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Hey everyone.

 

A local shop in my town (Ottawa, Canada) started to sell Indie guitars....which I never heard of...

 

I would like to know your opinions on theses axes.

 

Build quality, pick-ups, and your general feedback.

 

They are not very expensive so if they have a good feedback I might consider one.

 

thanks guys!

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A couple weeks ago I bought a shiny new Indie guitar and I've been very happy with the build quality and the sound. The one I bought is a near-clone (maybe lawsuit-near) of the Rickenbacker 360/12C63 that Harrison played. In fireglo. I tried the Rickenbacker 360/12 at GC, and I find the Indie better sounding and a bit easier to play. Paid $499 USD new.

 

Here's a picture of it, not great but maybe you get the general idea.

 

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Made in Indonesia. Good quality well-made instruments. They also make an excellent range of acoustic guitars.

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There's a guy on HCAF who has an Indie with it. Has some very nice stuff gear (mostly plays Suhr guitars I think), and I have a vague recollection that he said he actually prefers his Indie LP over his actual Gibson LP.

 

A guy I know here has an Indie LP, and it seemed pretty good to me. Kinda hard to judge coz I really don't like LPs in general, but the build quality seemed pretty solid.

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I didn't know they were Indonesian. A bunch of their offerings look similar to the Agile line and they share that same price range. I'd spend $500 on a Korean Agile before spending $500 on an Indonesian Indie. Only because the Agiles are a known to me and I have only seen Indies online.

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I didn't know they were Indonesian. A bunch of their offerings look similar to the Agile line and they share that same price range. I'd spend $500 on a Korean Agile before spending $500 on an Indonesian Indie. Only because the Agiles are a known to me and I have only seen Indies online.

 

We must've been posting at the same time.

 

So far as I can tell the Indies are MIK too.

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^5 Brian. When we post at the same time, some planet somewhere aligns with our moon and makes things even cooler.

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More feedback and speculation here:

Indie headstock designs

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Old Malden and Current Agile designs

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What do those pictures mean? Probably nothing. I have not heard a bad review of an Indie but they are not really prevalent here in the US.

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Are you sure this is not uncorrect?

 

:freak:

 

Great...I'll be sitting here for the next 30 minutes trying to sort that...

 

 

;)

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Are you sure this is not uncorrect?


I looked at several different models on the JSD site and all said they were Korean-made.

 

I'm pretty sure the ones I played were Indonesian-made (even so they were very good) - but it was a few years ago. Perhaps they have moved production or maybe they make in different factories like Yamaha do.:idk:

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Never played one ... but the only guy i know who owns an Indie (a goldtop LP-alike) says it's very decent indeed.

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Mine has a decal on the back of the headstock with the serial number. This decal also says "Founded in England, Manufactured in Korea."

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Made in Korea.

As far as I know, made at the Unsung factory.

 

Get an Agile, same factory, normally a couple hundred dollars cheaper.

Agile once upon a time made a Ric copy just like that, but Ric made them stop. It was called the RK, the indie model is the IRK...

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Anyone got/played an Indie SG?, am looking at one on eBay but can find zero reviews on them online. 

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