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Thread started 11/08/17 11:02am

Madhouse6

Prince guitars

I don’t play but would like to own a replica guitar
Maybe a cloud or symbol
Anyone have good or bad experiences?
Suggestions of where to buy from and where to avoid

Am based in the UK
Thanks in advance
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Reply #1 posted 11/08/17 12:34pm

Curt

Madhouse6 said:

I don’t play but would like to own a replica guitar Maybe a cloud or symbol Anyone have good or bad experiences? Suggestions of where to buy from and where to avoid Am based in the UK Thanks in advance

The funny thing is, as ridiculous as I think it is when people have pianos in their houses and can't play anything but the chopsticks... I'd like to own one too.. lol lol

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Reply #2 posted 11/08/17 1:37pm

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If you're buying one for decoration only, and it isn't ever going to be played, then you can take your chances on this place:

http://www.rareelectricgu...itars.html

Allegedly, they will make almost any guitar Prince has ever played. And allegedly, their prices are a fraction of what a real guitar costs. An old Facebook page lists their white cloud guitar for $579.00.

You pays your money and you takes your chances. I have absolutely no experience with these guys, although there are people who've made YouTube videos about these guys, and they say they like their guitars.

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Reply #3 posted 11/08/17 1:42pm

TXfan

I have a white Chinese Cloud replica guitar for sell. I bought it after Prince passed. I bought another white Cloud from Paisley Park so I don’t need the other anymore. It’s pearl white and was built with a through neck ( neck goes completely through guitar body)It’s never been played, I bought it just to have.Not sure what it would cost to ship to your country.
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Reply #4 posted 11/08/17 2:28pm

daniorU

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RodeoSchro said:

If you're buying one for decoration only, and it isn't ever going to be played, then you can take your chances on this place:

http://www.rareelectricgu...itars.html

Allegedly, they will make almost any guitar Prince has ever played. And allegedly, their prices are a fraction of what a real guitar costs. An old Facebook page lists their white cloud guitar for $579.00.

You pays your money and you takes your chances. I have absolutely no experience with these guys, although there are people who've made YouTube videos about these guys, and they say they like their guitars.



I bought from them a peach cloud with emg’s and schaller locking tuners.It is playable.
The schecter from Paisley is not bad too.
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Reply #5 posted 11/08/17 2:32pm

ThatWhiteDude

Madhouse6 said:

I don’t play but would like to own a replica guitar Maybe a cloud or symbol Anyone have good or bad experiences? Suggestions of where to buy from and where to avoid Am based in the UK Thanks in advance

Buying a guitar for shits and giggles? lol lol

"Like books and BLACK LIVES, Albums still MATTER."
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Reply #6 posted 11/08/17 4:28pm

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daniorU said:

RodeoSchro said:

If you're buying one for decoration only, and it isn't ever going to be played, then you can take your chances on this place:

http://www.rareelectricgu...itars.html

Allegedly, they will make almost any guitar Prince has ever played. And allegedly, their prices are a fraction of what a real guitar costs. An old Facebook page lists their white cloud guitar for $579.00.

You pays your money and you takes your chances. I have absolutely no experience with these guys, although there are people who've made YouTube videos about these guys, and they say they like their guitars.

I bought from them a peach cloud with emg’s and schaller locking tuners.It is playable. The schecter from Paisley is not bad too.



Would you recommend them for a guitar that I might want to play with in front of people?

Second Funkiest White Man in America

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Reply #7 posted 11/08/17 9:30pm

TXfan

RodeoSchro said:

If you're buying one for decoration only, and it isn't ever going to be played, then you can take your chances on this place:

http://www.rareelectricgu...itars.html

Allegedly, they will make almost any guitar Prince has ever played. And allegedly, their prices are a fraction of what a real guitar costs. An old Facebook page lists their white cloud guitar for $579.00.

You pays your money and you takes your chances. I have absolutely no experience with these guys, although there are people who've made YouTube videos about these guys, and they say they like their guitars.



I bought mine from RareElectric
It was a bit more because of the through neck and shipping.
Electrics are not that great but it comes close to the Shechter in size and shape.
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Reply #8 posted 11/08/17 11:42pm

daniorU

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RodeoSchro said:



daniorU said:


RodeoSchro said:

If you're buying one for decoration only, and it isn't ever going to be played, then you can take your chances on this place:

http://www.rareelectricgu...itars.html

Allegedly, they will make almost any guitar Prince has ever played. And allegedly, their prices are a fraction of what a real guitar costs. An old Facebook page lists their white cloud guitar for $579.00.

