Elite Guitars?

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  1. Reddog3d

    Reddog3d Well-Known Member

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    So, in trying to find a Tele style guitar, I stumbled across Elite guitars.

    They are only about 75 miles from me, and have an impressive feedback rating on eBay.

    Their guitar store is here.

    I bought their Elite Tele Pro on Wednesday, it shipped today, and since they are so close, it is supposed to be here tomorrow. According to the posting, they are American made, and have Z-Mule pickups.

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    They also have some nice looking LP guitars.

    Has anyone else here bought any guitars from this guy, or played Elite guitars?
     
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  2. Frankenfretter

    Frankenfretter Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    That's a good deal for a made in US Tele clone. Hopefully it plays and sounds as good as it looks. Curious to hear how that neck is (thin or chunky). I'd never heard of these guys until now. Looking forward to your review.
     
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    Tsukiyomi Well-Known Member

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    I'd never heard of them before either, but that's a gorgeous looking Tele
     
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  4. LessPawl

    LessPawl Well-Known Member Supporting Member+ Gold Supporting Member

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    Looks great and that price for an American made guitar is amazing. I'm looking forward to your review on the guitar. Thanks Reddog
     
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    Looks good and the price is right. I'm looking forward to your review.
     
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    slowhand84 Well-Known Member

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    There is no way in hell that's American made for that price. Unless the guy buys parts guitars from overseas (you can get bodies for $10, etc in bulk) and just assembles em. Assembled in America is easy. Made in America is often expensive.
     
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    Lamf77 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Another Gold Mine Find! The seller has a killer feedback rating, 100%.....some really nice guitars for sale too.
    Yikes! $275! Hide my PayPal password!
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    Looking forward to your pix and review.
     
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    despiadado Well-Known Member

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    I would say get it, especially if it's US made
     
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    Wreaks of Chinese imports to me.
     
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    Chinese for sure... But not bad price and I love the blue quilt LP.
     
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    Looking forward to your review cause this seller is about 15 minutes from me in spring hill fl. I will be able to go pick one up instead of shipping it.
     
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    I've wanted a Tele for many years. Thanks for sharing. Am looking forward to your thoughts on the guitar.
     
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    I am in spring hill this weekend. Do they have a brick & mortor?
     
  14. Reddog3d

    Reddog3d Well-Known Member

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    Not sure.

    The have a web page: U2cansave.com and there is a messaging feature on their webpage.

    I will find out soon what they are like - OUT FOR DELIVERY! Yeehaw!
     
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    I would not think these are American made. Maybe assembled in America. Parts would cost more here to assemble a tele much less finish it. Really does not matter where it comes from if you are happy. The guitars look very nice in the pictures.
     
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    Some of the guitars will actually say they are Chinese, others will say assembled in America or similar verbage. Assembled in America may mean they just tighten up the strings when they arrive from overseas. That white triple bucker is sweet though.
     
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    For sure... Wherever they're built they're still priced well and look great. Very intriguing!


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    I was checking out the "reverse frampton" LP. Looked kinda cool at first glance but ... Made of ash? ... Middle pickup ring is not straight? ...

    The tele looks great though, I'm also curious to your review
     
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    Keen eye...I did not notice the middle pickup.
     
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    There is no info as to what wood the LP style guitar's bodies are made of. The necks are maple. First reaction was...not made in this country for that price, even their 'was price'.
     

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