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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:27 pm    Post subject: Man,I just can't resist a cheap guitar! Reply with quote

I only one one guitar so that gave me the excuse to get another one. I couldn't resist it at this price.





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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your Lions appear to be dead.

Cool lookin guitar for the money though...
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! Yeah one of the lions came unglued from the picture frame.

This guitar was even cheaper than the First Act Guitar I bought at Target back in 2009 for $74.88 (link)

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote





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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have Ultra-man! Cool!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dang, I have no words. That's just cool. And lions were killed by the mojo of the guitar instantly.
I've been looking through First Acts on ebay, they are ridiculously cheap, but delivery cost brings them to the level of a new Squier for me.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

no thx u
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Man,I just can't resist a cheap guitar! Reply with quote

westtexasred wrote:
I only one one guitar so that gave me the excuse to get another one.


Keep following that logic and you'll soon own all the guitars.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did it come with the little amp? Those things are fun.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Cat waiting for box to come free so it can be sat in?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the posts.Yes this guitar came with a tiny amp,a cheap strap and cord,3 picks and an extra E&B string.



I like this guitar better than the First Act 222 because that guitar doesn't have a tone control.
It's controls were kinda like a Squier 51 but without the coil splitter



The MA 104 amp that came the White First Act 222 guitar could only be powered with the AC adapter it came with.



The MA 2039 amp that came with my new guitar can be powered by with two 9 volt batteries for street busking.
It came with the batteries but no AC adapter.



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the look of this thing.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i would love that with two single coils
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No offense, but you've owned some of the greatest guitars known to man and now you just a Starcaster and a First Act? Does this bother you at all?
Just curious.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ZenJenga wrote:
No offense, but you've owned some of the greatest guitars known to man and now you just a Starcaster and a First Act? Does this bother you at all?
Just curious.


Not as much as it bothers Baloo.









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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But when I saw this guitar I just thought "38.98? That's how much my first electric guitar cost in 1965"

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Man,I just can't resist a cheap guitar! Reply with quote

westtexasred wrote:
I only one one guitar so that gave me the excuse to get another one. I couldn't resist it at this price.





What's with all the stuffed animals and dolls, girl?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

westtexasred wrote:
But when I saw this guitar I just thought "38.98? That's how much my first electric guitar cost in 1965"


Silvertone Bobkat? When you started this thread I thought that "First Act is new Silvertone/Danelectro. Maybe some new lo-fi musician will appear soon playing them"
How is the general playability and how does this humbucker sound?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="sunshiner"
Silvertone Bobkat? When you started this thread I thought that "First Act is new Silvertone/Danelectro. Maybe some new lo-fi musician will appear soon playing them"
How is the general playability and how does this humbucker sound?[/quote]

Thanks,that red guitar is a Truetone made by Kay for Western Auto and is based on their Vanguard model guitar. The one in the picture I bought in 2004. The one I got in 1965 was the same model but it had a vibrato bar.That one came from Woolworths and cost $39.99 in 1965.

My first act guitar plays good. I just had to adjust the trussrod and she was good to go. Well worth $38.98.
The First act humbucker is hot but it sounds good. They put the same pickups in their custom shop guitars.



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul Westerberg rocking his customized First Act ME-501 at a recent Replacements concert

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