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They also skyrocketed in price. In college 2001 they were 3-400. Now the 76 custom with blocks and bindings go for 1k.
post #587 of 4772
Worth it.
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Gentleman, some advice - 60's Ric 360 or 70's Fender Starcaster?
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Gentleman, some advice - 60's Ric 360 or 70's Fender Starcaster?

The Ricky of course. Please don't even think about the Starcaster.

The Rick has a classic look and sound and is one of the great guitars to own.
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Gentleman, some advice - 60's Ric 360 or 70's Fender Starcaster?

yeah, ric without a doubt.
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The Ricky of course. Please don't even think about the Starcaster.
The Rick has a classic look and sound and is one of the great guitars to own.

Rics and Starcasters are pretty evenly spread among the indie crowd, which is the type of music I write. I'm really trying to get a nice warm rhythm guitar with a wide enough neck for a bit of fingerpicking and lead, and I think the Starcaster neck is probably better overall for that.
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what you want is a jazzmaster.
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what you want is a jazzmaster.

Already have one (posted pics a few pages back, a refin '61). Want something semihollow.
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Rics and Starcasters are pretty evenly spread among the indie crowd, which is the type of music I write. I'm really trying to get a nice warm rhythm guitar with a wide enough neck for a bit of fingerpicking and lead, and I think the Starcaster neck is probably better overall for that.

Rics have a bright, crisp sound. It is often referred to as a "jingle jangle". Think of The Byrds or the background to the theme music of Friends. I wouldn't call that warm rhythm. For warm, I would suggest an ES-335. It offers a full , warm sound in the middle and even fat on the lower end. Yet you can clean it up on the treble for bright leads. It was the guitar of choice among studio musicians in Nashville in the 70's for that versatility.

A Starcaster might have Indie appeal today but good luck trying to sell it down the road. That guitar bombed when it was released for a good reason. It wasn't that good. There are far better choices that you will want to own for years to come.

If you want something to blow away the guys on the Indie scene how about showing up with an early 60's arch top like a Guild X500 (this one has cool sounding DeArmond pick ups) A very under valued quality American made guitar. Add a Bigsby! There are other Guild arch tops at great values out there. All, far better than the Starcaster.

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Rics have a bright, crisp sound. It is often referred to as a "jingle jangle". Think of The Byrds or the background to the theme music of Friends. I wouldn't call that warm rhythm. For warm, I would suggest an ES-335. It offers a full , warm sound in the middle and even fat on the lower end. Yet you can clean it up on the treble for bright leads. It was the guitar of choice among studio musicians in Nashville in the 70's for that versatility.
A Starcaster might have Indie appeal today but good luck trying to sell it down the road. That guitar bombed when it was released for a good reason. It wasn't that good. There are far better choices that you will want to own for years to come.
If you want something to blow away the guys on the Indie scene how about showing up with an early 60's arch top like a Guild X500 (this one has cool sounding DeArmond pick ups) A very under valued quality American made guitar. Add a Bigsby! There are other Guild arch tops at great values out there. All, far better than the Starcaster.
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What about a Guild Starfire? How are the necks on those? I really need something with a thicker, wider neck than my 67 Casino.
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What about a Guild Starfire? How are the necks on those? I really need something with a thicker, wider neck than my 67 Casino.

I would check out any of the Guilds. The necks will vary by year and model.
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Rics have a bright, crisp sound. It is often referred to as a "jingle jangle". Think of The Byrds or the background to the theme music of Friends. I wouldn't call that warm rhythm. For warm, I would suggest an ES-335. It offers a full , warm sound in the middle and even fat on the lower end. Yet you can clean it up on the treble for bright leads. It was the guitar of choice among studio musicians in Nashville in the 70's for that versatility.
A Starcaster might have Indie appeal today but good luck trying to sell it down the road. That guitar bombed when it was released for a good reason. It wasn't that good. There are far better choices that you will want to own for years to come.
If you want something to blow away the guys on the Indie scene how about showing up with an early 60's arch top like a Guild X500 (this one has cool sounding DeArmond pick ups) A very under valued quality American made guitar. Add a Bigsby! There are other Guild arch tops at great values out there. All, far better than the Starcaster.
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I went to see some jazz last night and the guitarist was playing this Guild X500. It sounded amazing through his Fender Champ. Very warm, but not muddy at all.
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I would check out any of the Guilds. The necks will vary by year and model.


Would it be a horrible thing to do to buy a 60's Guild Starfire IV and convert it to a stop tail?
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Would it be a horrible thing to do to buy a 60's Guild Starfire IV and convert it to a stop tail?

YES. Just buy what you want even if it means waiting a while.
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Would it be a horrible thing to do to buy a 60's Guild Starfire IV and convert it to a stop tail?

You will be sent to guitar hell if you do.smile.gif

Either build a guitar or buy the one with the features you want. Many guitars are ruined by modifications and it usually greatly reduces your chances of resale down the road.
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