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DraconusJLM

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Favourite guitar?

"It's that one. Erm, no, maybe that one and the other one I was just trying in the shop. Oooo, and that one hanging over there. Oh, and I need to get a Les Paul; you know, that black one I saw last week.

"Effect pedals???? Oh, please don't mention those. I have a hard enough time picking guitars....."

Any of that sound familiar???

I wish this forum had a "block user" feature. Possibly I'm not the only one......

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Favourite guitar?

"It's that one. Erm, no, maybe that one and the other one I was just trying in the shop. Oooo, and that one hanging over there. Oh, and I need to get a Les Paul; you know, that black one I saw last week.

"Effect pedals???? Oh, please don't mention those. I have a hard enough time picking guitars....."

Any of that sound familiar???

I wish this forum had a "block user" feature. Possibly I'm not the only one......

Sore.fingers

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Originally Posted by: DraconusJLM

Favourite guitar?

"It's that one. Erm, no, maybe that one and the other one I was just trying in the shop. Oooo, and that one hanging over there. Oh, and I need to get a Les Paul; you know, that black one I saw last week.

"Effect pedals???? Oh, please don't mention those. I have a hard enough time picking guitars....."

Any of that sound familiar???

Sounds familiar, but I try to resist that inner voice I'm very happy with my Squier CV 50's telecaster in butterscotch blonde.

#52

Originally Posted by: DraconusJLM

Favourite guitar?

"It's that one. Erm, no, maybe that one and the other one I was just trying in the shop. Oooo, and that one hanging over there. Oh, and I need to get a Les Paul; you know, that black one I saw last week.

"Effect pedals???? Oh, please don't mention those. I have a hard enough time picking guitars....."

Any of that sound familiar???

Sounds familiar, but I try to resist that inner voice I'm very happy with my Squier CV 50's telecaster in butterscotch blonde.

DraconusJLM

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I have a butterscotch blonde Tele. Only colour to pick in my opinion

I wish this forum had a "block user" feature. Possibly I'm not the only one......

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I have a butterscotch blonde Tele. Only colour to pick in my opinion

I wish this forum had a "block user" feature. Possibly I'm not the only one......

Jim Stanford

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Originally Posted by: DraconusJLM

Favourite guitar?

"It's that one. Erm, no, maybe that one and the other one I was just trying in the shop. Oooo, and that one hanging over there. Oh, and I need to get a Les Paul; you know, that black one I saw last week.

"Effect pedals???? Oh, please don't mention those. I have a hard enough time picking guitars....."

Any of that sound familiar???

ROFL!!! My girlfriend has been trying to get me banned from the local guitar store (I say local as opposed to the big chain stores) because I'm like a kid in a candy store when I go into a guitar shop. She tries watching my internet use for sites like Thomann or Sweetwater. LOL... good luck with that, sweetheart. At least if I am feeding the addiction, in this case, no one but my wallet gets hurt.

I just picked up a Harley Benton version of the old Stratacoustic and I'm loving it. Yes, had to do some minor adjustment work on it, but once done it plays great. Granted, fiberglass isn't as resonant as wood, but for just sitting around noodling and working on ideas it is a great little tool. Oh man, it is LIGHT... running in around 4 lbs as opposed to my LP Juniors which are around 9-10 pounds each... yeah, it's an addiction, no doubt.

2020 Ibanez RG421 w/ Evertune bridge, 2010 Ibanez SA-120 (modded with locking tuners and Seymour Duncan pickups), 2018 Epiphone Les Paul Special, 2019 Yamaha Pacifica 112J, along with several acoustic guitars (both six and twelve string), and several Harley Benton guitars.

Fender Mustang LT25, Boss Katana Air, Postive Grid Spark, and Boss Katana MkII 50-watt.

Reaper 6.64 Digital Audio Workstation software, Focusrite Scarlett Solo Studio Gen 3.

Mainly into blues and southern rock.

#54

Originally Posted by: DraconusJLM

Favourite guitar?

"It's that one. Erm, no, maybe that one and the other one I was just trying in the shop. Oooo, and that one hanging over there. Oh, and I need to get a Les Paul; you know, that black one I saw last week.

"Effect pedals???? Oh, please don't mention those. I have a hard enough time picking guitars....."

Any of that sound familiar???

