kemingt
Barned
Join date: Dec 2010
155 IQ
#1
Hey guys, I heard of a relatively new korean guitar brand called Swing. Looks pretty rad to me. (ibanez + epiphone-esque?)

I'm considering breaking away from the usual ESP/Fenders/Epiphones/Ibanez budget guitars and trying out a Swing...I can't find any reviews on the net cos this Swing brand is pretty remote

Swing website: http://www.swingguitars.com/English/english_main.html
Swing guitars: http://www.swingguitars.com/English/product/product_main.html
Artists that endorse Swing guitars: http://www.swingguitars.com/English/artist/artist_main.html

What do you guys think of Swing?
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dannyalcatraz
Black Cherry Jello
Join date: Dec 2008
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#2
I got turned onto them by the guys at Tesla Pickups. I haven't gotten one, but I've been thinking about getting their Exciter Gold model.

They're good enough that Jeff Watson (of Night Ranger) has a signature model with them.
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kemingt
Barned
Join date: Dec 2010
155 IQ
#3
Turns out they have a budget model that looks pretty good...guy at local guitar shop recommended it to me. I don't have much cash to spend (student )
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dannyalcatraz
Black Cherry Jello
Join date: Dec 2008
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#4
Sometimes, you just gotta be the first kid on your block to try ________.

When it comes to guitars, I'm willing- and on occasion, financially able- to be the first to try a particular brand. I was a bit of a pioneer for trying Dean guitars in my area (even though there was a local star who was endorsed by them, only their basses we easily found). My experiment turned into a major inventory change for my music store- they now sell more Dean guitars than almost any other dealer in a multi-state region.

Similarly, I was one of the first in my area to try out a JKG guitar. He's made a few more sales down here since my purchase...and even my former guitar teacher is pretty impressed by what I own.

Now, it worked out for me...but honestly, I got lucky. My experimental purchases could have been terrible.

So you have to ask yourself:

1) what is the store's FORMAL return policy?

2) the guy who recommended it to me is motivated to make money, how far will he go to make me happy if I don't like the guitar he recommended? (OW, is there an informal return policy in addition to the formal one? Polite customers who deal with good salesmen can often get them to bend the rules a bit, because those salesmen are looking to create long-term repeat customers instead of treating customers shoddily.

3) can I afford a guitar right now?

4) do I feel comfortable trying a relatively unknown brand with my money?
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alhaq369
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Big Bang
UG Newbie
Join date: Jul 2010
225 IQ
#5
I have a soft spot for off brand guitars; I kind of like the idea of taking a bit of a gamble in the hope that you score something really sweet for a bargain price. I also like not having the same strat/Les Paul as everyone else in town. Some of those Swings look pretty cool, but I didn't see any pricing on any of them. Does anybody know how much they're charging?
kemingt
Barned
Join date: Dec 2010
155 IQ
#6
Quote by Big Bang
I have a soft spot for off brand guitars; I kind of like the idea of taking a bit of a gamble in the hope that you score something really sweet for a bargain price. I also like not having the same strat/Les Paul as everyone else in town. Some of those Swings look pretty cool, but I didn't see any pricing on any of them. Does anybody know how much they're charging?


Here's a link to a guitar store that I usually frequent...they sell Swing guitars, you can check out the general price range there

oh p.s. it's in Singapore dollars
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dannyalcatraz
Black Cherry Jello
Join date: Dec 2008
3,265 IQ
#7
I found a Harmony Central review of the Classic DC that listed a base price of €495 (@ $645).

And this Russian dude demoing the Jeff Watson sig makes me think good things...

http://www.truthinshredding.com/2011/11/dmitry-andrianov-testing-jeff-watson.html

Following that link to look at this Swing P-3, it has a price of 470 Singapore dollars. That's about $384.
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