buying a Guitar Online

    lets start with the neck profile. (I have over 25 guitars and the neck is a giant factor on which ones I'm going to sell.) It's really hard to get a real answer or any info when you ask for this online. To me the wrong neck profile makes me want to sell that guitar no matter how awesome it is...

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