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Well since I previously made a overrated guitarist thread and some guy made a underrated guitarist thread I decided to make a underrated/overrated GUITAR (without the IST) thread.
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blue_strat
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#2
Guitar? Without the ist?


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Okay ...


Guitars are all personal preference. For every person that doesn't like a guitar, there'll be another that does like it.
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#3
Overrated: Fender and Gibson
Underrated: Parker and Schecter
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#4
Overrated: Jackson
Underrated: LTD
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Gibson SG
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Homemade Strat (seymour duncan classic stack p/ups)
Vox Tonelab (original desktop model) with full board footswitch
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#5
Overrated: Gibson, Dean
Underrated: Michael Kelly

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#7
overrated: Fender, Gibson, Jackson, PRS, LTD, ESP, Dean, Schecter, Gretsch, B.C. Rich, Ibanez, Michael Kelly, Parker, Monterey......
Leat
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#8
Fender and Gibson.

Most underrated would probably be PRS. Not everybody knows about them.
I got some good guitars, yo.
TimmyPage06
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#9
Most overrated would be Schecter. All I hear are people here raving about them but I just don't hear the quality when I play them.. they're very hit and miss. I've played one that was absolutely amazing and about 12 that sounded like the wood was dead. (And I mean figuratively of course, if it's in a guitar the wood is rather dead)

Underrated would be the Ibanez Artcores. I've played a few that easily match or sound better than the same sized Gibson counterpart.
Delanoir
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#10
For overrated? PRS, definitely.

They're great, yes. But they're always made out to be the best guitars ever made, when they really aren't.

Don't believe me? Ask Rob Chappers, he was endorsed by them and had custom PRS's before switching, and not for the money.

As for underrated, probably Edwards.
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#11
Quote by TimmyPage06
Most overrated would be Schecter. All I hear are people here raving about them but I just don't hear the quality when I play them.. they're very hit and miss. I've played one that was absolutely amazing and about 12 that sounded like the wood was dead. (And I mean figuratively of course, if it's in a guitar the wood is rather dead)

Underrated would be the Ibanez Artcores. I've played a few that easily match or sound better than the same sized Gibson counterpart.


I've never played a bad Schecter but I've only ever played hellraiser's and blackjacks.

The cheaper ones could be garbage for all i know. I personally love my Hellraiser, tough to beat for the low low price I got it for.

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#12
overrated: gibson
underrated: laguna
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#13
Overrated-Gibson, ESP
Underrated- LTD, Mayones, MKelly, Kramer,
Jyscal
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#14
Overrated: Gibsons, especially lespauls, PRS, and of course Bc rich guitars.
Underrated: Peavy guitars, and Ibanez guitars, ppl always say they are only for metal, esp the RG series, but this is just not true. all you have to do is get one of the prestige guitars and your all set
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#16
Way overrated: Fender Strats and Teles In almost 40 years of playing guitar I never found one I would cosnsider buying for myself. For some reason people love these guitars and tend to over look the other and IMHO better guitars Fender produces.

Underatted: A lot of inexpensive guitars coming out of China. A lot of these are surprizingly well built and very pleasing to play. Every year they are getting better and better too. People tend to put these guitars down because they never tried any because they are not made under a big brand name. Most of these guitars with a simple pup swap can be just as good as the big brand names at a fraction of the cost.


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#17
Overrated: Gibson, Fender Strats and Teles, and on UG, Ibanez and ESP.
Underrated: Epiphone Elitist, less common Fenders like Jaguars, Kramer, and BC Rich. Yes, they did suck for a long time, but the new ones are better. Not as good as they were in the 80's, though.

EDIT: Forgot Godin. They're massively underrated. I've never seen anyone suggest one, even though they're great. The Velocity has to be one of my favourite guitars (and I'm a picky bastard)
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Grawgos
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#18
overrated- gibson, fender, schecter, dean

underated- Washburn, Godin, Cort, gretsch, LTD, carvin
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#19
I hardly see how Schecter and Gretsch are underrated. Also, anyone who has used a Carvin gives them massively high reviews.
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#21
Overated: Gibson. Fender. Schecter. LTD/ESP. B.C. Rich. Jackson.

Semi overated and semi underated: Ibanez. PRS. Epiphone.

Underated: Squier. Carvin. Musicman. Cort.
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#23
Overated: Ibanez, Jackson, ESP, BC Rich, Dean, Gibson, PRS
Underated: Cort, Vintage
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#25
Overrated: Telecasters
Underrated: The Starcaster Maple Bolt-on Neck, Rosewood Fretboard, Basswood body? Sounds like gold to me.
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this might sound noobish to the max but why are MGs ****?


why are you a troll

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#28
Overrated: Gibson and Fender

Underrated: EVERYTHING ELSE
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#29
Quote by Necrophagist777
why are you a troll

No...I just never got around to trying one out...
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#31
Quote by Shredoftheday
No...I just never got around to trying one out...


They are crap because they sound bad. Why are we talking about MG's in this thread?

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#34
ESPLID, Dean, schecter, all overrated for sure.

Just because your favorite band is endorsed by them (they probably own nice versions of the models) doesn't mean their good, and just because it looks "metal" doesn't mean jack ship. When you listening to the music you don't know if it's a Les paul. A Les Paul can sound just as heavy.
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#35
Overrated - Gibson & Fender.
Underrated - Squier & Greg Bennett.
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#36
Just the fact that most peole said Gibson and Fender shows how sad musicians have become. If you can call them that.
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#37
Quote by nan0
Just the fact that most peole said Gibson and Fender shows how sad musicians have become. If you can call them that.

It is our personal preference.
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#38
Quote by Necrophagist777
They are crap because they sound bad. Why are we talking about MG's in this thread?


He read my sig.
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#39
Overrated (as in not worth the extra $$ but they are nice): T Anderson
Underrated: Reverend
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#40
Quote by bucketmark
It is our personal preference.


Which is why it's sad.