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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-18-2011, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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Exclamation Guys! I need some urgent advice!

So I'm buying a new guitar used, off a local trade site. Here are the two of the choices which have caught my eye:

http://www.usedvictoria.com/classifi...0-LTD_14387654 It comes with original hard case, and all parts, including old pu's, and apparently some extras. Maybe strap / capo, idk. He wants 570$ for it, and hes holding it for me only 2 more days, which is why i need advice!

Second choice:

http://www.usedvictoria.com/classifi...ature_14390415
This one is asking a firm 650$, comes with a hardshell case, but not the original case.

I believe the S540 is basically mint, while the godin has a small dent on the bottom. Give me your input guys! Thanks!
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-18-2011, 01:56 PM
 
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Re: Guys! I need some urgent advice!

Both guitars look nice, but if it were my choice I'd go with the S540. Not just because its an Ibanez, but also, its going to be more versatile and you have the newer pup's installed. I'd try to get him down on the price though as think that's a little high.

Being able to play it before buying it is a huge benefit, but if you can't do that, at least get a return policy from the seller, like 3-4 days from the time you receive it. You never know what kind of problems you can run into. The most common one is fret wear. If there are any low spots you're looking at at least $100 for a fret leveling.

Good luck!
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I'd go with #1



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I'd go with #1
Same here.
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Re: Guys! I need some urgent advice!

Why do you guys think I should go for 1??? I'll be with either of the guitars by the end of the day, so i need help! thanks for your help,
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Re: Guys! I need some urgent advice!

I've never picked up a Godin so I'm useless there but I can give you some good reasons to get the S540. The S540 is a VERY versatile guitar. The HSH+5 way gives you enough pickup combinations to play almost anything. The Lo-Pro is my favorite Ibanez trem so I'm a little baised there. The neck on the S is a little rounder but still thin and fast so you can shred on it all day long but aren't limited either. The Duncan JB and Jazz combo is a pretty good all-round combination and should cover a wide variety of sounds/styles. Overall, it's going to be a very comfortable, versatile, and light (they're pretty thin) guitar. I do agree with Ripkord on the price though.

If you want more detailed info, you'll have to tell us what you're really looking for and what style you play?
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post #7 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-18-2011, 04:19 PM
 
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Re: Guys! I need some urgent advice!

Hey there, I see you're only a short BC Ferry ride away from me ;o) Those are both nice guitars - is there any way can you afford both? ...lol...

I love Ibanez guitars but I've played the high end Godin guitars and the lg signature model is an excellent guitar! Canadian made with high quality components. I would actually respectfully disagree with an earlier post that says the S540 would be more versatile because I believe you will get just as wide a variety of sounds out of the Godin - if not more...just different sounds than the S540. The Godin will also likely have a brighter sound. The lg signature model has Duncan pickups in it too and also has a 5-way switch to give you a wide variety of sounds.

They are quite different guitars - fixed bridge vs trem...what kind of music do you play? If you're into classic rock and a variety of styles then I think the Godin is a better choice but if you're looking for a hard rock/metal guitar with a trem then I think the S540 might get you closer to that sound.

With all that said, I think you would have a harder time finding a Godin lg sig model for $600 than you will finding a S540 for $570...so I believe you are actually getting a better deal with the Godin...

Personally, not to go against the grain here, but I think I would go with the Godin because I think you're getting a higher end guitar for the price....BUT at the end of the day I think it depends on what kind of music you play and what kind of sound you're going to going for...

Your thoughts?
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post #8 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-18-2011, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Guys! I need some urgent advice!

I will go for the Godin actually. Thanks mate, i appreciate it. Thanks everyone.
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While you are getting a better deal on the Godin, there is should be some wiggle room there for the s540. Offer him 400. He says no, then get the Godin.
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Re: Guys! I need some urgent advice!

Hes not going for any less on the s540, so the godins a done deal.
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Let us know how it goes...maybe post some pics too )
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post #12 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-18-2011, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Guys! I need some urgent advice!

I will try! thanks guys!
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Re: Guys! I need some urgent advice!

I'd get the 540. I have 2. I'm a huge fan of the natural mahogany too.
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Re: Guys! I need some urgent advice!

It's no contest, S540LTD SOL All the way.
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post #15 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-19-2011, 03:21 PM
 
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Re: Guys! I need some urgent advice!

Wow, $600. I bought a used S470 from CL for $180. I stripped it, and it looks and plays killer. I'm not sure I would pay $600 for another one. But that's just me. Maybe I should put mine up there for $550 and buy 3 more. Start a stripped S series business.
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