The Canadian Guitar Forum banner

1 - 20 of 34 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
779 Posts
Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
I mean something cheap thats plays well and u love to play it ,im curious mine would be be my first electric yamaha pacifica 112


Some mods done replaced pickups with Dimarzio Air Norton ,Fast Track 2 ,and put a coil tap on humbucker i was gonna replace the tuners but found i didnt need to ,plays awesome and sounds even better!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
526 Posts
agile lp2000. it's stock. was my stage guitar for a couple of years after my gibson got put out of live service (snapped headstock twice).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,155 Posts
are those agile guitars good? Do they need like a major setup (fret leveling, etc) when you get them, or are they good to play when you get them? Im curious about their quality, as I may look into one someday.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
11,002 Posts
Recently purchased Epiphone Dot Studio, factory second with a small finish blemish. The humbucking pickups haven't any character, but for $300 it's a pretty good chassis on which to build a better guitar. The tuners were complete crapola, but I had a set of Gotoh 510s kicking around, and I did a set-up. Installed Schaller straplocks. All that's left is to change the pickups (Duncan '59 maybe) and mount to jack on a proper plate (already purchased).

I like it for the single volume control, long neck, light weight, and because it's a change from my usual Fender obsession...besides being cheap.

Peace, Mooh.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,314 Posts
By far my Agile AS-820 (335 Clone). I completely gutted the electronics, installed an RS Guitarworks complete electronics kit, and put in Semour Duncan 59s. WOW! Not really "cheap" anymore but it plays amazing and is about 1/4 price of a Gibson. Everyone who plays this guitar loves it.

I brought this guitar and my American Strat to a jam last night and the Agile sounded better.

TG
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
526 Posts
are those agile guitars good? Do they need like a major setup (fret leveling, etc) when you get them, or are they good to play when you get them? Im curious about their quality, as I may look into one someday.
I like mine a lot. I haven't done anything to it aside from replacing the toggle switch which snapped during shipping. I can't speak for the newer ones (I got mine in 2001) but mine is great. played great right out of the box. I also have a korean tokai. I'd choose the agile over it every time.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
72 Posts
My most expensive ax only cost $350....but my favourite cheap electric would be my (now discontinued) Epihone fat strat, Although I'm partial to some Jay Turser's as well
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,391 Posts
My Squier Strat: bought it cause it played great and had a slightly thicker neck than the others in the store. Put in two SD Tele pups and repotted. Plays and sounds great! Might put a hardtail bridge and new tuners on sometime, but since I don't use it to play out it's not a priority.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
541 Posts
The PRS SE's are great players for the money. They really don't feel all that different from the real deal. I actually play my 2 SE's more than my 24 Custom. No need to change the electronics or hardware either!

I find they're cheaper in the US than Canada for whatever reason??? After s/h, taxes and brokerage, you can get one for less than $500 can

J
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
13,042 Posts
I tried out a Tokai LOve Rock GoldTop MIK once. Gave me serious G.A.S. Didn't get it mainly because I'm not an LP person.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,185 Posts
Ibanez RG350 or 370 as long as you get a Tremsetter so it stays in tune a lot better. But they're cheap anyway, so it's not a huge issue.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,185 Posts
The PRS SE's are great players for the money. They really don't feel all that different from the real deal. I actually play my 2 SE's more than my 24 Custom. No need to change the electronics or hardware either!

I find they're cheaper in the US than Canada for whatever reason??? After s/h, taxes and brokerage, you can get one for less than $500 can

J
I tried a blue LP style one and it was amazing... it was only 'bout $700 I think. My only beef was the switch placement, behind the tailpiece... other than that, great axe.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
944 Posts
I just picked one up off Ebay, new for $88 CAD and free shipping. On par with everything else that comes from across the pacific and plays fair decent too :)

(but restring it right away, ugh!)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,865 Posts
Building parts guitars can come up with some pretty interesting combinations. The parts from GFS are good and cheap, there pups are good for the buck and shopping on ebay can come up with some bodies and necks.. Keeps you off the streets.... :D average build 250 - 300 dollars...
 
1 - 20 of 34 Posts
Top