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Old 06-10-2017, 02:57 PM   #31
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I paid $800 for my Taylor acoustic. I wanted a decent guitar that would take me through my practice sessions (where I am now) to playing on a regular basis....I thought is was a good investment.......I still think it's a good investment.
I agree. If you know you are going to play, then good a good guitar. It helps you play better on several levels. Motivates you. (I spent 800.00, I got to play the dang thing!) but no, besides that the good sound and playability motivate you and plus if you keep playing you are going to want a good guitar anyway and end up losing money on the cheapo.
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Old 06-13-2017, 04:58 AM   #32
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I spent just over $1500 for this one.
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thank you. it's one of my "dream" guitars.
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Old 06-13-2017, 12:28 PM   #33
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I've been looking at acoustics recently. Just research, not looking to buy anytime soon. It's easy to spend $1000 on a lower end Martin or Taylor. I recently played a used Martin DM that was in "good" condition. It was probably about 20 years old. The strings were black with age but the setup was low and buzz free and the tone, even with crap strings was great.

They wanted $550 for a 20 year old entry level Martin and, after playing it, it was probably worth the money.
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Old 06-17-2017, 04:37 PM   #34
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Most I've spent is $400 on an Epiphone Les Paul. Couldn't ask for a better guitar for $400...

However, I do have a 1958 Gibson J-45, but that was passed down to me through the family
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Old 06-18-2017, 03:26 AM   #36
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So far the most I've paid is $750, for this Les Paul Classic w/ohsc:



I'd pay more, if the deal were especially good. Mrs. Krashpad is actually encouraging me to sell off cheapies and have fewer, more expensive ones, to cut down on storage space.
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Old 06-18-2017, 04:27 PM   #37
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I've never owned high-end guitars (New or used) but I've played through quite a few.

The most money I've spent on a guitar was $450 (CND) for a brand new ESP/LTD M-200SR


I stick with low-mid range and get them used for dirt cheap then work on them or use them for parts on other guitars then re-sell for a small profit or donate.

When it comes to amps, speakers and cabs, that's a whole new bag of whoop-ass to the wallet.
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I bought a vintage 1952 Fender Telecaster. I won't mention the price in case my wife finds this forum...
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So far the most I've paid is $750, for this Les Paul Classic w/ohsc:



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Old 06-21-2017, 09:36 AM   #40
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WOW!!! I've had a whole bunch of really nice guitars and I can't remember ever spending more than $300 for one. I even found a 1943 wartime Epiphone Ritz jazz guitar in the original hardshell case in an antique shop in Indiana and I only paid $70 for it. They didn't know what they had, but I did.
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