8 Worst Guitars

Discussion in 'Guitar & Gear Reviews' started by Gretschman2, Jul 24, 2018.

  1. Gretschman2

    Gretschman2 Country Gent

    Age:
    66
    Apr 8, 2013
    Enetai, WA
    I got a kick out of this.

     
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  2. TW4990

    TW4990 Gretschie

    193
    Aug 20, 2016
    Sydney Australia
    Wow, There are some absolute shockers in there.
    His description of the reverse flying vee, was my thoughts exactly.
     
  3. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    That's a pretty good video . I remember the gimmick by Volkswagan
     
  4. Howard hughes

    Howard hughes Synchromatic

    Age:
    39
    723
    Mar 22, 2018
    London
    is it wrong that i like the look of the volkswagan guitar? sorry!
     
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  5. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    No , not a bad looker at all . Wonder how it played ?
     
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  6. Howard hughes

    Howard hughes Synchromatic

    Age:
    39
    723
    Mar 22, 2018
    London
    i love the looks! if it plays bad nothing a fret level cant fix? there is one on ebay for £95 hahaha Volkswagen_First_Act_Guitar.jpg
     
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  7. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    I love that look too... Again, I'd be pleased if it existed in LH - I'll do a search...

    A+!
     
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  8. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Those are not bad at all, about as nice as a Affinity Squier.
     
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  9. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    fROMOHIO
    The one VW guitar I've played had a pretty good feeling neck to me. Electronics were garbage IMO, but all of the VW hardware bits seemed pretty nice quality.

    Still it would have made alot more sense IMO if they had Fender/Squier make it for them since they had Fender branded stereos in the models you got one with IIRC.
     
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  10. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    My very first electric guitar was a First Act, because I was just wanting to dip my toe into the electric world. After all, I was an acoustic guy to that point, and I had to work hard to even call myself a guitar player. I guess I just didn't feel deserving of a better guitar yet (yeah, I know, a quality guitar that's easier to play will make you want to play more, but I didn't understand that yet).

    It sure had some down sides, but I wouldn't have put it in the "horrible" category. I didn't really know anything about modding back then, so it just was what it was, and eventually I did move up in quality, but it wasn't a big upward move yet. My first Strat was when I really started feeling like I had become a guitar player.
     
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  11. HypotenusLuvTriangle

    HypotenusLuvTriangle Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2010
    Whittier, Ca
    At first, when it showed up, I thought it was Brian May's guitar. But I guess not.
    [​IMG]

     
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  12. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    There was a First Act Custom Shop at one point in Boston. They were trying to move up, away from the toy store stuff. I visited it once. Guitars looked okay and played all right, but very heavy. They even had a few pro endorsers.
     
  13. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Age:
    69
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    First Act Custom Shop---there's a contradiction in terms if I've ever heard one.
     
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  14. RocknRollShakeUp

    RocknRollShakeUp Synchromatic

    699
    Jun 20, 2017
    USA
    I kinda like the reverse V! Not enough to get one, but if someone gave it to me I’d try to rock it ! :oops::D
     
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  15. Gretschman2

    Gretschman2 Country Gent

    Age:
    66
    Apr 8, 2013
    Enetai, WA
    I actually like the look of the VW too. Sounds like it could be good project guitar so long as the neck is good and playable. One can always gut and replace the electronics. The lack of comments and expression on his face with regard to the reverse Flying V actually made me laugh out loud. :p
     
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  16. mrfixitmi

    mrfixitmi Synchromatic

    601
    Mar 20, 2010
    Michigan
    There were some shockers and some that I completely agree.
     
  17. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I think he meant to say “controversial” rather than “confidential” in the beginning.
     
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  18. Dostegrar

    Dostegrar Country Gent

    Nov 5, 2013
    Delta,b.c.
    That's what i thought the reverse V was going to be!! Lefty.
     
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