What is the Most Underrated Guitar Brand?

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  1. jwguitar

    jwguitar Supporting Member

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    Just like the title says what in your opinion is the most underrated guitar brand in your opinion and why?
     
  2. AaeCee

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    These days?

    Probably Gibson. ;)
     
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    Depending on how you look at it I guess. You might get a great guitar from them that plays great but everything you read would say otherwise. So you do have a point.
     
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  4. EADGBE

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    Just a guess, ESP.
     
  5. DrumBob

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    Guild...for years. Top quality American guitars up until recently. Their quality never faltered. Not once, in all the years they were made in the USA. They produced guitars that were poor sellers like all companies, but they always made a very good product. And I like most of the new Korean reissue models being made now.
     
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    Hamer USA. They were awesome and the company is dead. Hard to get more underrated than that.
     
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    G&L. Most of the USA made guitars are on the order of custom shop guitars from the big “F” company. The Custom creations guitars are beyond others custom shop guitars.......
     
  8. jwguitar

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    I don't understand how that happened. I would even throw ovation into the mix especially their electric guitar models. They might have had a polarizing look but they were really well made guitars.
     
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    Define "underrated."
     
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    Samick. Great guitars in the 1980's and now. You always see a Facebook post said I found a 1980s Samick any good? Or Greg Bennett Samick made. they go for cheap money.

    Agile because you see the post that say are they really good? I say the Gear Page loves them. Really? I want some one else to tell me. Yamaha. Are the low ends or high end guitars really good? Yes at any price.

    Do the Greg Bennett look cheap made to you? Hagstom Ultra Swede. It gets over looked Why who knows. Each bridge saddle is intonatable. yet you will se the post Is Hagstom's any good the Ultra swede. Dose it look chap made to you? 400 up to 900.


    Burns Of London get over looked. why expensive. nice neck and great quality. I want 4 of them. You never see anyone say I got a burns Of London guitars. not even at the Gear Page?:dunno:eeks

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    I would add the Tribute series to that. The Telecasters are very good, particularly the ASAT Special.
     
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    Yup. <$1k Gibson USA models are the best bang-for-the-buck guitars available right now.
    I know because I did a lot of shopping for electric guitars last year.
     
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    This is a really great question.

    Yamaha are very underrated in terms of of quality. Their manufacturing is consistently a very high level - across many areas.

    In guitars, Reverend & Hagstrom.
     
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    Lovely. I owned an early Marvin reissue in 'Shadows White' which came with a silver croc skin case, a COA signed by Hank and loads of 'candy'. That was a great guitar, but I had it refretted with taller wire for improved playability. As for Yamaha I concur 100%. I have owned a couple of SA2200 semis which are far, far better instruments in every respect than those which inspired them.
     
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    I’ll say LsL. Great guitars for the money. Not cheap, but better than other guitars for the same money.
     
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    The ghost builders like Samick/Cort/World Musical Instruments/etc that build guitars from low to high priced models for all the other known brands.

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    Actually under rated, I’d say Peavey USA models. I’ve owned some great WGs and HPs.
    A few brands mentioned in this post may be unpopular but they’re not under rated.
     

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