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Cool Guitars You Own and Love, but Shouldn't

Amp360

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I bought this guitar for a few hundred dollars on eBay during early COVID. I knew the price was right for a USA-made guitar, but it's a bit of an oddball.

Technically, I should hate this guitar. However, it's really well made, plays well, and sounds fantastic for more effect-type music or through a loud Marshall.

It's a pre-factory Jackson Soloist. From what I understand, these were made to order. This one has a weird color, Khaler, and humbuckers vs the SSH layout. All that said, it's a sweet guitar I usually wouldn't have given a second look to.

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Steven K

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There is no such thing as a guitar I love. but shouldn't. I own MANY guitars, over 30 and I will keep buying until I no longer can. I do not love them all, but I am a collector, assuming I love a guitar, there are no should's or should nots involved. I am a veteran retired touring musician, different guitars for different purposes, Same with my synths, steinway bg piano, and Hammond B-3 rig. I love the synths more yet the PITA to maintain Hammond and Leslies are collectors items and in pristine condition as they stopped making them nearing 50 years ago, and the Steinway baby grand was a reconditioned 1925 model and pristine. I do not care about brand name. although I own top brands. as well as other. There are lousy Gibson's and Fender USA guitars, and always were. yet all guitars have their own sound, I listen and play the guitar. not the label on the headstock. When I was younger there was nowhere near todays selection, and you had to dole out money for a good guitar, today there are excellent guitars for $300. I have played $250 guitars I like more than my LP custom. standard. and the specials. same with my AS strat. tele. Es-335. 175 etc.
 
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corpse

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Off topic-ish.
I turn 60 in this many days. I def should not buy a guitar. No reason to buy a guitar... wait- that's not a thing.
I saw a red Ric 620/12 and Tom Petty (RIP) on the cover of "Damn The Torpedo's" came to mind. That's why I would buy it- the album cover. But I hear the thing making itself know in practically every big song they had. I don't play any Birds style music, nor do I own a Vox. i detest the thought of changing 12 strings.
I also saw a Murphy Lab guitar that made the stirring.
I completely get the basis of this thinking. The internet mob tells us how to think when the internet mod gets its' opinions from another internet mob.
But I don't like anything with that much interrelated hardware ever since I owned a PRS with locking tuners. I didn't like how far i had to turn the tuner on the high E; it just looked unbalanced pointing straight down the neck.
 
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