let's beat this one to death------cheap guitar content

Discussion in 'Guitars, Guitars Guitars!' started by silverring233, Dec 17, 2010.

    Dec 17, 2010
  1. silverring233 Monkey With Tools

    i posted this at HC as well. since i don't get to spend much on guitars very often, i'll take all the opinions and suggestions i can get.

    so i'm wanting a semi hollow and the epi dot is out (unless i can get a hell of a deal on one). here's balsa wood and spit's offering:


    and here's the GFS offering:


    both look pretty decent, and i've had great luck with both companies. i'm just wondering if there's 100 bucks difference between the two? i'm not concerned about doing any mods, simply because if i do any mods, i have every thing i need.

    which would you choose, and why?
  2. Dec 17, 2010
  3. Kerouac weird musical dildo

    The GFS will have better pups... worth considering since changing them out in a semi-hollow is a PITA.

    I like the SX finish and headstock better though. :weebz:
  4. Dec 17, 2010
  5. Mark Wein :mad:

    I don't know much about either guitar but if you have the parts and expertise to upgrade it then it looks like the cheaper one will be fine.
  6. Dec 18, 2010
  7. John Watt Banned

    If you're interested in semi-hollows, for performance sake, you should try an Ibanez Artcore.
    I'd stain the interior wood black so the f-holes don't show as much, and change the pickups,
    but they're interesting guitars sometimes being sold cheap.
  8. Dec 18, 2010
  9. Peeker jerkass

    SX gets my vote
  10. Dec 18, 2010
  11. reverend1 Kick Henry Jackassowski

    The white Xaiver is the least ugly of all the choices.
  12. Dec 21, 2010
  13. Denverdave Resident Ragamuffin

    Xaviers tend to be highly playable out of the box. Much better pups and generally better finish work. I would think it worth the extra $100.00.
  14. Dec 21, 2010
  15. Mark Wein :mad:

    Harkenrider has an Xavier that is actually a pretty cool guitar..his is like an f-whole Les Paul...
  16. Dec 21, 2010
  17. Aahzz Habanero Evangelist

    Hacving played a Xaviere semi-hollow, it'd be my choice. The used one that my local GC had played and sounded very, very nice.
  18. Dec 22, 2010
  19. B Valley Rattlesnake Shaker

    I would buy the SX. I've bought four guitars from balsa wood and spit and have been happy with all of them. I've had one Xaviere and sold it. That may not be a fair assessment, just my opinion.
  20. Dec 22, 2010
  21. paulskirocks Blue Zone Compliant

    I'd get the SX, completely gut it, put in good hardware, track down someone with a genuine Gibson 335, and have a comparison...
  22. Dec 22, 2010
  23. John Watt Banned

    Can I ask why you're just looking online? Nothing at the local music stores, or a friend with an unplayed guitar?
  24. Dec 26, 2010
  25. silverring233 Monkey With Tools

    i looked at those as well.

    i have had both SX and Xaviere. i still have the Xaviere. i sold the SX to a good friend. were it not for that, i might still have the SX as well.

    the only shop around here i deal with has an Ibanez AG75. not bad, but not what i'm looking for. i do know someone who has an Epi Dot, he just isn't ready to sell it.

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