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Post by tokaiguy » Tue Feb 05, 2002 4:46 pm

I have a Japanese made SG and a Korean one, the Korean is built to the same specs as my Japanese except for the scarf neck. A friend brought over his Samick SG last night and it was unreal how much the Korean and the Samick are alike! The ONLY differance was the Samick Head stock design! I swear they are made side by side! He also had a "Brian Setzer Samick tribute"that was just awesome. It was similar to the Gretsch but not a replica ...But I must say these are some nice guitars. The SG sells at for under $300 , set neck mahogany!no tax and free shipping I placed an order today for one of thier acrylic super strats just to for fun of having an odd guitar to use with the band at Church!! Check them out!

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Post by Peter Mac » Tue Feb 05, 2002 6:27 pm

Hi Tokaiguy,
Being that Samick are one of the largest builders of guitars in Korea, it would make good business sense to sub-contract them to build Korean Tokais rather than open a new factory, etc,etc... You will probably find they sub for Epiphone also.
On a different note, Samick has just been "aquired" by Gibson USA making the Gibson Company the largest manufacturer of guitars worldwide.
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Post by ned » Tue Feb 05, 2002 6:52 pm

Korean Tokais are not made by Samick.


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