Most corporate guitars are made in China,
Korea & Indonesia, They are usually priced higher than they
should be because this will make our under educated younger
population assume the are American
and that they are high quality. Nothing could be
further than the truth.
Are They Ruining The Guitar Industry?
A. Because they
dominate the sales and make it hard for the real guitar
builders to sell their product. thus putting the real
builders out of business and fortifying the foreign economy.
Every time one of our small factories shuts
down, that means more Americans out of work. All the
factories are in the orient so unless we want to move there
and work for $4.00 a day and live on raw fish heads we won't
be able to get a job except working at a Subway or Burger
King. Corporations like Walmart, Gibson, Guitar
Center, Costco, Best
Buy, and a host of other maggots.
It's too late for cameras, TV's,
Electronics, Computers, Printing, Clothing, Appliances,
Furniture, Motorcycles, Cars, Boats, building materials.
Q, Who are
A, Ruthless, greedy, cigar smoking,
suited businessmen who don't play guitar and could give a rat's ass
if you do.
People Know What "Henry
& The Suits"
One More Unhappy Gibson Guy
greetings from Norway..
been looking at your website for a few hours now and I am
impressed, especially the rants section
as I have some bad experience myself with gibson guitars.
first I owned a Les Paul studio that had several glips
between the fretboard and neck, think they tried to paint
over it or something, didn't work..;);)cost me 12000
kr.(1800 dollars) some 16 years ago ..a lot of money when
you are 14..
now the reason for buying my Les Paul was of course slash of
guns n roses, my hero.. (See
and your section on brand loyalty is also very interesting
and very true, as I have been there myself, buying all of
Gibsons B.S. about their "hand crafted" instruments.. I have
found no such thing in my Gibsons..;);)
my second guitar was an Explorer, brand new 2007 model,
and the same damn thing was wrong with the
neck on this one as well. Only the glips was bigger, it
looked like they hadn't even tried to fit the fretboard
right.. it stood out a couple of millimeters from the neck
all the way from 5.fret up to the 12.fret..
poor craftsmanship at best.. I mean even the cheapest of
models from brands like Ibanez etc. you will not find
major flaws like this..
how the hell can they go on making their crappy
instr..??and people are still buying..??
I have now gotten rid of both my gibsons and be sure: there
will never be one in my house again...ever!!!
I am now a proud owner of an Ibanez universe 7 string.. and
it works and sounds better than I could ever imagine..
will not trade that one for any other guitar, the build is
excellent and so far beyond gibson`s sad attempts..
by the way.. any views up`s or down`s regarding Ibanez
oh and I have to mention the Les Paul slash signature model,
here in Norway the list price is 65.000 kroner.
that should be about $9.500 !!!!!...what does Gibson do that
can justify that kind of prices..??ghost build like you have
mentioned..?? Slash probably gets his share I reckon..;);)
Well thats all from me, Use this if you can/want to on your
website, be sure I will do my bit to convert people into
thinking for and by themselves, not believing all the
commercial stuff they read from major corps. like gibson..
Hans E. Beddari
Thanks Hans for your letter,
Who knows, Maybe it might convince some
other 14 year old not to make the mistake that you and I
both made when we were young.
Could be, it's useless to try and fight the
corporate machine that is Gibson !!!!! I get lot's of
negativity slung at me because I choose to call it the way I
Occasionally when someone tells me they
didn't fall for the corporate BS, I am elated,
Today in the USA most people are brainwashed
and programmed before they are out of 3rd grade. I
guess we can thank the American Advertising Council for
turning our country into a 3rd world. Of course all the
wonderful American businessmen who only care about making
money for themselves that sends all our wonderful designs to
China so they can put all their employees out of work.
Don't those idiotic morons realize that no
one can afford to buy anything if they don't have a job...
Maybe someday our American culture will
mature enough to realize what is actually happening to us
I know that my customers in Norway are all
doing quite well because I sell a lot of very expensive
Thanks again for your letter !!!
Floyd Rose &
Corporate Guitars "Read
This Very Carefully"
know that you can buy a Floyd Rose Tremolo from many
different companies and usually it will say something like
(Manufactured Under Floyd
Many people who think they are in the know,
look for (Original Floyd Rose)
or (Floyd Rose Original)
What most people don't
know is that Floyd Rose himself now has several less
expensive models available to compete directly with the
people who offer the licensed ones. My research has shown me
that the ones Floyd has put out under his own name as
originals are better then any licensed one I have seen.
What you must look for
is Floyd Rose Original "GERMAN MADE" Corporate guitar
companies like ESP, Washburn, Carvin, Fender, Jackson,
Gibson, New Kramers, Charvel, BC Rich, etc etc are using one
that costs less than half of what the original German made
one costs. It is almost impossible to tell the differences
because they are intentionally very subtle.
I am given to
understand that even the new
Van Halen Tremolo that hasn't
even been released yet is one of the middle grade models
(To me that's unbelievable).
Although Ernie Ball & Peavey both used a licensed one on
their Van Halen guitars. Rest assured Ed Roman won't
be offering the low end or mid grade models on any guitar
bearing the Ed Roman family of names !!!!!