I feel this is the best thing that has happened in A very long time. chinese replicas guitars. all the big boys like jipson, fendire and so on imo have priced themselves rate out of the musicians hands. I've heard all the BS for why. and if we went back to 1950 and figured in all the equasions their priced right for today. Bull crap! CNC machines come into the picture and wah la! the buyer may get a better guitar if they have a plek machine. For no one want to put any time in doing any good fret work unless their making 1000's and even then its hit and miss.
Johnny guitar comes along making 8 bucks an hour and wants his dream guitar. but Dam! it unjustifably 1000's more than it should be. Johnny guitar is real discouraged and can't afford a guitar over 599 . Who comes to the rescue? china does. Guys ! go do your research and get that guitar you always wanted. its not against the law to buy chinese guitars. Some even say gibson and fender on them. If I had a place to put them, I'd buy 4 or 5 of them. spend a 100 on pickup and less than that on a fret leveling if it needed it and I'd be good to go. you can spend your money anyway you choose.
IMO the big companies asked for it. bunch of greedy pigs. You can stick your R whatever and stick it up your jabooglela. I saw what 2500.00 got me out of Jipson, a returned trip to Washington Dc.
go get your dream guitar boyz, their making them as good if not better. seen it ! and they play great. i''d love to have a real lester paul but Jipson wants 5 to 6 grand for their chunk of wood steel and magnets if not more. China is selling like crazy.