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post #76 of 137 (permalink) Old 05-15-2005, 06:28 PM
 
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Re: Here it is!!!! Korean Prestige!!!

Okay, a bit of perspective here. Please.

Many folks here have complained about their MIK axes. So it's more than fair to worry about quality.

Get a damn grip.
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post #77 of 137 (permalink) Old 05-15-2005, 06:41 PM
 
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Re: Here it is!!!! Korean Prestige!!!

I'm positive most people here could never tell a MIK from a MIJ as far as quality and playability goes. The only indicator being models/serialstamps, IMO it's way out of line to judge guitars - you've never even played - based on what equally "blind" fellow humans say, and land of origin.
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I'm positive most people here could never tell a MIK from a MIJ as far as quality and playability goes. The only indicator being models/serialstamps, IMO it's way out of line to judge guitars - you've never even played - based on what equally "blind" fellow humans say, and land of origin.
You're positive about that huh

Now, to be realistic, if you're talking untuned, poorly setup guitar in a crowded superstore.... i'd say at least half here would still immediately notice a difference in blind A/B comparison (ibanaz MIJ vs MIK) just from the fit/finish of the neck/fretboard (not even getting into the trem).

From across the room most wouldn't be able to guess the country of origin of any guitar, but you said "quality and playability"... glen
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Stock Jemsite replies: #145, 789 thru #145, 792

laters...
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post #80 of 137 (permalink) Old 05-17-2005, 12:40 AM
 
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post #81 of 137 (permalink) Old 11-14-2005, 01:30 AM
 
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Re: Here it is!!!! Korean Prestige!!!

I've been really impressed with the quality level of alot of various MIK axes I've run across. The Prestiege name is supposed to mean something, as is J Craft. Shure a guy in the US can build just as good a guitar as someone in Japan, Korean, Mexico, China, Europe, anywhere... But They are only making guitars as well as they are being paid to. They can also only build instruments as well as the materials that they are given to work with. I have yet to see a Korean guitar made of pro quality wood. There are some MIK guitars that are starting to show real top notch hardware like the upper end LTD and Schecter stuff, but that's all set up and installed in the US. It seems to me that the Koreans are learning to build decent guitars, but they do not rival USA or Jap craftsmanship by any means. What's worse is that the Koreans have probably spend 50 years figuring out how to make a decent instrument. I would say that within the next 5 years we'll start to see some real show-stoppers out of Korea, but the R&D for shure isn't happening on my dime. Now that the Koreans are asking more $ for their improving services makers are moving production to indochina where they are making things far worse than any Korean guitar I have ever encountered. How long will it take to see playable things out of China? I don't think I'm gonna wait around long enough to find out.
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Love the headstock.
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post #83 of 137 (permalink) Old 12-27-2005, 04:10 PM
 
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Omg that headstock is weak, quite like the fret marker though, and I spose the controls too, but apart from that BLEURGH!
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thats sexy..!!
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thats sexy..!!
But you were like 5 years behind...

this thread was too old
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Hell, the Koreans can't even MAKE peace with each other

I got an Indonesian JetKing1 - its actually ok but I had to upgrade alot; grover 18:1 pairdrop machine heads, chrome pickup surrounds, metal chrome knobs, and locking tunamatic bridge. Only cost £180 and its so cool as a different retro 70s-look and looks bright yellow on stage. Its pickups are actually pretty good for what its worth with 2 coil taps too. I'd like to change the chrome looking plastic pickguard to a solid metal chrome as the 90HAM has.
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Is this one of those threads that was revived due to some fat bored guy who has nothing better to do then strole through the forums waving his magical wond and bringing the dead alive again?

And did they end up cutting production for F im guessing not?
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Need 4 more posts.

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post #90 of 137 (permalink) Old 05-02-2010, 11:10 PM
 
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Wow, these korean guitars are perfectly bookmatched! NOT!
You are right that is bad bro!!!!
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