Introduction:Buying American will help the United States survive these economic times. This is a list of guitar manufacturers in America to buy your musical instrument from, right here in the U. S. A.
Once you lay your hands on a Gibson guitar, you feel and see the difference in the workmanship, acoustics, the flatpicking leadline and the entire instrument in general. The Hummingbird was introduced in 1960 as Gibson's first square-shouldered dreadnought. When it was originally made in Bozeman, Montana the Hummingbird took the acoustic guitar place of fame and has never left that lead. It is easy to find a Gibson dealer in Bozeman and Missoula, Montana today. The Hummingbird will not set you back, however the price is an astonishing
$3,784 for the Heritage Cherry Sunburt. Don't let the price stop you from buying a second hand Gibson or even a Hummingbird guitar.
Fender guitars began in Fullerton, California in 1946 when Leo Fender designed one of the first commonly solid body electric bases. The melodic acoustics kept Fenders going and is now known just as Fender. Fender is centrally and solidly situated in Scottsdale, Arizona. Fender ships domestically, but you can ship a Fender any where in the world. A Museum Gibson Custom 70th Anniversary John Lennon 160E Model # 12690064 with a case is specially priced at $8, 7999.99. This is reduced from $10,999.99. A Fender is not priced that high, so a new Fender ESP can have a price tag of $169 when you look online to buy that Fender.
Epiphone Guitars has a long interesting history which can be viewed by searching http:www.epiphone.com and clicking on the history information. In short the Epiphone began in Greece, was a handed down family business and finally went from mainly banjos to many stringed instruments. Acquiring the Farovan Company instrument plant in Long Island, New York he also kept the skilled workers too. Epi now appointed himself as the president since his father had long since passed on when Epi was in his 20's. The names of the Epiphones were specifically labeled so musicians could readily recall Epi's instruments. Names like: Deluxe, Broadway, Triumph and later the Emperor. Now you can buy a Jack Casady bass for $699.
Martin Guitars has a lineage from 1830 that other guitar manufacturers cannot rival.The generations have, transferred, managed and produced some of the finest musical instruments the world has known. Nazareth, Pennsylvania is where the expanded facility of workmanship takes place. Frederick Martin was born in 1796 in Germany. Wonderously Fredrick took a real interest in guitar making and left home at the age of 15 to learn his dream trade under the teachings of Johann Stauffer instead of following in his cabinet making father's shoes. Limiting the family story and getting right down to the guitar points, Martin's 14 fret neck quickly became the standard for the American guitar industry.
The Peavey name is associated with the good old U.S.A. Predator HSS is a prized musical instrument that can be bought for $149 used. The neck the style of the entire guitar sings melodious tunes. The Peavey Raptor plus EXP is $149 new on the Peavey website. Then again don't be surprised to see the Peavey selling for $400 too. Peavey began as a young man whose father said the guitar playing was not going to last in the 1950's. Hartley Peavey has proved his father and many others incorrect in their adverse warnings. Peavey is located in Europe,but is an American company with an International headquarters in Meridian Ms.
fun list...I don't play guitar but play a little ukulele...and most of these make ukes too! Fender also has a location in Corona, CA...about 50 miles from me...further than I really want to drive but I did apply for a position just because it was there :) H5
This is a great list and helpful to someone who is soon to buy a guitar...maybe for Christmas.
select one here...