#1
hi all,

I dont really know wether this is a good price or not, im guessing its a rip off.
I walked into my nearest music shop (these people are know for being expensive but sell quality) and i was look at the archtops/hollowbody electrics and they had a wide range of Yamahas and Ibanezs. Anyway this black Yamaha caught my eye, it was in the shape of an Epipi Dot, so i asked if i could play it. He got it down and hooked me up to an amp ect. I looked at it an immeditaly saw that it was made from plywood, it had two double coil humbuckers but still i mean should this guitar really retail for £350/$600 ??
#2
no!!!!!!!!!
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#6
You're kidding right? Does that sound right to you? PLYWOOD Archtop. Anything stand out? Maybe that first part? Hm?

If it was 5$, I'd say go for it. For the 350$, you should have kicked the salesperson in the balls and cursed his mother for bearing him.

Look at Epiphones and Ibanez Artcores, like the others have said.
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#7
you know the funny thing xenn and sashki? its 350 euro which is acutally $450 american
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>MIM Fender Stratocaster and SX SJM-62
>various magicial noise boxes
>Peavey Classic 50 212

For the funk:
>Ibanez ATK300
>Acoustic B100
#8
Quote by red star
you know the funny thing xenn and sashki? its 350 euro which is acutally $450 american


Obviously then my last suggestion of a kick in the balls and cursing the salesman's mother isn't enough.

And for $450 USD you can easily get an Epi Dot or Wildkat. Maybe even an Epi Casino if you find a deal.
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#9
i dont know, in the original post he said the 350 euro was equal to $600. If thats the case, id say kick him in balls, curse his mother, give him a good bitch slap, spit in his eyes, and finally smash that piece of crap over his head.
#10
Epiphone DOTs have an unnamed Laminate top. Now that's crap.

I'm totally against Epi DOTs. The only Epiphone hollowbody I even remotely liked was the Sheraton, but even then my half-the-price Ibanez Artcore was much better.

Ibanez Artcore, FTW.
#11
plywood.....does it sound like a deal?

i wouldnt take the guitar if someone payed me 600
#12
lol i would. then id turn around and sell it to goodbydresden for 350. make a cool 950

but seriously, dont buy that crap
#13
Quote by red star
you know the funny thing xenn and sashki? its 350 euro which is acutally $450 american



do you see a Euro sign next to the amount i typed? No i didnt think so, i mean 350 ENGLISH POUNDS
#14
Quote by SuperAnalytical
Epiphone DOTs have an unnamed Laminate top. Now that's crap.

I'm totally against Epi DOTs. The only Epiphone hollowbody I even remotely liked was the Sheraton, but even then my half-the-price Ibanez Artcore was much better.

Ibanez Artcore, FTW.


They have a maple laminate top. And even that beats the piss out of plywood.
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Washburn WI14 Electric
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Marshall MG100HDFXR Special Edition
Marshall MG412AR Special Edition

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^Xenn is my favorite MG owner EVAR.

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^ Xenn fav MG user evar
#15
I prefer Spruce tops for my hollowbodies. How did it sound (unplugged and plugged in)?
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#17
350 pounds for a plywood? You got to be kidding. You could easily get a way better one with your money. Thou shalt read Dave_Mc's 12 golden guitar commandments. No.3 "Thou shalt not buy a guitar made of a crap wood (agathis, plywood, etc.).
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and that's it.
#18
Quote by SuperAnalytical
Epiphone DOTs have an unnamed Laminate top. Now that's crap.

I'm totally against Epi DOTs. The only Epiphone hollowbody I even remotely liked was the Sheraton, but even then my half-the-price Ibanez Artcore was much better.

Ibanez Artcore, FTW.


When I tried both, the Dot and the Artcore were very comparable. I thought the Dot looked cooler though, and maybe even sounded a bit better.
#19
Quote by goodbydresden
do you see a Euro sign next to the amount i typed? No i didnt think so, i mean 350 ENGLISH POUNDS


oops my bad. than its $650 US not 450. just means ull get ripped off $200 more if you buy it
My Rig
>MIM Fender Stratocaster and SX SJM-62
>various magicial noise boxes
>Peavey Classic 50 212

For the funk:
>Ibanez ATK300
>Acoustic B100
#20
^So it's even MORE money???

This calls for drastic measures. Call in Fallout Boy and get them to put on a concert in front of the salesmans house. That's probably worse than anything else you could do.
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Washburn WI14 Electric
Washburn D10s Acoustic
Marshall MG100HDFXR Special Edition
Marshall MG412AR Special Edition

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^Xenn is my favorite MG owner EVAR.

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^ Xenn fav MG user evar
#21
Quote by Xenn99
^So it's even MORE money???

This calls for drastic measures. Call in Fallout Boy and get them to put on a concert in front of the salesmans house. That's probably worse than anything else you could do.

Come on, not that drastic! He might have kids , for Gods sake!
#22
Arent all archtops made out of Plywood?

i checked out the epiphone site, and most of their elitest have 5-ply maple bodies, or maple, birch, combos...

and elitest are pretty good quality guitars...

isnt like a 5-ply body, and a laminate body like the samething?
#23
Quote by TheFluffy
Come on, not that drastic! He might have kids , for Gods sake!


I know, I know...But it's necessary. He has to learn that he can't try to sell plywood guitars.

And as for his kids, well...let's just hope that they're overweight 12 year old emo girls. Then they'll be fine.

Otherwise...I'm afraid they'll be scarred for life after a Falloutboy concert in their front yard.
My Gear:

Washburn WI14 Electric
Washburn D10s Acoustic
Marshall MG100HDFXR Special Edition
Marshall MG412AR Special Edition

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^Xenn is my favorite MG owner EVAR.

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^ Xenn fav MG user evar
#24
Quote by zeppelin68
Arent all archtops made out of Plywood?

i checked out the epiphone site, and most of their elitest have 5-ply maple bodies, or maple, birch, combos...

and elitest are pretty good quality guitars...

isnt like a 5-ply body, and a laminate body like the samething?


No. They aren't. Even low end Washburns have decent wood combos. There's even one for $300 USD that's all mahogany. With the Elitists, I don't know. Maybe they use high quality wood with the laminations. And laminations are still a thousand times better than plywood.
My Gear:

Washburn WI14 Electric
Washburn D10s Acoustic
Marshall MG100HDFXR Special Edition
Marshall MG412AR Special Edition

Quote by Danno13
^Xenn is my favorite MG owner EVAR.

Quote by jj1565
^ Xenn fav MG user evar
#25
Quote by zeppelin68
Arent all archtops made out of Plywood?

i checked out the epiphone site, and most of their elitest have 5-ply maple bodies, or maple, birch, combos...

and elitest are pretty good quality guitars...

isnt like a 5-ply body, and a laminate body like the samething?


A good hollowbody jazzbox should have a spruce or maple top. Good semi-hollows usually have a maple top. No plywood.
There once was a man who really loved salt
So he tied his nose to the sea
And then God came down from his silver throne
And said, 'Honey, that water ain't free
#26
Quote by Xenn99
^So it's even MORE money???

This calls for drastic measures. Call in Fallout Boy and get them to put on a concert in front of the salesmans house. That's probably worse than anything else you could do.



lol. i still like the idea of spitting in his eyes. can he do that too? gotta admit that'd burn like hell. the combination of the two would probably cause most people to commit suicide (well that might be mostly the fallout boy)