Plase take a look at this modern style Lester: Forge Guitars / Germany.

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  1. Marcel

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    Wasn't there a recently posted Dean with the same "faux binding" detail?

    Who inspired who?

    Ron
     
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    That was my exact thought. Gotta say, neither guitar appeals to me visually. But then, you don't play photos :D.

    -Austin
     
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    I haven't seen much mentioned about them here, but they defnitely have a very unique almost art deco inspired look to them. This is probably my favorite, but the inlay work is wayyyyy too busy for my tastes:
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    without wanting to say anything negative about this guitar (in fact i think it´s a beauty and i´m quite sure, that it is a fine guitar) : did you ever notice, that nearly every piece of gear gets excellent reviews in this particular magazine?

    arndt
     
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    That's right. I think their comparison tests are much more helpful, although when they compared the new PRS custom to a 86 or 87 model, the new one was the clear winner....
     
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    Works MUCH better with this brand's shapes, imo.
     
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    That' simply not true, I see many guitars reviews with plus AND minor critics, much more so then reviews I see in for example Vintage Guitar Magazine...Why alway's the negative comments? I have absolutely nothing with this company and I posted this for just for those who like to see a twist on the design, Jesus!
     
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    read my posting , please.

    cheers, arndt
     
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    Love the shape. Very cool.
     
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    the guitar mags the world over would not survive if they started doing "objective" reviews of gear - the ads would simply disappear and so would the mag. they choose gear that is presented to them from the manufacturer, the importer or what they think is an interesting and maybe worthwhile product so a "bad" guitar or pedal will very likely never make it's way to their studio ... what bugs me is that the relation of price and quality almost always stays out of the equation - especially with high-end products. over the years though we all learned how to read that stuff and i at least always take it with a grain of salt ... or two. i don't have a supscription to a mag anyway - the internet is permanently GAS-inducing as it is ;-) my 2 ¢
     
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    Not sure who inspired who but even lowly Carvin does it, and quite well I might add.

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    The Forges appear to be exceedingly well made.
     
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    The faux binding around the perimeter is fairly routine these days, I was referring to this detail, the notched ledge that carries onto the carve top that remains natural.

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    Dean just debuted this model last month at NAMM, I'm guessing Forge has been at it awhile. It's no surprise to me that Dean would rip such a unique detail from someone..they're staying true to their form.

    Ron
     
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    You never heard of simultaneous action. Two things happening at nearly the same time with no connection. It happens and unless you have way more evidence then you're presenting here wouldn't it be better to just remain neutral until you do have evidence?
     
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    They (Forge) had a booth (in the year 2004) at the Messe / Frankfurt is where is noticed their Lester type Embrace model the first time. I thought it had a very radical headstock at the time (still do) but was very impressed by it's body design. I personally find it a very original twist on the classic LP shape.

    There not cheap instruments...
     
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    I guess the above post answered that for both of us.
     
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    I think I gotta see one in person. Looks weird in the pics but it might just be fine in real life.

    So who's gonna buy one and send it to me?
     
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    Yeah, I'm seeing a lot of that 3D (for lack of a better term) top carves. I like it. It new, it's different, at least it's not another company releasing a Les Paul Junior copy. Or worse yet a strat rip off. Kudo for a least trying to be original for a change.
     
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    Thanks Ron, my bad, I didn't even notice that :jo

    Very nice detail.
     

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