Maybe I need to make my point a different way: the average guitar player can't afford them. Also, you can still get Fender's "top of the line" production guitar for less than Suhr's entry level.
Again, I'm sure they are nice guitars but the average person doesn't even have access to try them.
I'm actually thinking about going premium here. It's safer than Craigslist, eBay, and Reverb at this point. I'm just tired of getting burned by PayPal's 180 day dispute policy. Will it sit longer here? Probably. At least it's a little easier to control sales here though.
In general I believe its regional. I've heard people dog on all carriers and I don't really have problems with any of them. I know when the drivers turn over based on what time my packages get delivered and where they're left.
Anyone who does YouTube reviews. I'm going to get some flack but Fluff comes to mind. The once popular gearmandude also comes to mind. I watched an honest video for EytschPi42 where he said he sometimes traded gear for reviews. It stretches beyond big name bands at this point IMO. These...
When I worked music retail the number one question to anyone buying a guitar with a Floyd: Have you ever owned a guitar with a double locking tremolo? If they answered "no" I tried to prep them. I dissuaded many beginners but several of them came back after I showed them how to at least...
Neck dive has never bothered me really. Rarely does my hand come off the neck anyway. I love SGs but as I get older and fatter it does lean forward unless I have the strap set perfectly. That bothers me more than anything but at least I could lose weight and control that bit.