I have a Epiphone LPC in silverburst with a Lace sensor matt pike hesher in the bridge. I looked up the serial and apparently its Chinese from '09. I don't usually play it because I don't like they way it feels to play an LP past the 12th fret, which I need to do often for my music. Now, Epi LPCs are a dime a dozen on craigslist. But silverburst ones I'm sure are more sought after, and usually they don't have a badass aftermarket pup in there. ^that's a Korean Ibanez (which I didn't even know was a thing. I thought they went straight from Japan to Indonesia). On reverb, they sell for CHEAP. I saw one going for 300, and one going for only 139$ (though maybe that one is beat up?). Either way, I don't judge purely on country of origin or original retail price, so I was wondering if any of you have ever had a Korean Ibanez--are they a good quality guitar? My Epi might be chinese but I still think it's a quality product. But I definitely would NOT say the same thing about an Indonesian Ibanez. So where do the old Koreans weigh in? Of course I'm going to go and try it myself before I trade, but I am still curious what SSO has to say--would it perhaps not even be worth my time to test because the old Korean Ibbies are pieces of junk? The big reason I'm interested in these is because I've seen that the strap button is right behind the neck joint, which I've determined is the optimal position for me. I also think it's interesting that even though this is an Ibanez Destroyer, it's not actually the exact same shape as other destroyers. It reminds me a little of that Obscura guy's signature RAN or something inb4 take out the pike pup and then trade it. I already suggested that and the guy said no to the trade lol. Also I don't know how to install/remove pickups (and I don't have a sauteing iron) update: just looked up the serial and it's World Music factory. Isn't that the good one?