What's Another Brand That's Similar To Fender But Cheaper?

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  1. Jimmy25

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    What's another electric guitar brand you guys would suggest that's similar to Fender (clean sweet tone) for blues / jazz / funk / rock, BUT cheaper and still with good quality? As in "another brand", NOT Squier or made in Japan/Mexico Fender that's cheaper please, "another brand" that's cheaper and similar to Fender. Thank You : )
     
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  3. SKYHIGH

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    G&L. Especially used.
     
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    G&L Tribute
    Jay Turser - their guitars have cheap electronics but they feel nice to play.
     
  6. treeofpain

    treeofpain Silver Supporting Member

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    There are tons of cheap Fender copy companies. I don't understand your question.
     
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    Are you referring to a specific type of Fender instruments? They have such a wide range of guitars, models, and prices. You can get something for $400 or $4000 that says Fender Stratocaster on the headstock.

    Do you have any more specific information on what you're looking for? Are you looking to go cheaper than the U.S. made Fenders? Are you looking to go cheaper than the MIM fenders? Do you want a strat or tele?
     
  9. TwoToneGreen

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    G&L.

    I have two and both were a lot cheaper than equivalent Fenders.

    Just shop around. Lots of deals are there to be had.
     
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    Buy a used Levinson Blade on eBay and thank me later...
     
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    Walk into any music store that doesn't carry Fender ... you'll see strat copies all over the place. :p
     
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    Made in North America and every bit as good as Fender.
     
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    +10 on G&L. The American ones can be had for cheap on the used market and I'll put my Tribute series ASAT Special against any USA Fender out there. The G&L Tribute series are the absolute best bang for your buck new electric guitars on the market.
     
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    +1 on used G&L (though beware! the pickups sound different than Fender's)

    also Logan Customs
     
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    Fender or Squier China
     
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    Your a little off the mark when you list MIJ or even CIJ with MIM Fenders. The MIJ are just as high quality as the USA Fenders.
     
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    The G&Ls are what I'd buy if I had to avoid Fender as a company.
     

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