#1
My requirements are:

Fast Thin neck
Under $850 used
Medium/Large frets-No extra jumbo frets
24-25" scale length
Mahogany spruce or hard maple body
Wood neck, not painted

I would also prefer 24 frets
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Last edited by tsuzu01 at Jul 24, 2016,
#2
Are any of those specs negotiable? There may be something really obvious I'm missing, but I can't think of anything offhand. some of those specs don't often come together on a guitar (shorter scale length with a fast, unpainted neck but also not with jumbo frets).
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#3
Yeah, I guess the most important specs to me are fast thin neck, medium/large frets, Mahogany, spruce, or hard maple body, under $850 used. I would also consider something that meets the body and price requirement, that I could replace the neck on. Fav brands are Esp, Jackson, Ibanez, Schecter.
Last edited by tsuzu01 at Jul 24, 2016,
#4
Odd list of specs. The Jackson Pro Monarkh almost fits the bill. It's got 22 frets and a set neck, sounds like you're looking for a bolt on too? Anyways, price is $800 new.
#5
You can probably find some Carvin s that meet your requirements.
One note -- ALL necks are painted (I think even the "roasted maple" necks on the Suhrs or the occasional rosewood neck, etc.). No one sends out a neck without a finish. It may be a matte finish, and it may FEEL like raw wood, but it's not.
#6
^Makes sense about all being painted, I just meant not that coating material that sticks and slows you down especially if you sweat, that is on some guitars.
#7
Also the customizable Carvin Kiesel looks awesome, I may have to sell some of my stuff and increase my budget for it.
#8
Quote by tsuzu01
Yeah, I guess the most important specs to me are fast thin neck, medium/large frets, Mahogany, spruce, or hard maple body, under $850 used. I would also consider something that meets the body and price requirement, that I could replace the neck on. Fav brands are Esp, Jackson, Ibanez, Schecter.


yeah. i mean if you have it right down to the frets you could always get a refret, that might be the handiest option.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

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Et tu, br00tz?
#9
Check out Carvin/Kiesel, at least to see if there are any model/feature combos you like, or if there is anything in their "Guitars In Stock" section.

...and then see if you can find a similar used one on Reverb or eBay. I see them all the time, $600+.

For example:


https://reverb.com/marketplace/electric-guitars?query=carvin&product_type=electric-guitars&sort=price%7Casc
https://reverb.com/marketplace/electric-guitars?query=kiesel&product_type=electric-guitars&sort=price%7Casc

Heck, the DC127 starts at @$850 new.
http://www.kieselguitars.com/catalog/guitars/dc127

And can be had under $600 used.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Carvin-DC-127-Neck-Through-Electric-Guitar-with-Hardshell-Case-/291826445750?ul_ref=http%3A%2F%2Frover.ebay.com%2Frover%2F0%2Fe11021.m43.l3160%2F7%3Feuid%3Df7eb04d807ab4ad696bda409e8e8c2ed%26bu%3D44167666185%26loc%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fcgi.ebay.com%252Fws%252FeBayISAPI.dll%253FViewItem%2526item%253D291826445750%26exe%3D14596%26ext%3D37381%26es%3D0%26nqc%3DEgAAAgAYAAACICAACoAAQAMIAQAIAIAAAAAACAAAgAAAQAAAAAAiAAAACAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAgAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAQAAAAgAAgAAAABAEIAAzgIAEAACAAgAAAAAQAAAAAQAAAAAggAAAgAAAIAAEAAIABAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAg*%26nqt%3DEgAAAgAYAAACICAACoAAQAMIAQAIAIAAAAAACAAAgAAAQAAAAAAiAAAACAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAgAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAQAAAAgAAgAEAABAEIAAzgIAEAACAAgAAAAAQAAAAAQAAAAAggAAAgACAIgAEAAIABAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAg*%26ec%3D1%26sojTags%3Des%3Des%2Cnqc%3Dnqc%2Cnqt%3Dnqt%2Cec%3Dec%2Cexe%3Dexe%2Cext%3Dext%2Cbu%3Dbu%26srcrot%3De11021.m43.l3160%26rvr_id%3D0
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#10
Dave_Mc The frets on my current guitar are extra jumbo which isn't working well for me because I have somewhat small hands. I'm guessing it's not but Is it possible to get a refret on it to make the frets medium jumbo size? Frets are extra jumbo, scale is 25.5".
#11
Check out the ltd fx360. If you can find a 401(discontinued) even better but there's not a huge difference between the two as far as k know.
#13
Quote by tsuzu01
Dave_Mc The frets on my current guitar are extra jumbo which isn't working well for me because I have somewhat small hands. I'm guessing it's not but Is it possible to get a refret on it to make the frets medium jumbo size? Frets are extra jumbo, scale is 25.5".


yeah i think that should be possible. it will cost a bit, though. you might even be able to get your current frets dressed so they're smaller.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#14
Check out the Gelvin Orion. If you could find one used they might be less than $850, but I think the new ones start at $950, considering they are custom guitars.
#15
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Check out the Gelvin Orion. If you could find one used they might be less than $850, but I think the new ones start at $950, considering they are custom guitars.

Gelvins are amazing guitars
#16
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