The Korean builds have a good reputation. If I’m not mistaken, they’ve never been replaced with Chinese builds. I think there are four basic levels:I had read that the Korean built Gretsch were a better quality than the later Chinese builds, is that true ? I have not been able to find any of the usual oversights on my MIK.
- 2-series (streamliner) - made in China
- 5-series (electromatic) - made in Korea
- 6-series (proline) - made in Japan
- Custom shop - made in US