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Rare Electric Guitars

posted Apr 17, 2014 14:32:06 by Midlandaudiox
http://www.rareelectricguitar.com/Rare-2-b0-Artist+Series.html

are these guys buying from china then customizing them ? and then selling at higher prices?
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MichaelWamback said Apr 17, 2014 14:38:41
No, they are a factory in China.

I purchased my double neck from them, and they sent photos during the construction. Based on my communication with them, they are clearly a factory and not a middle man. They also told me that, while their factory is located in China, their supervisory staff is from Japan and Korea.

They use slightly better pickups than some builders - Wilkinson being their brand of choice. While not applicable to mine, I'm told that they also use nitro finishes on a lot of their guitars.

Their build quality is about the same as the better sellers on AliExpress, but what sets them apart is that they offer a lot of models nobody else makes. They also make reproductions that tend to be more accurate than some of the other sellers. And since their guitar models don't show up on AliExpress, we can assume that they only sell direct.

Guys on here who asked for custom builds from them had mixed experiences. But those who bought stock guitars from their site were pretty happy with what they received.
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Mark H said Jun 09, 2014 14:27:13
I am considering having them make me a KK Downing signature guitar..I figured they would take a while to build it....I have no problem waiting as long as i get a quality instrument...Not a bad quote..$550.00 shipped....Better than the $3499.00 price tag for a authentic one.
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