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Old 02-02-2012, 10:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Need help deciding on which to get.

Baldwin Burns Split Sound Jazz
In Store Vintage VINTAGE BALDWIN BURNS SPLIT SOUND JAZZ 440 091611 and more Semi-Hollow and Hollow Body Electric Guitars at GuitarCenter.com.

1965 Rickenbacker Electro 420 NC
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Vox
In Store Vintage VINT 1960S VOX LH GTR RED and more Semi-Hollow and Hollow Body Electric Guitars at GuitarCenter.com.


I know the Vox is left handed but meh.
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would go for the `65 Ric. Best of luck with your decision!
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The links do not work.. Any way I think if you are looking for a vintage guitar it may be worth just taking the time to scout pawn shops and kijiji adsso you can try them out in person. There is a lot that can be wrong with old guitars.
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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This seems like a thread where you don't know what you're doing.

First off, buying a left handed guitar isn't a "Meh", its the kind of thing that you should be taking deadly seriously. If your idea is to string it backwards, then that isn't simple, at all. Controls, intonation points, and the guitar's nut and bridge will all be backwards. Its very, VERY rare that such a configuration actually works satisfactorily.

Seconds, none of your links work.

Third, You haven't told us what kind of music you play.

Fourth, You haven't told us what equipment you have already

Fifth, why are you looking at vintage instruments? In my experience they're either massively overpriced and under played, or they're beat to hell and back and need an awful lot of TLC to get back into shape. On top of that, vintage doesn't mean good. There are an awful lot of vintage guitars that are just the budget models of yesteryear. Soviet era russian guitars are a primary example. They can be very collectible and very desirable, but its pretty much accepted fact that NONE of them play as well as their western counterparts. They're desirable for other reasons.
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'd just get the Ric. I wouldn't bother getting a Vox unless it's one of the models that has built in effects. The first option you gave looks like something I'd pick up at a yard sale for 20 bucks, really not a thousand dollar guitar at all.

If you want a cheap vintage guitar, go for the teiscos.
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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@ guitarbizarre

First off, I know the difficulties of having a left handed guitar. And I like working on things to fix them up. And my links work for me. :\ Finally, I play a punk blues fusion type deal. I have one 76 fender Twin Reverb 2x12, one Egnater Rebel 20, a cheap little Kustom KG100FX with two KG412 cabinets, one homemade cabinet I made of rosewood with 2 Jensen speakers.
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I'd just get the Ric. I wouldn't bother getting a Vox unless it's one of the models that has built in effects. The first option you gave looks like something I'd pick up at a yard sale for 20 bucks, really not a thousand dollar guitar at all.

If you want a cheap vintage guitar, go for the teiscos.


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Old 02-04-2012, 06:17 AM   #8 (permalink)
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ah, just get a Les Paul
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ah, just get a Les Paul
I'd love a gold top Les Paul with mini humbuckers, too bad they cost more than my entire collection of instruments.
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Old 02-06-2012, 05:12 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Ugh, les pauls...I was looking for one a while back to round out my collection. Played like 6 or so and even bought one, but I ended up taking it back after realising I'd convinced myself to like it because it was good "For a les paul", not because it was a really nice guitar.

**** Les Pauls.
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