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Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by JustinRhoads1980, May 28, 2018.
When you cave be sure to post pics.
Let it overtake you!
Because of this when I get the guitar tomorrow I am gonna tag you in it
The red metallic one is haunting my dreams. Just don’t know if I wan to drop such coin on it.
I am gonna make this worse for you XD
I think there are financing options so go ahead.
Maybe next year the import will have red option....
Maybe, I doubt it though.
I think next year they will be doing extended range and/or different colors and/or different shapes like the warrior/rhoads/king-v
The only thing I want from Jackson is an SL7 with a Floyd in transparent red.
If I'm none the wiser I might just end up doing it.
How was it? Was it amazingly good, or just "good"? I'm having serious GAS for the red one and want to get some insight on someone who's actually played it/seen it in person.
It was good but not 7K (Canadian $) good. I think the reasonable price for me would have been 1500-2000 but who am I kidding. The neck is not too thin and it plays nicely. I find the neck pickup placement is too close to the bridge pickup and gets in my way when I want to "dig in" harder with my right hand. The bridge is the most comfortable bridge I have ever played with its low low action. I was primarily interested in the bridge. Block inlays were kind of sketchy looking.
Thanks! What do you mean by sketchy looking? Are they poorly done?
Some square blocks looked unequal especially near the 22-24 fret. I am sure this is not a big deal for people but you would think such an expensive guitar would have every details 100%. More impotantly, I have seen pics from this posting about binding crackles and while I am not too concerned about the condition now, I am wondering how it will do in next 3-5 years after the guitar goes through some humidity change/cycle. I guess this won't matter if you plan to use it as a beater.
I appreciate your response. Definitely given me more to think about.
I don't think any guitar IMO is worth $5k realistically.
Now if I could get a cracked mirror Jackson or pay up a bit more and get a legit Concorde, those would be my only exceptions, but even then I would still ponder the question if it is something I really want.
Max I will Spend is $3500, and at that point that is my Custom Shop stuff. Max I would spend new from a retailer is $2500 and Used is $2000
Maybe not, but it is limited edition and a collectors piece too. Curious to see how many they've actually sold from the initial batch of the red Custom Shop's.
Well they have sold quite a few. I know one my FB forums of 3-4 guys who have them and I know someone in Japan bought one aswell. So assuming from those numbers, there are 9 more and from seeing how fast they are moving I would take your time in making the decision. If you can just save the money up in full, because lets be honest no one is suddenly just gonna buy all 9 (if that is how many new are left) so just take your time....
and of course post pics and sound clips when you get it
At this point it is only worth it if you believe this guitar is a special one for you which is a limited edition Mick's guitar. I felt the same way with PRS Holcomb and for me it was worth every penny. I mean it plays just as nice as any ESP (E-II) models I have tried with similar specs and their price range is not as insane as this one.
We'll see haha. I'm in no hurry even though my GAS is high! Did you get yours yet?
Yeah, the price is a bit high so that's why I'm not jumping on it immediately. Thanks for your insight!