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Discussion in 'Guitar & Gear Reviews' started by TSims1, Oct 28, 2020.
buddy this is crazy good...
Oh wow.....ha! Thanks!
guitars meh you know, guitarists meh i am one but, i could listen to that piano playing all night sitting by the fire with some bourbon just talking about some times
Yeah man, I love the piano. I dug it more than guitar for lot of years as a kid. Still feels like home every time I sit down at the 88s.
Thanks for the review, Tony. It is a great time to buy guitar gear.
Great review, sounds good.
I can't even get guitars garden to load.... I wonder if Firefly has any jazzboxes?
The height of the Firefly 335 style craziness was over a year ago. Most buy them from Amazon. They evolved with a change from the original Mickey Mouse ears to the current style you show. I looked for the originals but they were going for 2 - 3 times the $159 ask. So I ended up with a Grote. Has a nice chunky neck. 1-11/16" at the nut and .90" thickness at the first fret. Installed Locking tuners, GraphTech Tusq Nut, GFS Mean 90 pups, Roller Bridge, Towner Bar and B6 Bigsby. If I ever sell it I will have to part it out. But I have no intention of ever getting rid of this. Ever.
I don't get why they didn't amber up the plastic parts with the aged body...
Cheap guitars are sooooo tempting. I‘m thinking of a Harley Benton LP junior, unsure which one:
The classic DC...
Fat neck, open pore coating, ebony(!) fretboard
The lovely SC junior...
All versions are mahagony body/mahogony neck. Very good reviews and around 200€!
so essentially at street your upgrades cost 300 more, haha
Yeah, he went AT it didn’t he? Lol
I just added my costs up. Guitar with shipping was $201. Bridge was $18.99, tuners were $26.99.
Grand total = $245.98
I think he’s talking about Mark W above.
yeah they are beautiful guitars with a tiny tweak. i honestly don't feel the need for a gibo with this thing it feels great, i get the right es 335 vibe from it.
I have owned three harley bentons now and personally I think they feel lifeless and super heavy like dead wood, this tele was the heaviest thing I have tried to lift in my entire life i think.
Those Juniors are in the 3 kg range and got great reviews!
I didnt think you'd put a pot metal bridge on it, and real tuners cost a good $75.. and labor gets billed at $35-50 an hr.
ps. I bought one DAMN you, should be here end of week.
It doesn’t make sense to me to spend real money on a cheap guitar. The bridge I got works fine and has no rattle, so objective met. And the Wilkerson tuners are actually fantastic. No regrets.
I’ll be interested to see if yours is as good as mine, or if I got lucky. If yours is cool(which may indicate consistency)then I’ll likely swipe another one from them.
Yes, but did it come with a case?
Lol, congrats Tony, sounds like an amazing deal. Man I remember the starter guitars we used to buy in the 60s/ early 70s. This looks so much better and a tiny fraction of the cost when adjusted for time.
Of course your playing could sell a plank strung with chicken wire. Well done, great sound (and the piano clip above was cool too). I may now have to look for a red one of these (been contemplating a red 335, maybe this will scratch the itch for thousands less?).
I think it’s great that there are decent quality affordable guitars out there now for the kids or beginners on a budget. Back in the day, the cheap guitars really were not sufficiently playable which might lead a beginner to give up on the instrument. Long gone are the days when the Gibson model number was also the price of the guitar!
Another moderately priced imported guitar line, more like the $500 range, are the All In One store Wolf guitars, I don’t have any personal experience with them, but the favorable reviews online have piqued my interest. I kind of like the looks of their PRS semi hollow clones. Their 335 clones tend to sell out quickly also, heck even the budget 335 clones cost more than $335 now a days!