#1
So, I've just had to part with the SECOND of my two Gibsons in an attempt to drag myself out of debt, and I'm allowing myself £200 (or just over) to get a decent, giggable replacement. Saving is NOT an option, seeing as I need an immediate replacement due to imminent recording/live stuff.

I've been looking at this, but what would you all suggest? There's a lot of stuff that I like, such as the Squier VM Tele Custom HH and the Vintage V6P, but I'd like to know if anyone's got some long-term, hands-on experience with a guitar in this price range that they could offer- can't really get that from trying the guitars out in a shop, can I?
#2
I'd go for one of the Vintages - they're decent enough, especially for the price.
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#3
Washburn X50's are pretty good value but I think they might be a little over your budget after gak's price increase.
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I'd go for one of the Vintages - they're decent enough, especially for the price.

Only thing that annoyed me was that the input jack on the one I tried came off in my hand- just that one lemon? I must admit, the AV6 is really orginal and cool looking, but are the other Vintages any good? I could be one of the scary guys in their ads...
#5
i have a vintage v100, i wud defiantly recommend it. very good value for money
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#9
I don't think a singlecoil would be warm or hot enough for what I want, to be honest. In terms of feel, the Washburn was really nice- bit worried about the wood, though.
#10
Bloody hell, moving to London has done you no favours so far has it....
#11
Indeed! I'm now back and forth between Cambridge and London since I lost my flat- basically, jobs say they'll have me, then take ages to tell me I don't have the job. This has happened 15 times and counting. However, my bands are starting to do well and are possibly going to start making money (publishing is nearly sorted).

So- any more thoughts?
#12
That PRS is okay. A Cort might suit as they are well made. Have you thought about an Epi G400 Goth? Could be just right for you.
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#13
I have thought of it, yeah. I've just found out I could get the Squier Tele P90 for £140...
#14
Thats actually a really good deal, but that PRS doesnt look all that bad
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#15
Only one thing you can do, man. Sell me the Ric. Sorry for your loss. =[
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#16
Genres?

Are you willing to go used?
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#17
The wood in the Washburn will be a bit like plywood I believe. But it's got Seymour Duncans, which I'm positive you can't find in any other guitar of that price.
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#18
Go for the washburn, comes with good pickups, well I know the 57 is good, and grover tuners etc. Has humbuckers so its better for your styles.
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#19
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Genres?

Are you willing to go used?


As I said, alt rock like Smashing Pumpkins, My Vitriol, heavier Placebo, but with lots of delay and effects. And do I have a choice? Used is definately an option at this price!
#20
Just check out Les Pauls on ebay, you can like get some great bargains on Epiphones and stuff like that.

Also Tokai do nice guitars, as do Vintage.

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#21
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As I said, alt rock like Smashing Pumpkins, My Vitriol, heavier Placebo, but with lots of delay and effects. And do I have a choice? Used is definately an option at this price!


Hmm...I'd say take a look at a used Fender MIM HSS strat(I got an SSS for $220 USD, about 153.59 British Pounds), and if you can find the money, replace the bridge pickup with a Seymour Duncan JB.
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#24
Between those two, go for the Dot. They're decent, but I've never played a Squier that's truly done it for me. I'd never trust one on tour and for recording either. A Dot on the other hand...well, I'll let this video finish that for me;

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#25
+1 to tokai, and the hot rails strat, washburn x50 and the Squier 50's Vibe strat?
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#26
Go for a Tokai (a guy tried mine and said it was as good, if not better than, his Gibson, I haven't tried a Gibson, but he was really impressed). You can get them for around £250, but I'm sure you could find one for less.
#28
I may, in fact, have to go with the Squier Tele, considering the insanely low price and bang for the buck.
#29
If you have a look on ebay there will be some Japanese (made in Japan) Squiers if you can find one from the 80's or very early 90's (preferably 80's) your on to a winner there like a little secrets cause as there Squier everyone thinks there just ****ty starter guitars so they go really cheap but there amazing and you can get one for about £200-£300 on ebay I've played a couple and they really are nearly as good if not better then the fender made in America's
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#31
Agile? Makes cheap and VERY VERY good les pauls.
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#32
No chance of getting one in the UK, and even if they ship it'd cost a bomb in customs.
#33
that prs is pretty sweet you posted. It will allow any genre to be played really.

you may want to change pups, but its all personal preference
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#34
If I can score one of the MIJ Squiers I'm bidding on or the Dot I'm bidding on, I'll be happy.