Originally Posted by KenG
It's funny how people are romanticizing over early 70's LPs now but back in the day, Gibson's supposedly poor quality output had people looking to Japanese companies like Tokai for good quality knockoffs. So whatever floats your boat.
I recently watched an epsisode of "Pawn Stars" and a guitarist who toured throughout the 70's 80's brought in a LP he thought was a 1960. The guitar in fact turned out to be a 73 or 74 and the body was a pancake. The lacquer had split all the way around the body at the joint and there was quite a severe amount of buckle rash. Appraised value was almost $3K
They turned to Tokai cause they were all pissed that their Norlins looked nothing like Pages and Claptons guitars. Bets part is it made a great guitar affordable...When I gig I normally do it with my Norlins as they cut and get heard in a live situation.