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Freddy V-C
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:55 pm    Post subject: What's the least you've ever paid for a guitar? Reply with quote

This thread was inevitable. Not including gifts (or any other free guitars, like ones you found in a skip or something), what's the least you've ever paid for a guitar?

For me it's my Encore Strat. 30 in Cash Converters and worth every penny.


Closely followed by my BC Rich Warlock. 50 off Fran a couple of years back. I recently peeled off all the stickers, cleaned it up and got it set up properly. Since then it's become my main gigging guitar.


I like how in both of these pictures I'm not really playing anything. I do know chords, I promise.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

about 27 for a teisco POS that i sold for parts. worst guitar ever.
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Freddy V-C
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh baby, you'll be okay I promise.

I forgot about the two cheapo acoustics I've had for sub-20 (I can't remember how cheap exactly). I sold one of them to my sister's friend for 5 or something silly, and the other one ended up on the tip.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I traded a case of beer for a Squier M-80 over the summer.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I got an SG-shaped Top 20 for 50-60. Utterly abominable, unsalvageable piece of shit.

I did get a good guitar for 75, but it was a bro deal on here - the Hondo Pro II Lead II copy which has done the rounds on here. I still like/play it lots. The one on the right:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't recall why I sold that Hondo, was a nice guitar. I think I just didn't like small guitars... aside from the machineheads, it's top notch !!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought an Argos Encore for 5 off a school mate. Was a fun guitar that !!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got this Westone for $42 at a thriftstore.

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George
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep that hondo was great i regret selling it now
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Bacchus
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A tenner, twice. One a Merlin strat the other a Gould stormbird. Next would be that mockingbird for 75.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

10 for a mahogany-bodied/necked Made In Japan something
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15 for a single-pickup Eko Cobra that now has a cracked neck.
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Wrong EKO Cobra.... this is like mine was
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought a Yamaha SG200 for 50 off the bass player in my first band. Still got it but it's in storage at the moment. Must dig it out soon.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to say, nothing.
Vince (Vincel) who used to post here asked me if I wanted a Telecaster to 'fix up' for free, a USA Telecaster Shocked
What a guy! I offered him cash but he wasn't bothered. Anyway, its beat up but I like guitars that way and it plays/sounds great.

Some others I consider great scores are the endless Crack Converters 50 quid Squier Strats, a 40 Vester RG 550 copy, 60 Vantage Ghost (MIJ Gibson 'The Paul' copy), 80 Acrylic BC Rich Mockingbird (albeit with a snapped off headstock). Many more I'm sure.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:32 pm    Post subject: Re: What's the least you've ever paid for a guitar? Reply with quote

Freddy V-C wrote:


Closely followed by my BC Rich Warlock. 50 off Fran a couple of years back. I recently peeled off all the stickers, cleaned it up and got it set up properly. Since then it's become my main gigging guitar.


I like how in both of these pictures I'm not really playing anything. I do know chords, I promise.


Looking Cool! I like seeing indie types using evil pointy SLIPKNOT MOTHER FUCKER guitars... ever since seeing the dude from Pavement rocking his BC Rich back in the day.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i can match the other 10 members. a hondo ii mahogany (i think) acoustic. the top is starting to lift up at bridge and it needs a lot of work
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

$20 on a Japanese Les Paul copy. Great build quality and sounded sweet. Played it for a while and then sold it for $100
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got a 25th anniversary Squier strat for 60 great guitar gave to my sister in-law only electric guitar she'll play.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:43 pm    Post subject: Re: What's the least you've ever paid for a guitar? Reply with quote

dezb1 wrote:
I like seeing indie types using evil pointy SLIPKNOT MOTHER FUCKER MOTHER FUCKER guitars... ever since seeing the dude from Pavement rocking his BC Rich back in the day.
I remember playing a 'Festival' down at the Waterfront in Nottingham, something like 90 bands on in two days between three pubs. It was a proper Johnny Pretentious convention, every band were about out-gearing each other. Then I stumbled over this band, young lads, no dress sense, and the guitarist had a budget BC Rich Warlock. He/they were fucking awesome! Best band I saw all weekend, decent songs with good hooklines, real attitude (not contrived nonsense), no posing about just proper rock n roll Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

10 bucks for a decent maderia guitar, which was a sub company of guild in the 80's the body was plywood, the neck was all maple, the tuners were crap, but the finish, fit, and hardware(bridge,pots, and pups) were all ace.
i have probly gotten 10 different guitars for free over the years, everything from a weird 80s 5 string squier bass to my 83 tele. and oddball no name strat copies.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I swapped a fishing rod for a Marlin Bass.

I am only now just realizing how funny it is that i traded a Fishing rod, for a bass named after a fish.









(Although to be fair, the rod was intended for coarse fishing, not sea fishing)
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