#1
I am looking to acquire by trade a guitar that is similar to a Gibson with the large mahogany body, TOM bridge and round neck, but in the $400-600 range. Like a high-end Epiphone. What brands should I look for? Already someone has offered me a Hagstrom Swede.

Also how else would I get my hands on a white non-pointy V-type guitar without searching for the limited edition Epiphone 1958 Korina Flying V? Do any other brands make them or similar?
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#2
If buying new get agile al3xxx or prs se series. If used, get used gibson sg or les paul studio
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#4
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If buying new get agile al3xxx or prs se series. If used, get used gibson sg or les paul studio


Yes, those are some well-known brands, but I was wanting to hear about lesser-known ones that I may be offered, like the Hagstrom Swede.
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#5
Just get a Gibson V used. You can get them for about $500 if you are patient. The used market for them has always been good. The 68's will be around 650-700.
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#6
Reverend makes a nice korina V. Volcano i think is the model? that's the only korina V i know of in that sorta price point aside the Epi that you can get in the states. most of the epi's are just veneered mahogany.

bacchus and tokai made them as well in both japan and korea, but they aren't common here in the US. i've only tried the bacchus and it's absolutely amazing.

good luck. check out the reverend.
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Reverend makes a nice korina V. Volcano i think is the model? that's the only korina V i know of in that sorta price point aside the Epi that you can get in the states. most of the epi's are just veneered mahogany.

bacchus and tokai made them as well in both japan and korea, but they aren't common here in the US. i've only tried the bacchus and it's absolutely amazing.

good luck. check out the reverend.


Second the Tokai for the V. Good stuff. You can find some on eBay from time to time. Edwards is another you can try. Made in the ESP factory in Japan. Not for the US market, but again, eBay.
There's a ton of other V styles on there too, sub $200 guitars. Quality will be very mixed on them. Though an old Harmony V or if you can find a Samick, they may be pretty good.
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#8
How about what is a company that makes a flying V that is readily available in the US in white and isn't a struggle to find for under $600? Or are all white Vs that rare?

If so, other companies that make Les Paul-type guitars that come in interesting finishes? What's the neck like on the LTD EC-series? If any thinner than a Jackson, move on.
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#9
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#10
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How about what is a company that makes a flying V that is readily available in the US in white and isn't a struggle to find for under $600? Or are all white Vs that rare?

DBZ Cavallo ST 3 in Pearl White, just over $600:

http://www.amazon.com/DBZ-Diamond-Guitars-CAVST3-PWH-Electric/dp/B00BECF9EA
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#11
Also, seconding the suggestions of checking out Hagstroms and Reverends, though you might have to go used. The (discontinued) Reverend Roundhouse is quite a nice LP style guitar.

Other LPs to consider are offered by Agile, Malden, Electra and Dean Zelinsky Private Label.
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#12
Quote by jjfeu662
Yes, those are some well-known brands, but I was wanting to hear about lesser-known ones that I may be offered, like the Hagstrom Swede.


Okay, okay!

Actually, if I were getting any of them it would be the Hagstrom Super Swede. 25.5" scale.

Now, about those Agiles...
#13
...DBZ, Fernandes, Godin...
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#14
Just checking: the maple top on the Epi LP Plus Top is just a veneer and doesn't affect the tone, right? And the quilt top on certain Mockingbirds is the real thing, or is that just a veneer? I'm getting confused in my research on whether or not I want to pursue a guitar with a maple top. I like the look of it, but I'm getting conflicted feelings about whether or not I should look down on a guitar because the maple top is just a veneer.
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#15
Quote by jjfeu662
Just checking: the maple top on the Epi LP Plus Top is just a veneer and doesn't affect the tone, right? And the quilt top on certain Mockingbirds is the real thing, or is that just a veneer? I'm getting confused in my research on whether or not I want to pursue a guitar with a maple top. I like the look of it, but I'm getting conflicted feelings about whether or not I should look down on a guitar because the maple top is just a veneer.

The quilt top on the mockingbird is probably a veneer as well.

Although I wouldn't say that a veneer is undesirable. A maple veneer is legitimately made out of maple, and a maple top that is too thick can cause the guitar to be too bright. It's just that the word 'veneer' has an unfair stigma attached to it.
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