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is evil...Evil Joe

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What guitar am I to get? :(

I'm unable to afford a PGM until NEXT summer. As you can see, this is a problem. The PGM is probably my favorite guitar, and it has the best playability of anything I've ever touched.

My dad's getting me a new guitar this April (Been playing on an Epiphone LP Special II since December 07. If anyone wants an opinion, it's a piece of shit. End of story, it sucks so much I don't even want to waste the time explaining how hopeless it is.)

My budget will likely be under $800/850, but if the government is feeling generous and we get some pretty good tax return money, that could bump up to $1000/$1100.


What guitar am I to get with this money? The knob positioning on Jacksons suck balls, and they get in the way of playing (That, or because I'm not used to a FR bridge, my hand is in a stupid position that compromises feel)

I'm looking for something with preferably 24 frets, and an Ibanez or Fender like neck.


Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:49 pm
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Viking Kong

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If you're lucky, you might be able to score a PGM for around 1,000 on the ebay. Good luck man.


Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:55 pm
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If you had the money now you could get a PGM900. It doesn't have 24 frets or the normal PGM neck, but it is still a great guitar.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Ibanez-Paul-Gilbert ... dZViewItem

If you are patient enough you might be able to find a used PGM in your budget. All of mine except the 200, and 700 I got for under $1000.

If you need 24 frets that rules out most fenders. It all comes down to personal preference. Some people like Jackson's, ESP's, Ibanez's. There are lots of options for $800-1000.

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Yeah, I got my 301 for $890.

Don't give up hope!

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Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:22 pm
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is evil...Evil Joe

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xjustice09x wrote:
If you had the money now you could get a PGM900. It doesn't have 24 frets or the normal PGM neck, but it is still a great guitar.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Ibanez-Paul-Gilbert ... dZViewItem

If you are patient enough you might be able to find a used PGM in your budget. All of mine except the 200, and 700 I got for under $1000.

If you need 24 frets that rules out most fenders. It all comes down to personal preference. Some people like Jackson's, ESP's, Ibanez's. There are lots of options for $800-1000.


How much does a used 500/800/301 go for? And how often do they pop up on Ebay? I live in a small town, and I'm one of 4 guitarists, so craigslist isn't any good, because i'm surrounded by other small towns.


Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:28 pm
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500's are usually around $1K. 800's usually slightly higher. 301's maybe 800-1000. It depends on condition.

You can't predict when they will show up. You may not see a certain model for a few months then all of a sudden 3 appear within a week of each other. 301's still pop up regularly. 500's appear a little more than 800's.

Occasionally you might find a cheap PGM in japan. I got a players grade 300 for around 500 including shipping a few years ago.

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Craigslist'ers will ship guitars usually. It really can't hurt to look.

If you google it, and type site:craigslist.org after what you type, it'll make all the results come from craigslist. That way you don't have to search individual cities.

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