When cruising eBay etc...
You know how like Tokai and Orville etc make really damn good LP's and what not, but not many people know about them because Gibson is shoved in there instead? Well, yeah... what other companies are like that?
EDIT: I'm talking about bargains here, stuff that doesn't go for much because it's unheard of, but is surprisingly nice when you do get your hands on one.
This isn't some underground brand or anything, but I'll take a G&L over a fender strat or tele any day.