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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-12-2002, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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Tell me it ain't so....

Someone on another forum said Ibanez are made in the same Korean factory as Corts are. Any truth to this? I thought 'Nez had thier own thing going but i'm not 100% and wanted to check b4 i refute this guy.

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Cort is outsourced to produce most the big-name-brand korean axes... including those with an Ibanez headstock. If the serial number on a recent ibanez guitar begins with a "C" then it's korean made in the Cort factory.

See the FAQ for info on the Japanese-made ibanez guitars and serial numbering.
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How about per model? Isn't there a price/model break where they are Japanese made? Or are they all Korean made now?

... oops.... sorry, didn't see the last line of your post. I'll check the FAQ.
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many ibanez guitars (ie. the less-cheap ones) are Japanese made. These are the ones that people dig.

some ibanez guitars are Korean made (the ones we mock on here, like the 555 and JS100)

some ibanez guitars are made in China i believe also.
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That's what I was quite sure of but wanted to make sure my facts were straight before spouting off. This guy was semi bashing Ibanez in general, telling a guy to go buy a Cort before an Iby. We can't have that, now can we I'll set him straight.
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The C actually stands for Choson I believe, just a coincidence Cort also starts with a C
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ok, so who wants to tell Butch he's wrong
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I believe if you look Cody was the one that said C = Cort, Butch just said it was made by Cort.
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well, if you read this thread, i said "C" is made by cort.... didn't say it stood for "cort" or anything else but it's irrelevant really.
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Well, to confuse the situation Ibanez has also subbed work to Samick, and their factory is also Choson You could consider any current production Ibanez as Cort though.
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This guy was semi bashing Ibanez in general, telling a guy to go buy a Cort before an Iby. We can't have that, now can we I'll set him straight.
by any chance, did this guy's name start with "E"?
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This guy was semi bashing Ibanez in general, telling a guy to go buy a Cort before an Iby. We can't have that, now can we I'll set him straight.
by any chance, did this guy's name start with "E"?
It couldn't have been ER - Zeek said the dude was only semi bashing Ibanez.

ER usually goes for the throat and an all out assault type bashing!
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Crap, everybody knows

Ibanez Rules.... oh wait thats trade marked? er

Ibanez Really Rules? yeah that'll do it
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Crap, everybody knows

Ibanez Rules.... oh wait thats trade marked? er

Ibanez Really Rules? yeah that'll do it
ROFLOL
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This guy was semi bashing Ibanez in general, telling a guy to go buy a Cort before an Iby. We can't have that, now can we I'll set him straight.
by any chance, did this guy's name start with "E"?
No, no... heavens, no... I'm all too familiar with the "E" man
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