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Postby tweedle do » Fri May 14, 2021 8:07 pm

Hi all,

Here's a thing, after 35 yrs plus of guitaring in general, my local Cash Converters has a brand of guitar that I've never heard of for sale. After a bit of internetting it appears to be a quality brand a la early Squier, Greco (if memory serves...) but I've never heard of them until yesterday.

I don't need another guitar, but you know how it it goes....

So, it's a Bacchus Classic Les Paul, my gambolling through internet land made me aware that it's higher end Japanese make, and browsing some forums the usual posts of 'yeah, man. Got one of those, great guitars/swapped the pick ups though' etc. etc.

But has anyone here had any experience of these though? I know it's a subjective experience, YMMV etc. but I would like to hear peoples opinions (if any). Like I said I don't need another guitar, but it is a lovely looking thing...

Cheers, happy friday (for all those not working the weekend!)
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Re: New guitar brand

Postby Wonks » Fri May 14, 2021 8:45 pm

I haven’t had a thorough look at their website,

https://bacchus-guitar.com/

but I had a look at their Universe series LP types, and the Made In China sticker on the back of the headstock told me that at least some of their guitars aren't made in Japan.

Japanese labour costs are now comparable to US costs, so you aren’t going to get a cheap Japanese guitar.

So best to view them like Tokai, with a range of guitars at different price points, some from China, some from Korea and some from Japan. All decent guitars at their price points, but the Japanese ones are definitely superior to the non-Japanese guitars.
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Re: New guitar brand

Postby tweedle do » Sat May 15, 2021 6:09 pm

Thanks Wonks, I’m a bit tempted, they’re asking £799....

Must remember.

Don’t. Need. Another. Guitar....
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Re: New guitar brand

Postby zenguitar » Sat May 15, 2021 8:23 pm

tweedle do wrote: Don’t. Need. Another. Guitar....

Since when did that ever make a difference?

There's no such thing as 'too many guitars'.

Andy :beamup:
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Re: New guitar brand

Postby Wonks » Sat May 15, 2021 8:41 pm

But unfortunately you can lack the space to store another one. 34 is my limit here and I’ve probably pushed that a bit too far with the wife.
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Re: New guitar brand

Postby Murray B » Tue May 18, 2021 7:03 pm

Wonks wrote:But unfortunately you can lack the space to store another one. 34 is my limit here and I’ve probably pushed that a bit too far with the wife.

Much thanks for the above Wonks :-)

You've provided me with a wonderful comparator - 'see it's not as many as this fella has'.

Only.... on 13 and 3 Uke's at my house and the Uke's are so small - surely they don't count :bouncy:
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Re: New guitar brand

Postby blues_n_cues93 » Tue May 18, 2021 7:51 pm

A modest collection at 34 haha i can only dream! I just checked out the site, and they LOOK amazing. If it plays nice, and sounds great pick it up, and let us know. Price point is pretty incredible i'm really diggin the finishes on the WL4BM-ALD's .

Would love to know how they play so I can add it to my growing wishlist !
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Re: New guitar brand

Postby Wonks » Tue May 18, 2021 8:19 pm

Murray B wrote:
Wonks wrote:But unfortunately you can lack the space to store another one. 34 is my limit here and I’ve probably pushed that a bit too far with the wife.

Much thanks for the above Wonks :-)

You've provided me with a wonderful comparator - 'see it's not as many as this fella has'.

Only.... on 13 and 3 Uke's at my house and the Uke's are so small - surely they don't count :bouncy:

I'm not counting ukes (1), mandolins (2) or dulcimers (1).
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Re: New guitar brand

Postby kevineleven » Thu May 20, 2021 12:25 pm

I have a Danelectro guitar, and I think its awesome. Other than that I like Fenders, they're just classic.
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