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Jay Turser Les Paul Style Electric Guitar with Abalone Serpent Neck Inlay $235 Shipped

The_Linux_Crew 23,697 20,676 February 14, 2012 at 08:13 AM in Tech & Electronics (5) More World Music Supply Deals
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Jay Turser Flamed Top Set Neck Les Paul Style Electric Guitar with Abalone Serpent Neck Inlay $235 & Free Shipping

MSRP: $799.99
Reg: $549.99
Sale: $234.99-$239.99

(Peacock Sunburst or Tiger Eye Finish)

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http://www.worldmusicsupply.com/s...jay+turser

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•Single cutaway
•Solid Mahogany body
•Flame maple top
•Bound Body
•Bound Back
•Mahogany set neck
•Rosewood Fretboard
•Bound Neck
•Bound Headstock
•Abalone & Mother of Pearl Inlaid Headstock
•Abalone & Mother of Pearl Serpent inlay
•Multi Layer Pick guard
•2 Jay Turser Vintage Humbucker Pick-ups
•2 Volume & 2 Tone Control
•Die-cast Tuning Machines
•Graphtech Nut
•Medium Jumbo Frets
Compare to Amazon at $380 [amazon.com]

http://www.jayturser.com/products...erpent.php

List prices seem all over the place on this. Amazon has it at $600, WMS at $800, and Active Musician at over $900 [activemusician.com]. Of course, with instruments, MSRP is meaningless anyway.
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Hi The_Linux_Crew, Ibet you know a lot about guitars. It would be nice when you put the deal if you also mention how good the guitar is. Is this better than the Washburn that was on sale few days back?
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Hi The_Linux_Crew, Ibet you know a lot about guitars. It would be nice when you put the deal if you also mention how good the guitar is. Is this better than the Washburn that was on sale few days back?
It all depends on what you are looking for. For most people, the Washburn LP-style guitar is better because it had a lot of features for a low price. However, this one has embellishments that the Washburn did not have. So, if you want something distinct, go with this one.
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These are not 'bad' guitars per se, but they are what they are: an entry-level, import guitar. I've been around a few of these, and I would put them slightly under the mid-level Epiphones in terms of quality. They're playable, but to make them really decent you'd have to spend a bit on pickups, etc. You're probably better off looking at an Agile (Rondo Music) or an Xaviere (Guitar Fetish) if you're looking to stay within this price range.

That's not a bad price, but it's not much less than what you'll routinely see them 'on sale' for. The $380 price is sort of a worst-case scenario price, and you should have zero problems buying these under $300 any day of the week with a little research.

In short, meh. You can do better for the money.
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I was thinking about buying a used Fender MIM and paying around $275. I was thinking about getting single coil pickups, but this guitar just looks amazing. What is the quality of the pickups and is the sound notably good for the price? Thanks and TU.
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I was thinking about buying a used Fender MIM and paying around $275. I was thinking about getting single coil pickups, but this guitar just looks amazing. What is the quality of the pickups and is the sound notably good for the price? Thanks and TU.
You're comparing two very different kinds of guitars (Strat/Tele vs. Les Paul), but in terms of quality, the MIM Fenders tend to be nicer than these Tursers. They will also hold their value much better. Get the Fender.
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You're comparing two very different kinds of guitars (Strat/Tele vs. Les Paul), but in terms of quality, the MIM Fenders tend to be nicer than these Tursers. They will also hold their value much better. Get the Fender.
True. I was leaning towards a cleaner, single coil sound but am still swayable. From what I have read, a lot of people are changing out the pickups in this one. Will you have to find gold pickups or is that just a shell that stays with the guitar?
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True. I was leaning towards a cleaner, single coil sound but am still swayable. From what I have read, a lot of people are changing out the pickups in this one. Will you have to find gold pickups or is that just a shell that stays with the guitar?
Those are typically just removable covers, but different manufacturers can have very slight differences in sizes so they may not be a direct swap. But, you can put any humbucker sized pickup in that guitar, and if you decide to go with covered humbuckers like the ones it comes with, most every aftermarket covered humbucker comes in either chrome or gold anyways with usually only a nominal difference in price (if any at all).

A set of good humbuckers will run you ~$150 plus installation, but you can look at some of the less expensive alternatives (such as Guitar Fetish's pickups) if you're not up to spending that kind of money on the guitar. If you decide on this guitar, I'd first get it and play and see if you like the sound. You may actually like it, and that'll save you from having to spend a bunch of money after the fact.
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That's what I'm talking about..... What a guitar.... Those look sweet..

