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Saldawop

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Looking to buy guitar. Have 3 or 4 in mind. Would appreciate any input. This will be an online purchase(obviously atm)
All new guitars
Tribute + @£579
Standard 50s @ £529
Standard 60s @£529
Classic @ £419

Given the choice which would you choose? I understand that they all have differences ie neck profiles, coil splitting etc.
I am tempted by the T+as I understand it is highly regarded.
But it is the most expensive (though not by much) and I am only beginning to play....again.
 

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Sight unseen, and unplayed

Gather up the extra money and go for the Tribute+



But might I suggest that before the purchase, you see what kind of return policy they have.
 

Rocco Crocco

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Standard 50's for me. I had a tribute plus and it didn't really like it.
 

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If I couldn't play it first, I'd choose the one with the thickest neck so given the options, the 50.

However, while I do wish my T+ had a thicker neck, it's a great guitar that I don't plan to get rid of anytime soon.

Shane
 

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Epiphone ProBuckers > Gibson 57 classics. IMO of course. I think I just like the extra output on ProBuckers vs 57s. I find the ProBuckers to sound just like Gibson burst buckers (which was intended of course)

:dude: Cardinalcomb


The Gibson 57 Classics may shine way above the Epi Alnico Classic pickups for cleans but the ProBuckers are totally a worthy pup if you want more bark then then 57's will ever muster on their own. The ProBuckers do a wicked clean as well.


I actually have both sets, plus another with replica T-Tops. To be honest, the 57's don't get played all that often.
 

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'57s aren't the bees's knees. I think they are vastly overated. Give me a Probucker over them any day of the week.
 
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Thanks all, lots of food for thought
Since you are a beginner, the most important thing is that you get a guitar that will make you want to play it. Since the only sure reference you now have is how they look, I say go with that. They are all really good guitars, so get the one that looks the best to YOU.
 

Saldawop

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Where would the Traditional Pro lll @ £399 fit into the list above?
Is it worth considering?
 
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Brian_C

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As someone said above, at this stage of your guitar career, I'd go with what looks the best to YOU. All of those guitars are quality and will do a fine job, so I'd go with the "Eye Candy" for now.
 

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I have a tribute plus in wine and love it. Like others said, get the one that gets you excited to play it. My next one will be a Gibson burst of some sort and I sometimes think it will be so similar in style to my epi that I should sell the epi 60s plus. Nope. I like it enough that I’ll keep it till it quits.
 

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I wouldn't worry about the 57's VS Probuckers. Pick one that has the features and looks you like and hopefully it will be a winner!
 

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I have been very happy with my Tribute+ now for about 6 years, maybe more. It's been awesome. No problems with it and I can't forsee any reason to get rid of it.
 

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