GREAT OSCAR SCHMIDT OE20G GOLD TOP ELECTRIC GUITAR - FACTORY BLEM

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  1. macrocket

    macrocket Well-Known Member

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    I noticed a few of these (GREAT OSCAR SCHMIDT OE20G GOLD TOP ELECTRIC GUITAR - FACTORY BLEM) on fleabay and remember a few members singing their praises, so I just thought I'd let you guys know about it. Please post if you order one and write an in-depth review so I can live vicariously through you.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/GREAT-OSCAR-SCHMIDT-OE20G-GOLD-TOP-ELECTRIC-GUITAR-FACTORY-BLEM-PO2-/350810008350?pt=Guitar&hash=item51ade7eb1e
     
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    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=OSCAR+SCHMIDT+OE20G+
     
  3. macrocket

    macrocket Well-Known Member

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    Sorry I forgot to add the link.
     

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    I bought a Tobacco Burst (OE20TS) about 2 months ago. It is better than my Epi and just as good as my (neck pickup is better on the Oscar) Agile AL2800. It is that good. Here's a sound demo I did for fun. The OE20 is direct, no effects through a Blackstar HT Dual direct into my DAW. The clean samples were overly simple and intended that way.

    It is absolutely the best $120 to $175 for a guitar I have ever spent. Easily worth at least twice the asking prices.

     
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    nice sound clip, guitardude.
     
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    I had one of those, it was a few years old, but it was a solid guitar.
    The finish on mine was perfect and the pick-ups sounded real good to me.

    Mine never sounded as good as GuitarDude's, but I'm pretty sure that was operator error:wiggle:

    Compared to the $159 al-2000 I just RETURNED it was way better, in every way.

    Why did I ever sell it? Just one example of a long line of dumbass moves I've made!

    matt
     
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    Damn I remember when those $247.00 OE30 335 clones were like 100 bucks. They were a steal - very nice. Never got one though. My son have a 3/4 flame-top Oscar acoustic - its a sweet little axe. Perfect backyard bonefire strummer.
     
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    I think they had some semi-hollow bodies pretty cheap also.
     
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    Mine is a fantastic guitar and made me question what is the real "bargain" of an Agile. Not that I wouldn't consider another Agile but they are not alone in the increasing world of "bargain" or "budget" guitars. The Oscar Schmidt is an absolute steal.
     
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    Wow, that 1st link one went for $119 + shipping. Crazy good deal.

    Yeah, I still have my OE-20GT, as well as it's OE-30 brother. I'm blown away how good they both are for the price I got them for. I wish I could have been on the ball when the 30's were going for the $99 range. I noticed some of the newer semi's have the full neck/headstock binding, but have lost the Grovers. Price keeps creeping up on both those guitars too.
     
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    They still has a few left at that price too. They also have a bunch of other blemished or blow out sales, crazy.
     
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    The OE30s while still pretty good guitars are not the same as the previous line of a few years ago...the tuners are generic now and a few other corner cuts as well but that is inflation for ya...pay more for less as each year goes by.
     
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    I looked seriously at some Oscar Schmidts before I settled on Agile, and at that price, I might have pulled the trigger on one. Those blems are virtually nothing.
     
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    i definitely prefer the look of the Oscar Schmidt gold top to the Agiles. And GuitarDude proved those guitars can sound as good as they look.
     
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    That is the same ebay seller I got my Jay Turser from. I noticed they had many B stocks. Worth watching there other items too. They were nice to deal with.
    Jay Turser "Mustang"
    http://www.aguitarforum.com/showthread.php?tid=33217
     
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    How are the necks compared to an AL-2000..?
    Having just tried out an AL-2000 I find the neck feels sort of uncomfortably narrow in my hand.
     
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    I don't have any experience with Agile 2000's but I do have an Agile 2800 and an Epiphone (Korean) Gold Top and Epiphone Les Paul Standard and the Oscar Schmidt is the same quality or better (sounding and/or finish) than all three. No joke.[hr]
    But the neck is a slim taper like a Gibson 60's slim taper and a tad thinner. Glossed.
     

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