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Old 12-03-2012, 09:42 PM   #1
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Found this all-solid acoustic-electric guitar on artist guitars website. I've heard of them, but never really bothered to check them out. I don't live in Sydney so I can't test them out, and no music store near where I live carries them. Anyone know what they're like? Whether they're worth the money? If they're a good guitar brand?
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:33 PM   #2
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iv seen them, there super cheap.
without playing one id advise you to avoid them.
that being said i bought a "black snake custom" les paul witch appears to be a kit basted guitar that some guy sells. it was set up horribly, the binding is messy, the finish is runny in spots. i swapped all the pickups to emg's replaced the bridge tunners and nut and its turned out decent.

what model are you looking at
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:55 AM   #3
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I was looking at the D200CEQ

Here's a link: http://www.artistguitars.com.au/buy...ic-guitar/10130
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:59 AM   #4
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i cant say for sure but i expect youd be better off going with a more well known brand
but thats upto, it just may be abit of a risk buying it. then again it could also be a solid guitar i dont know sorry
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:08 PM   #5
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i cant say for sure but i expect youd be better off going with a more well known brand
but thats upto, it just may be abit of a risk buying it. then again it could also be a solid guitar i dont know sorry

Oh well. Thanks anyways
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:29 PM   #6
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On paper it's pretty damn good. I can't think of any other all solid guitars you can pick up for $600 (AUD).

I've never played one or even heard of them before today. Any chance you can try before buying?
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:27 PM   #7
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On paper it's pretty damn good. I can't think of any other all solid guitars you can pick up for $600 (AUD).

I've never played one or even heard of them before today. Any chance you can try before buying?


No chance at all, I live in Canada, and they're made in Australia. I also read on the site that they're an online-only company, and their guitars aren't in ANY stores.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:34 PM   #8
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Just found out they only deliver to Australia, so I can't buy them anyway
I guess I'm going with the Xaviere XV 580SS. If anyone wants the link:

http://www.guitarfetish.com/OUR-BES...ing_p_4274.html

Seems like a good guitar, and from what I've heard on youtube and some other forum, their solid top guitars sound pretty good, so I guess I'll be the first to try out their all-solid guitars.

Thanks everyone
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Old 05-23-2016, 10:22 AM   #9
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Yeah mate, they are pretty decent guitars. Really
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Old 05-23-2016, 05:07 PM   #10
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Recording King, Yamaha, Seagull and Epiphone offer all-solid wood models in the $500-700 range.
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Old 05-23-2016, 05:19 PM   #11
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Just found out they only deliver to Australia, so I can't buy them anyway
I guess I'm going with the Xaviere XV 580SS. If anyone wants the link:

http://www.guitarfetish.com/OUR-BES...ing_p_4274.html

Seems like a good guitar, and from what I've heard on youtube and some other forum, their solid top guitars sound pretty good, so I guess I'll be the first to try out their all-solid guitars.

Thanks everyone


Wow, $369 is an unheard of price for an all solid acoustic and the mahogany b/s is only $329. Never heard of them until now but they look beautiful in the pics. Let us know how you like it.
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Old 05-23-2016, 05:36 PM   #12
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This thread is four years old.

However, just a comment on cheap solid b&s. I would see it as a minus rather than a plus. I can envisage all kinds of problems with timber quality and stability in the lowest price ranges. I would rather play safe with laminate especially in a steel string.
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Old 05-24-2016, 05:42 AM   #13
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I bought an Artist Black Demon (Tasmanian Blackboard) a few years ago. I don't think its made any longer. All solid. Got it from a pawn shop. A decent guitar in my view. Sold it when I was thinning out the herd. If it were the only guitar I had, I would have been quite contented with it. Merely because stuff is not expensive doesn't mean it's rubbish. May have been that way years ago but construction standards have improved remarkably I think.

Had a Katoh classical, made in China and sold here as Australian designed, but really a good, sturdy, enjoyable guitar for not all that much money. It's now gone as I bought an Alhambra 7C.

Anyway just my view.
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Old 05-24-2016, 05:31 PM   #14
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Tried a few Katohs, fantastic sound for that price range, and I've been recommending them. They seem to have focussed on function rather than form, not common in Asian guitars.
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