.strandberg* classic value

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  1. BTrip

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    It’s made in China, if that matters to you. I’m sure the quality is decent for the price, probably more so the sale price. Just make sure you love everything about a strandberg!
     
  3. Albake21

    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    I think for that sale price they are pretty worth it. But just like what @MaxAidingAres said, you have to really like strandberg guitars for it to be worth it.
     
  4. BTrip

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    I want to get a headless guitar for generally 1k or under which is pretty tough to find and strandberg is the only one that makes them I think. There is also legator but I've been trying to stay away from them.
     
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    Albake21 "Just get a used Ibanez Prestige."

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    Find a used Kiesel. They will be much higher quality than the Chinese strangberg. I'd do some research on Legators and then decide from there if they are worth it. I owned one and sold it immediately.
     
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    I did earlier today find a used kiesel Osiris that was one of the Jason Becker limited runs for $1250 which I think is awesome.
     
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    LeviathanKiller Knee-shooting Archer

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    Ormsby direct (if you're willing to wait, possibly iffy after-purchase support {one guy on here had issues}, lack of free return shipping)
    Kiesel (although I don't like the morals of the company, no return policy on certain finishes, bad after-purchase support)
    Ormsby through a dealer (if you don't want to wait, are willing to spend an extra $100 at most, want a good/easy/free return policy)

    What about the .strandberg* guitars do you like?
    There's some headless models available on RondoMusic.com from Agile but they don't have the same body shape that the .strandberg* and Ormsby do which are pretty similar to each other. Kiesel's shapes are also pretty different then .strandbergs*.

    It's recommended to try a .strandberg* in a store if at all possible because of the Endurneck which not everyone finds comfortable. It can be a major deal break. You either like it or don't, from what I've seen, no inbetween.
     
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    KnightBrolaire despair ahead

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    I've owned strandberg, kiesels and ormsby headless guitars. as far as bang for your buck goes, a used kiesel wins hands down. The 2 strandbergs and 1 ormsby I've owned were less consistent in terms of quality compared to the kiesels I've owned (i've owned 5 kiesels). For your budget I'd really recommend a used kiesel.
    I can't recommend strandberg based off my experience with their WMI models that I've owned/tried, and I would assume that the chinese made ones are subject to even less QC given their price point.
     
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    Or wait until the indo made classics are out
     
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    Indonesian made classics? Did I miss some news?
     
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    @4:50
     
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  12. Malkav

    Malkav Washing your dishes.

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    Yeah indo classics are coming and they'll be the same price bracket with some improvement in specs by the looks of things.

    Fwiw my experience with .Strandberg* has been way positive, I don't know if there's just a big push to up quality or something but in the later part of 2017 my company brought in 7 and honestly they were all stellar guitars YMMV.
     

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