We asked to see your best bargain gear finds in the Bottom Feeder world—and what a wonderful world it is! Here are some of the cheap and unique instruments Premier Guitar readers are wheelin’ and dealin’ around the world.
Meet Special Red, reader C. Hare’s project guitar. Born as a Canvas CTF20 handmade in China, it has a bookmatched mahogany back and flame top in transparent red. It cost Hare only $80, plus $21 shipping. “It's been enhanced with a set of GFS Burns-alikes for that Brian May sound (Brighton Rocks models, another $60), and a matching humbucker that actually balances out pretty well (Bigmouth, another $20),” Hare says. He also added a pair of witch hat knobs, just for style. “It's stable, and it has an interesting taste for metal and prog.”