June 16, 2006
Still on the search for a nice spare guitar I'm spoilt for choice. When I started playing the guitar the Orientals were just starting to make decent guitars for under £200. They are still at it.
I've found some nice looking stuff from a company called SHINE in Korea who used to make Guitars for B.C. Rich and Epiphone. Two semi acoustics with glued necks for £199 each. One is a 335 copy the other has a Basswood body with a quilted maple front. Below is an active 5-string bass for £350. They do Strats and Teles for 80 quid.
Guitars of all ages seem to be a good investment, which says a lot for the resurgence of guitar music. If you get hold of a good one it will hold its price.
There is a dealership not far away, I think I'll take a look. Click on the logo for Shines's full range.