Your next guitar?

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KVRer
24 posts since 18 Apr, 2017

Post Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:11 am

probably A les paul...

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vurt
addled muppet weed
38517 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

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Post Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:10 pm

i really like the tele/jazzmaster hybrid ltd thing theyre showing at namm. luckily i don't have 5 grand spare so i wont be getting that ! :cry:

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KVRAF
3446 posts since 21 Sep, 2005

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:39 pm

tapper mike wrote:That guy is a professional and he charges a reasonable rate.

I was referring to the hobbyist who might try their hand at tech work once in a month or longer and isn't in the business... A hobbyist guitar tech.
I've got a couple of guitars lined up to go to Sam. He does great work. He's not the cheapest in the world, but you get a quality service. Good value for money.

I'm happy to pay him £120 to do up a guitar that cost me £120, all things being equal, or maybe not so equal. You can't polish a turd, and there's little point in spending the cash if you can do basic maintenance and setups yourself (like I've recently learned to do), but there's definitely a sweet spot in the middle where it's worth spending the money on a guitar you really love, that didn't cost you much, but you just can't figure out how to set it up as well as it could be, or maybe you don't have the tools.

Sam is highly recommended.
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Hermetech Mastering
KVRian
962 posts since 30 May, 2003 from Paris

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Post Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:57 am

I paid £180 for a full setup, fret dress and new bone nut and saddle on my £500 acoustic and it was TOTALLY worth it. For something I spend four hours a day with, the difference it made in playability was huge.

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KVRAF
2113 posts since 31 Aug, 2013 from The Schwarzwald of My Mind

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Post Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:10 pm

I've been lucky in that regard. I was referred to a local luthier by a guy in a shop. The luthier did all the work for a competing store, who, naturally, included their own mark-up. So, when the second shop found out that I was dealing privately with this guy, I could hear their teeth grinding. :hihi:

He does excellent work, and he also picks up my guitar at my place and delivers it the next week, while he does the rounds of the shops in this area that he works for. He doesn't charge a huge amount, either, but he isn't adding VAT for his services. So, all of my guitars are super players
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donkey tugger
Boss Lovin' DR
4963 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:03 am

Just got one of these as it was reduced, to give the old Encore (charity shop - 2003, £30) a bit of competition;

http://www.epiphone.com/Products/Acoust ... 100CE.aspx

Nice to play - the neck is more like an electric which will take a bit of getting used to. A bit trebly as yet with the strings being new. I'll soon knock some sense into it.

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skipscada
KVRian
1418 posts since 22 Oct, 2004 from Schmocation

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Post Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:06 am

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Hermetech Mastering
KVRian
962 posts since 30 May, 2003 from Paris

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Post Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:43 am

Thinking of saving up for a Yairi acoustic

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KVRAF
4838 posts since 20 Jan, 2008

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Post Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:35 pm

Hermetech Mastering wrote:Thinking of saving up for a Yairi acoustic
I used to have a Alvarez Yairi back in the 80's. It had a walnut top. I remember it sounding somewhat dark but not quite warm. It was a second acoustic I'd always bring around with me along with my Ovation 12 string. Never really got into the tone that much. A buddy of mine in his 70's at the time loved it. He was an old folk singer / guitar player from way back. He'd even played with Pete Seeger and Ian Tyson. Eventually I sold it to him. He cherished it.

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KVRian
962 posts since 30 May, 2003 from Paris

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Post Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:19 am

Yeah I've been researching a lot and they are an interesting company for sure, with different brand names and model designations in different territories over the years. The Japanese catalog is well worth a download and browse. Am jonesing for this one right now:

http://yairi.co.jp/guitar/item_203.html

Have contacted the French distributor, so hopefully there will be some in Paris I can try out. Might need to see if I can order direct from Japan though, if it's a model they only sell there (I lived in Japan for 12 years and have family there so hopefully wouldn't be too much of a problem!)

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KVRAF
3256 posts since 22 Jul, 2009

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:56 am

picked up another davison for around $45 (got it in black, then saw a sunburst one with a winning bid of $39 (including shipping). oh well).

these offset fenders look intriguing... if i correctly 'grokked the deets', they have a one-piece alder body: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itXMAinaj1I

mustang with P90s looks good...

tapper mike
KVRAF
4838 posts since 20 Jan, 2008

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:51 pm

Just ordered a Charvel Pro Mod
This one to be exact.
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vurt
addled muppet weed
38517 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

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Post Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:24 pm

i really like the look of the neon les pauls :o
just not sure id want a floyd rose on it :?

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Hermetech Mastering
KVRian
962 posts since 30 May, 2003 from Paris

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Post Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:50 pm

Jonesing for a custom Brook now...

https://www.brookguitars.com/

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Rad Grandad
27499 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Re: Your next guitar?

Post Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:18 pm

tapper mike wrote:Just ordered a Charvel Pro Mod
This one to be exact.
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congrats Mike :)

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