Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by blood5150, Jun 5, 2008.
I really like it... 1977 pre lawsuit Ibanez Les Paul...
What do you guys think????
I would buy it if I could swing the cash
Ehh, that sunburst job looks cheap.
I think it's cool - I would buy it - if I had the scratch.
Definately ot if it has a bolt on neck, and probably not even if it is set.
I have one in wine red, fantastic player. I paid too much, 650, but it's clean, all original. I'd get it. People on this board have very high standards.
Let me know if you get rid of it.
actually Im thinking of buying it.....
My Buddy has an all black one that he got from another friend. I think it's currently in pieces right now. From what I remember playing that guitar even in it's heyday it needed work. Nut job, new pickups, etc... but it may have been a bad example. Can you play it first? Or get the seller to give you VERY detailed analysis of the playability, tuning stability, sound, feel, etc...?
Solid top or hollow bent ply? If this was set neck and solid top, hit it. If not, walk away - there are plenty of good LP replicas from this era that are 'correct spec' and similarly priced...
Bolt on or set neck?
I have a 77 Aria that is a bolt on and similar. It has great sustain in fact I play it more than my expensive Gibsons. Play it and if you think it is good it is.
Here are some other pics... its a bolt on, and the tuners have also been upgraded at some time....
Pass. There are much better Epis out there, find one from the early- to mid-nineties for $400.
Unless you're GAS'ing for this particular axe, in which case no amount of logic will work on you, and you should just get it; after which you may or may not still like it as much. IF you're GAS'ing, that is.
Yep. I say worth it if a set neck, but that's way too expensive for a bolt on. It should be closer to the $250-300 range.
I wouldn't pay over $200. $500 can get you a much nicer guitar
Would a bolt on Les Paul copy warrant a part in a Gibson legal action?I sometime hear even the bolt on copies mentioned in said debate.
The bolt on neck and changed tuners are "tells" that it wasn't all that great at the time and isn't worth $500 now.
i wouldn't shim my ladder with that thing.
Y'all are harsh. Play one of these things; mine's chambered and is a fantastic guitar. There are a lot of Ibanez collectors. Not everyone can afford a 3-5k American guitar.
To be technical about it- the guitar pictured has the 'tulip' headstock, not the 'open book', so is not, strictly speaking, a lawsuit guitar.