What's the soundhole pickup there?My vote for GOAT cheap guitar, the Yamaha FGs. Where else can you get a great playing, beautiful, vintage guitar for a couple hundy? This is a '68 FG 230 that required very little work and cost me a whopping $250.00 , trust me, it plays great. View attachment 183826 i also have a '71-4 FG 160 that's equally killer, I know @thunder58 has one too.
On the other hand... I loved my 64 Doge Polara 500, A luxury sportscar that ate Corvettes for breakfast with its high output Hemi Engine, yet drove smoothly with a nice leather interior, ac, power everything. Yet I agree my Cadillac Deville is far superior in all but raw power.I hear ya. I've had a '68 Mustang and a '66 Mustang. Incredible cars to look at....scary as hell to drive. No power steering, no power brakes (I'd have to step on the brakes about a mile and a half before I reached the place I wanted to stop at), no AC (and black interior...so it was hotter than he;; in there), suspension...well a boat ride in a hurricane is a smoother ride. Plus the gas tank was the floor of the trunk! Imagine getting hit in the rear? Instant incineration.
Ah, but my Mustangs sure were a pretty sight. Just don't drive them.
Wow. That's very nice. A keeperOLD inexpensive yet well built = Univox 60's made in Japan Es335 copy. Even today it plays and looks better than the Epiphone version. Binding is still tight, finish not bad, buckle rash and cymbal crashes. Original pickups and electronics. Sounds awesome, I keep her with my expensive models, she deserves it.
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OLD inexpensive yet well built = Univox 60's made in Japan Es335 copy. Even today it plays and looks better than the Epiphone version. Binding is still tight, finish not bad, buckle rash and cymbal crashes. Original pickups and electronics. Sounds awesome, I keep her with my expensive models, she deserves it.
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I was a bit confused by the OP's thread on cheap guitars and posts on expensive cars. I now see the connection between the two.The expensive cars are used to transport the cheap guitars! Got it now. Thanks everyone.I don’t recall ever having a worthwhile conversation that never strayed from the original topic. It’s okay.
It is a marketing concept that has wormed its way into the culture.Do you drive a cheap car? Wear cheap clothes? Eat cheap food? There's nothing wrong with most cheap guitars, but there is nothing wrong with treating yourself to an expensive, high quality guitar if you can afford it. I don't get this whole concept of "deserving" a high end guitar. I highly doubt people apply that to other areas of their lives. Do you feel the need to "deserve" a quality pair of pants before you buy them?