Generally speaking, for people who claim there is a difference between the two manufactures, the consensus is that the Made in Korea Epiphone guitars have a slightly deeper, richer sound. The difference is generally said to be fairly slight, and not as important as the differences between individual guitars.
Are Chinese Epiphones good?
It was finished beautifully. The neck was really comfortable, the binding was done very well, and the fretwork was also very good. IMO I dont think it sounded quite as good as the Korean I used to own, but it was a very good guitar and was definitely finished better than the Korean.
When did Epiphone move to Korea?
In the early 80s with the rising cost of Japanese production, Epiphone relocated to Korea in 1983 in a collaboration with the Samick Company.
What guitars are made in Korea?
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Are Fender Guitars made in Korea?
Fender began backing off Korean production until it finally ended totally in 2002-2003 at which time they determined it was just too expensive to manufacture in Korea, and moved all their non-USA production of Fender branded instruments to the Mexico plant.
Are Korean fenders any good?
The Korean Fenders are very good instruments. I have a Korean Fender Jazz 24 and it is one of the best-playing, if not the best-playing basses I own; and that includes U.S.A.-made Fenders that cost four or five times as much. You will probably be very satisfied with a Korean made Fender guitar.
Why are fenders so good?
There are a lot of reasons Stratocasters sound bright and snappy. Tonewoods and pickups play into it of course, but the scale length matters too. This is part of the reason these guitars sound like they do. It also gives the guitar a slightly tighter feel while playing.