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#1 Stu74

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:56 AM

My birthday is coming up so i am going to treat myself to a new guitar.
I have been talking about it for months and now im finally going next week to try out a couple of guitars i have my eye on.
The 2 guitars i like the look of are an Ibanez act200 and Vintage v100 afd
Just wondered if anyone has any opinions or experience with either of these guitars.

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#2 romi1212

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:41 AM

i will go with ibanez ART200 i love its finish

its fast and furious

#3 carol m

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:04 AM

Well they both have block inlays so, does it matter? That's my shallow side talking. I think it depends on how they feel when you play them, how easy they are to play, and what they sound like - not much help i know.

Get the one you want after you've played them, and if you can't decide which you want, it won't matter which you choose - they will both be equally good. Have fun checking them out!
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#4 eddiez152

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 11:06 AM

Congrats and a Happy Birthday then with or without the guitar.
Nothin sweeter than the sound of music comin out of a 6 string box - EZ me Music / ASCAP "Music is a social act of communication, a gesture of friendship,the strongest there is"-Malcolm Arnold

#5 Stu74

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 01:09 PM

The vintage v100 guitars caught my eye ages ago when i was researching epiphone les pauls on the net.Now because i have to drive 50+miles to try a v100 out i thought i would see what else they have incase i dont like it.Thats when i spotted the ibanez art200 guitar and now im thinking this is maybe the one i will choose. Cant wait to see them for real and try them both out.
Im like a big kid again im sure i must be having a midlife crisis or something :unsure: .

#6 micky mac

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 03:58 PM

no question for me the vintage all the way that thing looks amazing and the pickups really set it of i've read reviews on other sites about them and havent found a bad one yet plus i don't really like metal. Have you looked at any sites that sell secondhand guitars you could pick up a 5 or 6 hundred pound guitar for 2 or 3 as long as you can try it before you buy you cant go wrong.
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#7 mset3

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:01 PM

Stu,

No opinions, they both are nice looking guitars. Happy Birthday!!

Mike

#8 Stu74

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:02 PM

I have had my heart set on the vintage for months now but the more i look at the Ibanez i just love it.
The only bad things ive read about vintage is the quality control.Sometimes guitar shops receive what can be described as 2nds.Minor blemishes or slight damage etc.
I will be going over both guitars with a fine toothcomb to make sure they are what i expect.To some people less than 300 quid isnt much for a guitar but it is a lot of money for me.The sound and feel of the guitar will be the decider in the end if they are both as nice as they look in the pictures.
Micky I have been looking out for 2nd hand guitars on ebay etc but nothing near me has caught my attention so far.
Thanks everyone for your input.

#9 Stu74

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:05 PM

Thanks Mike
i have 1 month left before my birthday :)

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:25 PM

Happy Birthday Stu,

both gtrs look good, one a bit more traditional than the other. I bet they both have very different necks. Play both and anything else in the store, have fun.
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#11 starsailor

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:31 AM

They're both cool, nice present, you'll have loads of fun :)
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#12 allthumbs

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:15 PM

good luck. Choose the one that talks to you.

#13 Stu74

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 12:25 PM

I got a wine red vintage v100 today for my birthday.My wife said it has to go away now for my birthday in may.I think it will be coming out to play a few times before then im afraid.
I spent some time trying it out but it just felt right in my hands.Easyer to play than my other electric guitar.The sound it produces through my little amp is so much better aswell.I am very happy.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 02:03 PM

Congrats on your new acquisition ! Good guitars help make better music.
Nothin sweeter than the sound of music comin out of a 6 string box - EZ me Music / ASCAP "Music is a social act of communication, a gesture of friendship,the strongest there is"-Malcolm Arnold

#15 Stu74

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 03:56 AM

thanks eddie.

#16 micky mac

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 04:08 AM

congrts stu i'll bet there'll be a few sickys before the big day.
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#17 carol m

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 04:43 AM

Well done Stu. :)
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#18 starsailor

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:47 AM

Congrats. Stu, very cool :yes:
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#19 Stu74

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:34 PM

Cheers guys.
yeh micky it will be a struggle to drag myself away from my guitar to go to work.I am feeling sick just thinking about it :D .
Some pics of my new guitar.
I know im like a big kid but im just so happy with it.
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#20 micky mac

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:05 PM

thats a cracker stu :yes: you'll have to get stuck into some G N R now :punk:
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