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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 12:08 PM
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Guitar question...
Does anyone know anything about Johnson guitars? General information works; specifically I'm looking at a Johnson JP800 bass.

But I'm clueless when it comes to this instrument.

:shrug:

Help?
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 12:14 PM
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1. Chances are some will give you other models to look in to
But, I have a Johnson resonator guitar and it's not bad. Like anything else, you get what you pay for, but these days you can get a pretty decent playable guitar for little money.

When I was younger, when you bought a cheap guitar, you bought a cheap guitar. They were almost unplayable. My fingers still hurt from those damn things. Today, they make some decent beginner guitars that are relatively inexpensive.

Are you planning on buying it online? If you are buying it from a store, then just go check it out compared to others around the same price.
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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:56 PM
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2. So generally you're pleased with the instrument?
The one I'm looking at...actually I did order it earlier today...comes with the bass and a 25 watt amp for 179.00.

:shrug:

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freethought Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:11 AM
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3. I'll give you my opinion
I did a little web surfing and found their site and looked at a few of the instruments. When a guitar is priced below $300.00 I do tend to get a little skeptical. I did not see their name on the any of the music shops on the web
which makes me a little skeptical about the quality of the instruments.

My experience with cheap guitars is that they just that "cheap". I will, more often than not, put down more cash for an instrument of higher quality.

I have always favored guitars of a higher price but I went against my own tendency a bought a Fender American Series
Telecaster for about $275.00. Turns out it was a good buy. It was made in Fender's assembly facility in Ensanada, Mexico and its quality is quite surprising.

I do remember a long time ago when Ibanez showed up on the scene. Many regarded them as painted firewood with strings. Now, they,ve got big name endorsements like Stevie Vai, Joe Satriani, and a whole bunch of other shredders.
Some of their guitars go for over $1000.00. Go figure.

I would follow the poster's advice. If you can find the same instrument in a shop, try it and see if you like it.
If you're ordering online, make sure you know their return policy so if you don't like it you can return it. Just make sure that you like it.

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