The Elusive Firefly

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  1. OMB

    OMB Well-Known Member Supporting Member+

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    I saw this 335 copy reviewed on YouTube and then went looking(supposedly Amazon) for it. NADA. Then I see another review on YouTube and again go look. NADA. This 335 KO looks and sounds pretty darn good for $139 IF YOU CAN FIND IT!





    Anyone see them out there?
     
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    No. Supposedly amazing for the price.
     
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    I found the videos myself. I love that guitar. 4 videos. and some people at the Gear Page bought one. they are decent and look expensive. I got told to buy this Epiphone before I got my Highland. No. Ugly and looked like a 5 year old drew it on paper and they made it. Yuck. I would take something like that any day.

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    I believe those vids were posted here a while back too. My assumption would be that they went the way of the dozens/hundreds of copycat chinese "brands" that pop up ever month or so. Seems like just about anyone with a credit card and an ebay account can come up with their own brand and commission a run or two And for the most part they appear to be exactly the same - inexpensive chinese copies - with a different name on the headstock.
     
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    First of all like you said WHERE can you get these, I watch the vid then go to amazon or ebay and NOTHING. Another thing I've noticed is the horns are different than they were on the first Vid I saw. The First one I saw a few months ago had 335 horns and the latest version has Ibanez as73 like horn which I actually like better, None the less I cant find either one for sale anywhere.
     
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    Seems like an awful good deal, too good I guess since you can't find them or equivalent for that price. My advice if you are set on a Chinese knockoff is to look for a used one from an established brand. I particularly like Jay Turser if you can find a cheap one. I own one currently, a hollow body, and have owned a couple solid bodies and have been really impressed by the quality of all 3, unlike some of the stuff that was ordered from the fly by night sellers.
     
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    Like the stock market - if it's already in the news, you're too late.

    First runs are usually correct shapes, next runs are not

    First runs are usually super cheap, next runs are not
     
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    After seeing those video's about two weeks ago, I went looking and found one of the blue firefly's on Amazon but it was priced above $220

    So far I've never found a single one at $139
     
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    The one that sold on eBay was like $230 I think
     
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    I am quite familiar with most of the 335 style guitars out there. It is my obsession. The chinese ones are NOT all the same and this cheap one looks sooo much better than the ones you would normally encounter. Like Randell showed that Epi is a cartoon guitar not for real consumption if you really like 335's.

    I owned a LOT of JTursers and their 335's did not look as good as the one in the first video.

    Yeah very rare indeed. I would pay $225 for the rounded horns if I knew what the nut width was.
     
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    ....but I already bought MY Last Guitar :whistle: :cautious: :sunglasses:
     
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    So if ya'll see one...
     
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    I sure would have liked to have had one of those $139 Fireflies. I got on the trail several weeks ago. It was a dry hole.
     
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    Looking at my guitars again. I gotta sell some more. I may even sell a couple of my little amps...
     
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    You need the equivalent of a suicide hotline to talk you down.....take a deep breath man....it can't be that bad
     
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    Two conditions clashing in to one another OCD and Acute Anxiety Disorder...both tinged with GAS. My problem is I HATE selling stuff but I truly do not enjoy not being able to play and use all my stuff.
     
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    They're baaack

    Oh hell how do you post an Amazon link again?

    Edit: I guess just search for "Firefly Full Size Hollow body Electric Guitar with Cable, and Picks"
     
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    Got one on order in black. We'll see what happens. Fingers crossed.
     
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    Fuck it ordered a sunburst. I figure I can probably get 200 for it anyway after they sell out if I don’t love it.

    The seller said in Amazon questions red ones would be avail next month.

    (Edit) This one will pop my MIC cherry if you don’t include a couple of 7/8 scale Rogue starter acoustics I got for giggles and in case my kids or wife wanted to learn to play.
     
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