Originally Posted by Con Murder
Guitar is my hobby, three things that hobby have incorperated to reduce costs are.
1. Precision machined parts
2. Faux bone and tortiose shell
3. 5 plecktrums for 1$
tortiose shell is Illegal .faux bone still requires work to be done its an experiment in material.]
pic have always been cheap.
precision machined parts isn't new and with a instrument you don't wan't discrepency with the hardware
the only change to lower costs in guitars are switching the amps to transistors from tube wich pretty much failed since no one uses transistor amps except a few .
cnc machining the guitar bodys and necks but thats somewhat of a plus you get rid of human error and also cut down costs.Also sending the manufacturing to china
there realy hasn't been any MAJOR change to the guitar since the invention of the humbucking pickup in the 50's cascading gain stages in the 70's and the invention of the floyd rose nothing else has changed the instrument significantly .