Favorite Non American Guitars

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  1. AlvisX

    AlvisX Garage Guerrilla Gold Supporting Member

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    Probably my current crop of favorites . Im hoping to "collect all three!". Got the Crestwood in white ,incoming. Hoping to score a Wilshire in black before they disappear ,OR the price goes thru the roof when they stop makin 'em. I like 'em most because they're classic Epi designs .....not Les Pauls & SG's with a goofy headstock.

    Got a few other Epiphone guitars that I like , the 2nd one was actually of USA production

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    Of course I like all manner of Japanese madness (and some Korean) ,60's goofballs and especially the 70s copy era ,because that's the stuff I learned to play on

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    I like doin stuff with Korean Danelectros , now they're goin thru the roof too

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    Dat tele sher iz purdy.

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    IMG_20211021_110837.jpg Italian luthery hand made, love it, the best guitar I've ever played
     
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    But love also my fender tele mij from the '84/87 IMG_20211021_111339.jpg
     
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    MiJ Ibanez (x2)...

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    MiJ Strats (x2)...

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    MiM Charvel (on the left, the right is US made)

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    Give me your pink and puzzle guitar at once!! I'll pay shipping. :)


    kiddin'. So f'n cool! :yesway::metal:
     
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    ^^^LOL! Thanks.
     
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    Pretty much the same reason, classic designs and well Pie. I had a double cut LP TV in the early 70s and missed it. The Coronet was an easy choice for that niche. Really is perfect, can't see any downside except for a little neck dive. Headstocks are not a deal breaker but I don't care for them with the LP and other Gibby copies. I'm going to pass on the Crestwood.. At least for now ;)
     
  9. Ken Ops

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    Don’t own any US guitars. Closest is my acoustic, which was made in Canada. Nicest I’ve played, incidentally.

    The electrics are all MIJ, and were carefully chosen to suit my needs, which they do, perfectly. I’ve played guitars from other countries, including the US, and my faves are still the ones I own. No regrets whatsoever.

    Fender Strat, Ibanez RG (Prestige), History “Les Paul” - I’ll have to dig up those photos again ...
     
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    I have American made guitars, acoustic and electric, but also guitars made elsewhere that are wonderful guitars, especially for the money. For acoustics, Seagull S6 (spruce top) from Canada, Blueridge BR180 - China, and Taylor 210 Deluxe - Mexico. Electrics: PRS SE 24 Standard, Ibanez AS73 semi hollow body, and Jackson JS11 (DiMarzio Super Distortion/Air Norton).

    The quality and playability of reasonably priced guitars made overseas is way ahead of where it was 40 years ago.
     
  11. axe4me

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    I have 2 of these (1978 & 1979)

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    MIK strats with an E7 or E10 are amazing. I finally found one locally. It lives up to the hype. I would gig this guitar in a heartbeat. Piano-like cleans and a slim neck that you can really burn on. The fit and finish are as good as the expensive MIJ Fender 57 and 62 models

    I had an Aria Pro II Flying V when I was a kid that was badass. I also had an Ibanez Destroyer that was sweet. I currently own a Schecter C1 Platinum with a set of EMG Fat 55’s. Another badass.

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