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Old 02-14-2018, 04:24 AM   #1
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For about $500 US (probably could get a discount, if you ask), I'd say yes.

I have a PRS SE Custom 24, and it's overall the best crafted guitar I have. I still prefer my new Strat though. I think the Strat is overpriced for what it is though.
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Old 02-14-2018, 05:44 AM   #2
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The PRS SEs have a good reputation, but the look is a major turnoff for for me - pointy headstock, carved top, fancy timber. I'm more the basic strat or LP Jr type.

I recently did a setup on one of the those very cheap Epi LP JRs. I looked at the electronics while I was at it, and the only fault I could find in the whole guitar (neck, frets, finish, tuners etc) was the tonal quality of the pickup. They were on special here at the time for about Oz$170, and I thought that was good value, though you could add the cost of a new pickup
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Old 02-14-2018, 06:33 AM   #3
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The best bang for your buck guitar for me is a used Danelectro U2 followed by PRS SE.

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Old 02-14-2018, 01:51 PM   #4
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Say What???? Biggest Bang For The Buck for what type of guitar? Jazz Box, Solid Body for most genres, Flat Top, Semi-Solid or Semi-Hollow. My advice is to just find what you like for the dollars you're willing to spend and have a nice day. Never buy a guitar just because somebody recommended it. I've played somebody else's favorite guitar and hated it. I'm sure the opposite is also true. I like super fast, skinny necks but don't like the super fast flat necks that feel like all you have in your hand is the fretboard. Ibanez made some great guitars like that but I wouldn't buy one.
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Old 02-14-2018, 02:12 PM   #5
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I agree. Love my PRS SE ZM

I do wish the frets were taller though ...
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Another super bang for the buck are Godins, particularly on the used market. There is absolutely nothing cheap about them... except the price.
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Another super bang for the buck are Godins, particularly on the used market. There is absolutely nothing cheap about them... except the price.
You aren't the first person I've heard say that. I wish they were carried in stores around here...or maybe not since I don't need another guitar .

My G&L Tribute ASAT that cost me $299 continues to impress me. It needed some TLC to get it up to par, but I just really enjoy playing that guitar. I think I'm gonna take it to my gig this Friday just for something different.
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Another super bang for the buck are Godins, particularly on the used market. There is absolutely nothing cheap about them... except the price.
Agreed. I own two of them.
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If I ever get a nother guitar it will be an A6.
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