Need help identifying a Korean 'M'

Discussion in 'SG Copies' started by Zaca, Aug 21, 2018.

  1. Zaca

    Zaca New Member

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    Hi all, another newbie here...
    (and couldn't be 'newbier', posted it originally in the wrong forum :rolleyes:) IMG_20180804_220336396.jpg IMG_20180807_175153348.jpg IMG_20180807_175211413.jpg IMG_20180807_175223778.jpg IMG_20180807_175235487.jpg IMG_20180807_175255257.jpg IMG_20180807_175321092.jpg


    Got this SG knockoff but can't find the logo - or any markings on the guitar itself - that could help me identify it...

    What I know:
    - no MIJ marks anywhere - hence the Korean theory
    - pots have plastic posts
    - 'misplaced' output jack
    - unusual bridge and trem
    - zero fret
    - 2-piece mahogany body
    - single coil pickups

    Any help is enourmously appreciated!
     
  2. PermissionToLand

    PermissionToLand Well-Known Member

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    No clue but I'd suspect Japanese. They didn't always put "Made in Japan" on them and this is more advanced than what Koreans were making around the time I suspect it was made. It seems to be loosely based on a '71-'72 SG Deluxe. I would assume the roller bridge is not stock.
     
  3. Zaca

    Zaca New Member

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    Thanks PermissionToLand for chipping in, greatly appreciated!
     
  4. Lynurd Fireburd

    Lynurd Fireburd Active Member

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    What the what?

    You've piqued my curiosity.
     
  5. Zaca

    Zaca New Member

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    Sup, Lynurd?

    It's up for adoption on Reverb as it was my last attempt to play guitar (I'm a bassist, mediocre at best ;-))
     
  6. SGCopies4ever

    SGCopies4ever New Member

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    Looks a lot like those cheap mail order copies they were churning out in Japan in the late 60's and throughout the 70's. Stuff like Eko, Hondo, etc. Usually the brand is just some made-up flavor-of-the-week or for a certain retailer, they were all made in the same two or three factories like Matsumoku.
     
  7. Biddlin

    Biddlin Well-Known Member

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    Very cool look. You should post it in the classifieds here, too.
     

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