Country of origin puzzlement
okay, maybe this has been chatted about before (sorry if it has), but why the large concern over where the guitar has been put together? it certainly seems like some plants use different components than others (edge vs. trs, dimarzio vs. ibz/usa); but where does the country's labor force enter into the discussion?
most everyone i've encountered seem to regard the Japanese made axes as far superior.
yes, my Ibanez says "Made in Korea" on the back side. my sneakers say "made in Indonesia". my undershirt says "made in El Salvador".
is the whole Korea vs. Japan thing just over *parts*?
or is there some *evidence* that Koreans can't use a screwdriver as well as the Japanese, or a Korean ruler isn't as straight as a Japanese one?
sure, maybe the GIO Ibanez's are made in country A, and the Prestige 2020's are made in country B...... but does the ethnicity of the labor really matter that much?
just wonderin' as the origin is always tagged with the instrument in discussions.