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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-27-2006, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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Korean prestige

Are any of the RG prestige now Korean and if so which? I read something a while ago but i can't remember the key word, yes or no.......
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-27-2006, 05:53 PM
 
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Re: Korean prestige

um, nope? Rich? I thought the only Korean Prestige is an SA - could be wrong here.........
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-27-2006, 05:56 PM
 
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Re: Korean prestige

The prestige models are Japanese
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-27-2006, 06:08 PM
 
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Re: Korean prestige

S, SA, SZ Prestiges (and some series I might have forgotten) are made in Korea. But all Prestige RGs are still made in Japan.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-27-2006, 11:48 PM
 
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Re: Korean prestige

how long i wonder till they move all production to korea
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-28-2006, 12:30 AM
 
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Re: Korean prestige

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S, SA, SZ Prestiges (and some series I might have forgotten) are made in Korea. But all Prestige RGs are still made in Japan.
+1 See here for reference:

http://www.ibanezrules.com/namm/2005/index.htm
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-28-2006, 02:45 AM
 
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Re: Korean prestige

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how long i wonder till they move all production to korea
Maybe they will at some point but the Fujigen factory in Japan is still doing the MIJ guitars.

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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-28-2006, 03:29 AM
 
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Re: Korean prestige

I think that people would pitch a super fit if they up and stopped making guitars at the Fujigen factory in Japan. From a production standpoint, I would think that they would lose money but not using the factory since they already own it and it's already there. You figure that the Korean and Indonesian factories are probably already at capacity as it is.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-10-2006, 08:28 AM
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Re: Korean prestige

All Prestige modelas are Japanese. There are RG, SAs and whatnot out there
but they are not Prestige unless they are made in Japan. That is the reason
they put the Prestige name on some of their guitars. So people can tell they are made in Japan
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-10-2006, 09:09 AM
 
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Re: Korean prestige

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All Prestige modelas are Japanese. There are RG, SAs and whatnot out there
but they are not Prestige unless they are made in Japan. That is the reason
they put the Prestige name on some of their guitars. So people can tell they are made in Japan
Not true! In 2005 Ibanez released the first Prestige SA's MIK .

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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-10-2006, 09:21 AM
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Re: Korean prestige

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I think that people would pitch a super fit if they up and stopped making guitars at the Fujigen factory in Japan. From a production standpoint, I would think that they would lose money but not using the factory since they already own it and it's already there. You figure that the Korean and Indonesian factories are probably already at capacity as it is.
Ibanez doesnt own the Fujigen Factory. As a matter of fact Ibanez doesnt own any factories at all.
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-10-2006, 11:18 AM
 
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Re: Korean prestige

All Prestige S, SA, SZ and Basses are now korean. AFAIK, only RG's and high end signature models remain japanese.
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