Phill is back! - sub $300 bucks guitars ranked

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by Shaytan, Jul 30, 2020.

  1. Best1989

    Best1989 Squier-holic

    Apr 25, 2019
    Arequipa
    Perhaps, but only to be surpassed by Kramer because of the Beretta or by Epiphone because of the Special. Remember the amount of models don't matter! Lol

    Jokes aside, I don't think his lists are bad, is just that some things he shows seem to contradict what he says.
     
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  2. radiotech

    radiotech Dr. Squier

    Apr 23, 2014
    Chicago
    Grote, (like Firefly), is a brand that goes in and out of stock on Amazon, so if none were available when Phil did his list, they weren’t even considered.
     
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  3. blackspider57

    blackspider57 Squier-holic

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    Makes sense to me.
     
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  4. DougMen

    DougMen Squier-holic

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    It seems to me that he favors metal style guitars over good Strat, Tele, LP, SG, and 335 copies, and copies of other legendary guitars.
     
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  5. DougMen

    DougMen Squier-holic

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    I also found it odd that he gave Jackson such a high score compared to Squier, when Fender owns them both, and I would assume that the same factories are contracted by Fender to make both. To me this shows more bias in favor of metal style guitars.
     
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  6. BlueSquirrel

    BlueSquirrel Squier-holic

    Dec 21, 2018
    France
    I have the feeling that if Squier had kept its Standard and Vintage Modified lines which were outstanding value, the results would have been completely different (most of the Squier Standards and VMs were either under $300 or slightly above).
     
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  7. DougMen

    DougMen Squier-holic

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    The VMs were $299 a few years ago, but I doubt they would be still
     
  8. blackspider57

    blackspider57 Squier-holic

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    Yes! The $299.00 VMs that morphed into the CV line are now $399.00
     
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  9. Ralph124C41

    Ralph124C41 Squier-holic

    Feb 10, 2016
    I remember those prices. I also remember people here saying these prices have to be going up because they have been at the same price for many years. But when they went up, I didn't expect them to go up $100 ... that's a 33.3333333 percent increase. I expected $20 to $50 tops but not that much. But then others said well they are worth that price ... and I won't argue that point; I'm just saying I wish the increase would have been more of a gradual one.

    But prices do rise, sometimes very sharply. Look at the Epiphone SL which started at $99. Then it went up to either $119 or $129. Today it is $139 so that's an even bigger price jump ... about 40 percent ... but it was done in stages.
     
  10. DougMen

    DougMen Squier-holic

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    Even at $139, you gotta wonder how anyone (other than the dealer) makes any money off that, 'cause if the retailers are charging that for it, that means they got it from Gibson for half that, maybe less. Remember, I worked at a Gibson dealer for many years, and dealer cost on Epi's is shockingly low. So, if the dealer paid Gibson $70 for that SL, after figuring the cost of the parts, labor, shipping from Asia, and other overhead, how are they making anything at all on them?
     
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  11. radioout

    radioout Squier Talker

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    I wish I was starting to buy guitars now. I would have certainly looked to this video for guidance or at least ideas.
     
  12. vintageguitarz

    vintageguitarz Squier-Meister

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    Phil is a hack, in a recent video on "who owns who" in the music business, "Mr. Guitar Expert" thinks Gretsch is spelled Gretch and Randall is spelled Randal. ....... Credibility is ZERO.
     
  13. jared11

    jared11 Squier Talker

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    Credibility is ZERO? For 2 typos?