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Unread 12-10-2007, 09:11 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Here is my friends replica, its absolutely gorgeous.



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Unread 12-10-2007, 09:40 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Wow, Spicoli, that is gorgeous! Didn't I see that for sale recently?
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Wow, Spicoli, that is gorgeous! Didn't I see that for sale recently?
He had it for sale a few months back.
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That Bigsby guitar is SICK!

Pickguard fade and all.

Sweeeeet!

(Where's that drooling emoticon?)
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The ABR is really high above the top, looks as if the neckangle is too big. Doesn`t look good to me.
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Funny there is pickguard fade but no screw hole
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nice......I love a nice LP (or clone) with a bigsby
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OK 59 Replica made in Russia at ShamRay. 75 year old Braz, and very old Mahogony, the top was from Curlymaple his old stock. I drove up to get it. VooDoo in this pick, but Dr.V's now. Pigtail parts, Fake 58 wire harness. Headstock say on top Hurricane, and Tiger Claw middle. Yes the Stainless steel post. Old RS pickguard and can't remember ring and plate. DJ inlays.
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The nicest LP flametop 'burst clones I've seen were built by "KT Guitars" (Koontz and Thurston), here in Baltimore back in the 80's. Bruce Sandler at Guitar Exchange (also in Baltimore) had 2 of these for the longest time, and they were incredible. I recently had the chance to examine one of those 2 guitars up close and personal in my shop a few months ago, and was very impressed with the craftsmanship. The only detail separating this copy from an original was the "KT" logo on the headstock. I still have a hard time comprehending why someone would want to build an exact clone to begin with, but when I see a really nice one, I am truly amazed. I'm left to wonder what these craftsman could do if they were to focus their energy on something completely original.

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I did it just to do it.
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OK 59 Replica made in Russia at ShamRay. 75 year old Braz, and very old Mahogony, the top was from Curlymaple his old stock. I drove up to get it. VooDoo in this pick, but Dr.V's now. Pigtail parts, Fake 58 wire harness. Headstock say on top Hurricane, and Tiger Claw middle. Yes the Stainless steel post. Old RS pickguard and can't remember ring and plate. DJ inlays.
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hey man
your guitar looks like a refinished Hurricane
i don't believe it's russian
did you order it direct from shamray or you bought it used?
do you have a close picture of the headstock?

Hurricane was a japanese brand owned by Moridaira (Morris Guitars)
they endorsed Mary Friedman and Jason Becker on Cacophony era (those ugly strats were Hurricanes)
Morris made guitars for a lot of brands during since 70's to early 90's, including Fender Japan, HS Anderson and Bill Lawrence
today they only make classical guitars
the les paul copies had the Hurricane logo in abalone, exactly like you described
i have a Hurricane, but a les paul custom model
my bandmate had a hurricane les paul standard and it was awesome too
they beat all the original Gibson studios and the standard i've played
i'm going to buy a true les paul custom, but i'll never sell my Hurricane
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The nicest LP flametop 'burst clones I've seen were built by "KT Guitars" (Koontz and Thurston), here in Baltimore back in the 80's. Bruce Sandler at Guitar Exchange (also in Baltimore) had 2 of these for the longest time, and they were incredible. I recently had the chance to examine one of those 2 guitars up close and personal in my shop a few months ago, and was very impressed with the craftsmanship. The only detail separating this copy from an original was the "KT" logo on the headstock. I still have a hard time comprehending why someone would want to build an exact clone to begin with, but when I see a really nice one, I am truly amazed. I'm left to wonder what these craftsman could do if they were to focus their energy on something completely original.

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wow, i can't believe i found this thread again and it's still going
i own both of those guitars now.
they are incredible, to say the least
i used to own a few historic lp's, all 03 brazilians, had a few of each, but upon recieving these 2, i sold the historics,all 10 of them.
i have a letter from bruce about the KT'S, stating they were copied from a real burst at the time, sound like only old wood can,LOADED WITH SOME NICE EARLY SIGNED SEYMOUR DUNCANS, THAT ARE VERY P.A.F. IN CHARACTER
serial #'s 3103 @ 3047
these 2 guitars compare to most i've seen, [high end replicas]
i woud be intersested to hear a little more about you impressions of the guitar you examined. perhaps your opinion of their value, and what it might cost to replicate today.
i'm also looking to buy another if found
i was told only 12 exist.
pics are posted of them on the 1st page of this thread by my pal SPICOLI
i put a r/s kit and WCR crosssroads in 1 of them, outstanding
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THESE GUITARS PROVE , IT DOSEN'T HAVE TO SAY GIBSON ON TE HEADSTOCK
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I'm sure a couple of you recognize this one!

