Inexpensive Lemon Drop Les Paul

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by HyakuShiki, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. HyakuShiki

    HyakuShiki Member

    Messages:
    895
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2010
    What budget Les Paul would you all recommend? I'm thinking about both the Vintage V100 Peter Green and a modified Burny RLG-55. It would seem the Burny would be the better investment, as I care for pick guards. However, the Vintage already has the Peter Green-modded pickups and is substantially less expensive. I wouldn't be able to try either of them out, so I'm coming to the experts.
     
  2. IPLAYLOUD

    IPLAYLOUD Member

    Messages:
    4,522
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2006
    Location:
    Long Island NY
    If you want an "LP Style", look at an Xaviere on the Guitar Fetish site. REAL budget, but a nice player.
     
  3. raymeedc

    raymeedc Member

    Messages:
    102
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    I've got a notion to second that emotion. I've got two recently purchased Xavieres..... an XV-560 & an XV-600. Good wood, pickups, finishes, & necks (depending upon you're neck profile preferences, of course), unlike so many cheap guitars. A setup, a bit of tweaking, & a couple of hardware changes & you've got about the best deal out there, in my opinion..... & DIRT CHEAP, to boot!
    P.S. - They have a Lemon Drop Les Paul.

    http://www.guitarfetish.com/XV-500-Series-Solid-Mahogany-SOLID-carved-Maple-Tops_c_182.html
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2012
  4. peskypesky

    peskypesky Member

    Messages:
    5,405
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2009
    Location:
    Brooklyn
    I'd go for the Vintage, as i've read many positive reviews from owners.
     
  5. raymeedc

    raymeedc Member

    Messages:
    102
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2012
  6. Elev8

    Elev8 Member

    Messages:
    363
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2011
    Location:
    London UK
    I am such an owner, and would have no hesitation in recommending the V100.
    It's a LOT of versatile nice sounding guitar for not much money.
    Possibly not the choice if you can't view/try beforehand though. Distress to the finish varies considerably from one to the next. I've seen some I didn't like the look of at all. Playing/sound -wise though, they are well put together & hard to beat for the money IMO.
     

Share This Page