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If you’re looking for a “used guitar bargain” you can’t go wrong with the Paul Reed Smith or “PRS Santana”.

Every guitar you own can’t cost more than $1,000. We all have to start somewhere, and you can’t beat an affordable backup axe. About a year ago I needed another backup guitar and saw an ad on Craig’s List or a PRS Santana Limited model. I wasn’t that interested in it at the time, but the guy that had it for sale was only a few blocks from my work and he had some pedals I wanted to check out.

When I went over to his house he had his Line 6 pod hooked up to a small crate amp and the PRS Santana plugged in. It was a double humbucker in both the bridge and neck positions with cool “slash” like inlays. The strings wrapped around the tailpiece (a trick used for years by many people on regular tune-o-matic bridges). I’m glad that I got to test it on his POD because I tried various amp models from Fender to Marshall and back. I used “The Rover” preset (Zeppelin) and the one like AC-DC, and another like SRV. If you’re going to buy a guitar you probably already have a good idea of what you want it to sound like, but I strongly suggest you try it dirty and clean through a tube and solid state amp (or amp model). You’ll know right away if it’s got the “crunch” or clean tone you’re looking for.

I bought that PRS Santana electric guitar for the paltry sum of $150, which was a used bargain. It came with a gig bag. I wouldn’t say that it’s the greatest guitar I own, but I wouldn’t say it’s the worst either. It’s a good mid-range guitar that you can get for a very reasonable price used. Check out some of these eBay auctions live right now, you might find a great deal under $200-300, or a higher end version with more features for a bit more.

Beautiful Paul Reed Smith prs style Santana guitar. New

USD 250.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2018-03-19 23:47:12

Paul Reed Smith PRS Santana Signature Model Black Gold Wraparound 10 Top (995)

USD 4200.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2018-03-20 20:53:47

Paul Reed Smith PRS SE Santana Standard Vintage Cherry 🎸🎼

USD / 300.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2018-03-23 20:10:04

PRS Santana II Violin Amber Sunburst

USD 4999.99 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2018-03-20 20:58:37

PRS Paul Reed Smith Santana Retro Pre-Factory Electric Guitar Blood Orange +Case

USD 3749.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2018-03-18 18:47:59

PRS STSAVC Santana Standard Electric Guitar Vintage Cherry

USD 539.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2018-03-22 16:18:18

Paul Reed Smith PRS SE Santana Jet White Serial Number N13447

USD 699.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2018-03-20 20:11:02

Make offer ! - PRS Santana III 3 Guitar Blue Matteo USA Paul Reed Smith

USD 3950.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
End time: 2018-03-20 17:07:02

PRS Santana Signature Flame Top Electric Guitar Black Gold Burst

USD 3600.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
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USD 6999.00 (0 Bid) | Buy It Now
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