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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-10-2009, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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2005 Korean S470

Hi guys,
I've recently been able to find a new S470 made with serial starting with C05 (so I'm assuming it means made at Cort in 2005). I've been lusting after an S-series for a while and this one feels better than the new Indonesian S320s and is at the same price. Does anyone know of any probs with the S's that came out in that year? I have only played 2 other Indonesian S320s and they both felt in the ok-good range so I'm relatively inexperienced. I know its not "golden age" but I haven't been able to find any affordable golden ages so I've kind of convinced myself that I'll keep waiting until something in the right price range pops up and snatch it.
Anyways, please let me know what you think.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-10-2009, 10:57 PM
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Re: 2005 Korean S470

I've heard in general both the Indonesian's and Korean's have quality control issues. Apparently the Korean one's have good one's every once in a while and those are supposed to be nice.

One of the problems I've heard is that the ball bearing falls apart and the ZR separates from the stud.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-12-2009, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 2005 Korean S470

I see, I'm just curious, how long do instruments hang on the wall for usually? I mean, I was kind of surprised to find an '05 model still hanging in a shop (its a rather big shop too, one of the biggest in my area). Granted I've only recently started looking at guitars & serial numbers though...so I wouldn't know what is "normal"...I'm just hoping that its not still hanging there because there's something wrong with it :P
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