Buying first 7 string in LA

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  1. MonkeyJedi

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    Hey guys
    Im gonna stay in west hollywood in 2 weeks and I was wondering where to buy my first 7 string guitar
    Any recommendations except for guitar center?
    The type of guitars im going for is Ibanez, PRS, Solar and headless guitars. Any tips on buying new gear are welcome!
    Thanks!

    Edit: budget around $1500
     
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    Pick a budget and call/email ahead to see what various stores have in stock.

    Why do you have to buy in LA exactly?
     
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    Do they normally reply to emails well?
    Because I live in east Asia. Gear over here is very narrow and over priced so while im in LA wanted to get one!
     
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    ThePIGI King Ibanez Enthusiast

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    PRS and Ibby play/feel super different.

    Headless is probably a Strandy in LA, since you said new and it'll be in stock. If so, those feel totally different too.

    What's your budget?

    P.S. Imma say Ibanez no matter what you say anyway. I'm what they call biased.
     
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    Lol if its ibanez i understand man
    Price range around $1500 and if its worth it i dont mind 2nd hands either :)
     
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    I would think you could get a nice Ibanez Prestige in your price range, maybe a little less. I would still stop by Guitar Center anyway just to see what they might have, no telling what they might have there in LA.
     
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    If you go to Guitar Center on Sunset Blvd., SamAsh is across the street from that.
     
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    lots of ibanez love going on here! thanks for the comment man
     
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    Thanks! Will make a trip !
     
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    You're a couple hours drive from the Kiesel showroom, but I don't think they have anything in stock that is in your budget.
     
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    That makes sense. I would hope response time is decent. In this day and age, their facebook page messenger may work too.
     
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    The Mesa Boogie store is also right down the street from the West Hollywood GC and Sam Ash. They have the more boutique stuff though (Suhr, Anderson, Nash, etc.) and I doubt there are any guitars in there less than $2000 let alone a 7.

    Still worth going for the experience though - the guys there are super cool.
     
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    Yeah, poor me :/
     
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    Thanks buddy :)
     
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    Ill make sure to go there just for the vibes
     
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    Call ahead or check out their online instock section; I've seen guitars under $1,500 at the showroom before. It's a 2.5 hour drive from LA, but San Diego is a much nicer place :lol:
     
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    I actually grew up in San Diego :) Ive emailed Kiesel so wish me luck
     

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