Sunday, April 10, 2011

Investing In A Low-Cost Guitar - Can It Be Worthwhile?

A lot of people see a low-cost guitar as a cheap and poorly manufactured guitar. The truth is, a lot of folks are afraid of the point that it wasn't a US made guitar. You might never have considered to buy Chinese or Korean made guitars until recently.

Numerous major guitar manufacturers formerly began making their guitars in Korea, China and India to supply less expensive guitars to the normal guitarist. Not everybody are able to spend $2000 for a Fender or Gibson guitar. You can find a big niche for cheap guitars below $400.

Almost all of the Epiphone inexpensive guitar models that are owned by Gibson now are manufactured in Korea. Kramer, another supplier owned and operated by Gibson makes the majority of its low-cost guitars in Korea too. Fender decided to buy Jackson recently, and today nearly all of the Jackson guitars are manufactured and designed in India and Korea. BC Rich cheap guitars and numerous Ibanez guitar models are produced in Korea too.

The reduced specific tax of these countries helps manufacture less expensive guitars, but that alone cannot be the sole cause for lower guitar prices.

So, why are several guitars truly dirt cheap and on the other hand some guitars are insanely high priced?

You can find many reasons behind these cheap guitar manufacturing prices.

The primary reason for manufacturing a guitar cheap or expensive will be the actual guitar production process. Was the guitar hand-made or was it manufactured from a highly automated modern guitar production line? Hand-made guitars tend to be higher priced, as the guitars produced from a computerized factory most of the times are cheaper for the reason that a highly automated manufacturing process doesn't need much hard physical work for example employees for guitar building and quality control.

Another factor that could determine the cost of a guitar is the quality of materials that has been used for building the guitar. That may include the woods put to use for the guitar neck and body, the paints and finishes. Less expensive guitars use cheap woods such as plywood for creating the guitar body, while higher priced guitars use quality woods like mahogany, rosewood, alder.

Another factor for producing a guitar cheap or expensive is the value of electronics and hardware built inside the guitar. Inexpensive guitars will often have cheap stock pickups, tuners, and bridges. High priced guitars are produced with excellent electronics and hardware. For instance the price of just one Seymour-Duncan pickup will be more expensive than the price of a cheap guitar produced in Korea.

Inexpensive Guitars - Is it worth buying one?

Only a few people will play a low priced guitar. Should you be a professional musician and the guitar is your tool to earn money with, then you probably won't get a low cost guitar. Even though the majority of inexpensive guitars these days have a very good quality, professional musicians desire hand-made guitars manufactured by professional luthiers.

If you are on a low budget and you don't want to spend thousands of dollars for a Gibson Les Paul guitar, you certainly should check out cheaper guitars. Keep in mind that low cost guitars shall no longer be no-name guitars. It is possible to buy Squier, BC Rich, Fernandes, Epiphone, Jackson, Ibanez, and many other popular guitar brands cheaper than $200!

I got myself an inexpensive guitar manufactured in China by Fernandes just for $150. The guitar includes a license from Floyd Rose tremolo, an excellent, easy-playable neck as well as a good sound. This guitar has the capacity to put "cheap" and "quality" in a single sentence. My cheap guitar will probably be worth far more than $150 and it's really of a greater quality compared to several US made Fenders I had played.

Do you rather choose the cheapest US made Gibson model for $550 or might you rather get hold of a Japanese no-name model with a super-fast neck, Floyd Rose Tremolo and pickups for $350? Nobody can make the decision for you.

Friday, September 28, 2007

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