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a.k.a. The Inverted Bowie Blackstar Acoustic?
To me that looks like a star from the cure's greatest hits compilation.
Its a white star...not a black star...not a porn star
Made in China
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That's interesting....I thought most of their imported guitars were built in South Korea. Maybe they are expanding their production to include other countries throughout Asia. Certainly nothing inherently wrong with made in China. China may not have the greatest reputation, but it does have the capability of producing high end products using skilled labor. That said, I am a little surprised a higher end guitar such as this one is not made in USA. Schecter does have a relatively new US production line. I read somewhere that all of Fender's higher end guitars are made locally at their Corona, CA factory. Wonder why Schecter outsources its better quality guitars rather than produce them locally?
I wonder why Robert didn't choose to have signature models made with the guitar makers he, Porl, Simon, and Perry used on most albums, i.e. Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, Ovation, National, etc. I'm sure one or more would have certainly wanted to collaborate with him or other band members. I don't know what other fans think, but the instruments used though the Swing Tour, tended to sound better, especially the 12-string acoustic that has since been abandoned. Alongside the sound, which is at a minimum different (better or very much not is subjective, of course), the Schecter models tend to certainly look a lot worse. At a minimum, you'd think he and Fender would want to team up and make a signature Bass VI.
yea i dont get it either. the shecter stuff is awfull. i mean people change styles and guitars after a few years, an even his telecaster year sounded great. jazzmasters my fav guitar but his chet atkins sound wish era was amzing. this acoustic so f plain an ugly why on earth this over that buitifull ovation i dont know. i almost feel like making him the best custom jazzmaster and sending it to him. reeves is now playing a jazzmaster copy with the most awfull headstock you will see, an not the reverend one. it on his fb
Got a link?Personally, I like the Schecters, but I prefer the older ones. Variety was the thing, I guess. It wouldn't be the same if RS were still with the Jazzmaster. But I think the amps used made bigger differences in the overall sound than the guitars.Oh, and I wonder if Fender or any other of the bigger companies would be interested in doing a signature guitar for them… The Cure never struck me as a guitar player's band (judging by other guitar players I know, because for me, they always were :D )
Would you then recommend Squier VI as opposed to Robert Smith's Ultra VI?
phhf. oh yea. squire v plays really well.
I do not understand all of the hate for Schecter guitars. I have the Robert Smith model and I think it is a great guitar! I have many guitars in my collection and the RS model holds its own against my Gibsons and Fenders. I also make my own guitars which is what I prefer to play these days, but the Smith Model Schecter is at the top of the list when I grab for a guitar that I did not make.As far as their signature sound, Robert has changed guitars more than he has changed his shoes. Their sound has very little to do with a piece of wood with pickups attached. It is their style, their "touch", effects, and amps which give them the largest percentage of their "sound".I am fortunate to be endorsed by a major acoustic guitar manufacturer. Besides single/dual coil pickups, In my opinion, acoustic guitars are the only area where major differences can be heard between manufactures. It is here where I would agree that the Schecter acoustic guitars are not quite on par with the tonal qualities of some of the other top acoustic brands. Although it must be said that once you amplify an acoustic guitar via mic/amp/PA, and blast an audience of thousands of screaming fans the differences in tonal qualities quickly become negligible.
I have a Riot 5 and it is awesome.
I have a Stilleto Extreme and it's super fly. Best build of my four basses which include a MIM PJ. Neck is incredible. Just hate how they did the batt cover with screws.
YES! Horrible batt design.
I've had a squier bass iv for about 2 years. The quality is great for the price (about $300) and there's no way I cold afford a made in USA for $1000+. Look on youtube as there's a couple guys who do guitar reviews and gave the Indonesian squier model higher marks than the Mexican made Fender model that costs more than twice the price. Of course, with any mass produced product, there will be lemons but Amazon has a stellar return policy...
The squier bass VI is on my Amazon wish list. I have the J Mascis squier Jazzmaster and it is awesome.