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homestar_kevin
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Ok so This summer I will be a counselor at a summer camp in Maine and as such do not want to bring my nice(to me) acoustic out of fear for it. So I've been in the market for a cheap guitar(beater!) that I can take up there without fear of what happens to it. Tonight I ordered this...

which can be found here...

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Washburn-D8STPAK-Acoustic-Guitar-Pack?sku=514585

I figured a solid spruce top for 100 bucks, well why not. I have a 30 day return policy regardless, so I'll reserve judgement on it until it gets here, but in the meantime... Who else has got a beater/ camp guitar?

Let's see em

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Rahul
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Looks like a steal to me. A Washburn solid top for 100 $ with goodies.

Enjoy !


   
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yashicamat
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I have the electro-acoustic version of one of these as my campfire guitar:

It's a bit rubbish though. :oops: String change soonish then I shall have to tweak the truss rod a tad as it isn't right at the moment.

Rob

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ksac32
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That is a nice beater-Here is mine:lol: :lol: :lol:

http://www.soundclick.com/kensacco
http://www.soundclick.com/thetools


   
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SGinCYQX
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Thinking about the Stagg electric Strat copy for nasty gigs that I don't want to take my SG or my Casino to. No acoustic beater yet, but I'll find one...

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Ignar Hillström
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Crap. What you people call beaters are my nice guitars. :(


   
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kent_eh
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Here's mine

I bought it cheap as a fixer-upper project, and after a few hours work, it's a perfectly servicable beach/camping guitar, which actually sounds not too bad.

Features: brass frets, painted-on binding, laminated top.
Work done (mostly since the picture was taken): replaced tuners ,replaced bridge, major body cleaning, replace endpin, add strap button to heel of neck, and touch up the binding

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crkt246
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Crap. What you people call beaters are my nice guitars. :(
I know what you mean...


   
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homestar_kevin
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well the term beater does kind of come with a negative connotation, but it's used lovingly( by me at least!) everyone has that one car they remember that was just such a piece, but had charm that made it nice..... at the same time you would still drive up a curb with it and have little more than a shrug of guilt.

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duffmaster
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My Samick Strat Copy. Plays good but the electronics don't do it justice. Gonna get a handwired pickguard from guitarfetish this summer.

The Pickguard is custom painted by the way.

It was white but i wanted the black on black on creme look.

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Rich_Halford
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I have a Chinese Jumbo (a 'vintage' brand http://www.richard-halford.co.uk/guitar.htm ) that I bought kinda by accident. I wanted a beater having watched a friend get a bit to excited with my Taylor when I took it to a BBQ, after which I decided that the Taylor was a 'stay at home' guitar.

I went to a local store and played everything they had and the Vintage just sounded better than everything up to the £500 mark, where a £500 Yamaha (LL6?) kicked its arse. Anyway, at £150 odd I just thought it was a bargain and couldn't leave it there for fear of not finding something as good for that price again. Lots of people agree and would buy it off me for £150, so I consider it a good buy and I'm happy to let anyone use it.

If they damaged it though I'd be gutted!


   
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ksac32
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This one has the guitar fetish pre wired pickguard on it-- :D (Also posted this in show your gear thread)

http://www.soundclick.com/kensacco
http://www.soundclick.com/thetools


   
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crkt246
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This one has the guitar fetish pre wired pickguard on it-- :D (Also posted this in show your gear thread)

That looks to nice to be a beater!


   
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vgo
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Here's my beater gear:

BC Rich Warlock Bronze
Marshall MG10CD
BOSS MD-2

I need a beater amp too. :D


   
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ph0nage
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i don't have pics... but I recently just got a used Cort Earth 100 on Ebay shipped for 100 .....

With a case, electronic pickup, strap, and a bunch of picks! The action is great on it too! All i had to do was change the strings and it's great!


   
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