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Postby matius88 » May 21st, 2012, 3:55 am

Hi, im new in this forum, my name is matias and im from Argentina (sorry for my english :P), well now im planning to buy a new guitar (SX FTL 50 or Thinline) telecaster.

but i already have one but i dont know what model of samick it is, anyone knows about this guitar?? (i know is a lespaul samick but i dont know the model).


some pics of the guitar:


http://images01.olx.com.ar/ui/3/36/01/55733501_1.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs602.snc4/58272_425665278421_742483421_5110254_5856372_n.jpg

http://repositorio2.masoportunidades.com.ar/ARG01/140/201/10654351/fotos/10654351_3_2010416_15_43_0.jpg

do you know if any upgrade can be done to this guitar?, or is a waste of time and money, and its better buy another guitar for making upgrades?.

thanks and sorry for my english..
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Postby kent_eh » May 21st, 2012, 10:30 am

Samick are usually an inexpensive Japanese brand.

The quality will vary greatly from one guitar to the next.

If you can try it before you buy, and if the price is not very high, then it might be a good starter guitar.

I don't know about upgrades, but the hardware is pro ally pretty low end.

If the neck is good and straight, then it may me a good platform to upgrade, but it will never be a Gibson!
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Postby greybeard » May 21st, 2012, 11:01 pm

Samick is actually a Korean company, which produces guitars for many well-known names. Until Gibson opened the Chinese factory, they produced most, if not all, all the Asian-built Epiphone guitars, amongst many others.

In 2001 (I believe) they were reputed to have produced 60% of all the guitars built in the world that year.
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