As an antidote to my previous post, I went looking for some great-looking guitars from someone other than PRS (incidentally, did you know that Paul Reed Smith is an anagram of ‘I hate red lumps’?). I thought of Diamond Guitars, a US company that makes guitars and amps and which is relaunching at the moment. They are generally mid-priced guitars, and they have some gorgeous designs. The guitars are mainly available in the US but I understand they are increasing their international network (in Europe, they are available through Thomann).
Right now, Diamond Guitars are offering a 10% discount on direct sales through their website with the coupon code SAVE10. Unfortunately, I haven’t had the chance to try one of their guitars for myself so I can’t offer a direct recommendation but I’d be interested to hear from anyone who has.
The Tone King, a well-known YouTube guitar vlogger, works with Jeff Diamant, the owner of Diamond Guitars, and has recently released a short video explaining the relaunch.