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Quality of Bacchus handcrafted teles vs Suhr and Fender CS?

 
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Esbenmad
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:14 am    Post subject: Quality of Bacchus handcrafted teles vs Suhr and Fender CS? Reply with quote

Hi folks

I just sold my acoustic and now have enough money to boy a really nice tele. I want a guitar, that I will be happy to play for the rest of my life. I have been down the road of heavily modifying a midrange guitar too many times - I have had good results, but it has always left me wanting more in the end and the cost has always piled up so I could as well have saved my money and bought a real quality instrument with just making a bit bigger investment. So I am through with that

I have heard great things about both the new Bacchus hand crafted line and the older vintage line, and have had a look at these:

http://www.deviser-bacchus.com/products/handmade-series-guitar/t-standard/
http://www.deviser-bacchus.com/products/handmade-series-guitar/btl-aged60-1/

So, my question is do the quality of these instruments match up with fx a Suhr Classic T Pro or a Fender Custom Shop tele?

The Suhr is only a few hundred dollars extra investment, and there are often Fender Custom Shop teles up for sale for just a bit more, than I would pay for one of these Bacchus teles.

What is your take on this, should I save my money or go for the Bacchus?

Thanks in advance

All the best, Esben
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guitar hiro
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

buying a guitar that you will be happy with for life may be a tough one. there is no doubt some brands, Bacchus included, have a very good reputation for build quality and workmanship but that isn't the end all be all. there are too many variables involved; things like playability, neck profile, electronics/pickups, etc. that are subjective. when buying any brand ask questions and if the seller cannot answer properly then that is a red flag. keep an open mind and don't set your self up for potential disappointment
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Esbenmad
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for your answer! It is a bit nerve-wrecking to potentially buy a guitar online without trying it first, so you point about asking questions to the seller is a good one I think that patience is a key point here as well, because at some point a nice used tele is bound to show up near me. It is really nice to try before buying
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guitar hiro
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree that being able to 'try before you buy' is the best option
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frederikb
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great guitars. Try to buy them used. Way cheaper. Were are you located?
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Esbenmad
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am actually located in Århus I see you are in Copenhagen. Do you own Bacchuss guitars?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Esbenmad wrote:
I am actually located in Århus I see you are in Copenhagen. Do you own Bacchuss guitars?


A few... I think I have owned more than 25 Bacchus guitars... still have the best left...Jeg skrev til dig på 4 sound. ..
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Esbenmad
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arh, sjovt! Jeg synes også, at navnet virkede bekendt Jeg har svaret inde på 4sound. Hvad har i øvrigt været de fedeste bacchus du har ejet? Har kigget en del på deres tidligere vintageserie samt deres nyere t-standard/master.
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