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Is there any good audio equipment still made in the USA?

Audio is actually still one of the sole remaining industries of which a significant portion is still made and/or assembled in America, especially the high end brands. The List – American Made Audio

In addition to alot of the good answers here about home and portable audio, I would also like to add that as a guitarist, a significant chunk of high end guitars and amps are still made in the USA as well. Fender’s American made guitars, Gibson’s guitars, Gretsch, Guild, G&L and boutique brands like PRS, Suhr are all made in USA. Fender, Mesa Boogie and some boutique brands like Two-Rock, Swart, Milkman (What I personally have), Tone King, Greer, Matchless etc are all made in the USA.

Guitar pickups especially the handmade guitar pickup industry (giants like Seymour Duncan, Dimarzio and smaller ones like Lindy Fralin, Lollar etc) are all made in the USA sometimes by just one guy in his home, somewhere.

Boutique guitar pedals are all made in the USA as well. Wampler, Keeley, JHS, Earthquaker, Xotic, etc

So I’d say if you really want to buy made in USA products, the high end or boutique audio/guitar industry is a good bet.

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Guitar Gear

After much delay, here’s finally a video that has decent tone:

It’s a lovely song by a lovely band. Anyways, I took new pics of my equipment so here it is for all those wondering what my setup is:

Fender Stratocaster
Fender Stratocaster

The Main piece of guitaring equipment is my American 3-color sunburst Fender stratocaster with G&L body, Rosewood neck, Tonerider pure vintage pickups, and I plan to keep this baby for a while.

Ovation GC-28
Ovation GC-28

The secondary piece of equipment, my Ovation GC-28 Acoustic-electric, great for anywhere anytime playing.

Traynor YCV-20
Traynor YCV-20

The main source of tone is the all-tube Class A Traynor YCV-20 20 watt Guitar amp. I have never heard much sweeter sounds come from an amp, but I do need to replace the tubes and speakers as it hasn’t been replaced in 3 years.

That’s it! No pedals anymore because I found a footswitch satisfies for the most part; I seldom used the wah wah and delay anyway. Also, natural overdrive sounds sooo much better than digital distortion.

Next video will be Hotel California; The verse will be played on acoustic and the solo on electric. Coming soon.