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  • You can't see it because it might have a shiatty paint job, like this $2800 Gibson.

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  • You should get a look at some of the keyboards bought unseen by Stevie Wonder.
  • Pavia_Resistance: You can't see it because it might have a shiatty paint job, like this $2800 Gibson.

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    Admit it, it because of what happens at 12:28.  But everyone has their Rule 34.  Not judging here.
  • I don't spend more than $500 on a guitar.
    Except that 345 I bought in 78 or 79.
  • Fark that. If I was buying a new (or new-ish) LP, it would be the Slash Anaconda:
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  • I might consider it for a PRS - they have quality control that's world class - you will get a perfect instrument, set up perfectly with a perfect fit and finish.

    Most Gibsons look like b-stock rejects compared to one.

    My current love: 1997 Squier Vista made in Japan Jagmaster - just had her set up and a dimarzio paf 36th anniversary in the neck and dimarzio super distortion in the bridge. Little beast rips.

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  • From Gibson? Absolutely. Not that my skills warrant that kind of purchase.
  • neongoats: I might consider it for a PRS - they have quality control that's world class - you will get a perfect instrument, set up perfectly with a perfect fit and finish.

    Most Gibsons look like b-stock rejects compared to one.

    My current love: 1997 Squier Vista made in Japan Jagmaster - just had her set up and a dimarzio paf 36th anniversary in the neck and dimarzio super distortion in the bridge. Little beast rips.

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    I picked up a Norma and a Sears tube amp for 20 bucks at an auction.
    Apparently, they sat in a closet since 1970 waiting for the owner to return from Viet nam
  • vudukungfu: neongoats: I might consider it for a PRS - they have quality control that's world class - you will get a perfect instrument, set up perfectly with a perfect fit and finish.

    Most Gibsons look like b-stock rejects compared to one.

    My current love: 1997 Squier Vista made in Japan Jagmaster - just had her set up and a dimarzio paf 36th anniversary in the neck and dimarzio super distortion in the bridge. Little beast rips.

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    I picked up a Norma and a Sears tube amp for 20 bucks at an auction.
    Apparently, they sat in a closet since 1970 waiting for the owner to return from Viet nam


    Those Sears tube amps were made by either Silvertone or Valco depending on how old it is. They are classics worth some $$ - and they have a kind of trash-cool 70s department store style to their looks. Nice find.
  • jbc: You should get a look at some of the keyboards bought unseen by Stevie Wonder.


    *chokes on tea*
  • From Gibson? shiat no.

    From Suhr? Possibly.
  • vudukungfu: neongoats: I might consider it for a PRS - they have quality control that's world class - you will get a perfect instrument, set up perfectly with a perfect fit and finish.

    Most Gibsons look like b-stock rejects compared to one.

    My current love: 1997 Squier Vista made in Japan Jagmaster - just had her set up and a dimarzio paf 36th anniversary in the neck and dimarzio super distortion in the bridge. Little beast rips.

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    I picked up a Norma and a Sears tube amp for 20 bucks at an auction.
    Apparently, they sat in a closet since 1970 waiting for the owner to return from Viet nam


    Wow... Never thought I'd see a Norma mentioned in a guitar thread. My brother and I ended up with one in the early 80's. Took it and the amp to a guitar shop once for repairs and was told that the neck was warped and that the circuit board in the amp was split through the layers. Bye-bye guitar/amp.
  • Thosw: vudukungfu: neongoats: I might consider it for a PRS - they have quality control that's world class - you will get a perfect instrument, set up perfectly with a perfect fit and finish.

    Most Gibsons look like b-stock rejects compared to one.

    My current love: 1997 Squier Vista made in Japan Jagmaster - just had her set up and a dimarzio paf 36th anniversary in the neck and dimarzio super distortion in the bridge. Little beast rips.

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    I picked up a Norma and a Sears tube amp for 20 bucks at an auction.
    Apparently, they sat in a closet since 1970 waiting for the owner to return from Viet nam

    Wow... Never thought I'd see a Norma mentioned in a guitar thread. My brother and I ended up with one in the early 80's. Took it and the amp to a guitar shop once for repairs and was told that the neck was warped and that the circuit board in the amp was split through the layers. Bye-bye guitar/amp.


    This one, actually.

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  • dionysusaur: I don't spend more than $500 on a guitar.
    Except that 345 I bought in 78 or 79.


    My only guitar worth more than that is my '83 Gibson Explorer bass (baby puke yellow, of course; below, blurry, on the left) - I think it's worth a little over a grand now, but I bought it for $400 or so in 1997.

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    It has some serious thunder - I never realized until I'd been playing other basses for a while. Going back from my Squier J, the first thing I notice (other than the weight) is how farking BOOMY it is.

    jbc: You should get a look at some of the keyboards bought unseen by Stevie Wonder.


