- Dec 7, 2015
- Reaction score
- Fort Collins, CO
Welcome to our forum however if you would like your posts to be read by other members you may want to consider aligning your thoughts in separate paragraphs to make your posts more easily read.In my personal experience the Korean made Epiphone's seemed to be slightly more solid feeling Guitar's & the woods didn't seem so almost like prematurely cut i seen alot of Chinese Epiphone's were the woods used look like they were barely given a chance to fully grow as a tree or whatever before being cut-down & used to make the Guitar's & that's why i think you see so many Epiphone(& some other Brand's) arrive with Broken Headstock's or Badly Cracked in the Neck's or Other Places!! Because the Woods are weak & softer from being prematurely Cut-Down & like on some of the older very-late 1990's to very-early 2000's Epiphone's from Korea had way more beautiful Grain & Lines in the Woods used on like the Body's Front & Tops!! & the Body's & Neck's Backsides!! & the Burst Paintjob's were alot more eye catching & pretty looking on some of the Korean Made Epiphone's & the Burst's were a tad bit more unique on each one like if you grabbed like 5 Korean Epiphone Cherry-Burst LP's & standed them up side by side & looked at each on up closely each one's Paintjob & Burst was slightly or even sometimes drastically different from one-another & it seems like alot of the Chinese Made Epiphone's look basically exactly alike & each one is almost identical to the last!! Where on the Korean Made Epiphone's some Had alot more Red in the Burst's or less Red & more Orangey in the Burst or like maybe you'd see like as some call them a ClownBurst or two!! & also this is personal preference but i liked the Neck Shapes/Profile/Thickness of the Korean Made Epiphone's they were usually a tad slimmer & more fast & comfortable feeling for my hands atleast!! & the main thing i miss from the Korean Made day's of Epiphone Guitar's is all the Factory 2ND.'s you would see back in the day & could really end-up getting a good or even great deal on because they were Stamped Factory "2ND." On the back's of the Headstock's!!! & usually the Flaw or Issue that got whatever Guitar Stamped a Factory 2ND. were super small & insignificant & usually purely cosmetic flaws like i remember my Uncle getting a great fantastic deal on a Cherry-Burst Epiphone LP that was! Stamped a Factory "2ND." On the Back! of it's Headstock!! JUST BECAUSE it Had a permanent Thumbprint on the lower back bottom of the Guitar's Body that looked like someone in the Factory accidentally touched the back of the Guitar Body with their Thumb while one of the final coats of paint were still drying up & they just ended up smoothing it on over with the final Clearcoat Finish so that the thumbprint wouldn't be like feelable to the touch!! But!! Yeah because of that one micro cosmetic flaw that Guitar! was Stamped a Factory 2ND. therefore allowing my Uncle to get a fantastic deal on it compared to what the particular Guitar Sold for New without being Stamped Factory 2ND. & You just DON'T see that anymore the whole Factory 2ND. Thing!!!!... Nowadays!! They! probably! just! Do!! What!! Gibson! Does!! & Basically! Completely!! Destroy!! & Trash!! ANY!! Guitar!/Instruments! or! anything!! that has the ever so slightest! Flaw!! or! two!! on!! it!!!.... Which! kinda really! pisses-me-off!!! especially! after! seeing! a couple of those! Gibson-Factory! Videos!! of them! Purposely! Destroying!! Guitar's! & Instruments! that could be! perfectly! Fixable! into! a fairly! decent! & nicely! playing!! Guitar!!/Instrument!! They might not be able to sell it for full Price BUT atleast they'll make SOMETHING & some Money off of it!! instead of just destroying it by beating it to death with hammers or running it over with a steamroller or whatever idiotic methods Gibson uses to destroy perfectly fixable instruments!!! & Gibson wonders why they're broke for the most part!! & filing for Bankruptcy! & stuff like that!! i know there's plenty of other reasons why! But destroying perfectly fixable instruments!! just!! because!! Certainly!! isn't!! Helping!! their!! bottom-line!! any!!! at-all!!!..... Anyways!!! Everything i said in this rambling comment is just simply one person's opinion that being my own!!.... So! please!! don't!! anyone!! take!! any!! offense!! to anything!! i said!!.....
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