This will be as close as I get! It smokes!
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My #1
It's sister is a Hurricane









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Here's mine

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Looks beautiful

What's the story on this one?
(There's certainly nothing "plainburst" about it)
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Pooker, YEr Killin me again with that axe, Color and top to kill for
What pickups did you load in that?


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Looks beautiful

What's the story on this one?
(There's certainly nothing "plainburst" about it)
Thanks Pooker! I've always liked yours also

All I can say (for obvious reasons!) is a friend of a friend built it. Modeled around the 59, built using all the so -called 'correct' woods, 8.8 pounds with a very confortable 59 style neck. Burstbucker 2&3 pickups (unpotted I believe) with Dr Vintage electronics. Fitted with repro hardware from the UK. What I really love about this guitar is it feels and looks hand made, there are slight imperfections if you like. For example the binding thickness around the body varries ever so slightly (impossible to notice unless you look really close) just like the originals, so I've been told.
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Pooker, YEr Killin me again with that axe, Color and top to kill for
What pickups did you load in that?
Wolfetone Legends with DMC covers.
Double cream under the hoods
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Here's my pair. Built by a someone whose guitars are very highly regarded these days, but these were built a few years ago when he was unknown and struggling.
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Here's my pair. Built by a someone whose guitars are very highly regarded these days, but these were built a few years ago when he was unknown and struggling.
http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/5319/u32gt7.jpg
They are beautiful. A truly stunning pair of guitars.
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Lexluthier. those are damn nice man. I wouldn't mind having one of those bad boys.
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Oh, I just posted this on another thread! But here goes:



It's a Max that I bought about 3-4 years ago. I understand it's an unburst style that was originally destined for a Japanese dealer? Seems most Maxs are 'properly' bursted?
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I'll add my replica to the database.

Details:

-hand-made replicas produced between 1994-1998 in a private shop in Canada
- two production runs totalling about 40 guitars.
- about a dozen or so we pre-ordered by various collector types in Japan
- several were pre-ordered domestically and the buyer selected finish type. I bought a vintage TS-9 off a guy who was having one made. That's how I found out back in 1996.
- finished in iced tea burst, some deep cherry burst, a few lemon drops/unbursts, some ambers and only one all gold Mary Ford
- some were sold unloaded, bare of any hardware and electrics. Those sold loaded had repro nickel Allparts and Gibson Classic 57's
- Gibson lawyers served the shop a 'cease and desist' order and they haven't produced anything since then.
- They closed their doors to custom guitar making, repairs and vintage/used retail.

Pics:

[IMG]http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...IMG_8551_1.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...IMG_8542_1.jpg[/IMG]
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[IMG]http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l1...a/IMG_7809.jpg[/IMG]
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Nice Guitar....but let me correct a few facts..
27 guitars in total
all originally sold in North America
a couple had real 60's boards
One was also finished in Red.
No letter from Gibson......Urban legend They just stopped because they
only wanted to make a few in the first place and the labour involved.
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Here's my pair. Built by a someone whose guitars are very highly regarded these days, but these were built a few years ago when he was unknown and struggling.
http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/5319/u32gt7.jpg
hi would you be interested in sell one of your replica les pauls? please email me davecobb7@mac.com thanks
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Re: Replica Les Paul data base

I appreciate all the beautiful replicas here! I just wonder why everyone is so reluctant to say "who" made the replica. Without that you can't have much of a data base.

Please, don't tell me everyone's afraid of Henry's attornies.
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I appreciate all the beautiful replicas here! I just wonder why everyone is so reluctant to say "who" made the replica. Without that you can't have much of a data base.

Please, don't tell me everyone's afraid of Henry's attornies.
Most people who build replicas really don't want their names bandied about, especially if they inlay the G word into the headstock and apply a certain waterslide as well. There are a number of reasons, not the least of which would be Henry's attorneys.
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Re: Replica Les Paul data base

Of course, we're afraid of Henry attornies. We can't throw money around...we need it to spend on guitars!

Hence, the brotherhood of secrecy

Besides, if you can find a good luthier in Japan who specialises in 59 replicas, you can get one custom made.

Actually, my friend recently got a qoute from this luthier for a LP replica. Braz boards, Honduras Mahogany, etc, etc...and all that jazz.

This luthier is quite legendary in that he's a top-notch luthier for Tokai and Bacchus.

But its a secret....can't say too much.

Henry's ninjas are on the prowl.
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Hey Guys...i Own A Les Paul Standard and its a copy of a copy....My Les Paul Standard is The Copy Of The Epihone which as you know is the copy of the gibsons Original...haha...Consused?...So Am I....anyway....yeah....my Les Paul Is Branded By SAnta Cruz?.....Heard Of It?...I Know its not a very common brand....but its still good sound....Love Les Paul....
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