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50-60% Off Select Guitars at DreamStudioGuitars.com

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This is a local brand to me in Southern California. I own a few of their guitars and basses, and they rival $2500+ Strats and Teles I've owned and played. They have the following models on sale:

Maverick Guitar [dreamstudioguitars.com] (similar to Jazzmaster/Mustang style)
Twang Guitar [dreamstudioguitars.com] (similar to Telecaster)
Studio Guitar [dreamstudioguitars.com] (similar to Stratocaster)

They are all loaded with Seymour Duncan electronics and have solid hardware.
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If the instruments are actually made in California from American-sourced materials, then I'll be impressed with the prices.
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If the instruments are actually made in California from American-sourced materials, then I'll be impressed with the prices.
They are assembled in Apple Valley, CA with parts from various sources. My buddy works for them doing the electronics wiring.
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I own both the young and mars and they are definitely made in Korea. Having said that, they are really pretty well built with great Seymour Duncan pickups. They have unique designs that have traditional counterparts to more common models from the fender and Gibson's of the world. overall I've been pretty happy with them and I have guitars from USA, Japan, China, Mexico and korea. Personally these would be behind japan and USA, but above Mexico, China. If they are making them in USA now than that's a definite change.

The guitars I have had a pretty thick poly coat for my tastes and very smooth poly neck (Gibson like). If I had one complaint it's really the poly on the neck as my hand tends to stick to it as I slide, I've come to find I prefer a more natural wood feel like fender necks over Gibson or dream studio.

One thing I will say though, I really like the fingerboards, they are top notch, smooth frets (not Ibanez prestige level, but very good) and a thick ebony fretboard that's dark as night with nice inlays, probably the area that really seemed like a surprisingly nice level of work for price.

at $600-$900 Id consider them a very good deal for a unique guitar model
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Your ranking of guitars by country of origin (USA, Japan = good; Korea, Mexico and China = not good) is arbitrary, at best. Fender guitars made in Mexico are probably the best value in electric guitars. PRS's are made in Korea as are many other excellent guitars. A top of the line Epiphone made in China is probably better than a lower end Gibson made in the USA.

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I own both the young and mars and they are definitely made in Korea. Having said that, they are really pretty well built with great Seymour Duncan pickups. They have unique designs that have traditional counterparts to more common models from the fender and Gibson's of the world. overall I've been pretty happy with them and I have guitars from USA, Japan, China, Mexico and korea. Personally these would be behind japan and USA, but above Mexico, China. If they are making them in USA now than that's a definite change.

The guitars I have had a pretty thick poly coat for my tastes and very smooth poly neck (Gibson like). If I had one complaint it's really the poly on the neck as my hand tends to stick to it as I slide, I've come to find I prefer a more natural wood feel like fender necks over Gibson or dream studio.

One thing I will say though, I really like the fingerboards, they are top notch, smooth frets (not Ibanez prestige level, but very good) and a thick ebony fretboard that's dark as night with nice inlays, probably the area that really seemed like a surprisingly nice level of work for price.

at $600-$900 Id consider them a very good deal for a unique guitar model
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Your ranking of guitars by country of origin (USA, Japan = good; Korea, Mexico and China = not good) is arbitrary, at best. Fender guitars made in Mexico are probably the best value in electric guitars. PRS's are made in Korea as are many other excellent guitars. A top of the line Epiphone made in China is probably better than a lower end Gibson made in the USA.
Lol if fenders such a value then it wouldn't be extremely over priced fornsuch a generic looking brand
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I bought a Jupiter. Hope it doesn't blow.
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Your ranking of guitars by country of origin (USA, Japan = good; Korea, Mexico and China = not good) is arbitrary, at best. Fender guitars made in Mexico are probably the best value in electric guitars. PRS's are made in Korea as are many other excellent guitars. A top of the line Epiphone made in China is probably better than a lower end Gibson made in the USA.
Fender are rather over priced. Far better guitars coming out of World Music in Korea than the Mexican Fenders.
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This is pretty much their market strategy for these guitars. They are constantly offering what appears to be massive discounts on the inflated prices. With that said, they are actually pretty decent Korean made guitars. They come with some great hardware, so if you can snag one for a couple hundred bucks, it's a good deal. I picked up one of the nightmare model guitars a while back for around $350 (originally $1395). It doesn't come with a case or anything and shipped in a pretty flimsy box, so it got damaged in transit. That was a bummer, but they were quick to send me a new one, that arrived undamaged.
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For $500-600 you'd be better off sticking for a Mexican Fender or Squire for resale value.

These kind of off-brand mass produced guitars from Asia, which actually can be of good to great quality depending on the OEM factory which is making them for Dream Studios, have next to no resale value. if you were going this direction, you probable want to look at Michael Kelly Guitars [michaelkellyguitars.com] which have a better reputation and price (model dependent) in this niche or if you want the really "cheap but good" reigning champ you could order Harley Benton [thomannmusic.com]guitar from Europe. (it's an Asian sourced house brand for a large German retailer) that run $200. People rave about the quality for the price of those. It's almost a disposable instrument at that price.
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Your ranking of guitars by country of origin (USA, Japan = good; Korea, Mexico and China = not good) is arbitrary, at best. Fender guitars made in Mexico are probably the best value in electric guitars. PRS's are made in Korea as are many other excellent guitars. A top of the line Epiphone made in China is probably better than a lower end Gibson made in the USA.
You get duds everywhere but more from China, but they're cheaper so people take that into consideration. Now when you pay top USD and get a dud, which is also possible it stings more and then you say WTF, my Mexico's better at 1/2 the price!? You just have a WTF moment which makes me say, that's why you always play it first or have a damn good return policy as insurance.
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