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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-28-2007, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Les Paul/Flying V/Explorer for $500?

Ok, here's my issue.

I play widdly stuff alot, and my 2 guitars are widdly kinda guitars. (Floyds, hot pickups, 24 frets)

However, I want something to just take and go - floyds are awesome and I'll always use my RG, but it is a hassle sometimes.

Has anyone got any reccomendations? - I've really been liking the looks of a Flying V or a Les Paul lately.

So far I've seen a Gibson Faded V for about $550 new...

Other than that, an Epi Korina Explorer for $499.

Doesn't have to be Epi/Gibson - If there anre other brands who do good guitars for same price, tell me!

Feel free to post/PM any personal sales of something you think I'm after.

Mucho Gracias!
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-28-2007, 02:37 PM
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Re: Les Paul/Flying V/Explorer for $500?

Of those you list, the faded V would be my pick. However you can't go wrong with a fixed bridge RG.
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Re: Les Paul/Flying V/Explorer for $500?

I did think of perhaps an RGA, or suchlike, but I'd prefer something with a completely different feel to an RG.

I recently tried out a Les Paul, and for the first time ever, I liked it. It was a Tokai, and much out of my price range - 720.

Hence me asking for something similar to an LP, like a V or Explorer.

What about an Ibanez Iceman? Nowhere near me stocks em, but it's 22 frets, H/H, mahog body... Should sound/play similar to an LP. Anyone got an opinions on them? What's the neck like?
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Re: Les Paul/Flying V/Explorer for $500?

Check out the LTD series guitars, they're pretty good for the money.
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Re: Les Paul/Flying V/Explorer for $500?

I have an Epi Explorer that I just got working yesterday. Put in the old stock SG standard bridge pup, no neck, and it rips.
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Re: Les Paul/Flying V/Explorer for $500?

http://www.michaelkellyguitars.com/patriot_shadow.html

Excellent value
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Re: Les Paul/Flying V/Explorer for $500?

Those Michael Kellys look AMAZING dragsternj!

Do they play well? Do you have any experience with them?

They look exactly what I need.

SO tempted by a Patriot Custom...
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Re: Les Paul/Flying V/Explorer for $500?

I had a patriot phoenix for a while and it was a really nice guitar for the price. Nicely made with a real flame maple top and not a photo. Not to thick though. Excellent guitars for not much money, better imho than epiphones.

there is a new custom on the bay for 499 and less
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Re: Les Paul/Flying V/Explorer for $500?

Your best bang for the buck is going to be the faded Gibson. I had a faded SG that was not only a great guitar, but I sold it used for $550 a few months back after only paying around $575 2-3 years ago.
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Re: Les Paul/Flying V/Explorer for $500?

I am kinda tossing up between the Faded V and the Patriot, but I can't really test either. I'd probably go for the Faded V, because if I don't get on with it, resale is a bit easier.
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Re: Les Paul/Flying V/Explorer for $500?

Cid is surely right on the resalve value. The V is a great axe, just don't forget sitting and playing is a not as easy.
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Re: Les Paul/Flying V/Explorer for $500?

Ha, already thought of that - Playing LP's isn't very comfortable sitting down, but I play standing up mostly.
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Re: Les Paul/Flying V/Explorer for $500?

Ever considered a PRS SE Mylo? You should be able to pick one up within your price range.
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Re: Les Paul/Flying V/Explorer for $500?

I hadn't, Gurj!

Will definately try one out next time I see one - I'm sure my local shop has one.
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Re: Les Paul/Flying V/Explorer for $500?



This is a nice guitar for about $600.00. Explorers feel great too.
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