- Feb 27, 2021
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In your opinion... which is the better guitar/company?
build quality for $
build quality for $
The Duvell model he's asking about have bolt on necks.I like neck-thru over bolt-on, so Caparison and Mayones win there.
thx brotherAll three will make a killer guitar.
I have only played a few Mayos. I liked them, and I would say they're a touch better-built than Caparison. It's kind of all-about the features you like.
I like compound radius fretboards, and so the feel of a Suhr or Caparison is more my thing. I like neck-thru over bolt-on, so Caparison and Mayones win there. I like stainless steel frets, so Suhr and Mayones win on that, but I don't consider it a deal breaker. Suhr is a domestic company for me in the US, have a bigger dealer network and legendary customer service, in case I need some kind of warranty repair done.
I might go with Suhr, but it's probably down to your favorite based on the stuff above I mention.
exactly. nope, not snarky... you are correct.. .it's just really difficult, because i'm on the east coast.. practically every custom guitar shop is hundreds of miles away from me.At this price point...go play these guitars. All opinions of people aren't worth anything if the interwebz favorite guitar doesn't do it for YOU! Might sound snarky, but it is the most sound advise that can be given.
I prefer Caparisons out of those. "Prefer" being the key word here, as they're all great guitars, to be fair. I disagree with the acessment of Caparison being overpriced in regards to their quality, especially at this point.
As stated before though, earlier Caparison guitars are not as consistent as what I've found after they found their footing and current management, so if you're in the second hand market, do be mindful of that - there were some fantastic guitars back in the beginning, but also a non negligible number of "eh..." instruments.
Having said this, other than maybe Mayones, it shouldn't be incredibly hard to find those guitars not horribly far from you, so I'd really give them a spin if possible - this is all just preference between all 3.
it seems like at least with Caparison early 10s/late 00s is like the low point quality wise, at least until Gabe took overI will add my .02 as well.
I’ve owned a 2010 Caparison dellinger II, a mayones Duvell elite and still own a Suhr modern.
The Caparison was the cheapest feeling between the 3. Very disappointing for a 2500 dollar guitar (at the time). Played similar to a good Ibanez prestige but not any better IMO.
The mayones was on a higher level for sure. Built great and excellent fretwork. I personally couldn’t bond entirely with the neck profile (noticeable shoulders on the neck) and the hannes bridge. It also sounded a bit cold to me. Like it really only felt at home doing monuments typed music lol.
I love my Suhr. The quality is top notch and it plays fantastic. I’ve owned many high end guitars from many different makers and it’s one of my faves from over the years. Plus, they stand behind their guitars should anything go wrong as you would see in my thread about my customer service/repair experience with them.
If you want a straight metal guitar check out a mayo. If you want a metal guitar that can also hang with a change of mood check out a Suhr.
Definitely - as much as I liked the great ones I could find, it was really in that Gibson territory where you needed to go hunt for a good one. It was not in that territory where I'd feel confident buying blind for a while.it seems like at least with Caparison early 10s/late 00s is like the low point quality wise, at least until Gabe took over