Re: 2005 RG Series and indonesia factory
Cort (Korean RG's) from what I understand is who's responsible for that indonesian factory in the first place, over a decade ago. So barring the differences in materials and experienced labor, the actual manufacturing process should be very similar. In other words, the truss rods, fretwork, glueing methods, etc. are all pretty much copied from the Korean methods. In the beginning, the Indonesian stuff was greatly inferior to the Korean product. But as time goes by, I expect them to catch up to Korea. All the latest Indonesian RG's looked great to me. (Well, as "great" as any comparably priced low-level Korean guitar) So right now I'm not prepared to knock any of the new Indonesian RG's. They're at a good, low price point overall, and I think that's key. $300 for a used Japanese RG is always a better purchase in my opinion, but it's not always realistic. Some people want a brand new guitar with a warranty.