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post #1 of 76 (permalink) Old 12-26-2013, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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What are the most over-priced, over-hyped guitars?

I'm not one to spend more than $679 (the cost of the Charvel San Dimas that I've been waiting forever for) on any single guitar.

However, I see some of these brands where they have $1500, $2000, $3500 guitars and I'm going 'are they really that much better?'

Are there and brands or makes within brands that are just way over the top priced because someone is endorsing them or because they are made in the USA, etc..?

One that comes to my mind might be the EVH's that I've seen at GC. I tried a couple of 'em for $850 and I swear the Ibby's at half price seemed to be better quality.
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Re: What are the most over-priced, over-hyped guitars?

Well you can't really judge guitars at a store like GC. They don't set their guitars up at all.

The only way (IMO) to really try guitars is to buy them. Then you can get used to them over a period of a few days/weeks and mess with em through your rig plus A/B with other guitars.

Personally, I definitely think its worth spending money on nice guitars.
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Well you can't really judge guitars at a store like GC. They don't set their guitars up at all.

The only way (IMO) to really try guitars is to buy them. Then you can get used to them over a period of a few days/weeks and mess with em through your rig plus A/B with other guitars.

Personally, I definitely think its worth spending money on nice guitars.

I agree, almost all GC guitars are hardly playable from the store.. But I almost slit my hand playing on that fret board! That's gotta be just poor craftsmanship, no? I've seen better sub $200 Ibby's better than the one I played - maybe it was just a lemon.
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Sounds a like norway
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For me it's Blackmachine. Ludicrous prices on guitars that are great, but not that great...
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My b2 destroys every guitar I've owned and I've owned a ton ;D
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For me it's Blackmachine. Ludicrous prices on guitars that are great, but not that great...
I agree, especially what I heard about how they're made etc. Absolutely shocking, people being robbed blind.
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I agree, especially what I heard about how they're made etc. Absolutely shocking, people being robbed blind.
What? He destroys guitars he thinks arent up to par. I've owned guitars from just about every boutique brand and regular brands and the BM is still my favorite.

Nothing Ibanez makes comes close.
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I've only tried a B2 but it didn't feel as good or sound as good as my JEMs...
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I've only tried a B2 but it didn't feel as good or sound as good as my JEMs...
Do you know if the owner of that b2 would be up for selling? Please PM the name
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If it was for sale I'd have bought it and flipped it on SSO... Oh wait...
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I am going to be hurt here but, dare I say Ibanez Jem's.

My PRS eats it for tone. And price wise they're pretty close, particularly in the used market.

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I am going to be hurt here but, dare I say Ibanez Jem's.

My PRS eats it for tone. And price wise they're pretty close, particularly in the used market.

-Wolfram
Ouch!

PRS vs JEM tone is almost like saying Strat vs LP tone, two different beasts, not really worth comparing...
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