What about Maestro's?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by MrYeats, Oct 21, 2020.

  1. MrYeats

    MrYeats Dr. Squier

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    We all know that Epiphones are or were a branch of Gibson and most of their guitars are patterned after Gibs.
    What about Maestro's? I have been collecting these now for some time. They are on par with the lower end bolt on Epi's in every way, IMO.
    I invite pix of any of the Gibson family of Guitars on this thread.
    There are Baldwins, Signatures, Epochs, Spirit, and maybe others. All mine set up and play very well. I have a bunch more and am going to do a video in Mark's Guitar Bar with the collection,,,,,Stay tuned.
    Bring us what you have.

    The Jr. I have about 5 different colors of these.
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    The Epoch LP...I have 2 of these.

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  2. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

    I rolled a few Epochs ! Not the worst I ever played ?
     
  3. MrYeats

    MrYeats Dr. Squier

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    I bet you have rolled other things as well...:D
     
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  4. tatesla

    tatesla Squier Talker

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    My very first electric was a Maestro...the exact same blue model you posted! Being my first guitar, I was surprised by the quality. It didn't feel like a toy, to me. It was an actual electric guitar!

    However, being my first guitar, I had nothing to compare it to, and I don't miss it. The action was very high, the frets a little sharp, and it was heavy. I do remember it staying mostly in tune though. I guess, it was a fine purchase for $60, as it came with an amp and gig bag, and it wasn't frustrating to play, but it's easily the worst guitar I've ever played. I don't know if you can do better for $60, but I'd never recommend it.
     
  5. MrYeats

    MrYeats Dr. Squier

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    That is what makes it such a good modding platform. A tweak here, a tweak there and it really is a decent guitar. Any single pickup guitar is limited in tone but what slot they do fit in, they fill it well. I have usually put good Alnico pickups and one of them has a Fat Cat P90, good pots and capacitor....It will be in the video coming soon to a monitor near you....Stay Tuned.
     
  6. nomadh

    nomadh Squier-Nut

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    Haven't played one but I have no doubt they would be fine to excellent depending on time spent setting them up.
     
  7. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

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    I have never played one, but have always looked at them like a Starcaster. Just a big box store version of a low end Epiphone. I’m sure they can be made into decent players.
     
  8. MrYeats

    MrYeats Dr. Squier

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    I actually have some that are made from solid wood and they have all had factory sealed tuners. Never got one with trap tuners.
     
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  9. fadetoz

    fadetoz Squier-holic Gold Supporting Member

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  10. MrYeats

    MrYeats Dr. Squier

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    I have 2 of their acoustics, a black one and a natural. Love the Gibson headstock.
    Nice song and the guitar sounds good too.
     
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  11. BarnyardShark1979

    BarnyardShark1979 Squier-Meister

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    I like my Maestro, it has balls.
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  12. Paruwi

    Paruwi Squier-Nut

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    I've heard the Maestros have very stabil necks....

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    even with a pre-cut neck King Henry needed more than one try to destroy this Maestro SG
     
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  13. fadetoz

    fadetoz Squier-holic Gold Supporting Member

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    USA
    I got my acoustic for $50.00. I have an Alverez Yari that sounds amazing but this Maestro sounds pretty good. I have played a bunch of $200-$3000 acoustics that I would say don't sound as good and don't have that full ringing sound you want out of an acoustic and the Maestro does.
    I actually use mine for writing all my new songs.
     
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  14. MrYeats

    MrYeats Dr. Squier

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    Here is a demo of a Maestro LP Jr. with a Fat Cat.

     
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  15. fadetoz

    fadetoz Squier-holic Gold Supporting Member

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  16. MrYeats

    MrYeats Dr. Squier

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    Dang, they are still doing that...Hold on, I will go thru Rumble..
     
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  17. fadetoz

    fadetoz Squier-holic Gold Supporting Member

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    USA
    set it to public or unlisted
     
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  18. fadetoz

    fadetoz Squier-holic Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 29, 2011
    USA
    Nice setup Mr Yeats. Like it. Killer guitar too. I'd like to get one of those sometime.
    On my list anyway.
     
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  19. fadetoz

    fadetoz Squier-holic Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 29, 2011
    USA
    You have a red and blue one?
     
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