Stagemaster Deluxe (neck-thru maple necks with basswood wings), and the Double Fat Tele Deluxe (all solid mahogany with set necks), with serial numbers starting with KC for Korean Cort, followed by 2-digit year.
There were also some KV (Korean Saehan(Sunghan)) serial numbers followed by 2-digit year. Comes with Dimarzio pickups and coil tap on the back pickup (lift the back tone control knob).
Hope you like 'em :-) The green Les Paul is a pretty special guitar. I don't need it, hardly use it, but it's a wonderfully made guitar.
USA Fender Strat 1957-2007 Special Limited Edition. Blonde 'see through' paint job, thin 50's profile neck (thinner than the Mexican) and gorgeous tone. Close up of the nice neck plate on the USA 1957-2007 Strat! [/url] :lol: , I noticed that EU "do not put this item in the bin" sticker on the neckplate, too. Incidentally, and not wishing to hijack, but I've just put up my Fenix Jazz bass on Fleeb.
At this time in Japan, the electric guitar was making its great debut, and Fender guitars were highly sought-after.
Finding itvery difficult to acquire a real USA-made Fender, and finding it extremely expensive, a team of businessmen, guitar enthusiasts and Japanese luthiers banded together and started the Fujigen Gakki guitar factory “lawsuit” division, wherethey had brought in a handful of choice original 1950’s and 1960’s Fenders and dismantled them.
) My other axes, in case anyone is wondering: Epiphone Les Paul Custom (2008): Not bad, 7 out of 10! mark Welcome to the forum, and my apols for taking so long to help out.
Epiphone Les Paul Special Edition (bright green, Korean): 9 out 10 AWESOME! I found this info put up by "Leadowner" on (after having a nasty experience from typing "Korean dating" into a search engine).
Artists werepaid to replicate the logo designs and hardware designs.
Just as MIJ shook off its cheapo image and fetch deservedly higher prices, I wouldn't be suprised if the Korean ones become more appreciated.
There's no doubt that Korea can and did make very nice instruments.
As Forest White (then manager of electric guitar and amplification production at Fender) put it plainly,“Profit became paramount.”This work ethic clashed with what musicians wanted.
They were getting more poorly-made instruments as the years wenton and found they were still paying a high price for them.
The KC and KV forms are apparently associated with the change to Crafted in Korea.