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Discussion in 'The Backstage' started by Kemper59, Sep 30, 2017.
Even when its a copy of copy..
they're only 'Copies' if they're less than $3,000.-$5,000.
$5,000 and up get called 'Replicas'
People just say Les Paul because it refers to the body shape, scale length, vol/tone knob configuration etc. Technically they should be saying single cut but that's vague. Everyone knows the LP shape.
I've owned a few Gibson LPs and probably more MIJ versions. Each one is different and even certain eras that were known for good or bad quality can vary quite a bit. Most guitar companies seem stuck in the dark ages to me. They think they can keep charging exponential rates while not offering much more than decades ago. Why would I pay 5k + for a new historic when I can just buy a used one? In order to entice me to buy the new one, you would have to offer my exact preference in neck thickness, fret size and overall weight (along with finish aging etc). (ie real customshop). But instead, in order to get a custom order historic the fees are insane. Especially if you want it aged. I say screw that. Just buy a used one and have someone age it. There is absolutely no enticing reason for me to buy a new Gibson.
Failing to make much money selling their product, it look like Gibson have turned to the increasingly familiar strategy of gambling on IP lawsuits. Unfortunately they appear to have started the game WAAAY too late. The time to argue that the 335 or Les Paul shape was a trade mark was sometimes in the 1959, not 2017
Looks an awful lot like the headstock on my Seagull (Godin). haha..watch Godin sue them now
Godin is Seagull. Not much of a chance that they will sue themselves.