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Rare Electric Guitars

posted Jul 18, 2014 20:37:41 by AndrewWolczyk
http://www.rareelectricguitar.com

I noticed that they've changed their site and no longer offer Les Pauls or the EDS1275 doubleneck.

Also noticed that they have Michaels doubleneck review posted there.
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MichaelWamback said Jul 19, 2014 15:53:21
I contacted them a few weeks ago. The "official" line is that they were in the process of making some changes to their website. But if you contact them, the will be still happy to make you a Gibson knockoff.

I don't personally buy that. I think Gibson started breathing down their neck, and they took all the Gibson products off their site.
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AndrewWolczyk said Jul 20, 2014 13:01:02
I agree. I was one day thinking of ordering their 59 Les Paul simply because if it actually has all the features they listed (long tenon, nitro finish, maple cap, etc.) its a great value. Not to mention that it was the only chibson I've seen that actually shaped properly. Without that page posted I feel a little less confident in what I would be receiving.
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MichaelWamback said Jul 20, 2014 15:08:59
If you go to the 59 LP thread, there's a link to a new website they have with photos of their Gibson guitars. Same as before.

I'm still torn between ordering one from Cathy or REG. Cathy would be about $200 less and a really nice guitar, but REG is absolutely the most accurate shape wise. It's really a question of how much things being just a little bit off would drive me nuts.
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AndrewWolczyk said Jul 21, 2014 10:42:01
Order the REG guitar. Believe me, I wish I'd ordered their 1275. And with that les Paul their are many things besides the shape that make it worth the money. I'd order that one without the bridge and install an ABR1 with posts, provided REG could ground the tail piece. I assume that's how it would have to be done? Nonetheless, I think in this case the $200 is well spent.
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ChibsonsandMore said Jul 21, 2014 13:10:09
Ordering without a bridge introduces risks. It's going to save you next to no money and open the door for problems like the neck angle being off.
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MichaelWamback said Jul 21, 2014 20:49:37
I agree - get a cheap bridge an upgrade. I did ask REG installing a stock Gibson ABR-1 when I ordered mine, and was told they would put an actual Gibson bridge on it for $120 additional. I'm thinking if the Gibson look is important, conversion posts are the way to go. Seen a few Chibsons done with those lately and they look really good.
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