Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Munich, Germany
Re: JS 700
Don't want to spoil a deal here but there are Humbuckers in P90 size.
Anyways, on topic: iirc, the inlay wouldn't always differ but generally you can say that MIJ ibanez have better quality than the MIK ones... due to better craftmanship in Japan.
But since the material is the same you won't notice THAT much of a difference. The difference that occurs on other guitars (like RGs for instance) is plainly because companies decide to build cheaper models in Korea. So the material (wood, hardware, PUs) used on Korean guitars is not as good as the material used on Jap guitars.
Same story with USA and Mexiko Fenders etc.
So - though I never could directly compare both - I'd say the difference between the exact same guitar built in Japan and in Korea would be marginal... bit more accurate frets and factory setup perhaps... that's what you might notice.