Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Plainfield, Illinois
Re: Why should I hold out for a more expensive model? ...Convince me.
the prestiges really are better. take a good long look at the trems....they look different right? thats because they are. and thats really the main thing. the prestige trems are better, they last longer and theyre more stable. and if your lookin at a fixed bridge, then the prestige tight end bridge has more sustain and is better quality than the gibralter standard on the indonesian fixed bridge's. and quality wise, the prestiges will last longer because there was a lot more time put into the craftsmanship, the woods, how everythings put together and how well and carefully theyre inspected
but theres nothing "bad" on the indonesian guitars. theyre just not up to par with the japanese prestiges just yet. they can still sound amazing however. and some have been known to sound better than the most expensive prestige. play a couple from both countrys in your rig. see which sounds better first. the lower quality can always be upgraded later. and as for the action, theres really no huge difference. its all about how far down you put it