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Guitar Ethnicity?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Kayle McGuire, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. artdecade

    artdecade Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 6, 2010
    Man, it depends.

    My main electric: Japan
    My main acoustic: USA
    My main classical: Germany
  2. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    My Les Pauls and avatar critter are US made, as are my James Goodall RCJC, Strings & Things PJ bass, and Ovation
    Magnum 1 bass.
    My Yamaha NTX700 is made in China.
    My PRS Kestrel bass in made in Korea.
  3. Nickadermis

    Nickadermis Friend of Leo's

    Dec 18, 2016
    Camden Point, MO
    1 Squier Classic Vibe Vintage Blonde Indonesia
    2 Squier Classic Vibe Custom Indonesia
    3 G&L Ascari GT90 Indonesia
    4 Epi ES339 Indonesia
    5 Squier Bullet Strat Indonesia
    6 Rosser body,USACG neck, Cavalier pickup TeleBird. USA

    I notice a general trend :rolleyes:
  4. MDent77

    MDent77 Tele-Holic

    Jun 13, 2016
    New England
    I alternate playing between USA, Korea, and Japan.
  5. davo8411

    davo8411 Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

    Nov 8, 2011
    Pensacola, Florida
    60's Baja Tele = Mexico
    Kramer Pacer = USA (allegedly)
    Squire Affinity Tele = China
    Gretsch 2622T = China
    Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded Brown = USA

    Martin = USA
    3 hand built acoustics = USA
    Gretsch Cowboy acoustic = Indonesia (I think)
  6. Rich_S

    Rich_S Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Dec 29, 2006
    Potsdam, NY
    My #1 is Mexican, a MIM Standard with USA pickups (Duncan) and substantial USA (by me) setup work.

    #2 is half Mexican, half Korean: MIK Schecter body with a MIM neck. Assembly and pickups USA.

    #3 is all Korean, a Hamer Sunburst “Slammer Series”. Great guitar. Pickups are USA by Josh Gravelin.
  7. Waco Flash

    Waco Flash TDPRI Member

    Mar 15, 2014
    USA Strat and Tele
    Japan- Squire Tele
  8. memorex

    memorex Friend of Leo's

    Jan 14, 2015
    The new partscaster I'm building is a MiM Nashville body and a Musikraft neck with Hipshot gears, so Mexico and USA.

    All my other guitars and partscasters come from China.
  9. notabot

    notabot TDPRI Member

    Oct 7, 2017
    Way out back...
  10. Mincer

    Mincer Tele-Meister

    Dec 19, 2017
    Tampa Bay Area
    1. USA
    2. USA
    3. Korea

    But this could just as well be anywhere. If it is good for me, it is good.
  11. regularslinky

    regularslinky Tele-Holic

    Jul 22, 2004
    Of my three contenders for "number one", two were made in the US (one by hand and the other production) and the third was made in China. The Chinese guitar cost about 1/6th of what either US guitar cost, and that's counting the cost of the US made replacement pickup I installed. Good guitars are made everywhere.
  12. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    What? Nobody wrote "Texas" yet?
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  13. dr_tom

    dr_tom Tele-Meister

    Sep 21, 2013
    #1 USA, #2 Japan, #3 USA, #4 USA, #5 Japan, #6 Japan
  14. Slim

    Slim Tele-Holic

    Apr 11, 2003
    Fayetteville, AR
    USA - Highway One Tele and a Ric 4001
    China - Blueridge BR361

    And I actually do have a German made Ortega nylon string.
  15. JL_LI

    JL_LI Tele-Afflicted

    May 20, 2017
    Long Island, NY
    Two USA. One each Japan, Mexico, Canada. There is no measurable quality difference among them and none of them suck, including the Gibson. In fact, they're all nearly perfectly set up and I consider them all to be really fine professional instruments. There's not much to it, really. Choose carefully. Take care of your gear. Don't modify a guitar unless you're sure of what you'll be getting and that it's what you really want.
  16. Recce

    Recce Tele-Afflicted

    May 3, 2016
    Northern Alabama
    I have six guitars all made in the USA. Parts come from other places.

    American made Stratocaster, I think it is a Texas Special
    Ron Jeffrey's Custom Stratocaster (the pickups are European)
    Ron Jeffrey's Custom Telecaster (the pickups are European)
    Gibson SG
    2015 Martin HD-28, Nazareth, PA
    2011 Martin 000-28EC, Nazareth, PA

    My two favorites are the Custom Stratocaster and the 000-28EC.
  17. 3fngrs

    3fngrs Friend of Leo's

    Oct 30, 2017
    My two main electrics are USA made and it does matter to me.

    My three acoustics are made in Canada but since I got my new job, those will be replaced by USA made as well. At least the main one.

    Yes, I'm a nationalisic redneck who wants his fellow Americans to have good jobs too. I know how wrongheaded that attitude is today but I'm a dinosaur.
  18. gitlvr

    gitlvr Friend of Leo's

    Aug 18, 2008
    Northern Va.
    Mine is (was) made on my front porch. :D
    Both, actually.
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  19. Durtdog

    Durtdog Poster Extraordinaire

    May 19, 2004
  20. Ragin Cajun

    Ragin Cajun Tele-Meister

    Dec 2, 2014
    New Iberia, LA
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