Posted by Griswold (184.108.40.206) on December 30, 2020 at 10:45:20:
In Reply to: Re: My favorite MFF guitar re-issued posted by joop on December 23, 2020 at 06:05:49:
IMO, the acoustics are pretty obvious in a sense if it's lightweight, it's going to sound like shit and it's coming out of Mexico. You know right away like with those $1000 Martins. Not trying to bash that, but they're thin. Not good. Electric-wise, you can probably get away with some stuff, but same ballgame there. If it is made overseas, it can check out just fine IMO, as long as the mfg'er is running a tight ship and runs the operation as they would here. From there, it's access to the quality of the woods, etc. Guild moved from Manhattan to RI, to Tacoma WA, and they have spots overseas for sure, mainly in Korea, but the build quality is quite good, so the idea it's made overseas is automatically bad isn't always the case. Alvarez had their Japanese lines in the 70s and 80s. Good guitars.
I just bought a Guild Starfire IV in emerald green that I am pretty excited about. Made in Korea, but the thing is going to play nicely.
I am just a weekend hack type, but I played a bunch of these $1500 models and I kinda like how they're making really nice quality guitars at this pricepoint.
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