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Which of these brands is the best in quality?

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mattmurray  
11 Dec 2008 10:53 | Quote
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Schecter gives you the best bang for your buck by far.
Dyl4N  
11 Dec 2008 12:13 | Quote
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for me in this order:
-Ibanez
-gibson
-epiphone
-fender
-johnson
-dean

i havent tryed the other ones...
BodomBeachTerror  
11 Dec 2008 12:16 | Quote
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ive never heard of johnson or axl
Dav_Palm  
11 Dec 2008 12:21 | Quote
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Wheres JAckson?
foogered  
11 Dec 2008 14:09 | Quote
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If we're talking quality, it's PRS all the way.
Empirism  
11 Dec 2008 14:28 | Quote
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Hmm. Every brands have lower and higher qualitys. Sound preferences, thickness preferences, pickup preferences, body preferences...what else affect to opinion which is pure quality?
EMB5490  
11 Dec 2008 15:54 | Quote
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lol schecler. its schecter. umm back in the 6os and 50s gibson, but now, prs, schecter, but if you want quality as in best wood and stuff you gotta go to a small private guy.
future_god_of_the_axe  
11 Dec 2008 16:46 | Quote
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you can try to convince youself otherwise because you want to save money, but gibson does have the best craftmanship, detail, and quality. the sound might not be what your looking for though.
EMB5490  
11 Dec 2008 17:20 | Quote
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not true, you gotta say, how could a major multi nation company be better then a handcrafted guirar by a private professional. if i was to buy a relly expensive guitar itd be a handcrafted guitar by a skilled private guy, i can control everything, design, model, wood type, quality, with gibson you dont have too much of a choice unless u fork over huge huge huge amounts for them to custom make you a guitar.
EMB5490  
11 Dec 2008 17:21 | Quote
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lol at epiphone and yamaha. epiphone is the LOWER QUALITY of gibson. yamaaha...do i need to say it?
GRX40  
11 Dec 2008 17:53 | Quote
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EMB5490 says:
lol at epiphone and yamaha. epiphone is the LOWER QUALITY of gibson. yamaaha...do i need to say it?


Why Yamaha? If you are talking about best quality for the price, and especially with acoustic guitars, Yamaha is an excellent choice. They make damn fine acoustic guitars for not a lot of money. Of course, they're no Martin or Taylor, but they're not $1000 either.

Just because they make motorcycles doesn't mean they're not good at instruments.

And this whole topic is essentially based on the price range we are talking about. I would take a $100 Yamaha electric guitar (like a Pacifica) over a Gibson/Epiphone or a Fender/Squier electric (like a Les Paul Jr. or a Bullet Strat), but if I had $1000, I would definitely take the Gibson or Fender.
telecrater  
11 Dec 2008 18:17 | Quote
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mattmurray says:
Schecter gives you the best bang for your buck by far.


I've allwasy thought Schecter were very nice looking guitars but they looked very "metal". I know your into metal so how would you say the fare for blues or classic rock?


EMB5490  
11 Dec 2008 18:32 | Quote
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there ok. i mean were talking quality, schecters are pretty well made. err, yeh id say ther pretty metal.

the poll is best quality, not best price. if it was the sure epiphones and yamahas and some others are the best but for overall quality...no.
telecrater  
11 Dec 2008 18:53 | Quote
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well in that case why not scrap an "brand Named" guitars and go for a custom build guitar?
deefa  
11 Dec 2008 19:32 | Quote
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I'm not going to poll it because it's not that well known a brand, but if you're talking low-end value for money (under 500 pounds)I feel the G&L Tribute range would be hard to beat. My ASAT is really well made with a swamp ash body, rock maple neck and the thickest piece of rosewood I've seen on any fretboard. the notes are accurate and buzz free anywhere on the neck (which incidently is so fast it would keep Malmsteen happy!). The machine heads seem to hold the strings in tune no matter how much bending you do, and the G&L made single coil pickups are the quietist and most feedback free I've ever known. Well worth a mention!
GRX40  
11 Dec 2008 19:46 | Quote
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deefa says:
I'm not going to poll it because it's not that well known a brand, but if you're talking low-end value for money (under 500 pounds)I feel the G&L Tribute range would be hard to beat. My ASAT is really well made with a swamp ash body, rock maple neck and the thickest piece of rosewood I've seen on any fretboard. the notes are accurate and buzz free anywhere on the neck (which incidently is so fast it would keep Malmsteen happy!). The machine heads seem to hold the strings in tune no matter how much bending you do, and the G&L made single coil pickups are the quietist and most feedback free I've ever known. Well worth a mention!


Wasn't G&L created by Leo Fender? I would really like to play one, but I'm not sure where they sell them near me. I have heard nothing but good things about them though, especially that they are better than Fenders of the same price (since they don't have the whole prestigious brand name thing).
league  
12 Dec 2008 01:43 | Quote
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Haha Cardboard guitars
Anyways what happened to Skold?


Its atough one between Fender and Epiphone for entry level guitars although Ibanez has some inexpensive but highly reliable guitars but I never did like their tone.

Theres no way Gibson is No 1. Most of their guitars are ridiculously overpriced. A good Gibson is a damn good guitar but be prepared to sell your car.
BodomBeachTerror  
12 Dec 2008 01:53 | Quote
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idk what happened to skold, maybe he went on vacation and didnt tell us

yeah i wouldnt know anything about guitar quality
jcb3000  
12 Dec 2008 01:58 | Quote
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dam gibsons...theyre made in a factory just like the rest of them. if i was looking for quality id do what EMB said, get it hand made and control what goes on it and in it from the start. a very high quality make is also simon patrick. all of their guitars are hand made, and they just play like a dream. i dont think ive ever player a better acoustic guitar!
deefa  
12 Dec 2008 07:52 | Quote
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GRX40 said:-

"Wasn't G&L created by Leo Fender? I would really like to play one, but I'm not sure where they sell them near me. I have heard nothing but good things about them though, especially that they are better than Fenders of the same price (since they don't have the whole prestigious brand name thing)."

