what brands make a good guitar ?
so i am still kickin around opening up a music shop however the one and only local shop carries , esp, ibanez , gibson/epiphone,fender, jackson and prs . quite an impressive spread .
so that leaves me with
and any other options i just missed . the one thing the local shop isn't strong on is amps . they carry peavey fender and ibanez NO MARSHALLS which isn't all my thing but lets be honest names sell , you know whoever plays a marshall so i want a marshall .
the town is actually a strong metal town and there are a lot of goth/emo/screamo/ whatever kids . my guitar teacher worked at the local shop and said anytime they'd get an ibanez rg or whatever it would sell quick , but he said they didn't order any fenders or very few fenders the entire time he worked there . when they were selling out thier inventory for a new company take over they had to mark the standard strats all the way down to 280 to move them . yeah .....
so i was thinking dean or bc rich . i'll admit dean in the past has had thier problems with some quality control but they are getting alot better . i owned a bc rich nj warlock , pre-speed loader blunder and it was ok but still not as good as an ibanez or esp comparitivly priced.
schecter makes some really good stuff , but guitar center has them in thier back pocket limiting internet sales. however like i said all the schecters i have played were made very nice and played great .
washburn , they have thier good an bad but re-sale on them is poo , and they dont seem to have a huge artist backing and i have had limited experience with them .
the cool thing about going dean is that the same distributor is responceable for g&l and B-52 amps . b-52 from what i am told is an excellent vaule amp and thier solid state line is cheap .
music man ernie ball . a plus is you get olp but the guitars aren't to everyones tastes . i have never had a chance to play one however they sub series is american made and at 500 somthing is cheap .
anyways , i am looking for input and if you own or have had experience with any of those brands good or bad .