Brands you will never buy.

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  1. Randell scott

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    Which brand of Guitars will you never buy. At Offset Guitars they told me they would never buy Jay Turser or Samick. Only guitars from America.They said they were just average guitars with no reason to play them? And the Jay Turser had shity qualty and parts. What brand of guitar will you never have a guitar from. And why? I have never seen a brand that I did not like or fell in love with?
     
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    At 2000 NAMM in Nashville, me and a buddy were in their room looking at guitars, and both being gear head know it alls, we picked apart some shoddy fit & finish things on guitars they really wanted quite a bit of money for and we were asked to leave. Oh well, no Schecter guitars for me.
     
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    I don't care about country or origin. Could not give a flying toss if a guitar is made in USA or not.
    It's all foreign to me.

    I could never buy a new Gibson. The product isn't good enough to justify the cost.

    I don't actually want to turn this into a Gibson bashing thread though.


    I have to say, after having this G&L ASAT Classic for a little while now - I might find it difficult to do Fender again.
    There's no point, lol. G&L does it better, and for less. Especially on the used market.

    So that's a thing for me. :/

    I would also never buy an Ashton. Absolute pieces of crap. I've had my **** one for years, since like 2005 when I got my first electric.
    It's only here because it's my first gutitar - all Ashtons I've tried have been utter shite.
    The company is also impossible to deal with, I believe you gotta go through AMI or something.. my local music shop had a **** time with them a while back, all over some $250 guitar that had problems EVERYWHERE.

    Total knobheads.
     
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    ESP

    But I'll buy Navigator and Edwards.
     
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    Ibanez, esp , Jackson , bc rich, dean , etc. just not my cup of tea.
     
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    Gibson.
    Not a hater, I just very much prefer PRS guitars.
     
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    I have no brand loyalty at all. If a guitar feels good, sounds good, looks reasonable and is a good price vs performance value, I'm interested.
     
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    Gretsch, not because it's a bad guitar.
    It doesn't fit with anything I do.
     
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    Cheap Chinese knockoffs are on my Do Not Buy list.
     
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    Unless of course you want your guitar to actually sound like a Fender.

    -Prior owner of half a dozen very high quality G&Ls
     
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    Hamer
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    Epiphone
    Jackson
    Schecter
     
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    Any guitar with bolt-on construction.
     
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    Why? There are many excellent guitars with bolt on necks.
     
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    Now that's a true shame. You're missing out on some of the most iconic guitars.
     
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    Cort - on the principle of how their employees are treated.

    I'm with the other guy that said as long as a guitar feels good and sounds good I'll buy it. Brand doesn't really matter that much and it if does you can always remove the logo.
     
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    There are you going to be a ton of "BUT WHY?" replies in this thread. Almost seems like troll bait.

    PS. I hate all brands, they all suck.
     
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    I've started out on a bolt-on guitar and was just fine with it. I never bothered to go on a tone quest, never bothered to dissect which guitar player played what and which amps and pedals were used on X album, etc. I was always playing a bolt-on 25 1/2" scale guitar and I never gave a single thought to neck profiles either.

    Now? I've found what I like and that is set-necks, 24 3/4" scale, humbuckers or P90s...and all wrapped up in a semi-hollow body. I've ventured into hollowbodies as I bought one and it has it's own charms and quirks. Of course it is another set-neck 24 3/4" scale guitar.

    It's a preference thing for me. A set-neck or neck-thru in my mind = craftsmanship. A bolt-on guitar is something that seems cheap to me in comparison. I can't justify the prices that are charged for a bolt-on guitar. To me it feels like there is no connection between the neck and body. Just two pieces of wood connected by metal. Others can justify the cost and of course there is a market for it. I can't really justify the prices Gibson charges for a Les Paul either. Now a semi-hollow on the other hand? That's a different story.

    YMMV and different strokes of course. If anyone reading this loves their bolt-on guitars so be it. I don't have a problem with it. Play what you like. I've found what I like.
     
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