#1
the only thing i know is that pre fender were made in japan and post is made in korea

does any one know anything???

i have the chance for a prefender jacson rr5 for 700 $ and i cant find if its a good deal
#2
I've never played one, but I've heard people saying pre-Fender were better. But I'm not sure, I've only played ones owned by Fender.
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#3
Um, the post-fender takeover Pro, X, and MG series are still MIJ. I don't know where you're getting your info.
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#4
Pre-Fender USA Series is better than the current now. But the current-Professional series is better now than it was then.
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#6
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Pre-Fender USA Series is better than the current now. But the current-Professional series is better now than it was then.

I was under the impression that Fender didn't alter the manufacturing process of the Jackson USA models at all, but I could be wrong.
#7
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the only thing i know is that pre fender were made in japan and post is made in korea

does any one know anything???

i have the chance for a prefender jacson rr5 for 700 $ and i cant find if its a good deal


Jackson don't make anything in Korea at the moment. It's India for the low end models, Japan for the mid range and USA for the top of the line, the same as it was before FMIC took over.

Generally, quality is similar, if not slightly better since the FMIC takeover. There were very few changes to the way Jackson was run, and it is still essentially run as a separate company, just with the profits going to FMIC instead of the previous owners (if I remember correctly, they were owned by AKAI)

The only major changes instigated post-Fender have been to improve the specs on the MIJ Pro series, changing from using Duncan Designed pickups to real Seymour Duncans, and improving the other hardware too. They've also started somewhat of a Charvel revival with the new USA Production models.

Many Jackson enthusiasts consider the AKAI years to be the low point of the company.

The whole "Pre-Fender is better" nonsense was started by people trying to sell their old Jacksons, and thinking that they could get more money for them if they were percieved as better than the current guitars. It's also claimed by people that don't like Fender guitars, and so therefore Jackson must now be producing bad guitars since the takeover. Don't believe a word of it!

If somebody tells you a guitar is a pre-fender or post-fender it makes little difference. It's all good.
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