This guitar was made in South Korea. It's a 22 fret, neck thru with a tune-o-matic bridge and Duncan/Ibanez pickups. I have changed the tuners for Gotoh and placed a Seymour Duncan Dimebucker on the bridge and Seymour Duncan Jazz on the neck for pickups and wow, this baby does sound good. I've had it for 11 years and so far, no mayor problem has occurred. Like everything, you have to take care of it. If you have a chance to get your hands on one off these, the do it. You can't get these in a store anymore.