January 23rd, 2012, 03:45 AM
I remember reading a thread either here or over on the GDP where someone was asking about the new Guild Arcos series. As you all know, the Guild GAD series (Guild Acoustic Design) are hand crafted in China obviously in the same workshops where the new Gretsch Roots Series and Ranchers are being made.
However, if you have good eyes and read the label on the Guild Arcos AO-30CE you'll see its made in Mexico!!!! So now you know where the Arcos series hearkens from:
January 23rd, 2012, 07:06 AM
Take your word for it ;) cause when I zoom in the picture goes to mush
For some it may give a cosy feeling that it's produced close to the USA but I reckon many guitars coming out of China are excellent too
Mexican instruments can be brilliant though as Fender have shown.
Am sure I'm not alone being unconcerned where a guitar is made as its how it plays and sounds that's important.
January 23rd, 2012, 10:09 AM
I watch a lot of Charlie Rose, and a number of Guest on his program have been predicted manufacturing will slowly start returning west. China's manufacturing for export has probably reached or neared it's peak. China's goal has never been to be a poor country manufacturing for export, but to lift the Chinese to middle class standards. And they are doing it (still a long way to go for most Chinese). As their wages are rising and so too the Chinese dollar the cost of manufacturing there (and other variables)make it less appealing. As slowly manufacturing moves back to the west the country likely to benefit most is Mexico.
Gong Xi Fa Cai!