Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: California, USA
Re: Why do Jackson fans hate Ibanez?
I've observed a little of this kind of arrogance, which is silly considering you're talking about a person's choice of consumer goods. I can't imagine someone giving you attitude because you prefer a different brand of milk or eggs than they do.
I think there's some nationalism going on there--Jackson/Charvel offered Made in the USA instruments and older Americans may tend to assume Japanese-made instruments would be inferior or that it was somehow unpatriotic to support foreign manufacturing.
I think a lot of it came down to who your guitar heroes were when you started playing. If you were a huge Randy Rhodes, Megadeth or Slayer fan, you might have dreamed about owning a sweet Jackson V whereas some of us grew up wanting a Jem or a Chromeboy.
I like some of the high-end Soloists, but I find the neck-thru finish sticky and the sharktooth inlays super-cheesy.