Guitar Brands That Make Great Acoustics and Electrics

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by drmilktruck, May 22, 2019.

  1. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Way back when, I'd have included Epiphone (before Gibson).

    How about Hofner?
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  2. dmunson

    dmunson Electromatic

    Dec 19, 2015
    Charlotte, NC
    If you consider Taylor's T5z an electric, then they are doing just fine. Very well built, plays beautifully and sounds as realistic as any of acoustic/electrics.
  3. afire

    afire Country Gent

    Good call. Even after Gibson bought them out, they made good acoustics and electrics. But, of course, they really were basically rebranded Gibsons at that point.

    I would included them, but they're not for everybody.
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  4. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I was thinking of their solid body models. The T5 series I think of more hybrid electro-acoustic models. Like the new Tele Acoustasonic. As that, they are great and one of the few successful ones.
  5. toddfan

    toddfan Synchromatic

    Mar 12, 2012

    You took the words right out of my mouth.
  6. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2008
    Totally agree but not for most people’s price point
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  7. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    The Classic Solidbody w/ minihums I had seemed like an excellent guitar in all regards. Bridge design was a bit over engineered to me, but worked and sounded good.

    It's a shame they didn't catch on.
  8. mandobandit

    mandobandit Electromatic

    Apr 1, 2019
    Understood, when I bought my Collings D1a 15 years ago it was a lot for me to spend but I have never regretted it.
    I think what separates them from other manufacturers in this discussion is that they really do not offer an entry level instrument.
    Taking that into account you would find that many of the other brands mentioned have offerings at similar price points, but have the more accessible models as well.
    Merely pointing out that do acoustic and electric very well
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  9. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    Stromberg Voicenet/ Kay made some great acoustic and electric's for many brands, they were the Samick of the '20s through '60s..
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  10. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2008
    Wow I fully agree. I have a Collins OM. Absolutely love it. But they aren’t a working mans guitar
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