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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post

I've bought several guitars from them, both new and used. If you time your purchase well (coupons + when they are really trying to move stuff), you can get a great deal on new gear. I didn't get killer deals on the two used guitars I bought (my CS 60s Strat and my Gibson R7 Goldtop), but since I had the ability to play them extensively before the purchase it was well worth it..

I think my main problem with them may be that im just a cranky bastard. It felt like i was walking into Hot Topic at the local mall during spring break. Tons of teens trying out all the gear, and then the flip side would be the older guys that were in the private vintage room buying guitars that cost more than my car. Between those two groups, i never was able to get proper help with any questions i had.

Lucky for me, theres no shortage of really good music stores here in nashville.
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GC is an excellent place to buy basic gear especially for the novice or those on a budget. When my son was in Jr H and wanted to learn to play guitar I took him to GC to select a MIM Strat. The thing played and sounded better than most things built by Fender in the mid-70's and far less than what it would have cost you in the 70's. It was an amazing value. He then wanted an acoustic for college. I was able to get him a great sounding and playing instrument for a little over $100. Nothing like that existed at that price in the 70's or early 80's. It takes a huge chain like GC to put preasure on the manufacturers to deliver a quality, value product. They have done that and the consumer benefits. Will these these instrument be long-time collectables? No, but they are a great value, they are fun to play and they actually sound good.
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

I think my main problem with them may be that im just a cranky bastard. It felt like i was walking into Hot Topic at the local mall during spring break. Tons of teens trying out all the gear, and then the flip side would be the older guys that were in the private vintage room buying guitars that cost more than my car. Between those two groups, i never was able to get proper help with any questions i had.

Lucky for me, theres no shortage of really good music stores here in nashville.


Oh, I definitely understand that. LOL Place is a zoo for sure.
post #1264 of 4632
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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post

Oh, I definitely understand that. LOL Place is a zoo for sure.

another gripe...they check the receipts before you can leave. I totally understand it....but its annoying as hell. I had to stand there for almost 10 minutes to leave with my set of strings while some idiot checked the receipts of some other idiot that was bringing things back, and had bought new stuff with a half a dozen different receipts. I was about to go apeshit.
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When I was there with Gome they had a 56 LP Custom for $30k. I see them go on ebay for about $11-$13K

Link? What original condition LPs are going for 11-13 that aren't 52s or have headstock breaks/refins?
post #1266 of 4632
I don't have a link, but I have seen them posted on the My Les Paul forums from ebay. People were also bewildered how gibson sells the reissue ones for barely cheaper than the real thing.
post #1267 of 4632
Hmm... I feel like I'm checking pretty religiously and I'm not seeing anything at that price.
post #1268 of 4632
Looking at buying an SG Special for the Fringe, to channel a bit of Woodstock Santana!
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Actually, speaking of which, are the original tuners good on LP and SG Specials? The connected, 3 on a side tuners?
post #1270 of 4632
I got them on mine and they work well enough. No problem with tuning or intonation.
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Has anyone seen the gTar?

 

 

Wondering what peoples thoughts on it were

post #1272 of 4632
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Originally Posted by origenesprit View Post

Actually, speaking of which, are the original tuners good on LP and SG Specials? The connected, 3 on a side tuners?

I had zero problems out of mine. I loved that guitar.
post #1273 of 4632
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Originally Posted by dopeitsjosh View Post

Has anyone seen the gTar?




Wondering what peoples thoughts on it were

That seems dumb. Just get a real guitar and a copy of rocksmith.

Rocksmith won't light up the frets, but you shouldn't be staring at them anyways.
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I had zero problems out of mine. I loved that guitar.

I just bought a 64 SG Special... it's at the luthier and when it comes back we'll see if I'll keep it, and if I do, pics!
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I just bought a 64 SG Special... it's at the luthier and when it comes back we'll see if I'll keep it, and if I do, pics!

I love those geetars. Would love to see pics.
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