Who makes a Les Paul copy?

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  1. Gordon_Gecko

    Gordon_Gecko Member

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    Looking to spend $1700-$2000.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jim S

    Jim S Silver Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Get a used Gibson for that price pretty easily...no need to copy.
     
  3. Mr.Hanky

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    I suppose I could say the current Gibson Guitar Company but that would just open up a can of worms.

    How close of a copy do you want?

    Single cut mahogany w/maple cap and two humbuckers or a clone?
     
  5. Gordon_Gecko

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    Yeah, just looking at options. I like the double cutaway priced at $1650... I want to pick the color. Doesn't have to be an exact replica, something chunky and thick sounding.
     
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    Here's one, but it's $500.00 over your top price. I played this particular one and another with two humbuckers by the same builder. They are both great guitars.
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    http://www.resurrectionguitars.com/
     
  7. matte

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    hardly. considering the facts that:
    the vast majority of a lester is made of mahogany
    gibson's stock of plantation grown mahogany bears little resemblance to old school honduras.
     
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    Mr.Hanky Supporting Member

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    Dude, WTF R U talking about?

    How did you extrapolate so much infor from a simple "D'Oh!"?

    You have a vivd imagination.
     
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    feel free to explain the intention behind your d'oh. i'll happily abandon my vivd imagination.
     
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    is there an edwards dealer here in the US?
     
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    Nope. I doubt Gibson would take too kindly to ESP selling their Navigator & Edwards LP-style guitars here. Best bet either buy via Fleabay or better yet from a big store like Ishibashi, Ikebe, or Big Boss.
     
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    Look at a Hamer Studio, Check out Victor Litz he was blowing them out. Most Hamer dealers discount pretty heavy
     
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    I am sure that we could work something out.

    M.E.
     
  16. Rock Johnson

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    Might also look into a Heritage. Heritage is to Gibson as G&L is to Fender.
     
  17. Paul86

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    Hi michael.e,
    What guitar is that? I couldn't read the headstock? Did you build that yourself?
     
  18. JPERRYROCKS

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    Gibson as a whole has been making quite good guitars over the last 10 years for a large mass production guitar comany. You can even find nice historics for under $2000. I don't know why you would be looking for a copy and spend $1700. Any good luthier would charge you upwards of $3000 to make a top notch Les Paul copy by hand. There's a lot more work involved in a carved-top LP style guitar than a bolt on slab body telecaster.

    If you don't care about an exact copy of the Gibson LP body and look, you can get lots of mahogany/maple humbucker used guitars in the $1000 range.

    Go buy a used Hamer for $800 and you'll be fine. :)
     
  19. michael.e

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    Hey Paul,

    This is a Fatdog.

    Duke Robilard plays this brand as well.

    Very nice guitar! It is actually much better than my Norlin era Deluxe could have ever reached for.

    Up in Berkely, there is a shop called Subway Guitars. "Fatdog" is the owner of the shop. He is much an institution up there as Amoeba Music is. Some years ago, he had these guitars made and he set up the hardware and electronics. This particular one has an RS guitarworks tone/vol upgrade and a 57 Classic in the bridge and I put a TV Jones Filtertron Classic in the neck [that was a GREAT call]. It weighs about 8 lbs. and it is going nowhere. M.E.
     

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