ROFL!!! My girlfriend has been trying to get me banned from the local guitar store (I say local as opposed to the big chain stores) because I'm like a kid in a candy store when I go into a guitar shop. She tries watching my internet use for sites like Thomann or Sweetwater. LOL... good luck with that, sweetheart. At least if I am feeding the addiction, in this case, no one but my wallet gets hurt.

I just picked up a Harley Benton version of the old Stratacoustic and I'm loving it. Yes, had to do some minor adjustment work on it, but once done it plays great. Granted, fiberglass isn't as resonant as wood, but for just sitting around noodling and working on ideas it is a great little tool. Oh man, it is LIGHT... running in around 4 lbs as opposed to my LP Juniors which are around 9-10 pounds each... yeah, it's an addiction, no doubt.

2020 Ibanez RG421 w/ Evertune bridge, 2010 Ibanez SA-120 (modded with locking tuners and Seymour Duncan pickups), 2018 Epiphone Les Paul Special, 2019 Yamaha Pacifica 112J, along with several acoustic guitars (both six and twelve string), and several Harley Benton guitars.

Fender Mustang LT25, Boss Katana Air, Postive Grid Spark, and Boss Katana MkII 50-watt.

Reaper 6.64 Digital Audio Workstation software, Focusrite Scarlett Solo Studio Gen 3.

Mainly into blues and southern rock.

tony.harper

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What is the best guitar( 1000 or less for a beginner? I have a fender acoustic/electric I bought used for 250 that sounds great but the body is a bit wider than I like. I've been practicing for about 4 months and if I stick with it another 6 I want to upgrade. So many brands / options it's a bit overwhelming

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What is the best guitar( 1000 or less for a beginner? I have a fender acoustic/electric I bought used for 250 that sounds great but the body is a bit wider than I like. I've been practicing for about 4 months and if I stick with it another 6 I want to upgrade. So many brands / options it's a bit overwhelming

GordonAll

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Originally Posted by: tony.harper

What is the best guitar( 1000 or less for a beginner? I have a fender acoustic/electric I bought used for 250 that sounds great but the body is a bit wider than I like. I've been practicing for about 4 months and if I stick with it another 6 I want to upgrade. So many brands / options it's a bit overwhelming

It depends on what you want your guitar to do, and if your preference is for electric or acoustic. Loads of very good acoustics in your price range, I can recommend the Faith Venus series (I’ve got a Blood Moon Venus that I would never part with). It’s smaller than a dreadnaught, got a solid top, back, & sides, has good kit, and comes with a hard case – all for under a grand. It doesn’t come with a pick guard but if that is an issue you can have one fitted. I think the guitars are selling for around the £700 mark at the moment.

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Originally Posted by: tony.harper

What is the best guitar( 1000 or less for a beginner? I have a fender acoustic/electric I bought used for 250 that sounds great but the body is a bit wider than I like. I've been practicing for about 4 months and if I stick with it another 6 I want to upgrade. So many brands / options it's a bit overwhelming

It depends on what you want your guitar to do, and if your preference is for electric or acoustic. Loads of very good acoustics in your price range, I can recommend the Faith Venus series (I’ve got a Blood Moon Venus that I would never part with). It’s smaller than a dreadnaught, got a solid top, back, & sides, has good kit, and comes with a hard case – all for under a grand. It doesn’t come with a pick guard but if that is an issue you can have one fitted. I think the guitars are selling for around the £700 mark at the moment.

Jim Stanford

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Originally Posted by: Jim

I've added two Harley Benton DC Juniors to my collection of guitars (one with standard P90 and a second with a stacked P90) and then just for kicks added an SC Junior as well. Love the sound of these guitars and they feel REALLY good. Ok, yeah, it was an old thread, but I love hearing what other people are playing as well..

Well, since last I wrote, I got bitten by the guitar-buying bug again. Just ordered a new Harley Benton ST-70 Black Paisley strat copy and I think I am in love with the pattern. I got to play a friend of mine's who bought this guitar and I finally pulled the trigger. I love that pattern in the paint. Yeah, it may get the standard upgrade path for me (new tuners, string trees, strings, and proper setup), but I really like the sound and feel of these Harley Benton's. For all the F & G purists out there, it's all good... I hear that it's the most sincere form of flattery when you copy a great design.

