Will do.notCardio said:Yeah, the ones I've played at stores seemed pretty well built. Not a Gibson, but at least as good as a lower to mid range Epiphone (which is more than likely built by them anyway).
I've never heard on plugged in, though, so I can't vouch for that. What I liked was that they offered some with lipstick pickups.
Good luck. If you get one, let me know how you like it.
Originally Posted by Ibanez249
Apparently, PRS SE's are made by the same guys that do the Samick guitars, and I wouldn't touch them with a barge pole.
Bull****... SE's are made by the World Musical Instrument Co. Ltd. of Korea, a (relatively) small Korean manufacturer. I own one - a Singlecut Soapbar SE - and I'm here to tell you they're great guitars for the money. I also own an Edwards 335 (Japanese), 7 Ernie Ball Music Man guitars and a PRS Standard 24, so I know what a quality-built guitar is like. The Cort-factory Ibanez's and the Epi/Samick stuff has nothing on the PRS SE series, imho...
Mr songwriter said:Thanks for the infos, True-eurt, I've got a couple of G&L Tributes, which are AFAIK made in Korea, though by whom I do not know, and a PRS Santana SE, which, according to the headstock was made by the 'World Musical instrument Co. Ltd, Korea', and Googling for that name gave me the following nugget of information:
Track Rat said:
notCardio said:Well, to let you know that you may want to disregard my opinion on the subject, I've tried a few SEs out and I thought they were all terrible. I'd take an Epi almost anything over them. So your tastes and mine must not run in similar directions.
Where's this place in Chesterfield? I thought I knew where all the guitar mongers worth knowing were located. I've never heard of the Brook Mays store at all. Hmmmm...Fusioninspace said:This Samick thread is interesting. I was looking for the Brook Mays store that was going out of business here in St Louis (Chesterfield) and came across this other store that's a Samick manufacturer outlet store.
They had mostly Samick/Greg Bennett stuff (and some Jackson's, Epi's, Silvertone, etc). Seemed like decent pricing and the instruments looked fine. I didn't stick around long, but I might go back in the future to spend some quality time playing them.
the other thing that was cool (for those with kids) is that they had some nice sounding violins for $135. That's about what Fazio's charges for rental for the school year. At that price we could have a violin burning ceramony after they stop using it after 5th grade...