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    NGD- pawn shop edition

    So Iím down staying with my parents for the week and, since I do this twice a year, Iíve thought about picking up a cheap guitar locally and just keeping it here so i can still practice. Didnít want to spend more than $100 and originally have thought about trying to get a Squire Strat but I saw this on Craigslist and Iím a whore for H-S pickups.

    It was advertised for $130 at a pawn shop but was 30% off when I showed up (so $97). Itís a Mitchell D-300 which is commonly sold through Guitar Center or Musicians Friend. 24 frets, 25.5Ē scale length, a little more rounded neck that an Ibby but still somewhat flat. Also has some no-name locking tuners. Fret ends feel good so what the hell.








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    Reminds me a lot of the Ibby SZ line
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    Good score! How is the tuning stability with the no name lockers? I'd assume it's great cause how can a manufacturer screw that up, but who knows...

    We had one just like that, but the "micro" or whatever Mitchell calls their small ones. Got it for my kid, same finish and everything. He didn't like it so we returned it to GC and got him a Jackson JS22 instead, but I was pretty surprised at the quality. Entry level guitars have a come a very long way in the 30 years since I had my first.... a Hondo aka POS...
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    Natural finish, HS config. Perfect winner for me. Nice score

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    Can't beat that for under $100.

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    Tuning isn’t too bad but I do have a new set of strings which are still stretching out. I thought locking tuners “locked” the tuner from moving but all it does on this guitar is lock the string in the post just like how you lock a string into the bridge of a Floyd Rose.

    The innonation was pretty good-I only had to make a minor tweak to 2 strings. I don’t have an amp to plug into here but it sounds nice acoustically.

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    Replace the Bridge with a Gotoh one, they are cheap like 30-40€ and you will note an improvement in sustain and a tonal change for the better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scole View Post
    Tuning isn’t too bad but I do have a new set of strings which are still stretching out. I thought locking tuners “locked” the tuner from moving but all it does on this guitar is lock the string in the post just like how you lock a string into the bridge of a Floyd Rose.
    Yeah, all locking tuners work by keeping the string from moving. The big benefit is quick string changes, since you're not doing multiple wraps around the post.
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