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That's what I'm talking about..... What a guitar.... Those look sweet..
Expecially the tiger eye.... Very cool...
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Quote from silverfacechamp View Post :
You're comparing two very different kinds of guitars (Strat/Tele vs. Les Paul), but in terms of quality, the MIM Fenders tend to be nicer than these Tursers. They will also hold their value much better. Get the Fender.
I would agree that an MIM strat will attract alot more buyers if you plan on reselling, but there will also be a lot more of them on the used market. It just depends on finding the right buyer. Of course, this guitar is an entirely different beast. The Gibson Melody Maker is another lower priced guitar that keeps its value, but it is a minimalist design. It is kind of like real estate, do you want a mansion in a bad neighborhood, or really small basic house in a great neighborhood?
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Quote from hleapha View Post :
I was thinking about buying a used Fender MIM and paying around $275. I was thinking about getting single coil pickups, but this guitar just looks amazing. What is the quality of the pickups and is the sound notably good for the price? Thanks and TU.
I've bought and sold a ton of equipment....ALWAYS.....as in ALWAYS go with the Fender. You are actually better off with a Fender Squire then you are with this guitar on the used market. Buy a used guitar on Craigslist - use it for 2-4 years and sell it for what you paid or $50 less.....they don't loose there value. Stay away from new. Why? Because IF this company could sell this guitar for $10 more --- they would. So what makes you think you can market it better then the pro's? There is no such thing as a deal when it comes to musical equipment - there is only paying too much - the lowest price new sets the bar for resale. In other words this guitar will never be worth more then $240 so it's just a question of how much will you loose on it. I think this guitar would be a very difficult sell at $150 if you flipped it immediately on the used market. BUT if you buy and keep - then buy what you like - who cares what it's worth?
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I've bought and sold a ton of equipment....ALWAYS.....as in ALWAYS go with the Fender. You are actually better off with a Fender Squire then you are with this guitar on the used market. Buy a used guitar on Craigslist - use it for 2-4 years and sell it for what you paid or $50 less.....they don't loose there value. Stay away from new. Why? Because IF this company could sell this guitar for $10 more --- they would. So what makes you think you can market it better then the pro's? There is no such thing as a deal when it comes to musical equipment - there is only paying too much - the lowest price new sets the bar for resale. In other words this guitar will never be worth more then $240 so it's just a question of how much will you loose on it. I think this guitar would be a very difficult sell at $150 if you flipped it immediately on the used market. BUT if you buy and keep - then buy what you like - who cares what it's worth?
I totally disagree with you. I have purchased several new guitars online and immediatly flipped them for a profit on CL. You just have to be wise about what guitars you purchase and always buy them on sale.
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I totally disagree with you. I have purchased several new guitars online and immediatly flipped them for a profit on CL. You just have to be wise about what guitars you purchase and always buy them on sale.
Interesting. Tell me this - what is the minimum 'profit' that makes the transaction worth your time? CL can be a real hassle with people not showing up or conversations that go on and on and then people back out after agreeing. So if you buy a guitar for $240 what would be the minimum you would sell it on CL on a flip?
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Quote from bettylo8 View Post :
I've bought and sold a ton of equipment....ALWAYS.....as in ALWAYS go with the Fender. You are actually better off with a Fender Squire then you are with this guitar on the used market. Buy a used guitar on Craigslist - use it for 2-4 years and sell it for what you paid or $50 less.....they don't loose there value. Stay away from new. Why? Because IF this company could sell this guitar for $10 more --- they would. So what makes you think you can market it better then the pro's? There is no such thing as a deal when it comes to musical equipment - there is only paying too much - the lowest price new sets the bar for resale. In other words this guitar will never be worth more then $240 so it's just a question of how much will you loose on it. I think this guitar would be a very difficult sell at $150 if you flipped it immediately on the used market. BUT if you buy and keep - then buy what you like - who cares what it's worth?
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I totally disagree with you. I have purchased several new guitars online and immediatly flipped them for a profit on CL. You just have to be wise about what guitars you purchase and always buy them on sale.
To add what dealshopper said, every guitar I have sold (except one), I sold for more than I paid for it new. The same with the used guitars. If you know what you are buying, take care of it well, you are all set. I bought a used guitar once that had been lying around for a few years collecting dust. I polished it up, changed the strings, a fixed a minor problem with the electronics and then flipped it for almost the price of a new one. The most profitable flip I made was a Rogue guitar that I bought from Musicians Friend for a ridiculous price. Flipped it for several times what I paid.

EDIT: Actually the best one was the free Jasmine guitar that Guitar Center was giving away with a set of 10 strings several years ago. I kept the strings and sold the FREE guitar for $100.

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Interesting. Tell me this - what is the minimum 'profit' that makes the transaction worth your time? CL can be a real hassle with people not showing up or conversations that go on and on and then people back out after agreeing. So if you buy a guitar for $240 what would be the minimum you would sell it on CL on a flip?
First off, I wouldn't buy this guitar to flip it. But if I did buy it, I would probably wait a year or two when they are no longer selling at this price and then list it for $400. I would probably accept a $300 offer and maybe throw in a case and strap. But if you are thinking of buying it to resell, I wouldn't bother. BTW: The reason I can get more for it than a guitar store is NOT because I am smarter, but because I don't have to meet cash flow and payroll. I can just sit on it for as long as I want until someone pays me what I think it is worth.
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Quote from tackleboxx View Post :
That's what I'm talking about..... What a guitar.... Those look sweet..
Expecially the tiger eye.... Very cool...
I found some better pics [strat-talk.com] on a guitar forum.
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