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Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by Angry Possum, Nov 9, 2021.
nice looker! nice price too, though i know nothing about Samick guitars.
Samick is one of the two largest guitar manufacturer in the world. Samick, alongside Cort, makes a LOT of the other brand name guitars. If a guitar is Korean or Indonesian, chances are good that it's a Samick or Cort...even if the name on the headstock is Squier, Fender, PRS, Gibson, Epiphone, etc.
PS: Instruments with their own name on it represents a tiny fraction of their production totals!
hey @Lanaka! thanks! hows my favorite Jin doing?
yeah, i think i knew that about Samick (and definitely knew it about Cort), just not familiar with what models they make under their own name or values.
I'm good, thank you!
It's hard to tell unless ye know the details of each factories, the most obvious one is the ones attributed to the COR-TEC factory, which is Cort Tech in Korea and Indonesia. I'm pretty sure they also have factories in China but I dunno which ones. I've heard RUMORS that the Chinese Yako factory may be either a Cort or Samick, but that's not yet confirmed insofar as I'm concerned.
The in-house models are generally undervalued as far as I'm concerned. They're generally very well made. Ye just have to like the rather odd styling choices they sometimes utilize in their guitars, LOL!
good info my friend. thanks. the more one knows, the more knowledgable ye becomes!
I have an 80s Samick shorty PJ-bass and an 80s Cort Flying V. Both were made in Japan and both are VERY well made...once I've fixed the minor issues with their wiring.
The PJ-bass was modified but had hum due to missing the bridge grounding wire, I suspect the previous owner had EMGs in it before, he DID say that he reinstalled the factory pups before selling the bass to me.
The Flying V was all-original, but the vintage wiring was very crude and rudimentary at best, and shows it's age in the cracking solder joints. I've since then swapped them out for a modified Gibson-spec wiring harness. They're modified to accommodate the different placement of the pots on the Cort.
Hi drewcp, thanks for the reply on market value. What you said is not a surprise I guess. Lanaka's comment:
"The in-house models are generally undervalued as far as I'm concerned. They're generally very well made. Ye just have to like the rather odd styling choices they sometimes utilize in their guitars, LOL!" seems to sum it up well. That Fender and Gibson style is certainly a big market factor. And understandably so. Still - there's lots of cool variety out there.
Love my 80's Peavey T25 guitar w blade humbuckers. necks a little fat & flat, but not hard to play. Wish I had waited for a T60 because I here they are a more balanced instrument. Made in Mississippi. 1st company
to use a CRC machine.
Looks like a peavey body. Probably Cort makes the peavey
If Cort has designed it, then I wouldn't be at all surprised that they'd use the basic design in their own guitars, LOL!
That's a very interesting mix of Fender's Strat & Tele AND Gibson's SG and LP designs. While the horns are a tad too rounded for my tastes and the control layout is a tad odd to me, I like the overall concept!
EDIT: I'd be down to getting one if the horns were sharper and the pot layout were inverted to follow the flow of the body lines instead of going opposite. And have the forearm and tummy cuts.
Here's my pick of the day. I'm so tempted.
This will be sold very very soon, 2 People have it in their cart. And 16 Watchers.
Wolf Guitars are amazing. A No brainer for $250 Total. Plus Local Taxes.
AIO Wolf WPRS 200Q 2018 Red Quilted.
This Samick is Real Sweet, MIK..
Offer the Seller $150, he may take it.
Silvertone by Samick MIK Korean Made Corvette Yellow Strat Style Guitar https://reverb.com/item/43176868?ut...are&utm_campaign=listing&utm_content=43176868
I’m going after this one this morning. I can’t say no at $45.
Score! What brand name?
It’s a Washburn Billy T.
Here is a very sweet 2011 Gibson Les Paul Studio model.
Your basic Les Paul for under $1k.
Gibson Les Paul Studio 2011 https://reverb.com/item/47772404?ut...are&utm_campaign=listing&utm_content=47772404
Check out the superior T60. Very under rated American made.