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Old 12-01-2012, 08:01 PM   #1
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Like a PRS Starla, but <$1,000?

I feel like it's a dumb question, but does anybody make a guitar similar in general style to a PRS Starla, but at half the price (give or take)?
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:09 PM   #2
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Get a PRS SE Single cut and add a bigsby to it. They make a Bigsby that will retro fit a wraparound tail piece.
Used SE Single cut $300
Bigsby with mount $200-$250ish
Thats <$600

You can also get used Starlas for $1000ish.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:22 PM   #3
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Are there any SEs you know of that have the beveled top? My girlfriend just saw that Starla and loved that bevel style (she likes the SG for the same reason). The Starla also has that retro thing going on, which is good for her because she's really into rockabilly. (Not really digging the hollowbodies for whatever reason, but hey - it's her instrument choice!)

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Old 12-01-2012, 08:31 PM   #4
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The various PRS SE single cut designs have a bevelled top, but not in the same way as the Starla. The Starla is a completely unique design, at least in terms of appearance.

You can sometimes find the hard tail version of the Starla second hand for about two thirds the price of a new one. That's the only way you'll get something like that for less-than-new price.

There are of course thousands of other single cut design guitars around for cheap, but they're all going to be based on Les Pauls. The Starla, as I said, is unique.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:50 PM   #5
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Thanks! I'll hate to break it to her, but I don't think she had her hopes up much in the first place.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:53 PM   #6
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Or buy a 2nd hand Starla?

I thought at one point GC were doing them for $999.
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:25 AM   #7
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Just saying.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2011-Cherry...=item3cccf0cca3

(Note that I am in no way affiliated with this item or trying to sell it.)
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:50 AM   #8
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The Fernandes Monterey Elite Tremolo is a LP-bodied guitar with tremolo under $1000, no bevel.

The Richmond Empire has the LP shape, retro style, a HB in the bridge and a P90 in the neck (or 2 P90s) under $1000, no trem.

The Richmond Dorchester has 2 Lace Alumitones, retro style, beveled edge, and Bigsby under $1000, but is shaped like a Mosrite, not an LP.

The Richmond Belmont Laurentian has a SD '59 HB in the bridge, a SD Lipstick in the center and neck positions, retro style, and Bigsby under $1000, but is shaped sort of like a Strat mated with a SG.

The Reverend Flatroc has a korina body, a Bigsby with 2 mini-humbuckers, unique body style, retro styling, under $1000, but no beveling.

(The Reverend Reeves Gabrels sig models are based in the Flatroc, but use a Wilkinson and have different pickups, one version using Railhammers. The Gil Parris is also based on this body, but is a HSH with no trem.)

The Reverend Jetstream has a korina body, a Wilkinson trem, 2 HBs, retro styling, unique body style, under $1000, but no beveling.

The Sparrow Rat Rod Ace has the LP shape, quasi-Western psychobilly style, 2HB, Bigsby, under $1000, no bevel.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:44 PM   #9
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http://www.schecterguitars.com/Prod...lo-Vintage.aspx --> $600

Also check out Eastwood guitars, lots of them have Bigsby/retro-inspired designs.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:17 PM   #10
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Italia Mondial Classic Series- singlecut semihollow, 2HB, retro style, beveled edge, under $1000; no tremolo.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:25 PM   #11
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:54 PM   #12
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You might consider First Act's Custom Shop- they've done a number of nice guitars for pros, and if they can do THIS:

http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazi...age=24&#gallery

...they might be able to deliver you a nifty axe of your own.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:53 AM   #13
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The DiPinto Belvedere Deluxe Guitar is a singlecut that has a similar visual aesthetic and a Bigsby, under $1000. No bevel.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:57 AM   #14
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+4 for a used starla.

this seems like a complete no brainer.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:31 PM   #15
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You might consider a Hanson:

http://www.hansonguitars.com/guitars.htm
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:22 PM   #16
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I've played that schecter Vintage someone else posted that's honestly a very nice guitar. Definitely worth looking in to.
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