#1
Hey guys. I have this friend who is from my band, and he is a drummer and knows **** about guitar. I have a Chinese made Epiphone SG, and he keeps on telling me how bad a MIC Epiphone is, even the fake Korean epi can beat those made in China. He just has the perception that MIK epiphones are surely better than MICs, but I beg to differ. So to all those epiphone users out there, give me your opinion about this, if possible with some proof so I can shut him up. Pardon my poor english..
#2
the fakes are made of processed wood. So they aren't as good as the real thing, regardless of where they are made.

There has been a little drop in quality of the chinese made epiphones, but its not proportionate to the drop in price - as an owner of a 2004 MIK G400, i must say the chinese models are better value for money, despite not being quite as well made. The 1990s and earlier MIKs, however, are a lot better than more recent epiphones, imo.
Rig Winter 2017:

Fender Jazzmaster/Yamaha SG1000
Boss TU-3, DS-2, CS-3, EHX small stone, Danelectro delay
Laney VC30-112 with G12H30 speaker, or Session Rockette 30 for smaller gigs
Elixir Nanoweb 11-49 strings, Dunlop Jazz III XL picks
Shure SM57 mic in front of the amp
#3
Quote by Blompcube
the fakes are made of processed wood. So they aren't as good as the real thing, regardless of where they are made.

There has been a little drop in quality of the chinese made epiphones, but its not proportionate to the drop in price - as an owner of a 2004 MIK G400, i must say the chinese models are better value for money, despite not being quite as well made. The 1990s and earlier MIKs, however, are a lot better than more recent epiphones, imo.


2004 MIK G400? I thought Korea has stopped its production in the year 2003.
#4
Quote by skyjuice88
2004 MIK G400? I thought Korea has stopped its production in the year 2003.

The Samick plant stopped making them in 2004. Mine is from the Unsung plant.

http://www.guitardaterproject.org/epiphone.aspx gives me this info about mine:

Your guitar was made at the
Unsung Plant, Korea
September 2004
Production Number: 0882
Rig Winter 2017:

Fender Jazzmaster/Yamaha SG1000
Boss TU-3, DS-2, CS-3, EHX small stone, Danelectro delay
Laney VC30-112 with G12H30 speaker, or Session Rockette 30 for smaller gigs
Elixir Nanoweb 11-49 strings, Dunlop Jazz III XL picks
Shure SM57 mic in front of the amp