New free guitar day...

For guitars of the straight waisted variety (or reverse offset).
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New free guitar day...

Post by dezb1 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:44 pm

Was given this the other day by a guy I work with, says he's had it since about 1989/90 anyone know where these were made?

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Set neck, nice finish actually feels like an ok guitar haven't plugged it in as the output jack is gubbed.

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Re: New free guitar day...

Post by MayTheFuzzBeWithYou » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:00 pm

I just know that a friend of mine owned a similar model...if not even the same... didn‘t sound to bad - back then, when we were 17. ::)

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Re: New free guitar day...

Post by Con-Tiki! » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:29 pm

is that a stagg?
chinese, i think.

they are not bad guitars, if that's what it is.
Not pricey, an alternative to squier/epiphone
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Re: New free guitar day...

Post by simonhpieman » Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:43 am

It's not that old, is it? I didn't start seeing Stagg stuff until at LEAST the mid 00s surely?

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Post by Squirrel » Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:04 am

^That's what I was thinking. I distinctly remember my local music shop selling them brand new back when I was in secondary school in the mid-late 2000s.

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Re: New free guitar day...

Post by dezb1 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:21 am

Stagg the brand was out in the early 80s and made in Japan not sure when they relaunched the name with the metal plate name tag. There's no info on line about place of manufacture, looks like there's been 3 periods of the name being used early 80s, mid 90s then from 2000 ish on all with different logos for the brand.

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Re: New free guitar day...

Post by Ceylon » Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:58 am

Can't argue with a free guitar!

My first electric was a Stagg Les Paul. It played and sounded pretty well for a cheap guitar (~300€ brand new) but forever made me wary of set necks since the headstock snapped just like that :mellow:

I think I remember mine being made in China, but this was probably 2008-2009 or something like that.
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Re: New free guitar day...

Post by dezb1 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:28 am

Did it have the metal plate on the headstock?

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Re: New free guitar day...

Post by Ceylon » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:02 pm

dezb1 wrote:
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Did it have the metal plate on the headstock?
It did, and it always seemed like that was an odd way to brand a guitar. But if I'd hazard a guess Stagg might have never had their own factory, they just buy assembled and finished guitars and stick that plate on it. Their model seem to vary a lot over the years though, and now that I'm googling images of Stagg Les Pauls to remind myself I see a lot of them don't have the metal plate. Mine did though, so maybe they only recently moved away from it?
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Re: New free guitar day...

Post by dezb1 » Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:06 am

After doing a bit of googling the guitar is from 1995 at the earliest as that's when the Stagg name was relaunched - I can only assume it's an early model as he said it was form around the time his kid was born. Got the electrics working still haven't plugged it into anything other than the Orange Micro Crush I keep on my bench as a test amp should get it plugged into something decent later today.

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Re: New free guitar day...

Post by s_mcsleazy » Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:07 am

my old bandmate had one of these. if you like microphonic pickups, their great
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Re: New free guitar day...

Post by dezb1 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:05 am

s_mcsleazy wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:07 am
my old bandmate had one of these. if you like microphonic pickups, their great
I like anything that makes a noise. Going to tune it GGC#DGG and play a bit of Sonic youth on it...

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