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    American manufacturers, not just manufacturers of musical insturments, need to step up their game and start making quality products here at home.
    That, in a nutshell, is the whole ball game.
    We used to take such pride in well-made, affordable - yet not cheap - products.
    Off shoring, out-sourcing is not an answer, it's a major problem.

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    by Lilyvt on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 07:29:48 PM PDT

    •  And we took pride in buying them (0+ / 0-)

      Now it's just buy what's cheapest.  And as long as we do that then the corporations selling guitars -- or anything else -- will continue to find ways to cut corners in quality - and in worker dignity - to drive down costs.

    •  Years ago I visited the Peavey factory (1+ / 0-)
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      in Meridian, Mississippi and toured the factory. Everything sold in the US was built in the US. They did NOT sell in catalogs, etc. only approved dealers. Hartley Peavey was very proud and protective of the "brand". i still have a Peavey 212 tube amp which refuses to die.

      Not sure how the quality is today but back then it was very good. I saw the rejects (many of which I would have bought) lying around because they weren't good enough.

      If you ever pass through Meridian go to the Peavey museum - worth the time.

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      by Da Rock on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 08:29:59 AM PDT

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