Electric guitar manufacturing has come a long way since the early days of guitar-crazed 60s. Back then, if you didn’t buy a brand name at a premium price, chances are that you were getting an instrument that was difficult to play and only a few steps beyond wood plank. Today’s precision manufacturing has changed all of that, and it’s surprising how good sounding and playable even the most inexpensive guitar can be. That doesn’t mean that electric guitar manufacturers haven’t found new ways to save money though, and this video from Phillip McKnight shows the 7 ways that could happen.
If you don’t have time to watch, here’s a list, although Phil’s explanations are worth the viewing as it’s pretty educational.
2. Maple veneer
4. Set neck
6. Photo finish
If you’re a guitar player, this is well worth the watch.