Page 1 of 2
#1
this is for fun and for learning purpose's as well, i believe people have posted threads like this in the past but most of them are closed, so i'm making a new one about this topic, and also b/c i wanna rant about my shitty guitar experience

i have to say the worst guitar i've ever owned was a Westone Electra, my one time friend convinced me to buy it as a joke, it was cheap enough, so i bought it to get a kick out of it, looked ridiculous and sounded like a piece of dog S**T, i tried to replace the pickups with duncans(a distortion in the bridge) it was no use, it should have been fire wood
#5
A Fender Standard Tele circa 2003 was the worst guitar that I have ever owned. The thing was cursed with a neck that was stable as Jello in the summer sun and a three saddle bridge that would not intonate.

EDIT:The guitar was heavily modded when I bought a few years back now it's collecting dust in my closet.
Damn it! Disable can't use disable to disable Disable's disable because disable's disable has already been disabled by Disable's disable!
Last edited by dark Mass at Dec 14, 2012,
#6
A Maestro(By Gibson) acoustic. Of course I was only using it for about 5 months before my dad helped me buy a MIM Stratocaster which was incredible in how much easier it was to play.

For electrics, it's probably this cheapo Jackson Dinky that I bought for around $110 that actually sounded pretty good from what I remember but it wouldn't stay in tune no matter what I did.
#7
My starter Washburn.

Although I want to use this thread to make special mention of how horrible of a guitar the Synyster Gates Custom was at the store I used to work at. Such an over-rated piece of trash.

Quote by EyeNon15
Thats too bad, I was under the impression I was arguing something profound


1 3 5 R
2 4 6
#8
Just want to give a note that if a lot of a certain kind of thread are closed there's probably a reason.

That said, the worst guitar I have ever played was my sister's acoustic guitar. She bought it at some point to play campfire songs at what is essentially the Dutch version of the girl scouts, but she quit after a week and gave it to me. Judging by its tendency to go out of tune and how horrifyingly bad the neck is (I got cuts from playing it, for one), I can't say I blame her for quitting.
Ceci n'est pas une signature.
#9
Dean Vendetta XM. Good god. Epiphone G400. I'm not sure which one was worse. They both fell apart, but the Epi cost over twice as much.
Spin 'round carousel when your horse isn't screwed in.

My band:
Fractured Instinct
(For fans of Death/Groove/Prog Metal)

Ibanez RGA42E
Ibanez S420
LTD H-301
Ibanez RG520
Peavey Predator USA
Douglas Grendel 725
Line 6 Pod HD500X
#10
Stagg Flying V copy. Microphonic pickups, twisted neck, frets coming out of the fingerboard and generally felt like a toy.
Quote by Axelfox
Please understand how little we as a community care
#11
My first guitar which was a Westfield Les Paul. It plays and sounds horrible, it doesn't even hold a candle to my Fender Mustang
#12
I had an acoustic Washburn that had a blue quilted top we got for free when my brother bought his sax at sam ash. It was horrible. The bridge ended up coming unglued a few month after we got it.

Electric wise, I have had two. My Special II is probably my least favorite playing wise. Something about the neck was so uncomfortable. It made my hand first. Sound wise was my Mexi Strat. I loved the feel. But it sounded horrible. Ok not horrible, but I could never get a great sound out of it. It hummed too much. The neck was way too bassy and the bridge was like an ice pick. And its sad because I love "The" strat sound. I just could never find one.
#13
For my it has to be the ESP Lynch sig model. I generally really like ESP, but there was something off with that guitar, it felt like a toy and the sound was that of really cheap guitar.
#14
When I was around 15 I had a Rockster. It looked awesome, but it was a piece of shit.
Quote by Shredwizard445
Go ahead and spend your money, I don't care. It won't make you sound better.


Quote by Shredwizard445
Sure upgrading your gear will make you sound better.


#15
Quote by dark Mass
A Fender Standard Tele circa 2003 was the worst guitar that I have ever owned. The thing was cursed with a neck that was stable as Jello in the summer sun and a three saddle bridge that would not intonate.

EDIT:The guitar was heavily modded when I bought a few years back now it's collecting dust in my closet.


They did Standards with a 3 saddle bridge in 2003? Or was the bridge modified?
Quote by Shredwizard445
Go ahead and spend your money, I don't care. It won't make you sound better.


Quote by Shredwizard445
Sure upgrading your gear will make you sound better.


#16
Quote by JustRooster
My starter Washburn.

Although I want to use this thread to make special mention of how horrible of a guitar the Synyster Gates Custom was at the store I used to work at. Such an over-rated piece of trash.


According to a post on Schecter's Facey B the ones you buy in the shops are the same ones he plays. Not sure if I believe it though.

My worst guitar was probably my first one (Rest in Peace) because it had a crappy wrap around bridge and I didn't know how to adjust it. I never got to play it with a low action so I don't know what the fretwork was like.
Last edited by MegadethFan18 at Dec 14, 2012,
#17
Gibson SG custom. You would think a 4 thousand dollar guitar would play and sound like a dream. This thing played like crap, sounded worse and the neck was coming away from the joint.
Quote by FatalGear41
In the end, the only question is: what bass would Jesus play?

I think he's a Fender Jazz guy.
#18
Quote by Alucard817
Gibson SG custom. You would think a 4 thousand dollar guitar would play and sound like a dream. This thing played like crap, sounded worse and the neck was coming away from the joint.


