Inexpensive guitar to mod

Discussion in 'Luthiery, Modifications & Customizations' started by Necropolis, Mar 25, 2020 at 3:49 PM.

  1. Necropolis

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    So I’ve came for guidance. I’ve been looking at a few guitars to pick up and mod a little. I’m just a house guitarist so I don’t really have a use for thousand dollar guitars.

    a few models I’ve been looking at are
    Rgrt421 Ibanez
    Slx soloist Jackson
    Jem Jr Ibanez
    Gl200 Tiger Ltd

    any thoughts on these and comments are welcome.
     
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    The regular black one. It retails for like 550$
     
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    Trem or fixed bridge?
     
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    MoonJelly a subtle stinging sensation..

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    Have you considered just getting an Agile from rondomusic? You can usually grab a nice one for
    <$400 new.

    Also I've seen several on reverb/eBay that may already be modded to your tastes, they put out a lot of semi-custom stuff and there's tons of unique spec's ones used
     
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    Honestly I have not. Id like a trem for sure since it’s been awhile
     
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    What exactly are you looking to mod on these said guitars? Are you asking which ones to get or are you asking opinions on all of them?
     
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    I’m asking for opinions on them. I’ve looked up some videos but nothing seems to be outside of branded biased videos.

    as far as mods nothing too crazy. I’m mainly looking for a solid built guitar that I can replace the pickups and electronics, maybe some tuners and all. Nothing cosmetic.
    I’ve been out of the market for so long that I don’t know what’s good and what isn’t anymore and this was the best platform I know of to get some good feedback from some experienced people.
     
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    $499 new and not on sale.
     
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    Brand new squier standard strat. Done.
     
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    What model is that. I like that a lot
     
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    Any guitar from the Squier Affinity Series.

    Solid construction and fret job.

    They pinched pennies in smarter areas like electronics, tuners, and the nut (all of which can be upgraded by the end user without too much fuss).

    But, again, the construction and fret job are solid. If you throw in some decent pickups, a tusq nut, and some locking tuners you’re set.

    EDIT: oh and the matte finish on the neck feels great
     
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    If you are looking at something in the $5xx range you may want to check out the Pro series Soloists and find a decent used one. I have a couple of them and they have some improvements over the SLX, namely a 1000 series Floyd Rose vs the Special, and legitimate Seymour Duncan pickups (that are direct mounted). I have a couple of them and I have swapped pickups, the sustain block, and the floyd bar/socket and I enjoy them very much. I still want to add locking tuners just to speed up string changes. I wound up swapping the SD Distortions back in, but its been great to have something to mess with, do setup/tuning changes, and play that wasn't an arm and a leg. If those pickups don't suit your tastes you can actually get something for them on the used market, which I haven't seen to be to prevalent with the Duncan Designed options.
     
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    I’ll look at those as well. Thank you.
     

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