Nice lineup.I don't own any Fender products (unless count Charvel) (only a cable) nor any Gibson products
Yamaha Revstar = made in Malaysia
LTD = EC 1000 = made in Korea
Charvel = Made In Mexico (yes Charvel is owned by Fender but its not a Fender)
Godin Classic CT -90 =Made In Quebec, Canada (North America)
I have and still do sometimes worry about people eyeballing my guitars in that way, but the way I see it, most people out at bars (where I'm from) can't tell when you have a fancy guitar. To the random patrons, a guitar is a guitar. That and if I have my nice guitar with me, it isn't home alone, which I feel is riskier.I am not afraid to gig any of my guitars. Perhaps I’m naive about thievery or I’ve just had 25 years of good luck…or both.
As for mishaps…I’ve had far more at home, for which I was to blame for probably 95% of. Pros have big fancy road cases backstage with a pro handing them instruments for a change. Until I can afford that luxury, I don’t keep more than one guitar out of its case at a time…the one I’m playing. If I need an alternate-tuned guitar, an acoustic or a backup, I put one away and take the other from its case. I’ve had zero (ZERO) damage to guitars at gigs.
I need to get to this point too: I'm just about to go out to a gig tonight and I know it'll take me at least three trips to my car and back each way. I have a saloon car (sedan?) so I lock it in there during each trip, the rest of the band are usually inside still breaking down their gear.If I ever play out again, I'll take my stuff, but I'm going to be WAAAAAY more careful with it, particularly loading/unloading. A good argument for taking only what you can carry in one trip!
In the last band I was in, we always had one friend hanging out next to the gear we hadn't unloaded yet, and another next to the gear we had already unloadedIf I ever play out again, I'll take my stuff, but I'm going to be WAAAAAY more careful with it, particularly loading/unloading. A good argument for taking only what you can carry in one trip!