Re: Best non-ibanez "rock" guitar manufacturer
While I make the following rant, play Alice Coopers 'Black Widow' in your head. I quit trying to MAKE myself fall in love with a Gibson or Fender. For far too long Gibson has been living off their name. I would pick up a Les Paul off the wall and the work around the nut was all jacked up and then I would walk over and pick up an ESP or high end Ibanez and it was without flaw. So I just quit. All I played was Ibanez. Then, I went in to Guitar Center to pick up a midi controller and saw a Music man John Petrucci Family Reserve on the wall. I'd never played one, but being the DT junkie that I am & even tho I had promised the warden... I mean my sons mother that I would be "right back"... I had to play it. Bought it and took it home. It is BAR NONE the best guitar I have ever played. It has the big sound of a Gibson, the comfort of a strat/rg style. The neck isn't too thin or too fat. If I was asked the proverbial "You can only take ONE guitar with you to the deserted island" It would be the Music Man JP series.