My cheapest (most inexpensive) guitar

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by blackspider57, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. blackspider57

    blackspider57 Squier-holic

    Age:
    61
    Mar 11, 2017
    Great Falls Montana
    Never disappoints me.
    In fact, it continues to surprise me every time I play it.
    Only $80.00 with free shipping from Guitar Center.

    I was not expecting much to be honest,
    but over the past year, it has become one of my favorites.
    Great tone, good feel, easy on the eyes.
    My Epiphone Les Paul special 1 p90 in faded T.V. Yellow.

    What is your favorite cheap (most inexpensive) guitar??
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  2. DoctorBB

    DoctorBB Squier-Nut

    537
    Mar 2, 2016
    Beaumont, TX
    Gave $75 for this SE with the intent of flipping it. Put on a Fender bridge, vintage tuners and mint green guard. It’s been my daily player for almost a year now. Awesome guitar. But not my cheapest.
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  3. drewcp

    drewcp Squier-holic

    Age:
    35
    Dec 14, 2018
    Saint Paul, MN
    If I have to play by the rules of “anyone can get one cheap” it’s my Les Paul SL.

    Picked it up used for $70 or 80 bucks.

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  4. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Squier-holic

    Age:
    57
    Nov 24, 2018
    Crappie fishing.
    I'm liking all the above ^^^
     
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  5. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
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    That would be my $55 Sawtooth Tele. I modded it because I can’t leave anything alone, not because it actually needed anything...
     
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  6. pflug

    pflug Squier-Meister

    369
    Oct 11, 2013
    Michigan
    Probably my favorite inexpensive guitar- though not the cheapest- about $80 brand new plus a GFS pickup-
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    My cheapest new guitar- $54 Sawtooth with one of my pricier ones (actually a gift from my wife) Mexican Fender Tele

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    And I believe the cheapest guitar in the current collection- a used "Rise by Sawtooth"- $8.95 bid on SGW, about $20 shipped

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  7. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-holic

    Age:
    54
    Nov 29, 2017
    Newnan ,Ga.
    The Star- finity player-caster ;) IMG_20190608_183223.jpg
    This is currently my cheapest and the one that's been getting the most attention :)
     
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  8. AllroyPA

    AllroyPA Squier-Axpert

    Age:
    50
    Dec 14, 2009
    Philadelphia
    I think I payed 85 dollars at the local Cash Converters for this Affinity Tele, not bad for a lefty guitar
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  9. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    Is that a clear pick guard, or no guard and screws in the guard holes? It’s cool either way, though!
     
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  10. Conghaille

    Conghaille Squier-holic

    Age:
    49
    Jul 12, 2016
    Chicago
    3A6F2F4B-2D72-4981-9FBB-396200EDE804.jpeg I popped two humbuckers from the parts box into this fiesta red hardtail Bullet and it’s just a great “Fender SG”. Neck is thin but great. I play it almost every day.
     
  11. TimTheViking

    TimTheViking Squier-Nut

    604
    Feb 13, 2019
    Chesapeake, Virginia
    Those are some really light strings. So light I can't even see them!
     
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  12. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

    Age:
    51
    Feb 10, 2010
    Chicago
    The cognitive dissonance sets in with my Bullet HH Blue Sparkle.
     
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  13. AllroyPA

    AllroyPA Squier-Axpert

    Age:
    50
    Dec 14, 2009
    Philadelphia
    I took the guard off, and just put a small electronics washer under the pickguard screws because they are angled on the bottom
     
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  14. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    Ha! I had all my guitar stuff in my basement, and all my packs of strings got corroded :( I’m having an “out of money” period and I haven’t gotten more strings yet.
     
  15. Caddy

    Caddy Dr. Squier

    Age:
    71
    Nov 29, 2010
    Indiana
    For me, and I am only counting new guitars (have only ever bought one used electric), it has to be the Sawtooth sunburst and maple Tele I bought from Walmart online for something like $54 new delivered to my door. Plays and sounds great. I did upgrade the electronics, not because it needed it but because I thought it deserved it. Stock pickup and tuners are fine. In fact the stock piickups sound pretty darn good.
     
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  16. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

    Dec 9, 2014
    Sutton QC, CANADA
    I have the exact same guitar, been 5 years and it gets played every day still. But my cheapest is ... it's twin sister that I got for free dismantled from dbrian66. Cost me a set of Epi P90 (±$20).

    The Yellow has a different bridge on this photo, but since then it went back to a lightning bridge.

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  17. lespaul1968

    lespaul1968 Squier-Nut

    Age:
    51
    775
    Jan 26, 2019
    Indiana
    Inexpensive at the time of purchase? Or not currently worth much?
     
  18. JohnnyMac

    JohnnyMac Squier-Meister

    Age:
    66
    469
    Mar 5, 2018
    Front range Colorado
    009.JPG I've been having fun with this $20 First Act Volkswagen Garagemaster. It has an onboard 9v EQ with a gain switch and treble/mid cut.

    I've changed strings, cleaned and oiled the fretboard and polished the frets and set it up since the pics were taken.

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    Last edited: Jun 27, 2019
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  19. BeepBoop

    BeepBoop Squier Talker

    Age:
    38
    65
    May 30, 2019
    ND, USA
    I've been wanting one of those, nice!
     
  20. Bassman96

    Bassman96 Squier-holic

    Age:
    41
    Nov 13, 2010
    Oak Harbor, WA
    I will know sometime between the 3rd and the 5th if I have something to share in this thread.... Incoming NBD..
     
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