Re: Want a "Greenie Meanie"?
I must be seeing this differently from some of you, I think. I tend not to get too concerned with who exactly makes it, but rather what it consists of. Example: today a catalog came through the post from a music store, junk mail, pretty much, and it was full of Fenders. Some of them were £3,000, £4,000... and at the end of the day they were basic, Alder bodied Strats, they had vintage trems, maple boards, blah,... just normal stuff, only they were the same as the ones Eric Clapton plays. Now, am I missing something here? I think it's the same for the Charvel Green Meanie, or EVH striiped guitars. They're basic parts, and any half-decent guitar maker could knock them together for far less money.
It should be about the instrument, not the name. I can appreciate good craftsmanship, of course, but I bet they're no better than the half-decent custom guy could do. Or are they specially grown hand selected Floyd Rose bridges? Meh.