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Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by drmilktruck, May 22, 2019.
Way back when, I'd have included Epiphone (before Gibson).
How about Hofner?
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.
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.
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.
You took the words right out of my mouth.
Totally agree but not for most people’s price point
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.
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
Stromberg Voicenet/ Kay made some great acoustic and electric's for many brands, they were the Samick of the '20s through '60s..
Wow I fully agree. I have a Collins OM. Absolutely love it. But they aren’t a working mans guitar