#1
Okay, so both guitar companys make very high quality instruments, practically without flaws. But a guitar's a guitar and i have played guitars for just over £300 that play better than gibsons for twice as much. Im just asking, what the hell am i paying for.

Its less of a problem for dean, but still pretty expensive. I thinking of buying the dean vendetta 1f, but i dont know if there acctually any good

Im sure plenty of people own gibsons and deans, so please post your thoughts
#2
DEAN FTW you cant go wrong (unless it shipped broken or something which is rare)
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But a guitar's a guitar and i have played guitars for just over £300 that play better than gibsons for twice as much. Im just asking, what the hell am i paying for.



The £300 Chinease or whatever guitar is probably going to be a higher spec, a £600 Gibson is going to be basic and from what I gather, in general low end Gibsons are not great quality, you are just paying for the Name.
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#4
It's pretty much summed up in "made in the US" vs "made in Asia"...

Edit: It's the same for Epiphone & Gibson, or Fender & Squier, even though there are some Fender guitars made in Mexico (aka MiM) that are cheaper.
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#5
low end US-Made vs. Asia low end made

No winners. A cheap guitar is a cheap guitar, cheap being defined by the manufacturing countries' labor costs.
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#7
I own a Gibson Les Paul GODDESS, a kind of "mid-price"-Les Paul for approx 1000£. And all i can say is that after 1 jear of relationship to her, it´s a great guitar with undoubtly a better tone than higher valued insruments like the standard LP.

If you are not shure if an instrument it worth the money, test it and compare it to others at your local dealer. Don´t ever order instruments on the internet, without having played them your own.
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Well if he's planning on buying one, they may let it slide. Unless they wage war on the threads.

EDIT: ignore the idiot(me) this is gonna get closed soon, especially since we have a lot of Gibson haters and dean haters.
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#10
To be honest with you, I find most of the new Dean line extremely mediocre for what you're paying. You might as well get a Schecter or a Jackson or something. I've owned a few '79' series Deans, as well as a Razorback for a very, very brief period of time.

The only Dean I still have is my Vintage 1983 Dean Z Standard. That guitar is a phenomenal axe.

The problem with Gibbies is the fact that you have to sit in a guitar store for like 5 hours to find one that has the right neck, the right sound and the right look.
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To be honest with you, I find most of the new Dean line extremely mediocre for what you're paying. You might as well get a Schecter or a Jackson or something. I've owned a few '79' series Deans, as well as a Razorback for a very, very brief period of time.

The only Dean I still have is my Vintage 1983 Dean Z Standard. That guitar is a phenomenal axe.

The problem with Gibbies is the fact that you have to sit in a guitar store for like 5 hours to find one that has the right neck, the right sound and the right look.

^^^That. Hatebreeder is right.

BTW, HB, do you still even listen to Bodom?
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BTW, HB, do you still even listen to Bodom?


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#13
In my experience, higher end guitars made outside of the U.S. are usually a better deal than the cheap U.S. made ones (Throw some better pickups, and/or hardware in and you have a nice axe), but the nice U.S. made guitars (the expensive ones) are pure bliss (U.S-made strats, Jacksons = drool)

I own a Squire Floyd Rose HSH strat and a Jackson DK2M Dinky, which are both made in Japan, and a US-made Gibson Explorer. Oddly enough, I play the explorer the least of the three (This could largely be due to my preferences in how a guitar feels and plays though, the the strat and Dinky do have bigger frets, which I like). But the bottom line is still to try everything out that you're considering buying, and going with the one that seems the best for YOU.
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#14
Gibson are definately overpriced. Some people will make the argument that they're made of higher quality woods, and that justifies the price. Wood quality doesn't factor into it THAT much since guitar manufacturers get even the highest quality woods for dirt cheap in comparison to what the public can get. Also, it doesn't matter how good the wood is if the build quality is awful. For instance, I played a Gibson Explorer that felt worse than my Squier Affinity Strat (not kidding).
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#15
WOW did i really just start a debate?

Well i played a gibson lp standard today, and i have to say your right they are built well and sound phenominal. But the neck on them things. Its like playing a drainpipe with a fret board stuck on