Alucard817
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Join date: May 2010
110 IQ
#1
I am considering on ordering a Greg Bennett Avion series AV3 guitar used from Guitar center.
I know these bear the Samick seal, much like Squier bears the Fender seal but that's all I know. I have read many reviews, and 95% were favorable, but 80% out of that 95% seemed to be inexperienced players.

Has anyone here had any experience with GB guitars? Is it worth the 150 dollar price tag?
NOTE:
Nearly perfect condition, only minor scratches.
Specs:
Mahogany body
bound mahogany neck
Rosewood fret board
24 3/4 scale


Heres a pic of the guitar I want to get.
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Last edited by Alucard817 at Jan 27, 2013,
W4RP1G
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Join date: May 2010
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#2
Made in Korea at the Samick factory. It probably has Korean pickups as well. I own a Samick with some Korean brand of pickup, and I love it.

I believe they brought in Greg Bennet when they wanted to improve their style. It's hard to imagine that the actual guitar quality rose, since Samicks were already pretty nicely made(as far as Korean guitars go).

I'd pay $150 for it if I wanted a guitar like that. Samicks are easily as good as Schecters, LTDs, and Ibbies made in korea, but they fetch a lower price on the used market, which is good.

Edit: wait a minute, are those inlays crooked? If so, then I take back what I said.
Last edited by W4RP1G at Jan 27, 2013,
JustRooster
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#3
Everyone gives the Classic Vibe rave reviews, too. Just saying.

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Alucard817
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Join date: May 2010
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#4
Quote by W4RP1G
Made in Korea at the Samick factory. It probably has Korean pickups as well. I own a Samick with some Korean brand of pickup, and I love it.

I believe they brought in Greg Bennet when they wanted to improve their style. It's hard to imagine that the actual guitar quality rose, since Samicks were already pretty nicely made(as far as Korean guitars go).

I'd pay $150 for it if I wanted a guitar like that. Samicks are easily as good as Schecters, LTDs, and Ibbies made in korea, but they fetch a lower price on the used market, which is good.

Edit: wait a minute, are those inlays crooked? If so, then I take back what I said.

It's hard for me to see them. It looks like it, but it could be the sh1t photography.
I'll ask tomorrow when I call back.
Quote by FatalGear41
In the end, the only question is: what bass would Jesus play?

I think he's a Fender Jazz guy.
abutcher713
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Join date: Aug 2014
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#5
I bought a Greg Bennet Royale. I can't believe sometimes what a good guitar this is sometimes and check for faults but there aren't any! These are really well made guitars.