Originally Posted by Piobaire
Also, those Vox have a tube power circuit.
buy it, but youll want to upgrade to all tube soon.
Originally Posted by poly800rock
i dont think so, I have both fenders and gibson, be it I grew up on gibsons, every fender I've got new in the past few years have required work on the frets (minor leveling, or even smoothing), we're not talking about squiers, but an american strat. My jazzmaster was ok though. All the recent gibsons (I'll save you the talk about the richlite garbage) are plek'd which does make a difference in my experience down the line.
hmm. I guess ive never had issues because the only fenders i own are old. Ive played a few new ones that werent mine, or picked around on one at a shop...never noticed a problem.
I like that...but maybe because im in nashville and used instruments are plentiful and cheap....thats a little expensive. Id poke around craigslist and see if they have anything. Epiphones here go for half that. Even the nicest ones top out used around 400ish.
Originally Posted by gomestar
fwiw, going forward I will no longer bother with brand new guitars.
this is smart. and expensive. haha
Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
In my opinion both fender and gibson should only do custom shop instruments has their "Standard". The difference between custom shop and their base line has been widening and it is getting to a point where a standard instrument's fit, finish, playability, and historical accuracy aren't there anymore.
Next on my list is probably a late fifties Les Paul Junior Custom model. I have never owned a vintage instrument and it would be cool to have that as a first.
The LP juniors are amazing...probably the LP that i would choose as well.