Best Answer phil_m , 03 September 2013 - 05:20 PM
thought of one other potentially big difference as well... i believe that the neck on the USA 69's are quartersawn.
Yes, it is... And you can get a maple neck on the 69 in the US version as well (you can get a maple neck Korean 69S, as, though). Hardware-wise, there's not a whole lot of difference, although the US version does come with HipShot locking tuners. To me, the US version just seems a bit more solid all-around than the Korean version. Mine came set up perfect from the get-go, too.Go to the full post