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I was wondering if I am the only guy at the Epi forums with a St Blues guitar? Or are other people here fans of this make?

 

To be honest, after a couple of months of owning one I'm a convert. Love the thing...My St Blues and my Hagstrom have fast become my two main guitars.

 

I knew nothing at all about this company beyond seeing an occasional ad in Guitar Player. The day I bought mine I certainly didn't leave the house intending to buy a St Blues, I just happened upon one at my local music store and it ended up coming home with me.

 

Perhaps they are a little expensive for imported guitars (they are "Korean-made yet US-designed and tweaked" apparently) - but not outrageously so. The one I bought was on the rack at $800 + $100 for the case, but I got a deal with my Casino in trade.

 

Anyway, here's the link to their website - http://www.saintblues.com/home.php - some tasty looking instruments on display, especially their "White Lightning" model:

 

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And what the heck, I posted it before but here's my Mississippi Bluesmaster. My wife thinks it's damned ugly (she loved the Casino on the stand in the music room)...but then she's a singer not a guitarist...

 

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BTW: I posted this because I have seen threads about other guitars at the forum. Thanks to Epiphone for allowing us to discuss other manufacturer's guitars at their forum.

 

 

Johnny.

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Nice guitars' date=' sort of a LesStratoTelePaul-o-caster:

 

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That's a good description, Brian!

 

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A 24 3/4" scale, unbound neck, rosewood fretboard, bolted on to a Les Paul shaped (bound) body (with no carved top), 2 humbuckers, one tone and one volume control....

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The P90 Bluesmaster in Natural is a guitar that I'd like to own. They have a good player on YouTube that demos their guitars and you get to hear them through all the pickup switch positions, clean and dirty. St. Blues also has some guitars for sale at their site for a discounted price with minor flaws or that have been displayed at music shows and can't be sold as new.

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yea they are pretty sweet guitars, a friend of mine was recently in memphis and stopped in there store, the guy told him some story about how they came about....this could be totally wrong but from what I understand, there were a few guys that started reverend guitars,(not just joe nailer) then they split, one formed st. blues and one formed shecter im not positive but i think thats the story, all three brands do the import thing but to setups and installs in the u.s.

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I agree' date=' it looks like a Telecaster with HB pickups, I'll have to check out some clips and see what they sound like.[/quote']

 

It's odd, really...It looks like a Tele because of the headstock and the control configuration. However, I find it doesn't "feel" like a Tele at all (I also own a Tele, and have compared the two quite a bit). The St Blues feels like a Gibson-style guitar, mainly because of the shorter scale I guess, coupled with the rounded upper horn. There is some brightness in the bridge pick-up, but this does not get that close to the Telecaster 'twang'...Through a Boss Blues Driver, I find it gets close to an overdriven Les Paul tone on the neck p'up...But overall it has its own sound - which is a good thing... You'll have to play one in person to really appreciate it, but these guitars are worth checking out!

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  • 9 years later...

I have a St Blues Mississippi Bluesmaster in natural Quilted Maple. I love it, but I have to sell it to pay medical bills. It's $750 with St Blues Gig Bag, or $800 with hardcase. Shipping is $50. This is an AWESOME guitar. I have a Jerry Garcia Wolf sticker that's been on it for  few months, but it isn't hiding a thing. I will gladly remove it to post a current picture. The Quilted Maple is nothing short of incredible. I have had four new Gibson Les Pauls, and none of them have had build quality that compares to this guitar. It' just incredible. This guitar is 100% MINT. I can email pictures if anyone is interested.  And for bluelake07, that is MY very guitar on that YouTube  video. The P-90's are absolutely killer.  Search "St Blues Mississippi Bluesmaster", and the video of my guitar is 2:35 long, and my Uncle is wearing a Black T Shirt with White guitar pictures on it. I just don't know how to post a link.

my email is daryljohnson60@yahoo.com

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Also, mine has P-90's that sound great. The YouTube video of my exact guitar shows how great these P-90's are.. Just do a search for St Blues Mississippi Bluesmaster. This is a KILLER guitar, and I truly hate selling it. The top is amazing as is the sound. It is 100% MINT, WITH A MONEY-back guarantee. I've been on the Gibson Acoustic Forum for a very  long time. On eBay, I have 417 perfect transactions, with no reviews less than 5 stars. I will gladly give You my info if You're interested. Even if You don't want my guitar, St Blues guitars are worth three times the money that I'm asking. Build quality is fantastic on St Blues guitars. Clapton, Joe Walsh, and many other greats have played St Blues guitars. They're that good.

 

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I can't post pictures here. I'm 62, and I'm computer illiterate. Apparently my pictures are too good to post them on the forum, and I don't know how to change (reduce Megabytes) on them. The video on YouTube is my guitar, not just another one like it. Again, this top is amazing, and the guitar is MINT. Also, the gig bag is beautiful and VERY protective, but the hardcase is pretty sweet fir $50. You will LOVE this guitar. The YouTube video gives You a great idea what the tone is like, but with effects, You can get any sound that You want out of this beautiful guitar.

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