I'm going to introduce you to 3 Korean guitar companies, whether you like it or not. 1. Cort Cort is probably the only Korean guitar brand known internationally. Cort is famous for its Artisan series, and it is also renowned for having a decent quality while having very affordable prices. Cort mainly focuses on producing modern bass guitars, with hardly any jazz basses. T.M.Stevens uses a Cort A5 and a Cort Funkmachine. 2. Dame Although hardly known outside Korea, Dame is quite popular in Korea. It's known for producing decent Fender jazz bass copies, called the Sanctus series(I happen to own one). It also produces a line up called Fall&Paul series, which is quite popular with bass beginners. I don't think Dame has a website in English... 3. Swing Also known almost exclusively in Korea, Swing is known for producing small amounts but quality bass guitars. All basses are made in Korea(Cort and Dame makes some of theirs in Indonesia). Swing G1, a jazz bass copy, is very popular for being very "standard" having little flaws. Swing also produces Mojo series, known for its eccentric design. If you happen to pass by a Korean bass guitar, just give it a chance . After all, Korea makes best guitars in Asia, only second to Japan.