I just picked up an old Les Paul copy (if you can actually call it a LP Copy..)
It's a Cameo, made in Japan. Bolt-on neck, dot inlays, flat top.
The body and neck are both bound (nicely too.)
Has the Gibson Les Paul headstock shape.
Says Cameo written in gold, and a weird little pattern in the center of the headstock (not the butterfly that other Cameos had.)
Has 2 chrome humbuckers (the neck HB is unlabeled, the bridge HB is an Epiphone '57 I believe.) TOM bridge and stop tail.
It has open-gear tuners with some kind of engraved pattern.
Here's the real kicker though....it's front-routed. It has the standard LP pick guard (the one with the metal bracket) but then has another pick guard under it that runs along the body to house the controls.
The controls are strange too.
It has your standard 4 knob layout, with the 2 volume, 2 tone (although 3 of the knobs SAY volume and only 1 says tone)
It has 2 slider switches to turn each pickup on and off. (WHAT???)
Also the output jack is mounted to this front pick guard plate.
Sorry for the crappy pics, my wife is visiting her sister in NC and took our camera, so all I have is my camera on my phone.
Anyway, anyone know anything about this guitar? It sounds fantastic, and plays wonderful.
The paint is cracked all to hell all over the body, but it gives it a cool vintage vibe I think.
Any input would be appreciated, as this is a weird one!