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Guitars Talk => Electric Guitars => : robert December 04, 2010, 12:44:32 AM

: SX guitars are good
: robert December 04, 2010, 12:44:32 AM
SX guitars are worth a look, since they are so cheap!  ;)

I have 2 of them, and they are not bad. Quality is similar to Squier. I've seen a few that were so-so but I've also seen a few that were VERY nice.

Check out Rondo Music (http://bit.ly/hI4fdP) where you can get some great guitars for little money.

TIP - go for those guitars over $105 bucks - the ubercheap ones are usually not as good.
: Re: SX guitars are good
: DetroitBlues December 05, 2010, 10:47:20 AM
Have you tried their semi-hollow bodies?  Its tough buying a guitar you've never actually played...
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: weelie December 07, 2010, 06:19:56 AM
Sure. May cheap guitars are very good now. Usually needing some modification, though.

SX are not that easy to find here in Europe. Walton's in IE has some on their website. Plus there's a Spanish website for SX that seems to have different set of models compared to Rondo....?`

SX also offers combinations of features not available elsewhere. For example, I'd like a 32" Fender P-bass that was light weight. Don't know if they have them, but Fender sure doesn't! 
: Re: SX guitars are good
: DetroitBlues December 07, 2010, 09:31:43 AM
I was looking at the SX guitars above the $150 range, at those prices, I'm getting into Les Paul/ES copies, not Strat copies.  I could buy a used Epiphone for the price of some of the SX semi-hollow bodies. 
: Re: SX guitars are good
: robert December 07, 2010, 10:32:20 AM
Are you certain the used Epiphone would be so much better?
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: DetroitBlues December 07, 2010, 11:21:20 AM
Nothing is certain.  But I can try the Epiphone before I pull the trigger.  I have a hard time buying any guitar that I have played yet.  Just because it looks nice, doesn't mean it feels or sounds that way....
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: hillbilly joe old December 07, 2010, 10:21:25 PM
Here is a web page with some prices of $100 guitars here in japan

for beginners these guitars are ok, I've played a few at the local shop. My feelings though they are worth about $60 considering they really only cost about $6 to $7 to make and buy in lots of 100 from a chinese manufacturer


http://item.rakuten.co.jp/key/c/0000000902/  just use an english translate
: Re: SX guitars are good
: pictoratus December 08, 2010, 07:46:55 AM
I have a hard time buying any guitar that I have played yet.  Just because it looks nice, doesn't mean it feels or sounds that way....

It's always a crap shoot as to whether it will feel right. I've bought 2 guitars without playing them first, both off eBay. The Ibanez was ok, but it never felt 'right' for me. The second was a Fender Squier SE Strat which I still have and it's a good one considering the low price on those models.

I've since sold the Ibanez and still have the Squier.
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: hagarfreak33 December 08, 2010, 08:31:44 AM
I like the sx strats-the Agile lps are very nice too
: Re: SX guitars are good
: DetroitBlues December 08, 2010, 09:34:59 AM
I know a few people who really like their Agile LP's.  But just like many of the lower cost guitars out there, don't expect to get even half you money back if you plan on moving on to something else. 
: Re: SX guitars are good
: DetroitBlues December 10, 2010, 01:19:00 PM
Saw a post for someone in Detroit selling a few different SX guitars:
http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/msg/2105290066.html
: Re: SX guitars are good
: Bathead December 31, 2010, 03:43:09 PM
Sure. May cheap guitars are very good now. Usually needing some modification, though.

