Guitars you thought you'd love, but turned out disliking

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by Shaytan, Mar 4, 2019.

  1. Tconroy

    Tconroy Squier-Nut

    Sep 11, 2015
    kansas city mo
    epiphone ES 339 pelahm blue. Could not bond with it and the 12" radius. I traded it even up for the 2008 fender strat in my avatar ( the right one) and never looked back. This one has fender lace sensors neck and mid with a Dimarzio heavy blues II in the bridge.This is my go to guitar. I play it more than the rest! Always been a strat guy and always will be! My 3 amigos is all I need.
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  2. squier-esquire

    squier-esquire Squier-holic

    May 27, 2012
    I had seen a 1970 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop on Reverb. I read and reread the ad, found a 1970 Sunburst for sell locally at a shop to play to make sure I’d like it.

    I bought it and anticipated it showing up. When it arrived, my heart skipped! She was just as beautiful as I hoped; few character dings, some greening of the body but all added to my pining for this guitar.

    I tuned her up and plugged her in. Once my hand landed on the neck.... this wasn’t the same feel as the other one.... but we’ll give her a chance.

    Pick sliding across the strings... murky. I immediately tried to change my amp and tone settings; still sounded like she was under water.

    Played for about an hour and regretted it. Since it was original, I didn’t want to swap pups or anything. Put her for sale and made a few bucks, but never found one of that pre Norlin era that I cared for after that.
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  3. SquierTap

    SquierTap Squier-holic

    Jul 14, 2018
    Nashville, Tn
    I LOVE those black "tux" Teles with matching headstock... All it needs is white binding to qualify as my dream guitar, lol...
  4. SquierTap

    SquierTap Squier-holic

    Jul 14, 2018
    Nashville, Tn
    Boy, am I EVER in THAT boat!!! Lol...
  5. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

    Dec 9, 2014
    Sutton QC, CANADA
    Essentially any guitar with a narrow neck and/or long scale and/or thin neck and/or small radius ... they ain't for me. Zero GAS in that department, totally gasless.

    EDIT: Forgot to mention wieght. Too much of it ... out. I like my guitars light, don't want to have to fight them.
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2019
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  6. Luvs2yoko

    Luvs2yoko Squier-holic

    Jan 19, 2014
    I modded mine and tried to bond with it. Still trying, I think it's just that I am kinda large and it is so small. It feels like a toy. Sounds great, not giving up yet.
  7. Davey

    Davey Squier-holic

    Mar 31, 2015
    Monroe WA
    Wow, just goes to show you. Other than the narrow neck (which I do not like) all those things are what I look for and require in a keeper.
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  8. Dave M

    Dave M Squier-Nut

    Feb 27, 2017
    Mira Loma, CA
    Well...I found out through Money and error...
    Epi Sheraton 2...too big
    prs...too short playing a
    VM 70's ....hate Maple boards.....
    Epi ES339.....semi-hollow body...just don't care for them
    Funny alot of my builds..had more fun redoing them than playing them.
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2019
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  9. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

    Dec 9, 2014
    Sutton QC, CANADA
    That's exactly why there are so many different guitars out there.

    So, next time I stumble on a guitar I don't like, I know I have a buyer ;)
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  10. Beave

    Beave New Member

    Mar 12, 2019
    Griffin Ga.
    Martin drs1. Non existing top end. Thought something was wrong with it till I read a post where another guy thought the same thing about his. Martin D15 better but still dead sounding e and b strings. Got lucky and bought em cheap and sold em cheap. Then I got a d-16rgt killer bass but still weak treble even read a post where someone else thought the same. I have about 23 acoustics so I know the good ones. The bass is super on the d-16 and d-15. Maybe great bass makes for weak treble
  11. Eddie

    Eddie Dr. Squier

    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    I've purchased many that I thought I would love, but didn't hold on to:

    Several Epi LPC's - tried to recreate that Gibson LPC magic. Too light, and not the same.
    Squier VM - too light. I'm not a fan of basswood. I need something heavy to remind me that I'm alive.
    CV - neck too thin for my fat fingers
    Affinity - thin neck, thin body
    Bullet - thin neck, thin body, small body
    FSR Tele - thin neck
    PRS SE - very uncomfortable with the neck
    Contemporary - thin neck
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