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Old 11-11-2011, 12:21 PM   #1
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guitar specialist needed!

hey guys i was wondering if anyone could help me identify this guitar, All it says is "Grand Prix" on the headstock but i cant find anything online about it!!!

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Old 11-11-2011, 02:23 PM   #2
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any sort of markings on the back of the neck?
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Old 11-11-2011, 04:21 PM   #3
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No marks no nothing, Just Grand prix on the headstock.
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Old 11-11-2011, 04:22 PM   #4
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i asked you what that was the other day cause i was curious haha. . . let me see what i can turn up. ..

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Old 11-11-2011, 04:25 PM   #5
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based on what i can see of the head and the body itself I'm going to guess it some sort of ESP - they have several 'V' bodies....
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Old 11-11-2011, 04:27 PM   #6
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could be any number of knockoffs that aren't worth anything. where did you find it?
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Old 11-11-2011, 04:29 PM   #7
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My guess is a Jackson/B.C Rich/ESP knockoff.
Neck pickup needs to be adjusted
Can we get a pick of the backside of it?
And a close-up of the front and back of the headstock?
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Old 11-11-2011, 04:31 PM   #8
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Its currently at guitar center, Being Restringed, tuned, And an aux jack replaced. From what the guy there told me its a Randy Rhoads copy? I got it at goodwill for 50 bucks?
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Old 11-11-2011, 04:34 PM   #9
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From what I found, its a 1980's/90's Japanese guitar company. They made bass guitars as well. Only way to know for sure is find the serial #.
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Old 11-11-2011, 04:35 PM   #10
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http://www.thefret.net/showthread.ph...d-Prix-Guitars

^ Found that. Probably just some Asian company that makes knockoffs.

Invest in some seymour duncans or emgs
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You might be able to get some more information underneath the pick guard. To me it looks like a Randy Rhoads knock off like they said maybe made in Asia or some place like that.I have seen this brand before and they did copies of BC Rich, Jacksons, ect. You might be able to tell the year based on the type of bridge that it has and just line up what year that bridge was produced.

Who cares what its worth! Just get it all set up and dialed in just right and i guarantee you everyone will be jealous of how that guitar plays.

Maybe you can upgrade the electronics too and turn it into a real screamer. Worst case scenario if you dont like it and you only wasted 50 bucks. Best case scenario you invest some money and get a 1000 dollar sounding guitar and everyone is jealous.

Congratulations on your find!
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oh fuck me. i'm not reading..
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found one just like it



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Grand Prix, by Rhodes, (similar to Jackson) flying V , set neck, grover tuners, locking nut, rosewood fingerboard with MOP inlays, and a 'Killer Kahler' tremelo bridge
link http://flyingv.org/grand-prix-flying...er-guitar/9766
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Upgrade the pickups and you'll have at a decent guitar. IF the neck is worth a sheet.
Also this. If the neck or body is warped, skip it. If its in good nick you can always get new pickups and hardware.
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Old 11-11-2011, 04:39 PM   #15
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Bump
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Old 11-11-2011, 04:42 PM   #17
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yea... bump..
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Old 11-11-2011, 04:49 PM   #18
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for those searching, notice where the cable hookup is. that's a unique place even for flying v's or shark fins of any kind.


OP, do you play guitar? looking to learn? prefer a style of music? . . .that information may help us figure out if once that guitar is fixed whether you should try to trade it for something that better fits your needs.
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Old 11-11-2011, 04:59 PM   #19
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OP down where the strings go in to the body, is there a little hole on the bottom? im trying to figure out if that guitar was made to have tremolo arm, or "whammy bar" . . . it the thing you push down to bend the strings. does it have a hole for that?
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