Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Idaho (I-duh-ho)
Re: Epiphone and Squier. Cheap copies or good value?
Squier Vintage Modified and, Deluxe and Classic Vibe series are really a great value in guitars. My number one guitar, out of over fifty that I have, is now a Classic Vibe 50s Strat. I did a mod that removes the tone from the middle pickup and puts it on the bridge. Otherwise it's all stock and awesome, and this is the one that gets played at gigs.
Some of the current MIC Epiphones are really good as well. But like any manufacturer you still need to look around for the really good ones that speak to you and feel good to you. I have a MIC limited edition Epi Birdseye LP that is a really sweet guitar. This one also goes to gigs. The older Korean Epis are really good too. Still, you have to hunt for something that truly makes your mouth water and you fall in love with.
Both companies are making good stuff. It's just up to us to find it.