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For anyone who ever thought of buying a guitar from an info

Post by hueseph » August 27th, 2004, 4:04 pm

For anyone who ever thought of buying a guitar from an infomercial. Check this out. It's horrific if not incredibly amusing. Love the one about the bird house.

http://www.harmony-central.com/Guitar/D ... ic-01.html

For the record. I work for a major retail outlet in Canada and one of our buyers brought one of these in from China.(Don't know what he was thinking) I guess the profit margin is good. Anyway, I tried it. Although it seemed ok, it felt like it was made of cardboard. Scary product.
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Post by purplefenderstrat » August 27th, 2004, 4:54 pm

i almost thought about buying that..ive seen the infomercial a million time..thats my thing i stay up antil 4 in the morning watching info mercial and playing my guitar..its just what i do...but im not buying it now! thanks man!!
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Post by Nils » August 27th, 2004, 7:16 pm

How can you go wring with a guitar that is guaranteed to last as long as the glue... :lol:

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Post by Pup » August 27th, 2004, 8:01 pm

well what do you expect?? IT'S MADE IN CHINA! everything that comes out of China is a piece of crap. every guitar i have ever seen that was made in China was a total piece of doo doo :shock:
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Post by Ignar Hillström » August 28th, 2004, 2:05 am

Just because it is made in China means nothing. However, anyone who is lame enough to buy a guitar just because of some some cheesy TV channel clip is so horrendously stupid that I have severe difficulties feeling even remotely sorry for any of them.
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Post by dhodge » August 28th, 2004, 3:19 am

Since Paul lives in Beijing, I guess that means that this site comes from China...

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Post by shabu » August 28th, 2004, 6:41 am

i like this post

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Post by Taso » August 28th, 2004, 7:30 am

haha, nice david.

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Post by Pilot » August 28th, 2004, 8:32 am

Pup wrote:well what do you expect?? IT'S MADE IN CHINA! everything that comes out of China is a piece of crap. every guitar i have ever seen that was made in China was a total piece of doo doo :shock:
(Pilot eyeballs his Epiphone acoustic)

I'm quite pleased with my *gasp* "Made in China" Epi. It's a very solid guitar, plays quite well, has excellent action, great sustain, and a nice rich tone. The finish on it is beautiful as well...it looks as good as it sounds. It's not a Martin or a Taylor, of course, but I'd say it's far from doo doo. I'd even go as far as saying it's a very, very nice guitar, and it only cost me $120.

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Post by hueseph » August 28th, 2004, 9:40 am

I have to agree. There are plenty of decemt products made in China. A lot of good guitars come from there. Also some really decent microphones and not to mention about 30 percent or more of electronics, specifically computer components, are made in China. This just happens to be one particular product which is terribly skimped on. I bet even the cheesy bolero hat is made in China.

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Post by E.Sherman » August 28th, 2004, 9:42 am

What about all the little children that are made in China?
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Post by argus » August 28th, 2004, 10:53 am

E.Sherman wrote:What about all the little children that are made in China?
Cardboard.

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Post by bojack » August 28th, 2004, 2:15 pm

I got one of those when they first started showing that commercial. It was $100 for just the guitar and it wasn't too bad. Of course I had to do quite a bit of work to get it to sound and play nicely but still, I think it was worth what I paid for.

That said, you're still better off spending another $100 and getting a much better quality guitar.

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Post by paul donnelly » August 28th, 2004, 3:35 pm

argus wrote:
E.Sherman wrote:What about all the little children that are made in China?
Cardboard.
So that's why you only see them from one side. If they turned a little, they'd all be exposed as cardboard cutouts.

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Post by Nick » August 28th, 2004, 5:29 pm

You know, cardboard children would be much easier to take care of....

You would have to keep them out of the rain though.
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