    CSB: I once saw Stevie checking out keyboards (at Chuck Levin's, right outside DC).
  • The last quote in TFA, "I could look through 1,000 tops and not see one I like" explains the point most succinctly. If you're a Les Paul person, you already know what you're getting based on the hardware specs, Gibson is just removing the chance to debate over tiny differences in grain pattern and finish. You either want one, or you don't.

    /CSB: I bought a guitar earlier this week without seeing it first, but I didn't need to, cuz it was something that I had always wanted for my collection, happened to be an excellent price and sometimes I just buy guitars for decoration anyway. It's a Steve Vai Jem, by the way, and doesn't really match anything else I have, but I'm really happy with it and have played it for more than 24 of the 72 hours it's been in my possession.
  • Cheap guitars have gotten SO good lately. Anyone would be a fool to pay that much for any guitar, let alone one you might not even think is cool looking once you get it.
  • neongoats: I might consider it for a PRS - they have quality control that's world class - you will get a perfect instrument, set up perfectly with a perfect fit and finish.

    Most Gibsons look like b-stock rejects compared to one.

    My current love: 1997 Squier Vista made in Japan Jagmaster - just had her set up and a dimarzio paf 36th anniversary in the neck and dimarzio super distortion in the bridge. Little beast rips.

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    Reminds me of the Cobain jaguar
  • Dr Dreidel: dionysusaur: I don't spend more than $500 on a guitar.
    Except that 345 I bought in 78 or 79.

    My only guitar worth more than that is my '83 Gibson Explorer bass (baby puke yellow, of course; below, blurry, on the left) - I think it's worth a little over a grand now, but I bought it for $400 or so in 1997.

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    It has some serious thunder - I never realized until I'd been playing other basses for a while. Going back from my Squier J, the first thing I notice (other than the weight) is how farking BOOMY it is.

    jbc: You should get a look at some of the keyboards bought unseen by Stevie Wonder.

    CSB: I once saw Stevie checking out keyboards (at Chuck Levin's, right outside DC).


    That IS a cool story, bro. I grew up in Kensington and for a summer in the early 80's I used to hang out at Chuck Levin's near the little house up the hill. You could tell, because we called it the little house up the hill. Wow, Chuck Levin's Washington Music. Haven't thought of that place for decades. Cool that it's still there.
  • kryptoknightmare: neongoats: I might consider it for a PRS - they have quality control that's world class - you will get a perfect instrument, set up perfectly with a perfect fit and finish.

    Most Gibsons look like b-stock rejects compared to one.

    My current love: 1997 Squier Vista made in Japan Jagmaster - just had her set up and a dimarzio paf 36th anniversary in the neck and dimarzio super distortion in the bridge. Little beast rips.

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    Reminds me of the Cobain jaguar


    That's why I put the paf 35 anniversary pickup in the neck and the super distortion in the bridge - aside from the fact that they're awesome. I like the jag style without all the fiddly bits that are mostly just another bit of wiring to go wrong.
  • neongoats: I might consider it for a PRS - they have quality control that's world class - you will get a perfect instrument, set up perfectly with a perfect fit and finish.

    Most Gibsons look like b-stock rejects compared to one.

    My current love: 1997 Squier Vista made in Japan Jagmaster - just had her set up and a dimarzio paf 36th anniversary in the neck and dimarzio super distortion in the bridge. Little beast rips.

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    I had a few of those with both neck sizes. One had Seymour duncan antiquity's and would smoke any les Paul. The other was the silver sparkle finish a quarter pounder and a dimebag pickup for heavy stuff
  • kryptoknightmare: Cheap guitars have gotten SO good lately. Anyone would be a fool to pay that much for any guitar, let alone one you might not even think is cool looking once you get it.


    Going from crank basses to midrange was a huge upgrade in playability and tone. I stopped farting around with old Japanese crap and ended up with Mexican, Japanese and America fender basses. The Mexican one may be my fav but I did return the first time due to the neck being attached crooked
  • guinsu: neongoats: I might consider it for a PRS - they have quality control that's world class - you will get a perfect instrument, set up perfectly with a perfect fit and finish.

    Most Gibsons look like b-stock rejects compared to one.

    My current love: 1997 Squier Vista made in Japan Jagmaster - just had her set up and a dimarzio paf 36th anniversary in the neck and dimarzio super distortion in the bridge. Little beast rips.

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    I had a few of those with both neck sizes. One had Seymour duncan antiquity's and would smoke any les Paul. The other was the silver sparkle finish a quarter pounder and a dimebag pickup for heavy stuff


    Nice - I'm a huge fan of the MIJ fender's and squiers. It's a cliche to say but they really do take craftsmanship and fit and finish extremely seriously in Japan. I also have a MIJ competition Mustang which is also fantastic.
  • More discussion around blind buying entered the forum, with some users stating they would never do such a thing, "I could look through 1,000 tops and not see one I like."

    Because you want a fetish object, not a musical instrument
  • jbc: You should get a look at some of the keyboards bought unseen by Stevie Wonder.


    I worked at a store where Stevie Wonder came in and bought a TV.

    / For real
    // For his entourage to watch sports while on the road
    /// CSB
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