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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-23-2007, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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Is it true that all RG prestige models are now made in Korea?

If anyone has info on this, let me know.
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-23-2007, 03:01 PM
 
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Re: Is it true that all RG prestige models are now made in Korea?

No. Not all. Only Prestige I know coming out of Korea are "S" series. I'm sure some others more knowledgeable than myself will comment more on this.
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Re: Is it true that all RG prestige models are now made in Korea?

Only Prestige RG's are made in Japan now. Everything else is Korean.
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It's just a matter of time until Jems will be Korean, at the same pricing....



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at the same pricing....



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probably even higher
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Only Prestige RG's are made in Japan now. Everything else is Korean.

What about JS1200 and JS1000??
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Re: Is it true that all RG prestige models are now made in Korea?

The higher-end JS models are all made in Japan.
ASAIK only the JS100 is made in Korea(?).
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yep... all of the Js's are made in japan, like my new JS1200 i'll post some pics tomorrow... rock on !!!
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What about JS1200 and JS1000??
Oh please don't let this ever happen. It would be a very bad day if this ever came true.
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Re: Is it true that all RG prestige models are now made in Korea?

I wouldn't think that Ibanez would be stupid enough to move signature production. I would bet that if Ibanez ever did, the artists who endorse those signature lines will pull out and find another manufacturer.
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I wouldn't think that Ibanez would be stupid enough to move signature production. I would bet that if Ibanez ever did, the artists who endorse those signature lines will pull out and find another manufacturer.
MTMs are korean made
Marty Friedman SZ are korean made
PGM is korean made?? (Someone confirm)

i wonder whats not made in korea from 2008
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MTMs are korean made
Marty Friedman SZ are korean made
PGM is korean made?? (Someone confirm)

i wonder whats not made in korea from 2008
I'm talking about the original signature models. The ones that you listed are clearly Korean. The PGM is clearly Japanese when you look at the specs from the website.
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post #13 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-25-2007, 12:57 AM
 
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Re: Is it true that all RG prestige models are now made in Korea?

u mean the actual custom one that the artist uses?
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u mean the actual custom one that the artist uses?
Those aren't even made in Japan. They're made in Ibanez's LA Custom Shop in Los Angeles, California.
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u mean the actual custom one that the artist uses?
No, I mean the ones that came out in the late 80's, early and mid 90's. I believe that the Korean signature models came out in the new millenium.
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