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Old 10-08-2012, 10:44 PM   #41
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yeah i think they just shut because they weren't making money. whether the tsunami, or just the economic climate, affected things, I dunno. But it sucks.

A little something called JPY and USD exchange rate killed the plant. Also the owner of the Chushin Gakki plant got handed a bad deal from FMIC and they lost a ton money.

Anyways I'm hearing rumors of FMIC signing a contract with Fujigen and renewing the contract for Tokai Gakki to manufacture the new models.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:00 AM   #42
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:14 AM   #43
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:11 PM   #44
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(a) A little something called JPY and USD exchange rate killed the plant. Also the owner of the Chushin Gakki plant got handed a bad deal from FMIC and they lost a ton money.

(b) Anyways I'm hearing rumors of FMIC signing a contract with Fujigen and renewing the contract for Tokai Gakki to manufacture the new models.


(a) yeah the yen is ridiculously strong at the moment (or maybe the pound, US dollar and euro are really weak But either way it's the same effect)- I'm sure that wasn't helping.

that's interesting about the bad deal from FMIC, too, I hadn't heard that before.

(b) that would be cool

Though as you said, the strong yen might make them very expensive.
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:13 PM   #45
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:35 PM   #46
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(a) yeah the yen is ridiculously strong at the moment (or maybe the pound, US dollar and euro are really weak But either way it's the same effect)- I'm sure that wasn't helping.

that's interesting about the bad deal from FMIC, too, I hadn't heard that before.

(b) that would be cool

Though as you said, the strong yen might make them very expensive.

FMIC gave the owners of Chushin Gakki a 5% cut of what they made for Jackson/Charvel from 2004-2010 which wasn't much since sales pretty leveled off around 2007.
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:59 PM   #47
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oh right. yeah that's not going to help, especially if they're already on pretty tight margins.
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:28 PM   #48
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:41 PM   #49
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As far as I'm aware these are basically Jackson's attempt at Ibanez Premiums - I think they're Indonesian.
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:52 PM   #50
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ah well that sucks
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:10 PM   #51
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My opinion is the opposite.

So you think that 7 string's headstock is ugly? It looks awesome!
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:55 PM   #52
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:07 PM   #53
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It's a shame about the Japan factory. I got a DK2S at the beginning of the year and it's brilliant. My next Jackson will probably be a PC1. Don't know why but i tend to stay away from set neck/neck through guitars with a trem.
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:43 PM   #54
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Don't know why but i tend to stay away from set neck/neck through guitars with a trem.

You shouldn't do anything without a reason.
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:10 PM   #55
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I saw this and this the most excited I've been about guitars in a long time. I'm definitely snagging a King V once I get the cash for sure.
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:19 PM   #56
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Can't get past Jackson's headstocks. They just look awful. All they have to do is reverse them, and they'd be perfectly fine. But pointing down like that just looks terrible.

The SLS headstocks are the sex though.

That headstock has been pointed down for years. Some people (Like me) prefer them to be that way. Not everyone want's a reverse headstock. I really like the SLS headstock too, but the pointed down headstock has been the tradition of Jackson for years. So obviously if it looked terrible, then they wouldn't be doing much business now would they?
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:56 AM   #57
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whats the main difference between the KVMG V and the KVMGQ V ?
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:25 AM   #58
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whats the main difference between the KVMG V and the KVMGQ V ?

Probably the Quilted maple top...
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Probably the Quilted maple top...

yeah, i know, i can read also. i wanted to know how does that influence the guitar's sound, quality, durability, etc.
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:59 AM   #60
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yeah, i know, i can read also. i wanted to know how does that influence the guitar's sound, quality, durability, etc.


Considering its most likely a veneered top, it doesn't.
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