American Vs. Mexico Vs. Overseas Guitars-Do You Care?

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  1. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    I bought a Fender Vintera 1960 Stratocaster on Nov. 20, 2021.

    I'm still in the honeymoon phase.

    IMO, it's a fine guitar.

    It's made in Mexico.

    Cost $899.00 (ouch for me).

    The made in Mexico thing doesn't bother me.

    It's a fine guitar.

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  2. IOSEPHVS

    IOSEPHVS Well-Known Member

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    Yes it matters because all Parker Flys were 100% made in the USA.
     
  3. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    I have a 1996 Root Beer Metallic Parker Classic Fly.

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    This being American doesn't stop me from buying from other countries.
     

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    Lo-Tek Well-Known Member

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    I like to buy American.
     
  5. Filipe Soares

    Filipe Soares Well-Known Member

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    they might be made in Mars. If plays good, if it sounds good it is good enough for me. I have USA, Japan, Korean, Indonesian whatever... I sold my only Brazilian guitar before moving to México and I don't have any mexican guitars (yet). but I hope changing that with an EVH.

    BTW, these vinteras are EXCELLENT! great purchase man!
     
  6. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    I agree.


     
  7. Wezie Guitar lover

    Wezie Guitar lover Well-Known Member

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    I do not care. If it is a great guitar then you should buy it.
     
  8. IOSEPHVS

    IOSEPHVS Well-Known Member

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    That's a beautiful color. After I bought my Fly Deluxe, I sold all of my other electric guitars one by one because I completely lost interest in playing them. If I buy another guitar, it will have to be a Fly, and so would the next, and the next. So, logically, the only guitars I will buy must have been made in the USA. I'd really like to land a Spanish Fly, but they don't come up for sale often.
     
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    I went with Japanese.

    ESP EII MII, still in honeymoon phase 6 years later.
     
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    Filipe Soares Well-Known Member

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    I´ve been in luv with ESP since 2002... I had ten at least, nowadays just 2 and 2 LTDs
     
  11. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    https://reverb.com/item/5235967-exc...classical-guitar-safe-fast-worldwide-shipping
    https://reverb.com/item/1369170-par...tar-w-custom-graphtech-electronics-ultra-rare

    The great EVH.................

     
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    Trumpet Rider Well-Known Member

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    As long as it ain't Chinese.
     
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    I love my MIC Gretsch, but I did buy an Australian guitar, Haze semi hollow, and my new 335 knock off I'm pretty sure is made somewhere in Asia and branded in Oz.
    I'd love to support local industry more, but would it stop me getting a guitar? No way
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    for me, Japan, MIA, MIM, and sometimes MIK.
    in that order too.
     
  15. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    In a "Casino" youtube, it was mentioned that the Japanese Gretsch Pro series guitars are better than vintage Gretsch guitars...............except vintage Grestch is cooler.

    It's an opinion that I agree with.
     
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    Made in Indonesia:

     
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    Prefer to support non communist countries but Im also a cheap bastard so.....
     
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    the market is full of cheap crap . Finding a quality guitar at good price is not that easy . So if you are to cheap to buy one just build it
     
  19. IOSEPHVS

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    Thanks. I've seen both of those listings, which aren't active. They are beautiful guitars, but have already sold.

    That's not a Spanish Fly, which lacks magnetic pickups, in the Van Halen video. Eddie switched the guitar into both magnetic and piezo modes right after he started playing. I wonder if he's sending a mixed mono or split stereo signals to his amps. I do both sometimes, depending on the song, both usually use only the magnetics.
     
  20. anitoli

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    When will you guys learn...........................:facepalm:
     

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