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  1. #1

    Join Date: Feb 2010
    Location: Laramie, Wyoming
    ME: Jackson AT Pro
    Rig: Rivera K Tre

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    Mysterious "B" Guitar

    So. I've had this thing sitting around for literally years. I found it a while back and was like, "Oh yeah, I keep forgetting I had this, I never use it, maybe I should offload it cheap so I can use that space under the guest bed for cooler stuff like vintage porn magazines". Finally got around to house cleaning and decided maybe someone has a use for it.

    Bought it on a whim on eBay for $150ish years ago. I didn't need another guitar then (and I certainly don't now), but it looked interesting and I wanted to see it up close.

    It's supposedly Sam Ash's house brand, from what I remembering googling years back. Can't find anything on google now. You try finding info with the vague description "B New York". It's not like, an impeccable guitar. Maybe I'm not a man of discerning taste. But it sounds fine acoustically to me. Plays fine to me. Here's a short demo video of a generic metal riff. I don't know how to dial a bridge single coil for metal rhythms and this is an iphone. But as you can see it makes noise. Maybe if you gave it some new pickups or something and a sweet setup it would be a total gem. I don't know. It has stock single coils right now, and I have no clue what the mini switch does. Unless it's downright awful, I'm not really a guitar playability inspector.

    Acoustically, I don't know, sounds fine to me. I restrung it like, four years ago and it's been sitting under a bed. It sounds better than every basswood guitar I have ever played acoustically. I would once again rank it as sounding "fine".

    I have no clue how to sell a guitar like this. I see people selling lots of guitars that suck (Ibanez/Schecters/LTDs) acting like they should be taken seriously as instruments. This guitar doesn't suck. I'll give it that ringing endorsement. It's not like "an inspiration to play" either.

    It looks gaudy as fuck, it would impress someone who doesn't know anything about guitars from like, over ten feet. In a "fake Rolex" kind of way. The weird aesthetics are actually kind of lovable. It's comfy. Has a radius'd top. Has the awesome cutaway style jack Yamahas have.

    I'm not going to try and sell anyone on it. If you need another guitar for $130 grab it. It's not bad at all. I've played a ton of stuff that is way worse. Don't expect something a luthier who gave up their childhood learning ancient forbidden luthiery techniques from a blind monk in the Swiss Alps built though.

    $130 shipped in gigbag CONUS.

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  3. #2

    Join Date: Feb 2010
    Location: Laramie, Wyoming
    ME: Jackson AT Pro
    Rig: Rivera K Tre

    iTrader: 15 (100%)

    Oh yeah, also, if you have retarded friends or disadvantaged neighborhood youth who come over to jam (we all do), this is an absolutely fantastic "Give it to my friend so their unwashed cretonous hands don't befoul the strings on my expensive beauties, but at the same time they don't realize what I'm doing" guitar. They probably won't even realize it's a cheap guitar, just tell them the "B" stands for "Brently" or something and it was custom made.

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Black Swamp, OH
    ME: Rich Mahogany
    MA: Godin A6 Ultra
    MB: SR500
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    Sam Ash - Greg Bennett. I've got a Bennett Tele that I've abused with a few mods, and it's a pretty solid player. Nothing Earth shattering, but I'd probably price it accordingly, maybe bumped up a bit as I've got some nice Duncans installed.

  5. #4

    Join Date: Feb 2010
    Location: Laramie, Wyoming
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    I bet if you put some sweet stickers on it it would be Earth Shattering.

    That's where the tone is.

  6. #5

    Join Date: Jan 2013
    Location: Louisiana
    ME: Jackson DK27/DKMG
    MB: Yamaha RBX775
    Rig: Randall V2/Mesa OS 412

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leon View Post
    Sam Ash - Greg Bennett. .
    I remember seeing a Samick that looked similar to this, so this makes sense.

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Soviet Canuckistan
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    MA: Ibanez AJ307CE
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    Dude! That has a Kiesel-treated fretboard from before Kiesel learned to Kiesel!

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
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    Yep. And because of that, i'd sell it at a more appropriate price. 1200$, IMO.
    President - Reverse Headstock Lover's Club

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    Join Date: Feb 2010
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    Quote Originally Posted by darren View Post
    Dude! That has a Kiesel-treated fretboard from before Kiesel learned to Kiesel!

    One of the Destroyers (DT-250) way back in '84 had the dyed fretboard. I need to own one of those someday, considering I've owned three (of the other colors) of them over the years.

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