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Old 05-31-2009, 12:22 AM   #1
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Japanese Guitar Companies

Anyone have a list of Japanese guitar companies that make original guitars (not copies)?
All I know are Caparison, Ibanez, and ESP
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Old 05-31-2009, 12:25 AM   #2
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jackson does. and i think fender?? not sure uhhh....
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Old 05-31-2009, 12:28 AM   #3
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I mean real Japanese companies, not factories. No lawsuit companies either.
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Old 05-31-2009, 12:33 AM   #4
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then no =/
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Old 05-31-2009, 01:00 AM   #5
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fernandes makes great guitars
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Old 05-31-2009, 01:02 AM   #6
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Old 05-31-2009, 01:12 AM   #7
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The only thing I can find from Burny are copies. And I had no idea that Fernandes was japanese.
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Old 05-31-2009, 01:18 AM   #8
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Burny have a few oddball shapes. there's also Killa guitars.

edit: Schecter Japan
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Old 05-31-2009, 01:39 AM   #9
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I like those Killers, especially the acrylic one. Unfortunately, they seem very hard to get and are very expensive. AZN, I'm thinking about getting an ENGL Fireball. How does it sound for stuff like Motley Crue, Van Halen, and all those random 80s hair metal bands?
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Old 05-31-2009, 01:43 AM   #10
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well i'm more of a brutal chugga rhythm kind of guy but the Fireball can pull it off i guess it definately has more then enough gain but the single channel eq sorta sucks pretty hard.
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Old 05-31-2009, 01:50 AM   #11
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I usually use one channel and just roll my volume knob down for clean. I even do that on my main tone on the GT-10, which happens to be a high gain Soldano patch. The funny thing is that the second channel on this patch happens to be a Fender Twin, which is only a foot press away.
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Old 05-31-2009, 05:27 AM   #12
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Edwards guitars? Heard there good.
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Old 05-31-2009, 05:51 AM   #13
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from the top of my head
Sugi
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Old 05-31-2009, 06:17 AM   #14
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ibanez were originally spanish until they were bought out by a japanese firm
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Old 05-31-2009, 07:05 AM   #15
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Fender Japan (Obviously out of production now)
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Old 05-31-2009, 07:06 AM   #16
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for real?! i thought they were still making them, **** i better get me one of their strats quick.
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Old 05-31-2009, 07:12 AM   #17
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I believe that the 12-string strat is MIJ.
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zemaitis/greco zemaitis. they have a few classic shapes with a bunch of mods on there behalf. anyway why are you wanting to know all these brands for?
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Old 05-31-2009, 07:24 AM   #19
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One of the problems is that the Japanese manufacturing and distribution process is very different to American or European. Fujigen is the largest Japanese guitar making factory but they make on contract to the various brand names. Similarly those brands employ the manufacturing of other factories across the Far East. Some brands proudly announce which of their models are Japanese made but others (like Fernandes/Burney) do their best to hide the origin.
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Old 05-31-2009, 07:24 AM   #20
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I've just taken an interest in Japanese guitars. I see them as modernizations of American guitars. They're much more cutting edge. The RG is a modern version of the Strat, and the Eclipse is a modern version of a Les Paul. Other companies try to capture the vintage thing, but the Japanese guitars are more innovative (aesthetically).

So are Ibanez, ESP, and Caparison the Fender, Gibson, and PRS of Japan?
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