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Old 01-17-2009, 03:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to buy a guitar off of ebay and I want to know if anyone else does it. I am not trying to buy anything high-end. I just want something that can play jazzy stuff well. The guitar I have right now is horrible and could only pass in a noise rock band.
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Old 01-17-2009, 03:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i bought instruments off ebay, everything turned out good.
but it really depends on the seller and if hes a jerk or actually cares about if your satisfied
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Old 01-17-2009, 03:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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There were two people in my school band who bought their horns off of ebay. One looked like a trash can and one sounded really nice and I was surprised to hear he got it off of ebay. I think the trashcan was like 50 and the nice one was 300 (considering that brand new mellophones cost like a thousand dollars). So, be weary and you could probably find something nice.
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Old 01-17-2009, 08:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I get all of my instruments off ebay, just make sure the guy has good feedback and has made more then a few sales.
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah, it's like anything else. I've had a lot of success with eBay, haven't bought any instruments off there to speak of though.

My friend bought a junker off eBay for like $75 and a really sweet Fender jazz bass for around $800. No problems at all. Another guy I know has a small army of awful guitars that he collects just because he can.
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Old 01-18-2009, 12:51 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I want to buy a guitar off of ebay and I want to know if anyone else does it. I am not trying to buy anything high-end. I just want something that can play jazzy stuff well. The guitar I have right now is horrible and could only pass in a noise rock band.
Personally I recommend not. About a year ago I bought a mid range guitar off ebay and it came with a crack in the neck. Pretty much way to expensive to bother even fixing. It took about a year of arguing with the guy to get a refund after I paid for shipping, and I consider myself lucky to have gotten anything.

Its really a hit or miss thing, sometimes there honest other times there not. And make sure to get mail insurance if your presented the opportunity.
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Well the thing is, I am not trying to get anything special. I would even settle for a Squire (since I am looking at Fender guitars.) Right now I have a First Act that my little brother bought from Wal-Mart and never used. The thing has been stepped on some kid ripped like three of the strings out. The tremolo is f-ed up. It goes out of tune pretty much every time I strum it. The only cool thing about it is that it gets immense feedback and sounds so horrible that (like I said) it could pass in a noise rock band. However, I want to play more Jazzy stuff.

Also, if you guys have any recommendations for a jazzy-style guitar that I can find for around $200 hundred dollars on ebay, that would be great. It doesn't have to be a really good guitar either.
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Old 01-18-2009, 06:38 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Personally if I were you I would buy a Samick Royale 1 or 2. You can buy them new or slightly used from 200-400 dollars online, ebay, and many other local stores.

Has a FANTASTIC jazz tone for the price and is an absolutely beautiful guitar. I own the RL2 and it has never failed me. Not to mention made quite well. The only downside is the pickups are not the best. Although if your really dissatisfied (which I doubt you will be) you can just buy some new one for not to much more $.

Link To Samick's Website Page of these guitars.

This is my RL2 that I got for 250. Sounds and feels wonderful.
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Buy everything off Craigslist, what a great wonderful site.

I bought a Yamaha Stage Custom Drum set for $500. Okay good deal right? $900 kit for $500. OH wait, the hardware is all Gibraltar. The cymbals were Zildjian ZXTs (:| yeah). Basically brand new heads. And to top it off the $500 snare that came with the kit.

I am a firm supporter of craigslist :3
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Buy everything off Craigslist, what a great wonderful site.

I bought a Yamaha Stage Custom Drum set for $500. Okay good deal right? $900 kit for $500. OH wait, the hardware is all Gibraltar. The cymbals were Zildjian ZXTs (:| yeah). Basically brand new heads. And to top it off the $500 snare that came with the kit.

I am a firm supporter of craigslist :3
Not to disagree but the Stage Custom is NOT a 900 dollar set. Its closer to the Pearl Forum. Although with the ZXT's which are very respectable middle line cymbals thats a fantastic price.
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