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I Used To Be A Guitar Snob

OldStrummer

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If the headstock didn't say "Gibson" or "Fender," I wanted no part of that guitar. Squier? Epiphone? Surely, you must be kidding.

Then, one day I happened upon a guitar that just jumped off the page at me, and at the price, I had to have it. Thus it was that an Ibanez AG95QA joined my stable.

It may sound sacrilegious (especially here), but I have this one out and ready to play, while my Gibsons all sit in their cases waiting for me to remember them.

Ibanez_AQ95GA-X2.jpg
 

Sérgio

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Well, I ain't a snob of any possible kind. I always say I am a guitar player, not a collector or a fetishist. I play live and don't care much about how much people will pay or sweat for Holy Grails, though I do admire and praise the qualities and history of old instruments and their reissues, and I do know that you get what you pay for, up to a certain point.

Nevertheless, some instruments speak to us no matter the price tag.

My main instruments are my electrics, Fender and Rickenbacker, both made in California and all that jazz, but sometimes this little Parlor sized Washburn is all I go for when I want to write music or just unwind a little by playing vigorous bluesy minor pentatonics.

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It cost about $120 a couple of years ago.

There is a difference between the prom queen and the trophy wife.
 

OldStrummer

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Well, I ain't a snob of any possible kind. I always say I am a guitar player, not a collector or a fetishist. I play live and don't care much about how much people will pay or sweat for Holy Grails, though I do admire and praise the qualities and history of old instruments and their reissues, and I do know that you get what you pay for, up to a certain point.

Nevertheless, some instruments speak to us no matter the price tag.

My main instruments are my electrics, Fender and Rickenbacker, both made in California and all that jazz, but sometimes this little Parlor sized Washburn is all I go for when I want to write music or just unwind a little by playing vigorous bluesy minor pentatonics.

52340168-117632965999638-1480633397691809792-n-117632962666305.jpg


It cost about $120 a couple of years ago.

There is a difference between the prom queen and the trophy wife.
I know what you mean, Sérgio. I have a little Gretsch Jim Dandy that simply amazes me with how great it plays and sounds. I paid $149 for it.

If only it were a 14-fret and not a 12-fret.

Gretsch-L.jpg
 

jwguitar

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If the headstock didn't say "Gibson" or "Fender," I wanted no part of that guitar. Squier? Epiphone? Surely, you must be kidding.

Then, one day I happened upon a guitar that just jumped off the page at me, and at the price, I had to have it. Thus it was that an Ibanez AG95QA joined my stable.

It may sound sacrilegious (especially here), but I have this one out and ready to play, while my Gibsons all sit in their cases waiting for me to remember them.

Ibanez_AQ95GA-X2.jpg
Nothing at all wrong with that guitar. The quality of most imports now are quite amazing and rival their domestic competitors. Its not like the old days when you had very little in the way to choose from in terms of quality affordable guitars.
 

KennethTackett

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I know what you mean, Sérgio. I have a little Gretsch Jim Dandy that simply amazes me with how great it plays and sounds. I paid $149 for it.

If only it were a 14-fret and not a 12-fret.
Gretsch-L.jpg
Yes, I agree with you, sometimes the price is not a decisive factor.
And often you can buy a good thing for an affordable price. I recently selected Fuzz Pedals and find reviews of many options on this blog before making my choice. I noticed that those models that are not expensive have more positive reviews. I don't know if this is because they are simply bought more often, but nevertheless, I noticed such a trend.
 
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