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|4/24/2003 12:50 AM|
Anyone own, or tried one of these?
At that price, it's very tempting. http://www.samash.com/catalog/showitem.asp?ItemID=11275&TempID=2&Method=3&CategoryID=682&BrandID=0&PriceRangeID=0&PageNum=0&DepartmentID=1&DepartmentKeeper=1&pagesize=15&SortMethod=6&Word1=&Contains=&Search_Type=SEARCH&GroupCode=nonetodaythanks
|4/24/2003 5:57 PM|
or, can anyone reccomend anything similar with lots of "bang for my buck"?
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|4/24/2003 10:30 PM|
I believe that it is Samick who builds those guitars in Korea, and they can be pretty nice. You'd probably want to upgrade the pickups but doesn't everybody do that anyway?
I'd be nervous ordering one mail order because the quality for Epiphone doesn't seem to be consistent... will you get a nice one or a crappy one? Not just cosmetics but playability, too. Some of them could use a decent fret leveling while others come out of the chute just fine...
So if you don't like the guitar what are your options? I wish that there were "real people" working in those mail order houses who could check out a few guitars for you and then send you one that was really nice (or at least make sure that you weren't getting a total lemon). When the box arrives and you find a half dozen old address labels on it, you know that they've reached the bottom of the barrel.
|4/26/2003 8:48 PM|
|D. Hiatt Collins
I just got one yesterday, as a matter of fact. I got it on ebay, but it was from a local place (Nashville) so I was able to check it out before handing over the cash. It's a beautiful guitar, and plays very well- I paid $315. Check ebay- these come up very frequently.
|4/29/2003 1:23 PM|
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I just picked up a used Hamer Echotone. There going for around the same price. I paid $325.00 with a TKL hard case. It plays and sounds tremendous. Huge bang for the buck!
|4/30/2003 6:49 AM|
|D. Hiatt Collins
That's another good option- those come up on ebay pretty frequently as well.
Lots of good options out there between $300-400.
|5/1/2003 1:30 AM|
i have surprisingly seen one of these for 300 CN. once, well at least it seemed like 1 it was older though and had a maple neck/fingerboard it was a very sounding and played nice
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