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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-13-2008, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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Rip off guitars.

Just curious.
What guitars have you played that you discovered were really disappointing, or even an outright rip-off?
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-13-2008, 01:41 PM
 
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besides the jem? **ducks rotten tomatoes**
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besides the jem? **ducks rotten tomatoes**
LOL! It's the spendthrift's RG! hehehe!

Just kidding all, obviously!
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Do we really need this thread?
I got $100 that says if the thread isnt closed it will turn into a Gibson/PRS/Fender bashing thread like every other overpriced guitar thread.
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Do we really need this thread?
I got $100 that says if the thread isnt closed it will turn into a Gibson/PRS/Fender bashing thread like every other overpriced guitar thread.
I thought the same thing too, and you're probably right, but I wanted to see if we could get some usefull information. Maybe it would be good to include gear as well.
Just a thought. If it's an unpopular topic I'd imagine the thread would just sink fast.
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Like the Fender Jaguar / Jazzmaster series. They got away from that unusual trem for a reason. And those slider controls. But people have taken to them again, and the price has gone up.
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Yep, conflict closes threads. So you better praise Ibanez around here. Ibanez is the religion and Jem is the god in this church. Now it'll get closed. hehe
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I thought the same thing too, and you're probably right, but I wanted to see if we could get some usefull information. Maybe it would be good to include gear as well.
Just a thought. If it's an unpopular topic I'd imagine the thread would just sink fast.
Nothing useful ever comes from these threads. RUle of thumb around here is if the guitar is over $1000 and not a Jem, people will say its overpriced.
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Nothing useful ever comes from these threads. RUle of thumb around here is if the guitar is over $1000 and not a Jem, people will say its overpriced.
Yep, sadly that is the case...Then people start using this rationale: "well, if it's worth it to you, then it's not overpriced"
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And if you buy a Crystal Planet, and hang it in a glass case and never play it......
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In before tha lock!
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Yeah, this thread is kinda pointless and will lead to nothing but rants. I'm sure one of the mods will step in and take care of this. What's a "ripoff" or "overpriced" is totally subjective. In my opinion, if you like the guitar and you think its the best (For your taste) that you can get for that price, then ya got yourself a good deal.
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Re: Rip off guitars.

I dont know if I have ever felt ripped off. But I do thorough research and go out and play a brand before I buy it. So I know what to expect.

But what is cool is when you get a guitar that absolutely surprises you.
One of the best guitars I have ever purchased and I find that I play it all of the time,rather than the expensive guitars, is the Ibanez RG321 MH. Simple guitar with a mahogany body, bound neck. But it feels great and it plays wonderfully. And it wont break the bank.
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Okay..... it was a bad idea for a thread.
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I find the Paul Gilbert model as a rip off feature wise, but yet I'll probably end up buying one just because I don't need to change much with the electronics in there. 500+ bucks more than the rg 1570..with no floyd style tremolo, painted f holes, dimarzio pickups doesn't warrant the price feature wise in my honest opinion. To me, no guitar is a rip off if you truly truly love it for what it is and I do love the PGM model.
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