Kudos and thanks to Anders Mouridsen on his Southern Rock lessons. I took some of those tips and tricks and worked them into my music a bit and I am really liking the direction I am heading in. Still a lot of work ahead of me, but thanks for those lessons. Gave me some great new ideas (to me) and I'm digging the h*ll out of them. Thanks.

2020 Ibanez RG421 w/ Evertune bridge, 2010 Ibanez SA-120 (modded with locking tuners and Seymour Duncan pickups), 2018 Epiphone Les Paul Special, 2019 Yamaha Pacifica 112J, along with several acoustic guitars (both six and twelve string), and several Harley Benton guitars.

Fender Mustang LT25, Boss Katana Air, Postive Grid Spark, and Boss Katana MkII 50-watt.

Reaper 6.64 Digital Audio Workstation software, Focusrite Scarlett Solo Studio Gen 3.

Mainly into blues and southern rock.

#57

Originally Posted by: Jim

I've added two Harley Benton DC Juniors to my collection of guitars (one with standard P90 and a second with a stacked P90) and then just for kicks added an SC Junior as well. Love the sound of these guitars and they feel REALLY good. Ok, yeah, it was an old thread, but I love hearing what other people are playing as well..

Well, since last I wrote, I got bitten by the guitar-buying bug again. Just ordered a new Harley Benton ST-70 Black Paisley strat copy and I think I am in love with the pattern. I got to play a friend of mine's who bought this guitar and I finally pulled the trigger. I love that pattern in the paint. Yeah, it may get the standard upgrade path for me (new tuners, string trees, strings, and proper setup), but I really like the sound and feel of these Harley Benton's. For all the F & G purists out there, it's all good... I hear that it's the most sincere form of flattery when you copy a great design.

Kudos and thanks to Anders Mouridsen on his Southern Rock lessons. I took some of those tips and tricks and worked them into my music a bit and I am really liking the direction I am heading in. Still a lot of work ahead of me, but thanks for those lessons. Gave me some great new ideas (to me) and I'm digging the h*ll out of them. Thanks.

2020 Ibanez RG421 w/ Evertune bridge, 2010 Ibanez SA-120 (modded with locking tuners and Seymour Duncan pickups), 2018 Epiphone Les Paul Special, 2019 Yamaha Pacifica 112J, along with several acoustic guitars (both six and twelve string), and several Harley Benton guitars.

Fender Mustang LT25, Boss Katana Air, Postive Grid Spark, and Boss Katana MkII 50-watt.

Reaper 6.64 Digital Audio Workstation software, Focusrite Scarlett Solo Studio Gen 3.

Mainly into blues and southern rock.

aliasmaximus

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Joined: 02/22/22

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I find the whole guitar acquiring thing to be kind of like having food poisoning. No matter how often you go, the feeling soon wells up inside of you again and you start jonesing for a guitar store.... but in a good way.

Nicolai

"Whatever you are, be a good one" - Abraham Lincoln

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I find the whole guitar acquiring thing to be kind of like having food poisoning. No matter how often you go, the feeling soon wells up inside of you again and you start jonesing for a guitar store.... but in a good way.

Nicolai

"Whatever you are, be a good one" - Abraham Lincoln

DraconusJLM

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I now have this narrowed down to three models to complete my collection: Gibson Les Paul, Ibanez Jem, and a Fender Strat. Worst of all, I have the cash but can't justify spending around £10k more on what only amounts to a hobby.

I wish this forum had a "block user" feature. Possibly I'm not the only one......

#59

I now have this narrowed down to three models to complete my collection: Gibson Les Paul, Ibanez Jem, and a Fender Strat. Worst of all, I have the cash but can't justify spending around £10k more on what only amounts to a hobby.

I wish this forum had a "block user" feature. Possibly I'm not the only one......

aliasmaximus

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Joined: 02/22/22

Posts: 249

Originally Posted by: DraconusJLM

I now have this narrowed down to three models to complete my collection: Gibson Les Paul, Ibanez Jem, and a Fender Strat.

Just curious, which models of Les Paul and Strat are you considering, and why?

"Whatever you are, be a good one" - Abraham Lincoln

#60

Originally Posted by: DraconusJLM

I now have this narrowed down to three models to complete my collection: Gibson Les Paul, Ibanez Jem, and a Fender Strat.

Just curious, which models of Les Paul and Strat are you considering, and why?

"Whatever you are, be a good one" - Abraham Lincoln