I thought that most educated people were far past the assumption that every Asian made import was “cheaply made.” If you’re not, you’re only oh, 30-40 years behind the curve. Most people know that for years, the Japanese made strats were much better than American made ones. And, it’s stupid to even need to say this, but you can get “Asian made” at any quality level you desire, you just pay more for the better labor. So far, not one report on this guitar indicates anything about it is “cheaply made.”The strat has better hardware and pickups and isn’t made from a cheap, soft wood like poplar?
the SE SS is a disappointment imho. $899 for a cheaply made Asian import? I think with the specs the classic vibe strat is a far better buy. But obviously Paul knows what he’s doing because the SS is flying off the shelves.
Not trying to start a holiday off with a fight, but that post was rather clueless….