My Guitar Pick Of The Day

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by Angry Possum, Nov 9, 2021.

  1. miket1117

    miket1117 Squier-holic Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2018
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  2. Lanaka

    Lanaka Squier-holic

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    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!
     
  3. miket1117

    miket1117 Squier-holic Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2018
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    hey @Lanaka! thanks! hows my favorite Jin doing?:D

    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.
     
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  4. Lanaka

    Lanaka Squier-holic

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    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! :D
     
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  5. miket1117

    miket1117 Squier-holic Gold Supporting Member

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    good info my friend. thanks. the more one knows, the more knowledgable ye becomes!
     
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  6. Lanaka

    Lanaka Squier-holic

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    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.

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    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.
     
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  7. Thin-Pick

    Thin-Pick Squier Talker

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    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.
     
  8. Byron0420

    Byron0420 Squier-Meister

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    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.
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  9. Powerstroke

    Powerstroke Squier-holic

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    Looks like a peavey body. Probably Cort makes the peavey
     
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  10. Lanaka

    Lanaka Squier-holic

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    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!
     
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  11. Lanaka

    Lanaka Squier-holic

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    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! :D

    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. ;)
     
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  12. madmtnmotors

    madmtnmotors Squier-Meister

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    porkpie Squier-holic

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  14. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum Obsessed With Music & Guitars Gold Supporting Member

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  15. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum Obsessed With Music & Guitars Gold Supporting Member

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  16. mkgearhead

    mkgearhead Dr. Squier

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    I’m going after this one this morning. I can’t say no at $45.
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  17. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum Obsessed With Music & Guitars Gold Supporting Member

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    Score! What brand name?
     
  18. mkgearhead

    mkgearhead Dr. Squier

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    It’s a Washburn Billy T.
     
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  19. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum Obsessed With Music & Guitars Gold Supporting Member

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  20. Byron0420

    Byron0420 Squier-Meister

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    Check out the superior T60. Very under rated American made.
     
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