Tenement Funster wrote: Classical Guitar wrote:
A lot of them produced in China and Mexico and some other countries, the guitar brand often build their own factories so production is controlled. It should not affect sound and play ability.
I couldn't agree more! If the specs & quality control are being watched, the end product should be virtually identical ... regardless of where a product is made. It's unfortunate that our global economy has highlighted the uneven playing field that workers compete on, but that's an issue for much greater minds than mine to deal with.
Normally there are only 2 issues on the major players who have the foreign lines that creep up, as I notice from personal experience. #1 Pick up quality. It is hit and miss The diff between my Squire, and the American Strat I played at the store, everything felt the same , but the pickup quality was night and day. (that's why I swap out all my low price guitar pick ups) #2 the difference between my Epi SG 400 and the Gibson it is made after, body weight. The neck is always heavy in your left hand because you have to hold it up or it drops down. A good non slip strap helps with this. The Gibson I seem to remember being better balanced and a bit heavier. But for the prices, I can live with that!
Now on the really cheap stuff, neck joints can be a problem and weak necks,, but if you know what you are buying and have read user reviews,, You can get a good playing guitar for under 2 or 300. (of course by the time I finish souping them up, I probably have added another 125 to the cost LOLOL.
“It’s like a Jab, you got the squeeze and you got the attack, you got the guitar and the emotion behind the song.
You can plug into a Marshall, but if you are not attacking it, it's just going to sound so-so. If the song doesn't grove, you are just bashing through chords” .
-- Mike Ness, Social Distortion