#1
I'm looking for a project guitar to upgrade/fix-up. It needs to be within $200 or $300 US used. I prefer guitars that have thin necks like ibanez's or jackson/charvel with a mahogany body with H-H configuration pickups. I'm looking for a stoptail guitar that is able to support a stetsbar (this means it has to meet the common Gibson specification for stop tail positioning). I like anything from the Jaguar, Iceman, Firebird, or superstrat body styles.

Any recommendations?

Also, I'm currently looking at a Charvel SK-3 ST. Anyone have experience with this guitar?
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#2
Jut buy a decent guitar in the first place.

Otherwise it's just a false economy.

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#3
I already have a decent guitar. I just want one to fix up.
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Check out some of the Chapman guitars. They're basically modding platforms from the very design.
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My best suggestion. Pawn shops man. You find great guitars in there.

I know this isn't what you want but I once found an American fender body and neck in one. Paid like 300 took it home and basically built my own guitar.

Pawn shops are awesome places to find fix up guitars
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Jut buy a decent guitar in the first place.

Otherwise it's just a false economy.

This. If you want a good guitar, buy a good guitar.
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My best suggestion. Pawn shops man. You find great guitars in there.

I know this isn't what you want but I once found an American fender body and neck in one. Paid like 300 took it home and basically built my own guitar.

Pawn shops are awesome places to find fix up guitars

I disagree. I tend to find super crappy guitars in pawn shops because the previous owners of the guitar couldn't sell it to anyone, because the guitar's a heap of junk. Finding a guitar actually worth buying in a pawn shop is rare. You're more likely to find something good on Ebay.
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#8
Or check out a kit guitar- Carvin, Saga...there are manyncompanies that sell them.
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This. If you want a good guitar, buy a good guitar.

I disagree. I tend to find super crappy guitars in pawn shops because the previous owners of the guitar couldn't sell it to anyone, because the guitar's a heap of junk. Finding a guitar actually worth buying in a pawn shop is rare. You're more likely to find something good on Ebay.


I disagree, it may be because of where you live or the 'type' of pawn shops you go to but I find that over here in Oz, there are heaps of good options as far as guitars go. Sure you tend to see a lot of $20 Magnums being sold for more than new prices but every so often theres a few gems out there. My tip is go to one of the big stores, find what you want independantly, and then find the most stereo-typically least likely to know jack shit about guitars (female in 40's - 50's age group lol) and make her an offer of %50 sticker price.... You will be amazed how often you score a bargain doing this.