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Old 10-05-2007, 06:35 PM   #1
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Has anybody ever heard anything on this guitar company, as far as quality, sound, etc. Even if you have to do some minor modding would it be worth picking up? Also, have a look through the sellers store, he has some pretty wild body shapes.
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Old 10-05-2007, 06:48 PM   #2
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$280 for a double-neck? i would say no unless u can return it or play it.
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Old 10-05-2007, 06:48 PM   #3
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I can't say I have but it looks much like a gibson double neck sg
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Old 10-05-2007, 06:51 PM   #4
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i think its crap for 280 a double neck.
so i would say save your money and buy a epiphone or a gibson.
but ask yourself when dou you play a double neck???
but...if you like it buy it
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:18 PM   #5
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After seeing a KTone travel guitar (new) on ebay for $67, I did some research and came across your thread. I was thinking it must be pure crap, but the ebay feedback was positive. Thinking what have I got to lose for 67 and shipping, my curiousity got me. Got it yesterday (quick shipping) and I was pleasantly surprised. It is not a classic Gibson, but it was worth every penny I paid for it for what I will use it for, dragging around on planes (Came with gig bag, strap, and cord). Decent finish only complaint is the frets are a bit edgy, the the single Humbucker pup sounds fine (use it through a dtech 50). The tuners are sealed and although not grovers are adequate. Neck is maple with a truss rod. Nice finish. You want a decent travel guitar and don't want to pay the 2-300 you could pay, this little thing is worth it. I am sure there will be purist snobs out there who say what is a ktone guitar, but from one who owns Gibson, Fender, Epi-Gibsons, Samick, Ovation, I would buy this thing again.
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Old 02-20-2008, 01:05 AM   #6
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Moosequills- I just went over to ebay and checked out your little ktone electric guitar. I have to say it looks very solidly built and the shape looks like it would be comfortable to play. Your probably not going to play major gigs with it (although you probably could), but for the convenience of having it with you while you travel, it looks like a great buy. Even if you ended up eventually replacing pups or tuners, you'd still be way ahead money-wise from the "purists" who have to have a "name" (even though the "name" guitar probably came out of the same plant as your ktone! It seems to me that if you're having fun with it, it really doesn't matter, at all, what somebody else thinks. Like you, I own lots of instruments and some of them are expensive "name" guitars. I love them all but some of my absolute favorites you've probably never heard of. I've also owned a Martin D-18 that was one of the crappiest guitars I've ever played. I eventually traded it straight across for a Gretsch Country Gentleman and I know I got the best of that deal.
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Old 02-23-2008, 01:20 AM   #7
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Gjack316 - After playing this more I still have not soured on it. If I change one thing it will be to get a better set of mini tuners. But again for what I use it for I don't care. A little graphite on the nut helped.
I am defintely with you when it comes to not being a slave to brand names. Have to say my favorite guitar is a Samick LP Burst with nice flame that I have Modern Classic Gibson Pups in, looks and sounds sweet. The primary thing I prefer about Samicks (older ones, 80's) are the necks they are thin and very fast. I like to prowl pawn shops and auctions and some of these less well known brands (all quality hardwood) can be acquired for nothing, and like you say they probaly came off the same line.

