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Old 05-08-2007, 09:54 PM
 
Location: in my imagination
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Guitars!!!! Yes some overseas ones are of decent quality but they still don't match a American made Fender or Gibson.
just to clarify,if we talk classical guitars then the hand tips toward Spain where there are still handcrafted classical guitars that are just a work of art and sound of beauty.

But steel string acoustics and electric...USA #1
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Old 05-08-2007, 10:18 PM
 
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John Deere industrial and marine engines. Caterpillar engines.

I have to agree with the steel problem. Bought a bundle of 3/4" conduit, and they asked if I cared whether it was domestic or foreign. I got a Korean made bundle. 8 out of 10 split at the seam when we tried to bend it.
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Old 05-09-2007, 12:41 AM
 
Location: Way on the outskirts of LA LA land.
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Here are a few more:

KitchenCraft Cookware
Leatherman Multi-tools
Ford, Chrysler, and General Motors vehicles (many, but not all)
Harley Davidson and Victory Motorcycles
Polaris, too, if I'm not mistaken (for ATVs and Snowmobiles)
Lifesource Water Filtration Systems
Tony Lama boots (some, at least)
White's boots

Sadly, none of my GE appliances were made in the U.S.A. My range and refrigerator were made in Mexico, and my over the range microwave/Advantium Speedcook oven was made in Korea.
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Old 05-09-2007, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Oakley Sunglasses - of which I believe my husbands entire collection probably supports many of their employees. Gotta say though, while they may be "expensive" if you ever break them or something they stand behind their products 100%.
I second that one. Oakley makes a great product but unfortunately for me, I seem to always lose them. I've seen fakes that are supposed to be EXACTLY like the real thing and there are VERY obvious mistakes that even a casual fan can see. I just don't know why someone would spend $20 on a fake when it doesn't even look like the original.

I just bought two new pairs of actual Oakleys and love them. I did buy a fake pair of Oakleys for $25 a few years ago and after a couple weeks I chucked 'em.

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Harley Davidson and Victory Motorcycles
How could I forget about Harley-Davidson! A top-notch product and cannot be matched. The sound and the pride of owning a Harley is something almost religious in nature. I used to have one back when I was a teen but sadly I had to sell it to pay for college. I've wanted to get back on the saddle for a while now but just never did it. Maybe I'll look into it further, I have some fond memories on my bike.
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Old 05-09-2007, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Journey's End
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One of my favourites: AW Root beer!
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Old 05-09-2007, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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Too much work to put into a Harley IMHO. I prefer a Honda or Kawasaki. New Mexican Chilies is sommet id like to add to the list too. I tried chilies in the UK made gawd knows where and they were bleh.

On the road, my father in law likes AW too, but prefers to make is own with Mr Rootbeer, you should try it. Educational for the kids too if you have any.
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Old 05-09-2007, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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I thought this thead was about "quality" American-made products, right? Therefore Hardly-Ableson (Harley-Davidson) should not be on that list. Theyre junk, and everyone knows it. But who cares if it sounds good, right? LOL Not a weekend goes by when I dont see a Harley rider stranded on the side of the road, mostly with oil or gas leaks, the latter the more frequent. The fact that theyve been around for a 100 years and STILL cant make a powerful and reliable bike just speaks volumes about them. I think Harleys are embarassing, especially when a 1970s Honda, with less displacement, can outrun a Harley on the dragstrip and not **** gas and oil everywhere while doing it. Not to mention they cost ALOT less than Harleys and last alot longer.
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Old 05-09-2007, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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Fun thread.

Steinway Pianos - Queens, NY

Chris Craft yachts - Sarasota, FL

Corvettes - Bowling Green, KY

Jacuzzi spas - Chino, CA

Kohler (some) - Kohler, WI

Jack Daniels - Lynchburg, TN

Louisville Slugger baseball bats - Louisville, KY

Titleist golf balls - Fairhaven, MA

Wilson footballs - Ada, OH

Trek bikes - Waterloo, WI

Mack trucks - Macumgie, PA

Pyrex - Charleroi, PA

Stickley furniture - Manilus, NY

Steuben crystal - Steuben County, NY

Sub-Zero refrigerators - Madison, WI

Toro snowblowers - Windham, MN
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Old 05-09-2007, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I thought this thead was about "quality" American-made products, right? Therefore Hardly-Ableson (Harley-Davidson) should not be on that list. Theyre junk, and everyone knows it.
You obviously know nothing about Harley-Davidson. They make some of the most reliable bikes on the market. I owned a Harley back for 4 years back in the 90's and NEVER had a problem with it. My cousin who has owned several Harley's over the years has never had any major problems with any of his bikes. As long as you do regular maintainence, it'll last for a LONG time. There are HD bikes from the 50's that are still running strong.

Harley's ARE NOT racing bikes. Any small displacement Japanese bike could beat one but Harley's are not built for speed. They're built for comfort and long and short distance cruising, not speed. Besides going extremely fast on a motorcycle is just asking for trouble.

Back when AMF owned the company, the bikes were not quality at all. But that's been 20 years and Harley Davidson is now known for its great product. I dare you to ask ANY Harley-Davidson owner and see if they'd ever trade their bike for a Japanese one. I could assure you that 99% of them would say no.
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Old 05-09-2007, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Wi for the summer--Vegas in the winter
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I thought this thead was about "quality" American-made products, right? Therefore Hardly-Ableson (Harley-Davidson) should not be on that list. Theyre junk, and everyone knows it. But who cares if it sounds good, right? LOL Not a weekend goes by when I dont see a Harley rider stranded on the side of the road, mostly with oil or gas leaks, the latter the more frequent. The fact that theyve been around for a 100 years and STILL cant make a powerful and reliable bike just speaks volumes about them. I think Harleys are embarassing, especially when a 1970s Honda, with less displacement, can outrun a Harley on the dragstrip and not **** gas and oil everywhere while doing it. Not to mention they cost ALOT less than Harleys and last alot longer.
Steve-O, come on now. Harley Davidson is a QUALITY product, manufactured by proud American workers. I am on my third Harley, have been riding for 15 years and NEVER had a major problem with any of them. Harley bikes are excellent machines!!! ENUF SAID!!
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