SX are not that easy to find here in Europe. Walton's in IE has some on their website. Plus there's a Spanish website for SX that seems to have different set of models compared to Rondo....?`

SX also offers combinations of features not available elsewhere. For example, I'd like a 32" Fender P-bass that was light weight. Don't know if they have them, but Fender sure doesn't!
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They did have a Medium Scale P-bass, But at the moment, all they have is a 32" Jazz bass.
: Re: SX guitars are good
: Bathead December 31, 2010, 03:50:11 PM
Just so's you know, one of the cool things about ordering anything from Rondomusic, whether it's an SX, Agile, Brice, or Douglas guitar or bass, if you get a bad one, Rondos' retruns policy is perhaps one of the better ones available on the internet. Pretty much if you are dissatisfied for any reason, ship it back at their expense and they will either exchange it or refund your money without hassle.  Add that to the low cost and  it's a fairly low risk endeavor.
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: hagarfreak33 December 31, 2010, 05:41:14 PM
Just so's you know, one of the cool things about ordering anything from Rondomusic, whether it's an SX, Agile, Brice, or Douglas guitar or bass, if you get a bad one, Rondos' retruns policy is perhaps one of the better ones available on the internet. Pretty much if you are dissatisfied for any reason, ship it back at their expense and they will either exchange it or refund your money without hassle.  Add that to the low cost and  it's a fairly low risk endeavor.
I have dealt with them a few times always a good experience-and if all goes well inMarch i will have another Agile:)
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: zagatron1 January 01, 2011, 06:21:15 PM
I'm thinking about tryin' one out one day. Haven't made up my mind which one yet (SX or Agile).
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: hagarfreak33 January 05, 2011, 11:14:48 PM
This is the one i am looking at now
http://www.rondomusic.com/product2717.html (http://www.rondomusic.com/product2717.html)
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: DetroitBlues January 06, 2011, 10:07:59 AM
Great looking guitar, question though, would you buy this guitar if you could get a Epi LP Custom (used) for less?
: Re: SX guitars are good
: Bathead February 10, 2011, 10:38:34 PM
I was thinking of getting this one, even though i don't really need it :
http://www.rondomusic.com/EG4BOTWR.HTML
And , since Epiphone doesn't make a Mockingbird copy, No, I wouldn't get an Epi instead. Nothing against Epis, I had one that I liked (G-310), but as I said, with Rondo's excellent returns policy, and cheap initial cost,  AND the fact that having to upgrade is not a given, (I got an SX  P-bass that doesn't NEED upgrading), all in all an SX can be a much better bargain than even a used Epiphone. Can you return a used Epi if there's something about it you don't like? You can with an SX, even if it's only that you simply don't like the way it sounds, and Rondo will pay the shipping both ways for either a replacement or a refund.
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: BogHead February 13, 2011, 03:44:03 PM
This is the one i am looking at now
http://www.rondomusic.com/product2717.html (http://www.rondomusic.com/product2717.html)

I had that guitar but not the wide model. Very well made and the only problem I had was the nut slot making the nut too high. They didn't quite cut it right so I got my dremel and squared it. Got a great action out of it. The pups were ok but I didn't like 'em so I replaced them with EMG 81-60 plus replaced two pots with EMG EXG and EMG Afterburner. Also I ran them with 18V (two 9V batts).

Had a rocking guitar and played it for over three years til I twisted the neck. I was hard on it but the frets stood up.

: Re: SX guitars are good
: BogHead February 13, 2011, 03:56:12 PM
I was thinking of getting this one, even though i don't really need it :
http://www.rondomusic.com/EG4BOTWR.HTML

I had that SX Mockingbird model but mine was an SX-GG4 so I don't know if they're the same but it does look like it. Mine had ceramic pups and they sounded good so I kept them. Also they said the nut width is 1 5/8" but mine's measured 1 3/4" so I don't know if they gave me a wide model if there was such thing.

The frets were super jumbos and poor at that. I leveled and crowned them making them mediums and I was able to bring the action down where it was almost close but the bridge bottomed on the guitar. After all that it was quite a good playing guitar. It could use better tuners though.

The kid down the street wanted this guitar and bugged me to no end so I sold it to him, duh. :)
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: sven March 06, 2011, 11:53:10 PM
I have an SX tele and love it.  I tried modding it with a new alnico pickup and will be putting the ceramic stock one back in soon.  I thought the alnico would be better, but not in this case.  Its a real player.  Super fat neck.  I have pretty small hands, but somehow this is very comfortable for me.
: Re: SX guitars are good
: DetroitBlues March 07, 2011, 10:24:08 PM
I'd love to get an inexpensive tele to keep opened tuned for slide playing...