Sounds like a poorly taken care of 4k guitar to me
#20
Quote by Mephaphil
They did Standards with a 3 saddle bridge in 2003? Or was the bridge modified?

No, the guy who I bought from had heavily modified the instrument to "sound" and "feel" like a '51 Telecaster.


Though I'm thinking of restomodding the poor thing back to a playable state but I'm a bit too busy with other builds at the moment and I'd be way too spendy on parts. Especially when comes to the neck and pups.
Damn it! Disable can't use disable to disable Disable's disable because disable's disable has already been disabled by Disable's disable!
Last edited by dark Mass at Dec 14, 2012,
#21
Vintage brand PRS copy.

Awful guitar, went back the day it arrived.

1977 Burny FLG70
2004 EBMM JP6
2016 SE Holcolmb
#22
Squier Vintage Modified Strat. With low-end guitars I will typically forgive fixable problems like dodgy electronics or a half-assed fret job, but the woods that guitar was made of were total shite and that's something you can never fix. A Strat body should never weigh more than a Les Paul and no maple should have looser grain than korina.
Yes, I know everything. No, I can't play worth a damn.
A child is trafficked and sold for sex slavery every 30 seconds. Support Love146.
#23
Quote by dark Mass
A Fender Standard Tele circa 2003 was the worst guitar that I have ever owned. The thing was cursed with a neck that was stable as Jello in the summer sun and a three saddle bridge that would not intonate.

EDIT:The guitar was heavily modded when I bought a few years back now it's collecting dust in my closet.

That's odd, I've got a Squier standard tele and its one of the best guitars I've played, I still play it more that my Fender Jag. The worst guitar that I've played would be a Lindo SG copy, the knobs were hard to turn and the pickup selector had rust on it
Misha Mansoor:
Uplifting quote disguising failure as something to be proud of.
#24
gear4music metal V
“Creativity is intelligence having fun.”
― Albert Einstein
#25
Quote by Minimallamb
That's odd, I've got a Squier standard tele and its one of the best guitars I've played, I still play it more that my Fender Jag. The worst guitar that I've played would be a Lindo SG copy, the knobs were hard to turn and the pickup selector had rust on it

Not really when you consider the fact that it was heavily modified and poorly at that.

It sounded like shit and played like shit due to the previous owner being a total idiot.
Damn it! Disable can't use disable to disable Disable's disable because disable's disable has already been disabled by Disable's disable!
#26
BC Rich platinum warlock, man i hated that guitar. It would never stay in tune and it squealed like a stuck pig with any amount of overdrive. Firewood!!! Ohh I forgot shit doesn't burn.
#27
Actually. I think I need to change my decision.

The worst guitar I owned was a fake Epi LP that some prick on eBay tried to fool me with.

It arrived with a broken neck.

It got returned and they got shut down by trading standards
Quote by Shredwizard445
Go ahead and spend your money, I don't care. It won't make you sound better.


Quote by Shredwizard445
Sure upgrading your gear will make you sound better.


#28
Dean Vendetta XMT. Felt like it was going to fall apart in my hands.
#29
Oh, and a no-name acoustic 12-string I got at a flea market. The neck snapped off after a year or so.
#30
Typhoon strat copy I started on.

It's currently in pieces scattered across my house. I scallop frets on the neck form time to time when I get bored.
Main Rig:

Epiphone MKH Les Paul Custom 7 - Ronda
Ibanez RG8 "Scarlet" - AKA The Rambanez
Fender Strat "Danielle"/"Dani"
Line 6 POD HD Pro
Randall XL 4x12

Come join us...

Purchase list: Jim Root Tele, Jim Root Jazzmaster, MTM20
#31
1. My first guitar a cheap lump of crap from argos
2. Charvel desolation, it got sent right back. Awful.
3. BC.Rich iron bird. Ok it was an alright guitar i guess but the trem sucked, and it was really neck heavy.
#32
Epiphone les Paul special ii. The pickups cut in and out, I had to raise the action due to fret problems, if you look at the side of the body you can see layers of plywood, it doesn't stay in tune what so ever, and the tone is terrible.

But I still have it as it was my first guitar and I'm
Sentimental like that.
song stuck in my head today


#34
unknown acoustic i got from ebay some years ago... tunning sucked, tuners where stiff, fret job was terrible, action was very high, intonation was completley out, i tryed to actually fix everything but nothing seemed to work so i threw it out... i only paid 50bucks for it..why i even bothered idk.. but whatever.. lessoned learned..
#36
Quote by WholeLottaIzzy
It's unfair to judge a guitar before its been professionally set up.


Not if its literally falling apart.
#38
I had a BC Rich Platinum Mockingbird that was a lifeless piece of crap. I think it was made from a sponge. I'm getting pissed off just thinking about that guitar.
#39
My MIM Strat—the fretwork was terrible.
#48 of the Fender Armada
#2 Omar Alfredo Rodriguez-Lopez fan club

Gibson SG Standard
Fender American Standard Telecaster
Fender Mustang
Epiphone Les Paul Custom
#40
^ MIM strats seems to have a terrible reputation from what I gather...

O really like their tele's though...
Quote by Pan-Tallica
Quote by jrcsgtpeppers
But theres no reason why i cant be free like a raspberry stuck to the back of a horny elephants ass.

This is maybe the worst comparison in the history of comparisons.
Page 1 of 2