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post May 6 2008, 12:09 PM
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I was told that the Epiphone Elitist Les Paul Custom was made in a USA gibson factory. apparently (according to Harlequin who owns an Elitist) they are japanese! bummer
everyone i love japanese guitars. I was bummed that MF lied. RELAX! haha
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post May 6 2008, 12:34 PM
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Meh, bummer sad.gif
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post May 6 2008, 12:37 PM
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Just a question... What is so bad about it ?
I don't understand that.

/edit: Ok, it's a lie, but do you think Japan only produces crap or something like that ?

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post May 6 2008, 12:45 PM
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The factories in Japan is of high class. It's Taiwan and China thats usually lower-end quality.


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post May 6 2008, 12:46 PM
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It just shows their lack of knowledge. It doesn't mean the guitar is poorer quality


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post May 6 2008, 12:49 PM
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QUOTE (Trond Vold @ May 6 2008, 01:45 PM) *
The factories in Japan is of high class. It's Taiwan and China thats usually lower-end quality.


That's actually why I asked, because actually the japanese factories are very good.


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post May 6 2008, 01:04 PM
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some of the best quality guitars are made in Japan
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QUOTE (Nick Kellie @ May 6 2008, 01:04 PM) *
some of the best quality guitars are made in Japan

Caparison biggrin.gif


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post May 6 2008, 01:17 PM
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I'mnot sure why it's so bad that the guitar is mad in Japan?


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post May 6 2008, 01:20 PM
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It's not bad that the guitar is made in Japan, it's just that they say it's made in the USA which it is not!
It's either a lie or shows their lack of knowledge, which is not a good thing about guitars, because I for one would like to trust the specifications of the guitars I buy smile.gif
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post May 6 2008, 01:24 PM
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Thats true I wouldn't want to buy what on the site they call a Jackson an get a Shechter. i'm not sure if that's a good analogie I think it's called. laugh.gif


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post May 6 2008, 01:50 PM
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More often then not a guitar shop just repeats the sales/marketing material from the manufacturer.

From what I've seen Epiphone say that the Elite are made with some US manufactured parts - pickups, switches etc in a special factory but don't state where the factory is located. Perhaps the sales person extrapolated from this and took the factory to be in the States?

Japanese guitar makers are generally very good quality and if Epi keep a close eye on QA then there shouldn't be a quality issue smile.gif .

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post May 6 2008, 05:20 PM
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My Orville factory Japanese Epiphone is easily on par or above all the Gibson models I tried out before going this route.


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post May 6 2008, 05:37 PM
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i think any thing made in japan be nicely done


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post May 6 2008, 06:44 PM
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Its a big web site...they made a mistake ..I'm sure if you email them they fill fix it in the future smile.gif
Japan is a great country with high quality manufacturing smile.gif


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post May 6 2008, 06:50 PM
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QUOTE (Trond Vold @ May 6 2008, 01:45 PM) *
The factories in Japan is of high class. It's Taiwan and China thats usually lower-end quality.

+1 Trond! But check out the ibanez hollow body guitars and acoustic models...they are made in china, but they are awesome instruments!


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post May 6 2008, 07:42 PM
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QUOTE (TreyDeschamp @ May 6 2008, 02:24 PM) *
Thats true I wouldn't want to buy what on the site they call a Jackson an get a Shechter. i'm not sure if that's a good analogie I think it's called. laugh.gif

I would biggrin.gif


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yeah but it's weird that they lied about it !!


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post May 6 2008, 08:05 PM
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QUOTE (blindwillie @ May 6 2008, 08:42 PM) *
I would biggrin.gif


Haha, a schecter fan you say!? laugh.gif
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post May 6 2008, 11:15 PM
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Japan makes great guitars. My guess this LP is somewhere between a Korean Epi LP and USA Gibson LP


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