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Cheap as chips Tele Tuesday

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by englishman, May 15, 2018.

  1. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

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    60
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    I have a Craigslist ad for a spring special. Full setup $35 includes new strings. Done three so far and they’ve all been happy campers.
     
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  2. Mjb11800

    Mjb11800 Gretschie

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    May 7, 2018
    Johnson city
    Thats a decent price man.
    I paid 70 for mine, although that included a major clean.
    When the LP arrived from being on the Atlantic for 3 months it looked like it had been sat in a field.
     
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  3. Mjb11800

    Mjb11800 Gretschie

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    May 7, 2018
    Johnson city
    I think they just stuck an address on it and floated it across like moses
     
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  4. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

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    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    Keep your eye on Reverb.com or CL....one with a case will show up
     
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  5. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Oh I have been ( for the Baja ) for a long while now since Tony and I emailed . First one on Facebook Marketplace was yesterday . Seems anything I see on CL , seller always thinks they have " the golden egg " along with the goose . Remember , this is the NY Metro area I live in so forgedabowdit ...lol. Teles are a dime a dozen tho . Seems like for a few more bucks I'll get brand new / gig bag / warranty ( oh and the jack plate :p ) No mad rush on my end tho , still taking my time and looking
     
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  6. Mjb11800

    Mjb11800 Gretschie

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    May 7, 2018
    Johnson city
    Nashville Craigslist is also really good for Gi-tars.
    There are always millions on there which makes it a fairly reasonable place to find one due to the competition
     
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  7. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

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    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    All those starving musicians there selling guitars for food.
     
  8. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    52
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    As long as it gets you there...the price and the brand really does not matter.

    A guitar virtuoso in our town uses a beat-up and super-cheap 70ies no-name strat clone from far east and swears by it. I had it in my hands and I found a lot to like about it.
    There should not be any snobbism about cheap guitars.
     
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  9. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Just looked at nashville CL .........WOW ! have you seen those prices , fagetabowdit . $1000 , $900 , $1500 , $2500 and even saw the golden egg at like $7000 . I even saw a Baja Tele for $700 and there $799.99 new delivered to my door from SwWtr WITH A CASE ! ( BTW @Mjb11800 , that's my standard rant I truly stand by , EVERY GUITAR SHOULD COME WITH A CASE AND A JACKPLATE ! well .. maybe no jackplate on a SG , would look silly ) :)
     
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  10. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

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    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Here ya go. A real bargain with a case!!
    https://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/msg/d/gretsch-g5230t-guitar-mint/6583236522.html
     
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  11. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
  12. Mjb11800

    Mjb11800 Gretschie

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    May 7, 2018
    Johnson city
    Ah!
    Sorry man, they are cheaper than where I live! I thought they seemed reasonable :D
    I shall have a look at CL, NY :)
     
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  13. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

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    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    But where else can you buy a pro jet for 400 more than new??
     
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  14. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    ya know .... I thought the price was high ( fagetabowdit ) .... lol
     
  15. pilgrim

    pilgrim Country Gent

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    70
    Jun 15, 2010
    Mississippi
    Eman , you know we don't do it for the money. If you love guitars and how they have contributed to your life, you do it to pay it forward.
     
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  16. Mjb11800

    Mjb11800 Gretschie

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    May 7, 2018
    Johnson city
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  17. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Thanks Mj . Somebody should contact the seller on this one ....AND IT COMES WITH A CASE TOO !!
     
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  18. Mjb11800

    Mjb11800 Gretschie

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    May 7, 2018
    Johnson city
    Yeah I think i’m gonna get it..it’s about an hour from me :)
     
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  19. Mjb11800

    Mjb11800 Gretschie

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    May 7, 2018
    Johnson city
    And a case!! Haha
     
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  20. Dennison

    Dennison Country Gent

    Jul 17, 2011
    Kent, UK
    Were I looking for a budget Tele I'd go straight to SX. This Thinline costs under £200 (UK), but the solid version (which sounds almost the same) is around £130 (UK). And there are always secondhand ones on Ebay.