It might not be a bad thing, Japanese instruments are outstandingGuilds were being made at the Ovation factory in New Hartford for a while although I guess that was maybe 15 years ago and then some drum Company owned them if I’m not mistaken.
Absolutely. It be nice to see them actually become stable.Guild set up a factory to make guitars somewhere in California about 8 years ago or so. They had Ren Ferguson on board for a while but he left after a couple of years. I haven’t seen many of the California-made ones, but they looked and sounded the part in videos. I think Yamaha knows a thing or two about running instrument companies
That's true of every company not named PRS or G&L if we're going to pretend to be purists.There no more real Guild guitars since looooong time
Just a name and shape.
If these companies that bought the name, use the same way of making these guitars and the same materials to match the original guitars, I have no problem. But we don't know ..That's true of every company not named PRS or G&L if we're going to pretend to be purists.
Worst of it is the og guilds kind of sucked lolThere no more real Guild guitars since looooong time
Just a name and shape.
And Rickenbacker...That's true of every company not named PRS or G&L if we're going to pretend to be purists.
But the SHO V6 was a thing of beauty and so was the Toyota 4A-GE!Well, Yamaha bought Line6 and returned them to prominence fairly quickly. And Yamaha basically makes good stuff across the board (we won't talk about the SHO V8 cams in this discussion), so this will mean at least they are making solid guitars. This is most likely a Good Thing.
The smart thing that Yamaha did with Line6 was bring in the original founder of the company to run it again.But the SHO V6 was a thing of beauty and so was the Toyota 4A-GE!
Often a Japanese parent company will allow subsidiaries to run independently so long as they do well. They also tend to be less focused on quarter-to-quarter, so long as things are trending ok. Of course it depends.
I think it might be good thingI've owned several Yamaha guitars and still have two dreadnoughts and a bass. I recently bought an Ampeg (Yamaha) RB210 bass amp. My first real guitar amp back in the 60's was a Yamaha. I've owned several Yamaha motorcycles. I'm pretty enthused about them buying Guild.