Epiphone Made in Indonesia (?)

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  1. Raffie..

    Raffie.. Member

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    what do ya think about Epiphone which made in Indonesia? (MII)

    how is it compared to Chinese made?

    have u try it?
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    You wouldn't be able to tell the difference or know the place where it's made, if it wasn't written on the guitar.

    I own two Korean, one Chinese and one Indonesian made Epi.
     
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    DaveM Senior Member

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    I have three Qingdao, China Epi's and one Indonesian. The Indonesian required the least amount of setup work to get it how I like it, just luck of the draw. The only difference I see is the switch placement is a little off on the Indonesian. You can see it in the following pics.
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    Notice how the switch is closer to the neck pickup on the Cherry Burst which is the MiI.
     
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    Scubaman Senior Member

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    No idea about Indonesian made LP's but my Indonesian EJ200CE is absolutely flawless inside and out.
     
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    Vintage55 Senior Member

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    My 2011 PRO/FX, Indonesian made, is a great guitar..

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    jrnic Senior Member

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    Also the knob placement is higher on the Indo one. Not that that's a bad thing. I like the way all of them look. All very nice!
     
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    mockingbird Senior Member

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    Agree with this. I noticed it too. The knob is closer to the tailpiece.
     
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    I recently purchased a MII Epi LP Standard Plus Top in Heritage Cherry Burst. Interestingly, the pickup selector switch is properly located, and not crowding the pickup bezel. The instrument sounds really good, although I really don't get the pull-out volume knob single-coil thing.

    The build, fit, and finish are gorgeous. No flaws in the finish. The frets are rather small, which was a pleasant surprise. I wonder how long they'll last. The instrument plays in tune with itself top to bottom. When I change to good strings, the truss rod will require slight snugging, maybe a quarter turn. As is, the guitar is completely playable. Everything is in a straight line that needs to be, and the instrument is heavyish. No rattles or buzzes. This is a very nice axe.

    When I do change to good strings, I may have to mind the nut. A folded piece of common printer paper is good for knocking any little burrs off the Delrin nut without altering the groove dimensions. Stubborn burrs may require a small-gauge solid copper wire. I get hinky taking any kind of file near a nut.

    The controls all function silently. I am rather astonished this guitar is so good right out of the box. I bought a hard case for it before it left the store. This is a rigid and lively instrument, and I'm glad I seem to have received a good one.
     

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