Any good Languedoc copies?

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  1. Meals

    Meals Member

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    I don't have $10k, but I love the look of the Languedoc. Are there any good copies or close versions out there? I'd love a 3x3 headstock, but I'll take what I can get.
     
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    Matt Artinger makes an amazing instrument, also has the 3X3 headstock. Not an exact copy of PL but should satisfy your needs. Try to not to spend too long looking through his gallery :)
     
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    What kind of budget do you have other than less than $10K?

    Which Languedoc features do you like the best? The looks? The electronics? Hollow body?

    There are a lot of guitars that are like it in one way or another that cost just a few hundred dollars to several thousand. Narrow it down a bit.
     
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    Wow, that artinger looks like an amazing builder.
     
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    Yeah Matt is awesome to work with. I just had #299 built for me. You can check out my build thread here

    But back to the original topic, I went through my Trey guitar phase recently and found that while there are many builders who try to come close to what Languedoc makes aesthetically, they all have their own sound, some better than others. That said, having a guitar built for you costs $$$ and usually takes a while (Artinger competed my #299 in about 6 months and that is extremely fast). Getting a used guitar is definitely the faster and cheaper way to go. PM me if you are interested, I have one I can part with now that I have my Artinger.
     
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    I was drooling over that 299! Man that is gorgeous
     
  7. DustyRhodesJr

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    Aliexpress has the Chinese ones for around $250-300.
     
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    I live in France in this region called Languedoc^^
     
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    Nope, but have one on the way this summer out of curiosity. For that price, I don't expect too much.

    He's got some demos up of them.
     
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    those Phreds are made in China. he just imports them.
     
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    As others have said, budget is a big consideration. I would stay away from the $300-700 chinese guitars suggested, personally.

    I would look into a PRS Hollowbody 2, which you can find used all day for less than $3,000 or a Knaggs in the same price range.

    I have a 2008 PRS Singlecut Hollowbody Artist Package which I love for Trey-style jam band tones but the regular (doublecut) is more similar to the Languedoc and has the 3x3 headstock that you want.
     
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    Artinger and Equator... Equator is more similar to Languedocs. Builder is in South America tho.
     
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    Ben Bruton used to build 'em.
     
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    Google Brooks Cobb.....
     
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    Another vote for Artinger. I picked one up used and it is incredible! Best playing/sounding guitar I've ever had.
     
  20. LJD

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    Look up Crow Hill Guitars. Oh boy.

    Bruton, Artinger, aoguitar, Chubbuck. A PRS HBII can get you close.

    Beware any hollowbody with too deep a body. You get too much of a boomy, woofy/drum sound on the neck pickup. I've noticed this from some Equator demos and I don't like it.

    The cheaper knock offs sound like toy guitars.

    And BTW, having $10k in your pocket doesn't get you anywhere near Paul Languedoc's waiting list. Save cash and get your custom specced guitar in this lifetime.
     
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