Topic: top line versus inexpensive labor ?
My man at Guitar Center in Pasadena Ca. was telling me that
"sound," and, "performance," wise, the Gretch electromatics, were no different from the top of the line beauties.
"Unless you're a real purest, pro, or a somebody with the big cash." He was really cool. I'm want a new guitar. I was going to get a $1,000.00-$12,00.00ish acoustic Martin. and pay for a year.
Now is the Martin inexpensive line outsourced to Mexico or bumfu*&6 also?
What about that $799.00 single cutaway black gretcsh electromatic.
The amp and the ax would be the same price as the Martin inexpensive acoustics. I play for my dogs and someday my grandkids.
Since I have been able to buy new surfboards (surfed 1967)
I have bought custom boards from the best shaper for top dollar.
I did this with guitars back in the 70's. Hey man I'm married with 2 guy's in college. I work at the Huntington Library's Rare Book Library. They don't pay $%#@. Yeah, I'm looking for a break.
I have not payed attention to the guitar world for decades. My wife bought me the guitar I have been playing the last 5 years.
In-expensive fender, but I play 4 hours a day.) It's all about the Love. I appreciate any wisdom you can offer me regarding my
search for a sweet instrument that my wife won't say is destroying
the family budget. I love her when she's angry. God bless. I like country, Neil Young-ish what they used to call Folk rock blah blah.
Otis Retting R/B. Sinatra. I keep learning. Thanks for reading thiis long letter....T.C. Canterbury