Glen Burton ?

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  1. MichaelR

    MichaelR Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I got a notice in my email about these from amazon and the price certainly low enough at $197.28 and free shipping. I just wonder what other have thought of these. The picks look good but that can be deceiving. They are made of
    • an aged Asian Semi-Hollow Maple Body
    • Includes Maple Neck with Rosewood Fretboard
    I cant seem to get the link to post here so look up Glen Burton GE355-RDS in amazon, it will have pics of all the models listed for this price.
    71YhsLf3cpL._SL1500_.jpg glenBwhite.jpg GBgold.jpg 71DUych-IiL._SY879_.jpg
     
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    MichaelR Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I owned the 335 clone awhile back. It was not bad. Playable, frets were OK, no major issues except maybe the switch felt cheap.
     
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    peskypesky Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I'm sure they're typical Chinese product. Upgrade platforms. A lot of bang for the buck.
     
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    Those come out of the same factory and (appear to be) the old Jay Turser models they no longer label. Not really the greatest quality stuff. As stated typical Chineses stuff but there are better. I owned 3 or 4 hollows and semis. Would not buy again. I have owned some solid body JT's that were pretty durn nice.
     
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    Maybe a Grote?
     
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    I bought a GB SG several years ago. It had a set neck and a huge baseball bat FAT neck. The nut was mis cut and the pickups were terrible as to be expected. I wouldn't buy one again.
     
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    i have a white glen burton lp style now, its cheaply made, a ton of flaws in finish. medium frets, weighs a ton, its particle board in the middle of the body. i got the guitar for 120 new and wouldnt pay 100 for it again. It plays fine just cheap all over probably played it 30 minutes before i decided it would be sold.

    the firefly is nicer than the glen burton for sure and oscar schmidt is nicer than both
     
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    I was going to say that looks like the old Jay Turser stuff. The fretwork pre-2006 on those was very rough. I think I would avoid that brand altogether.
     
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    Their day has come and gone. So many better quality Foreign made guits out there now!
     

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