Fender vs: Gibson

Discussion in 'Fender' started by Frogfur, Apr 23, 2015.

  1. mgenet

    mgenet Earth = Cheese Burger Premium Member

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    Darn, I'd of thought this issue would have been decided by page 4.

    Colour me disappointed...
     
  2. markbastable

    markbastable Strange kind of blues-coloured moon Premium Member

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    Frankly, the only thing as predictably done-to-death as this discussion is the predictable influx of comments noting how done-to-death this discussion is.

    I shall be saying this again, the next time the circumstance arises.
     
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  3. OldBenKenobi

    OldBenKenobi Senior Member

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    Having to add the "USA made" prefix to every Fender in your post really undermines the whole thing. I mean yeah, you can say Gibson is cheaper than Fender if you purposely ignore the less expensive Fenders for no reason. :laugh2:
     
  4. lunchbox

    lunchbox Senior Member

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    I see both Fenders (of all models), and Gibsons (usually LP or SG) in my neck of the woods, and in the hands of people of all ages. True though that you see less Gibsons, but that's because they cost more, and like most here have mentioned, as well as for me personally, they're less 'affordable'.

    There are also more Ibanez, LTD, Schechter, Jackson, etc. in the younger bands; typically, I'm guessing, because they're more affordable, have 7 or 8 strings, thin, speedy necks, and are a good mod platform.

    Me? I play a '79 Vantage VS650, and love it. Looks cool, feels great, plays well, sounds awesome, and is kind of rare to see. Japanese quality from Matsumoku at this time was superb. And it was only $200 off Ebay, all original.

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  5. rikko

    rikko Senior Member

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    Here's what it boils down to (for rikko):

    My 2014 Tele has a poly finish (satin on the neck which I LOVE),

    And my Lesters all have nitro.

    I love ALL OF THEM Equally,
    and I'm blessed to have the luxury of owning both!!!

    That said...

    Poly is NOT for everyone...
    And nitro is higher maintenance...
     
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  6. StillLearning

    StillLearning Senior Member

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    Shut up and PLAY! :cheers2:
     
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  7. mudfinger

    mudfinger Thanks for the memories! V.I.P. Member

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    Sounds like parallel. Not much use to me, as I really like all 5 switch positions already. I can't even wrap my mind around a wiring scheme that would keep all of those, and add the option of summing the middle and bridge pickups with the 3rd knob. :hmm:

    Q-Filter is probably my best option...
     
  8. Robus

    Robus Senior Member

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    Apples to apples. If you want to talk about Mexican and Chinese Fenders, then the fair comparison would be Epiphone. :laugh2:
     
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