Yes, G&L was the very last project that Leo Fender & George Fullerton worked on together before Leo died. Because he sold his right to his own name to CBS back in the '70's, he renamed the Telecaster the 'ASAT' and the Stratacaster the 'Legacy'. Both are (in my opinion)much better guitars both in design and build quality as all the mistakes made under the 'Fender' name were eliminated.
The 'Tribute'(low-end) range are built to a really high standard in a Korean factory, but then they're shipped to G&L in the states to be inspected for quality before being given the G&L name.
As for finding one to try out, I hope it's not as difficult for you as it was for me. A friend of mine bought one. I fell in love with it as soon as I played it, but the nearest place I could travel to to buy one was a small dealership in Brighton, nearly 300 miles away! That was a drive and a half, but it was worth it!
Phip  
12 Dec 2008 08:18 | Quote
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@ deefa,
Can we see a pix of that ASAT of yours? maybe some close ups? Please!
Phip
future_god_of_the_axe  
12 Dec 2008 16:36 | Quote
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EMB5490 says:
not true, you gotta say, how could a major multi nation company be better then a handcrafted guirar by a private professional. if i was to buy a relly expensive guitar itd be a handcrafted guitar by a skilled private guy, i can control everything, design, model, wood type, quality, with gibson you dont have too much of a choice unless u fork over huge huge huge amounts for them to custom make you a guitar.


but how many people do you know have access to a skilled private proffessional, and isnt going to over price them?
EMB5490  
12 Dec 2008 16:43 | Quote
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a bunch...theres always an honest buisnessman who loves what he does and not the money. always 1. not 2. that would be wrong just 1.
lance  
12 Dec 2008 18:57 | Quote
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i voted down to opinion. you can't really say who makes the best
quality guitar. you can't even put import and US built in
the same poll,just two different classes of instrument.

when one mentions quality it comes down to who uses the best wood
and electronics made available to them. if you were to dig around
through all the custom shop models each vendor has built you will
see impeccable quality throughout all of them. merely being specific
to just one manufacturer is just being on their bandwagon because
everyone else says so.
deefa  
13 Dec 2008 09:15 | Quote
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@ Phip. This is the best I can find at the moment. I'll try and dig some more out for later.


deefa  
13 Dec 2008 09:21 | Quote
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Here's a couple more:-






Note on the back view, the neck is left unvarnished so that a 'sticky'
hand can't slow you down.
All of these pictures were taken by the fella I bought it off in Brighton. I've got a few of my own kicking about somewhere. No doubt I'll find them when I no longer need them!
Phip  
14 Dec 2008 08:05 | Quote
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@ Deefa,
Wow, that is completely different from everything else you see around in the shops these days. Really nice! And it plays nice eh?
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jcb3000  
14 Dec 2008 08:53 | Quote
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although i hate the telecaster shape, that ones actually quite nice. i can definately see that is a good quality guitar.
Ibanez make great quality guitars too :) plus their cheaper range are pretty amazing. i was playing a 250 one the other day and it played like a dream. it also had one of the fastest necks ive ever played on aswell. the guitar itself was tidy and just a lovely crisp guitar. may have to just buy one, it was that good. it was one of these:


i think the only critisism i would have about is ibanez is for them to name their guitars properly, not just a couple of letters followed by a few numbers
BodomBeachTerror  
14 Dec 2008 10:06 | Quote
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to me ibanez necks always look wider than most necks
deefa  
14 Dec 2008 10:55 | Quote
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@ Phip

Yes it plays really well. I may upgrade to a G&L S500 (souped up strat)one day, but if I did it would only be for the whammy.


deefa  
14 Dec 2008 18:20 | Quote
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Phip says:
Copy and Paste quote here!
deefa  
14 Dec 2008 18:24 | Quote
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One day I'll learn to copy & quote!!!
BodomBeachTerror  
14 Dec 2008 18:30 | Quote
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haha. copy what you want to quote and paste it into the box lol
EMB5490  
14 Dec 2008 21:35 | Quote
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yngwie malmsteen says:
im a sweedish fag who is a duche.


hah!!! it worked! lol. world domination!
EMB5490  
14 Dec 2008 21:36 | Quote
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Elliott says:
when is the next party at foogers phip? did you lose the schedual? lol


sweet!
Heather  
15 Dec 2008 06:46 | Quote
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Definately Gibson. But I guess it can be just down to opinion. But where's the make Martin on there? That was a pretty good one too...well, I'm mainly saying that because Johnny Cash had one! But they are good.
deefa  
15 Dec 2008 06:52 | Quote
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GRX40 said:-

I would really like to play one, but I'm not sure where they sell them near me.

eddies guitars 7362 manchester rd st. louis mo 63143 (314) 781-7500

ENJOY !
soy.el.che  
15 Dec 2008 09:23 | Quote
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MY GUITAR ROCKS

BodomBeachTerror  
15 Dec 2008 10:55 | Quote
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lol at emb
EMB5490  
15 Dec 2008 15:25 | Quote
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BodomBeachTerror says:
lol at emb


your mom says:
lol at emb


your mom says lol at elliott. lol
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