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davoomac
02-13-2008, 03:05 PM
i got a samick guitar 'greg bennett design' OM-5CE at a pawnshop a while back.
It was $160 and came with a gator hardcase. Does anyone have any general opinions on this brand of guitar?

# Solid Sitka spruce top
# Striped, wine red mahogany back and sides
# 5 ply cream binding
# Groverô tuners
# Orchestra cutaway
# Acoustic/electric with EQT-2010 4 band active EQ with build-in tuner

http://www.gregbennettguitars.com/images/om-5ce.jpg

AdamTheHobo
02-14-2008, 01:05 PM
i really dont know anything about the brand but for 160 the guitar looks good and even a hardshell case thats a hell ofa deal

ChiyoDad
02-14-2008, 01:45 PM
Methinks you got a cool deal. :)

Here're the reviews on Harmony Central (http://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Guitar/product/Samick/OM8CE+Greg+Bennett/10/1).

davoomac
02-14-2008, 02:09 PM
I'm guessing that the 5CE model I got is pretty much the same as the 8CE model that they are raving about :D I think I got a really good deal on this one...

It's kinda sad though because I sold this electric guitar (pic) with its gigbag for $160. Then i was able to get the 5CE with gator hardcase for 160. Though it was pretty sweet having that black electric guitar I must admit..
http://cachepe.zzounds.com/media/quality,85/brand,zzounds/p22327H-175363a86fda3b76165c9897ccb07cc9.jpg

ChiyoDad
02-14-2008, 02:12 PM
Oops. I read "Greg Bennett" and didn't see that it was an 8 and not a 5.

It looks like yours is the OM-5 with Cutaway and Electronics (http://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Guitar/product/Samick/OM-5/10/1). Still sounds like a good deal. Electronics will usually at about $80 to the price of a guitar. Not sure what the "Greg Bennett" signature adds.

ChiyoDad
02-14-2008, 02:15 PM
Here, I found this (http://www.guitarplayer.com/article/greg-bennett-om/oct-07/31675).

davoomac
02-14-2008, 02:40 PM
Here, I found this (http://www.guitarplayer.com/article/greg-bennett-om/oct-07/31675).

thanks for all this input, chiyodad. That last review was really helpful. Next thing I need to get is an amp.

I'm not a very good guitarist, but I'm really happy with this guitar. It plays and looks great in my opinion. Its certainly the nicest guitar I've ever had though. I need to hit up the pawnshops more often :D

Regster
03-10-2008, 05:11 PM
hmmmm that looks good n nice price, i went to the shop earlier just to look around used acoustic electric guitar cuz i might get one later n most of the stuff they have are 300+ above

seth
03-23-2008, 04:45 PM
worth a try.