why an inexpensive, cheap electric guitar is good...and maybe better than an expensive one from gibson and fender
by：QY Precision 2019-10-05
There are guitars, there are guitars, cheap guitars everywhere! Not long ago, the idea of buying a guitar could trigger a small panic. It cost a lot of money to buy a guitar. If you choose \"any good\", decide which one to buy, deal with an arrogant salesperson, and a nagging question \"Have I been torn ? \"off? \"This is a common question you have to ask yourself seriously. Usually, the whole experience can make you feel cheated even after positive confirmation. Then, the Internet happened. Now, with the abundance of information ( Lewd, etc) The curtains were pulled back (partially). New and old guitar buyers can study reviews, watch videos from potential buyers, and compare prices for the best deals. Consumers have more choices than ever before; Often cheaper; Much cheaper. Not only brand guitar giants like Fender, Gibson, and Ibanez. They lowered their prices due to increased competition; Cheap alternatives that look the same, cheaper, and look the same. The question is: are they true? Can cheap guitars be compared to big-name, expensive guitars? Why, under the guidance of computers and machines, electric guitars are mostly made by hand. At the time, they had Grinding Machines, Sanders and table saws, but most of the \"finalized\" were \"handmade\" businesses. The wood was cut into the final product by a skilled craftsman. It is then drawn or dyed and completed by him or another well-trained worker of the same quality. It may take a lot of skilled craftsmen to finish a guitar. The more skilled a person is in the job, the higher the price he creates. Combined with the complexity and complexity of the building, the price will be reflected. The price encapsulates the materials used, the skilled hands made successfully, and the quality expectations of the brand. Intelligent machines have changed all this. The CNC machine is a computer-guided wood processing machine that can cut, shape and sand with the instructions provided by the connected computer and program it. The process of using CNC machine tools completely changed the manufacturing industry. Whether it\'s metal, wood, or anything else, CNC has multiple processes that have been very intensive in the past. Of course, this includes the manufacture of guitars; Acoustics and electricity. CNC products have changed, not only the accuracy of guitar production has changed, but also the consistency has changed. From the beginning to the end, the guitars of the past were mostly handmade and easily inconsistent. The guitar made at the same time can easily be \"different\" from its line mate on the same line \". Many of them have to do with the people who help shape it. Today, a large part of the guitar manufacturing process is processed by machines, making the final product more uniform and closer to the schematic and diagram of the original plan. Therefore, the chance of error is reduced, and more human interaction ( Plastic surgery about specifications, etc) This has resulted in more product inconsistency and greatly reduced. Expensive and cheap guitars all use CNC machines in their respective manufacturing processes. The same instructions are often used to make their version. The materials used to make the guitar are more or less the same. The main material used is wood ( Expensive and \"cheap\" guitar) It is irrelevant. Although it is an important factor in determining the pricing of the final product, it is largely considered meaningless ( You can read more here). This is not to say that there is no difference; There is no doubt about this. However, the reason for the price difference is questionable due to these different materials. However, these differences should be mentioned as they are touted as justified in proving the proposed quality and price differences: better hardware ( The metal surface characteristic of the guitar is usually [ Mixer, bridge, etc. ]Better inlays ( It\'s usually expensive. O. P. [Mother of Pearl However, products with lower prices use artificial versions or some kind of plastic. ) Better plastic productspick guards [scratch plate] Switch Board, knob, etc. ) Electronics ( \"Pick up\" quality, wiring, potentiometer, etc. ) Many of the materials used to make \"cheap\" and expensive electric guitars are basically the same. While some materials may be of higher quality, their differences are largely superficial. However, some may have a significant impact. The name means the quality most consumers believe in. While a good name still dominates many industries and arenas in the field of electric guitar, the distinction has become a bit vague. Today\'s market is very different from the market at the beginning of the electric guitar giant. In 1950s, the power house electric guitar that made Gibson and Fender broke out, when the electric guitar market did not have anything tangible. So when the two companies start selling, they set the benchmark to judge all subsequent manufacturers. These standards still exist today and are easily replicated through automation. So, now, anyone who has access to the CNC machine, the right schematic, program, and programming capabilities can make a near carbon copy of the guitar Gibson, fend, and countless other manufacturers that have been produced since arriving at the site. Despite copyright issues, forgery and forgery, some producers just make guitars under their own banner. Are they very different from real things? Not really, no. This expensive and \"cheap\" guitar is more or less made with a lot of the same material ( Or material not related to the final \"tone) And usually the same specifications; The biggest difference is hardware and electronics. Also known as the \"meat\" of the overall tone output of the guitar \". Electronics and hardware are the biggest differences between expensive and smaller products. The hardware is tuner, Bridge Assembly, knob, etc. Of course, these are usually made of different quality, depending on the model and price of the guitar. However, when considering the amount of money that distinguishes low-end models from high-end models, replacing the hardware with a better version is often still far below the required difference. When considering electronic products, especially pickups ( So far, what is the most important extension of guitar sound) Cheap guitars are notoriously \"sketchy\" or poorly configured components. However, when adjusted according to the price increase required by the \"high end\" guitar, it is difficult to justify this. The same style guitar from the low end to the high end model, wiring and its parts can usually be replaced with a fraction of the price difference. It must be said that the low-end pickup does have their problems from time to time, but it is said that some pickup trucks have their own cute features. It is worth noting that pickup trucks made in the past have in some cases been considered \"inconsistent\", \"cheap\" or inferior, but now they are highly sought after for their \"tone\" qualities. In general, a large part of the \"tone\" is composed ( Or captured based on who you ask) Subjective to players. What people think is \"junk\" can usually be the \"gold\" of another player \". It all depends on how you hear it. The problem is a problem with buying a low-end guitar. . . Is the problem. The high-end guitar does do better. It\'s a more consistent finish ( Paint, paint, etc. ) Better food, better buildings and more. , A larger part of the high-end guitar is more \"well-made \". This is not to say that they are made better than their low-end counterparts, just better to handle and \"finish. Of course, the lower price that is trying to reach has a great role in this regard. The less time spent on details, the less money spent on employees working on those details. Does the \"better finished\" guitar justify a larger price tag? Some people say, \"Yes. Others would say, \"with a little work, the stingy can sound as good as playing. . . or better. . . for less money. \"Electric guitars that are expensive and cost more have their benefits and prestige, and these benefits may not justify the cost. It can be said that less expensive guitars lack \"quality\" and have a higher chance of \"production defects\", but they are made in the same way as high-end versions ( Often on the floor of the same factory). Cheaper guitars are generally more versatile. There are fewer \"guilt factors\" when choosing to modify or experiment with one. If the rigged guitar is low-end, switching or trying a new pickup or accessory will be much less stressful. Also, most of the work done on the low-end guitar will be seen as an upgrade. Cheaper guitars are also more suitable for learning. Despite their structural flaws ( It depends on what they are and can be corrected by some work) , Cheaper guitar can be used as a learning tool to better understand the building, the modification technology, and the perfect \"how\" hands-on tool. What a person wants to try ( Structure, modification, tuning stress, etc. ) On the guitar, this can affect its appearance or playability, and it makes sense to try a \"smaller\" electric guitar. Although there is a lot to say with a well-made, beautifully crafted, expensive guitar made by Gibson or fend et al. A working horse for a guitar, made in the same specifications, but you don\'t mind pushing it a little and it looks more versatile.