03-14-2013 06:50 AM
i sold a suhr strat and bought a yamaha pacifica 611 hfm
all the high end vs low end vs mid priced stuff is really a load of rubbish
it's about finding the right guitar to make the music you want to make... that's it... end of story
I'm not parting with my US Std Strat, bought new in 1994, but nowadays I would never spend that kind of money on a guitar, being in part as I'm an occasional hobbyist player only, really, these days, and in part because the US guitars simply don't offer enough for hte money for me. I can certainly see the differences, I just don't find them worth the very considerable price hike in the UK. I also don't care for nitro, which plays into the mix. My favourite guitar is a 2006 CIJ 71RI Tele, and if ever I had mad money to spend on a guitar again, that's the range at which I'd look, possibly. As it is, the guitars I really GAS for nowadays are primarily a couple of CV 50s Teles (one to rewire as an Esquier), and a CV 50s Strat or two (if they ever improve the range of finishes available left handed). If Squier brought out a lefty version of the CV 50s P bass, as well as a CV57 P Bass, or even any traditional, single-pup P Bass with a maple board, and lefty, I'd see no reason nor need for me to ever own another bass, in any circumstance.
03-14-2013 06:53 AM
I’m steadily impressed at how nice guitars are getting at lower and lower price levels.
Yes - long gone are the days when you had to spend big to get something playable / giggable / really nice. I still maintain that the closest thing to Leo's original vision coming from Fender today is the Squier range.
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