Just wondering how close people think Nik's Orca's sound to Vintage Type Les Pauls? Close? Not Close at all? More like an SG cross LP... what are your thoughts???
Definitely more LP than SG but not really close to an LP. The thicker body would help, but the totally different neck joints, scale, etc...really aren't close. That isn't a bad thing, I believe the Orca has its own thing going and it is a spectacular instrument. But in a direct comparison the really arent alike in much besides body shape.
That being said, Nik will make you one that will be very close but I shudder at the price of such a custom instrument. I know he made some Gibby scale guitars so he does do it, and you can custom order a fat back that will get you to LP thickness. Throw some PAF style pickups in there and I would imagine it would be much closer than a standard Orca.
Nik is a great guy to talk to so it wouldn't hurt to give him a holler. His instruments really are that good. I could also be dead wrong on the price as I haven't priced them in quite some time.