Quincy Query

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  1. ydrive

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    Anyone have experience with one of these? https://reverb.com/item/6982856-qui...-style-6-string-electric-guitar-p90-jnr-green It's an SG Junior copy made by a UK company named Quincy Music. I'm considering one over an actual Gibson SG Junior because one: they're a fraction of the price, and two: it appears to have the nicer neck joint then the Epiphone style on the Gibson Junior. My main concern is the neck thickness. I prefer the slim taper profile opposed to the baseball bat sized necks..
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    Never heard of them, but the color is awesome and seems cheap enough to take a chance on.
     
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    The lacquer reminds me of my linoleum floors... Neat color though. Looks, surfy...

    A guitar online, new for $400. That tastes bad in my mouth but it would be one hot guitar... That high voltage tone of the p90 and all.
     
  5. ydrive

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    Too bad they're in the UK, or they'd even be cheaper.
     
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    Uhhhhh... No, just no.
    Look at the top, then look at the back. It may say "solid" mahogany, but how many pieces are under that veneer?
    I seriously doubt it's made in the UK, more like China judging by the price and the scarf joint. Think about it.
     
  7. ydrive

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    I don't mind a scarf joint, it is stronger then the Gibson no joint method at least. Maybe I'm missing it, but I'm not seeing a veneer top either, it sure looks to be about three pieces of wood glued together like most guitars nowadays.

    I do find it odd though that the top of neck joint looks flush with the body, yet not so on the bottom side where it counts. It's also much flatter on the bottom of the body, functionally it may be nicer to rest on your leg, but not as nice looking as the beveling.
     
  8. Bad Penguin

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    Look at the front of the guitar. Now, look at the back of the guitar. See the difference in grain patterns? Veneer. And look how opaque the sides are. If you can't see the wood grain, that's a concern.
    And I never said anything bad about the scarf joint. It's just a typical aspect of an Asian guitar build. So to me, it's NOT a UK build. And on that note itself, I would avoid it due to it being misrepresented. How many other lies may they be telling?
     
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    Well, the photo of the back, could be from another guitar. That doesn't prove it has a veneer. Of course, we can't be 100% sure, but to me it doesn't look like a veneer.
    Also I read that the company is from the UK and not the guitar made in UK. In this price range is impossible to have a made in UK guitar. I didn't read any lies in the listing.
     
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    True - But you can have one hand made in the UK for around £550. Yes, that's about double, but it's still not a lot, and it comes from a brand with a great reputation, going back to 1974. Plus you can choose from a range of options and have one built to your exact spec if you wish.

    GS-1 single cut off the shelf £540

    GS-1 made to order.

    Personally, I'd buy a used GS-1 double cut over one of these, just based on their web site. Might be different 'in the flesh', but I doubt it. TBH I also prefer the look of the GS-1, rather than this 'not quite an SG', but that's just personal taste!
     
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  11. ydrive

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    I would be shocked if they were actually manufactured in the U.K. I was thinking that the listed price on Reverb had to be adjusted for the English pound, but I was wrong, I just added one to my cart, and it’s the actual price, which is pretty cool. The video states twice this is a good beginner’s guitar, so I have no illusions, I just have an SG/P-90 itch.
     
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    Looks like a cheap build at a cheap price. If you want a cheap guitar, this appears to be one of a great many at that price point. Some end up being pretty good; most end up in the closet, replaced by the next cheap buy. The bridge looks crappy. But who knows? There are some awfully good guitars out there at this price point. But the majority are simply evidence of the "you get what you pay for" truism.
     
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    I can find no reviews on Youtube.. Only way to know is to try before you buy ?
     
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    ... who cares? It's an electric guitar; it doesn't affect the sound.

    That's pretty cool looking and a great deal. I just hope it's better built than a Jaguar and doesn't have Lucas electronics! :cool:

    But seriously, I would have one of those or a lower end Japanese guitar over most of the Chinese Epiphones and such over $500. But for the real low end, this Quincy actually looks like a good value. It's a good time to be a guitarist!
     
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    OK, the energetic debate pulled me in & I had to take a look at a guitar I otherwise wouldn't think about (forgive me but I'm a Gibson snob, sorry). Anyway..

    I see grain pattern front & back that indicates solid wood with no veneer.

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    Notice the dark center grain section has a curve to it that is identical & reversed on the back, just like a natural piece of wood would be. And that smaller section shows a grain anomaly that is also visible somewhat mirror imaged location with variation just like solid wood.

    Hey, a cheap guitar is a cheap guitar. If it plays well & you like it, that's all that really matters.

    Although I've gotten particular in my old age about what guitars 'I Want', I am all for people obtaining instruments & being motivated to learn, enjoy, make and play music and these guitars readily facilitate this means & keep it all going forward.

    Rock On Brothers from other mothers, Rock On.
     
  17. ydrive

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    Just revisiting this one. I'm actually thinking of doing something really stupid, like getting the cheaper red or blue version of this SG copy, sanding it completely down, and going with a dark wood stain. I could even do something crazy, like sand down (change) the neck profile, if I find it's too fat.
     
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    I too am guilty of being drawn to that ‘green meany’ colour... Just wanted to share my favourite mantra when I’ m shopping guitars:
    “Life is too short to play shitty guitars”
    That’s why I play SGs
    As for where these copies are being made... come on, they’re selling at £199 and even the cheapest, yet excellent and still UK made, Gordon Smith is still well over twice that price. I’ve tried a load of cheap copies, replacing wiring and pups, but I still just keep two Gibson SGs as my main guitars.
    And today... will try my hand at switching out a 490 magnet for a short, T-Top style one... Better get an eBay auction ready for bricked 490...
     
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    They are now selling them off at £149! Anyone try one in the end?
     
  20. Lynurd Fireburd

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    Wow. Tough crowd.

    Thank you. I was about to say the streaking in the grain is consistent angle front to back. Plus, wtf would ANYONE put a veneer on that looks like that? It looks like a chunk of hawg. I'm not gonna guess on the pieces. That's why it's painted that dreadful color.

    I guess I hang in the cheap seats too much because if that was any other traditional color I'd have it by now. I'd take a chance on the green though. I hope someone does.

    Did no one mention the pic in the op is a Jr while everyone is lambasting the Special model? The Jr looks like it has a Wilkinson intonatable bridge. Hardly junk.

    How did anyone come to the conclusion it was MIUK? C'mon. Anyone of us can locate a manufacturer in Vietnam, China, Korea & have anything made to their hearts desire & slap whatever name you want on there. CNC has closed the gap drastically. Sure. you might get a pig or 3 but then again you might not.
     

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