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BY Mattress5
#843252
Ok, so the three guitars I bought all arrived within a week of each other. Wife was actually cool about it.

First up was a G&L Rampage Jerry Cantrell. Bought purely because I love Alice In Chains (and it was a good price). Bit of fun to have a play around on but I chucked it on TM at $1 reserve pretty quickly. Hopefully I'll make my money back on it.

Second was a Fender American Vintage '59 Strat in sunburst. This has instantly become my number one. Best Strat ever (for me). I've played and owned custom shops and this rivals the best of those.

Lastly came the Whitfill Custom Tele. Lovely guitar with an awesome patina. I asked for light/medium relic and he delivered. Tone wise it's a monster. I asked for Brad Paisley style twang in the bridge pickup and a neck pickup that could do blues without getting too wooly. It does both of those sounds and more. Couldn't be happier.
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BY robthemac
#843256
Nice! I was looking at Whitfill Guitars a few months back. Had you played one before you bought it?
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BY Mattress5
#843262
robthemac wrote:Nice! I was looking at Whitfill Guitars a few months back. Had you played one before you bought it?


Nope. I knew I wanted a non Fender Tele so scoured the internet and decided on a Whitfill. He builds them himself so you can spec anything you like, including neck shape etc so I had a fair idea of what was coming.
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BY robthemac
#843265
Fair enough. I was looking at non-Fender Strats with nitro finishes and his name came up. Not much info online.
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BY robthemac
#843266
I'd guess USD$3000 ballpark, if you don't mind me asking? Couldn't find prices on his website.
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BY Mattress5
#843273
robthemac wrote:I'd guess USD$3000 ballpark, if you don't mind me asking? Couldn't find prices on his website.


Spot on. $2995 + $250 shipping.
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BY robthemac
#843274
That's team-built Fender Custom Shop money. Sounds like you're a satisfied customer, though!
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BY Mattress5
#843276
robthemac wrote:That's team-built Fender Custom Shop money. Sounds like you're a satisfied customer, though!


Yeah, I weighed that up. I decided to go with the custom built for me option. I am happy with it. I did have to consider that any potential resale value would most likely be way less than a Fender though.
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BY jeremyb
#843278
Dude, you'll have to come along to the next NZGuitars Christchurch gearfest!!
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BY Mattress5
#843280
jeremyb wrote:Dude, you'll have to come along to the next NZGuitars Christchurch gearfest!!


For sure! I couldn't make it this time around but definitely keen for next time.
BY foal30
#843338
Mattress5 wrote:
jeremyb wrote:Dude, you'll have to come along to the next NZGuitars Christchurch gearfest!!


For sure! I couldn't make it this time around but definitely keen for next time.


I can only speak to myself but I think that would meet with Blanket approval Mattress
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BY jeremyb
#843340
foal30 wrote:
Mattress5 wrote:
jeremyb wrote:Dude, you'll have to come along to the next NZGuitars Christchurch gearfest!!


For sure! I couldn't make it this time around but definitely keen for next time.


I can only speak to myself but I think that would meet with Blanket approval Mattress


I think we should lay this thread to rest before it gets out of hand!
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BY codedog
#843343
I think the group desire to have Mattress and his new gats at the next gearfest is well and truly bedded down...
BY foal30
#843348
We couldn't let it slip.

We may all feel down