Like cars and most things, name often matters little, I just want a reliable tool that will get me there.
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Old 03-03-2008, 12:22 AM   #8
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Moosequills- You and I are on the same page. Samick guitars are great instruments. The pre-Greg Bennet instruments are getting more and more rare. He's a great designer but, like you, I appreciate the older instruments. ALL it's supposed to be about is the sound. You sound as though you know what you're looking at when you prowl the pawn shops and yard sales. That's the key to getting a bargain, versus buying someone else's nightmare. If you have the ability to discern quality construction, woods and hardware, you can end up with some beautiful (sounding) instruments. Now, if you were collecting as an investment, you'd have to consider "name" and date of construction. But, for guys like you and I, we only care about the sound and ease of playing. One of my very favorite guitars is a Cort 727-F, that my wife bought me as a birthday present years ago. This guitar has a solid maple top, as well as maple back and sides, that distinguishes it from all every other guitar that I own. The sound is much brighter with pronounced mids and highs that makes it "jangle", or sparkle. I added brass, EZ Peg bridge pins, a rosewood pickguard, a John Pearse armrest, and a Fishman Prefix pre-amp, and turned a $300 guitar into a priceless, one-of-a-kind instrument. Most of my acoustics are Korean-made Epiphones because you just cannot beat their value, quality and incredible sound. Of course I add my personal touches to each instrument to make it "mine."
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Old 07-28-2008, 11:01 PM   #9
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i recently purchased a ktone lucite clear guitar, it's a copy of a steinberger gt pro spirit. for this type of guitar, (steinbergers) you either love them, or you hate them. i, personally love em. they're unique looking, easy to travel with, and they stay in tune so much better than any reputable locking tuner. i.e. grovers...

so, when the steinberger gt pro became hard to come by, i found this ktone copy of it. and to my surprise, it's a quality instrument coming from china, and for the price ($179) you can't beat it. it stays in tune with the licensed bridge, double balled string system. the neck is maple with a rosewood fretboard. too bad it's a bolt on. even the steinberger spirits are neck through, and those are only $300!

i'm glad i bought this ktone guitar, it a bit heavier than the gt spirit, but with those constantly out of stock i'm happy with this one. not to mention i get lots of compliments on this guitar, it looks like "ice", being a clear lucite guitar...

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Old 04-21-2010, 11:36 PM   #10
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Heyyy I just bought a KTone Double Neck from eBay..And to be honest, for 300$, it was worth it..It plays fairly good.I mean for the money it's a great deal.Still like my ESP a bit more, but hey, it's worth getting.
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Old 07-25-2010, 04:41 AM   #11
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i found a 6/12 Ktone black double neck acoustic electric (single cutaway) on ebay. do you think it would be good? Is it worth the $280 that it is?

is Ktone a good guitar brand, anyways?
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Old 07-25-2010, 07:33 AM   #12
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Ktone is, in fact, a "Nobody" brand. The company that makes them hasn't been around long, or at the very least, isn't a big name. But that means what? Exactly. Bupkis. I own 9 guitars, and ONE of them has a brand name, and even it's a Samick. My point being, OP, do you like it? Can you afford it? If the answer to those questions is yes, I say go for it.
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^ I love that. You make a new thread, and you get yelled at to use search bar. You use search bar, and you get yelled at for necrobumping.

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Although I do personally tend to strongly dislike reading necrobumps, especially when they're like 25 pages long.
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:05 PM   #16
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I just purchased a Deluxe 6 string Hollow body guitar, looks alot like a Gibson ES175 and i liked it cuz it was green, I didnt know the brand name but I have a fender strat, and a flying v, and a few others that i didnt think it was bad to have an off brand, supposed to get it tomorrow, hope its good.
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I just saw a Semi Hollowbody Bass, and Guitar on Ebay, both for around $140-$189.99, and msg the person, and they said they where K-tone, and the reason the price is so low is cause he sells them at whole sale prices, not retail.. So I sent another msg asking what they are similar too, Epiphone, Squire etc.. They look nice, I see that, but just wanna make sure I'm not buying a POS, I plan on blood splattering it up and shit, but I'd like it to sound decent at the least.. I'll update later this week if I decide to Order it once I hear back from the guy.
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Old 11-27-2010, 07:20 PM   #18
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If you get it, report back and let us know. Theres a steinberger spirit headless type thing by ktone for sale just 10 miles away from me, which im semi interested in as its cheap
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Will do CornishRob ;-)
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cheers dude, I couldn't find anything on them on the internet, no company history or details on the materials, pickups etc.
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