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post #1 of 137 (permalink) Old 01-10-2005, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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Here it is!!!! Korean Prestige!!!

Here is the first of the Korean Prestige Models

The SZ2020FMTKF

Duncan Pickups and Gibraltar custom bridge

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Right handed.....not worth the wood it's made of....
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Are you sure it is? When I looked at the price point I guessed this was going to be the first MIK Prestige, but wouldn't know for sure until the show.
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Wow, these korean guitars are perfectly bookmatched! NOT!

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Positive!!!
The SZ2020TKF is being superseded by this guitar.. This Guitar comes from Cort and not the World Factory! Cort has a Custom shop which they have been setting up for the past few years..
So this is it!
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sorry that model should be the SZ1220TKF (Japan) that is being replaced..
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If you look VERY closely you can see (what i can make out) the pickups say Seymour Dunca/IBZ. I wish they could put real Duncans in it. Personally i don't like the top. This is because i like the flame maple symmetrical and going in the same general direction. That top just looks weird!
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It looks like the top was glued on crooked to me. But yeah it's weak.
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they are SD/IBZ pickups Made By SD though..

Yeah another Pic I have seen has a slightly better top..

But the upside to this is that to refin that top would take no effort at all..

It would probably take about an hour to strip all the finish and have it all masked up ready for a Nice finish!!
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The SZ2020TKF is being superseded by this guitar.. This Guitar comes from Cort and not the World Factory! Cort has a Custom shop which they have been setting up for the past few years..
So this is it!
The Mushoc bridge was a big clue too, but $1329 was the giveaway. Cort's not a surprise, that was coming, but you're right, here's the first downgrade to the Prestige branding, and the flood gates are sure to open next year.
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have it all masked up ready for a Nice finish!!
Non transparent right?
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The reason behind this move is that the Fuji Factory will be ceasing production of guitars altogether!.. Hoshino need to find a new Japanese factory.. maybe back to Terrada. So no more epiphone Elitists or Fender Japan..
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Yeah maybe so but that top is not bookmatched at all!!!

It is a slide top!
What they do is cut the wood in the middle and then slide it about 5mm to give the effect of a bookmatching..
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The reason behind this move is that the Fuji Factory will be ceasing production of guitars altogether!.. Hoshino need to find a new Japanese factory.. maybe back to Terrada. So no more epiphone Elitists or Fender Japan..
OK, that's the first time I've heard they were ceasing production altogether!! WTF?! Got any more on this and where'd the info come from?
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Yeah maybe so but that top is not bookmatched at all!!!

It is a slide top!
What they do is cut the wood in the middle and then slide it about 5mm to give the effect of a bookmatching..
Thks for explaining the slide top. I didn't know they have this technique!

Can we say; "CHEAP!!!".
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