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.

The guitar on the left is a ’76 Conn C-Series LP copy that reader Michael Belman picked up at Music Mart in East Moline, Illinois, for $160 with the original case. “I am the second owner,” he says. “The first was the world's youngest ordained minister, or so I was told.” On the right is an early-’90s Alvarez electric purchased from Music Go Round in Davenport, Iowa, for $160, including a padded gig bag. “It’s a shame they don't make these anymore,” says Belman. “The sound and playability are phenomenal.”

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