You pays your money and you takes your chances. I have absolutely no experience with these guys, although there are people who've made YouTube videos about these guys, and they say they like their guitars.



I bought from them a peach cloud with emg’s and schaller locking tuners.It is playable. The schecter from Paisley is not bad too.



Would you recommend them for a guitar that I might want to play with in front of people?



With the right setup done maybe yes,but with the extra feature (emg pickup-locking tuners)the price is not 549 but close to 1000 plus shipping.
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Reply #9 posted 11/09/17 1:25am

ian

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If it is strictly for decoration and not for playing, I guess the cheaper the better. As long as you're happy with the look of it, any of the cheap options mentioned earlier in thread from China (Rare Electric, or Ali Express) are probably ideal for your purpose. Also there's a cheap telecaster clone from Harley Benton that isn't too bad.

On the other hand if you do want to play it as a musical instrument things get a lot more expensive. The recent Korean-made Schecter cloud guitars sold by Paisley Park and at the current London exhibition are pretty decently specified and play very well, but they aren't cheap of course. And the second hand market throws up replica guitars from time to time also. Beyond those options you'd be looking at something custom made, which generally runs into thousands of pounds too.

Probably the best of both worlds is to get a cheap junk cloud copy from China for sticking on the wall, and buy a decent cheap non-Prince-related guitar for actually playing day to day smile

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Reply #10 posted 11/09/17 6:25am

RodeoSchro

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daniorU said:

RodeoSchro said:



Would you recommend them for a guitar that I might want to play with in front of people?

With the right setup done maybe yes,but with the extra feature (emg pickup-locking tuners)the price is not 549 but close to 1000 plus shipping.



Thanks! I may have found a Christmas present for my daughter!

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Reply #11 posted 11/09/17 11:40am

TXfan

The RE cloud would need the hardware and electrics upgraded to make it a better guitar. The Shechter is pretty nice the way it is. It’s just a $1k more than the RE version
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Reply #12 posted 11/09/17 11:06pm

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I'd love to buy my son one--if he still had time to do his awsome version of Let's Go Crazy... He had it nailed! Miss those guitar solos!

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Reply #13 posted 11/10/17 9:07am

emesem

I just went through this. I'd avoid the cheap chinese unbranded knock offs.

A german company Harley Benton has decent Mad Cat inspired TE-80 at a very affordable price:

https://www.thomannmusic....e_310672_0

A few aftermark tweaks and you end up with the classic Prince guitar. Youtube has a few examples of folks that took the Te-80, swapped the pick guard and upgraded the tuners and other stuff.

If want to go all out, you can spend $3,000 and get the Japanese made authentic Mad Cat:

http://www.madcatguitars.com/

After wasting time with older Hohner replicas that werent right, I managed to cobble together a DIY franken MadCat and I'm very happy with the result

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Reply #14 posted 11/10/17 10:08am

TXfan

emesem said:

I just went through this. I'd avoid the cheap chinese unbranded knock offs.



A german company Harley Benton has decent Mad Cat inspired TE-80 at a very affordable price:



https://www.thomannmusic....e_310672_0



A few aftermark tweaks and you end up with the classic Prince guitar. Youtube has a few examples of folks that took the Te-80, swapped the pick guard and upgraded the tuners and other stuff.




If want to go all out, you can spend $3,000 and get the Japanese made authentic Mad Cat:



http://www.madcatguitars.com/



After wasting time with older Hohner replicas that werent right, I managed to cobble together a DIY franken MadCat and I'm very happy with the result









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Been there and done that.Waiting on my real $3200 MadCat to get here by the end of the month. I did the HB TE-80 thing too. Bought the guitar, ordered the pickguard and had the guitar worked on. It needed a fret level job and setup but came out nice. The only thing I don’t care for is the neck on those guitars. The only reason I offered my Chinese Cloud for Sale is because the original poster wanted a cloud guitar to hang on the wall. It could be made into a playable instrument with some upgrades. Almost every guitar I own needs something or some kind of work done to make it perfect and playable. They all do.
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