What they told me in my one minute call with them is this: Korean Kramers were being manufactured by another company and not them but that company shut down last year and there are no Korean Kramers being made anymore. Kramers are currently still being produced at the Indonesian Samick factory however. Whether that means the Indonesian factory is making models that used to be made in Korea like the Vintage series I don't know. But what you can be certain of is that there are no Kramer guitars being manufactured in Korea anymore but the Indonesian Samick plant is still churning out Kramer guitars. Take that for what it's worth. On hindsight I really should have visited the Korean plant that were making Kramers, but I was just too lazy to make phonecalls.
WOW! Thanks for that information. This further confirms that Gibson may be getting rid of the Kramer brand. I kinda wish the higher end Kramers were made in the Indonesian Samick plant because the equality would have been better and more consistent. The writing is definitely on the wall for Kramer. This is just another piece in the puzzle
I hope the SM-1 that I ordered actually comes. It may be my last chance for an SM-1.