#1
I was looking some.




And it didn't look that bad and then I saw an Arbor ap230 [which is an LP look-alike]used for $100. How bad are these things. It's still pretty nice looking. Is it cheap wood or what?
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Last edited by Dav23 at Jun 5, 2008,
#2
don't know much about them but that sure looks sexy as hell.
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#3
Quote by leviticus_22953
don't know much about them but that sure looks sexy as hell.



Dude, I can snatch one for $100 bucks. That same sunburst model. A guy is selling it used. Should I jump on it? Never heard of Arbor til today but I see they do alot of Gibson knock-offs that they sell for cheap.
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#4
looked at a site selling the AP230. it's agathis body with nato neck. i know agathis is a cheap wood. they're not as good as mahogany or alder.

EDIT: here's the link:

http://www.musiciansbuy.com/arbor_ap230_ap230wh.html
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Last edited by leviticus_22953 at Jun 5, 2008,
#5
i wouldn't buy it second hand for $100.
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#7
i'd use that $100 for something else.
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#8
Quote by leviticus_22953
i'd use that $100 for something else.


I feel what your getting at. it's really nice looking though and it may be a steal. I found this while looking for info:


"Arbor guitars were founded in 1984 in Osaka, Japan by an ex-Ibanez president and an ex-Yamaha manager. A factory was purchased in Hamamatsu, Japan where guitars were produced from 1984-1986. They were forced to sell the company in the 3rd year of production due to lawsuits that were immediately filed by both Fender and Gibson, jointly. Production was moved to Korea by the new owners."


Music Corporation is the Main/Sole importer of the guitars from China and per my phone conversation with a sales rep. is the company that owns the right to distribute the guitars. This means that any company selling ?Arbor? line of guitars purchase them from Musiccorp. The company that owns the design rights, per the sales rep. at Music Corp., is in Korea which adds validity to the statement above. Music Corp. has been the sole seller of the Arbor collection since 2003 to date and every guitar they have sold since 2003 comes from China


I'm gonna try and talk him down but it looks like I'll go with it.
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#10
That's a half descent price, but it sounds like it's cheap wood. Try to get him to bring it down to at least 75$ or lower or else just let it go, keep your money and buy something better.
#11
dude i have one of the arbor ap230cs guitars.
its now my main guitar its got a great tone, and fnish.
the wood isnt cheap at all and its pretty well made.
if u can get it for under $300 id buy it
#12
Quote by Dav23
Dude, I can snatch one for $100 bucks. That same sunburst model. A guy is selling it used. Should I jump on it? Never heard of Arbor til today but I see they do alot of Gibson knock-offs that they sell for cheap.


buy it man it is a REALY GOOD guitar for the price, i own one and im proud of it