S101 Les Paul Black Beauty semi-copy...

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  1. old mark

    old mark Senior Member

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    Just bought this on eBay for $130...Found they were made around 2005-2007, mahogany body and neck, maple body cap, rosewood board, real MOP inlays, gold hardware. I am really interested to see how this one plays...they seem to have mostly a very good rep. They were made in China by a company based in Korea, using people who worked for Samick..they make pianos, made guitars for a while...they seem to have made a very good Tele copy , too....

    The Black Beauty looks like this...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/31066436@N05/4511627950/

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    You know, those 101's seem like some really nice guitars. They appear to be well made, and I have yet to hear any complaints about their sounds. Congrats!
     
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    It's on the way here (Reading, PA) from distant Utah...We shall see, but I hear the same things.


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    Just found this clip of some kid trying to play one of these S101's...Mine is the Black Beauty version, with gold hardware, which ought to make it sound better, right?

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeP9IMP-PPg]‪s101 les paul‬‏ - YouTube[/ame]


    Damn kids....(makes me feel old.)


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    That's real kool Mark! Can't wait to read your review of it...AND THE PICS!!! (hint hint)
     
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    Pics still coming-SLOOOOOW, but I have just seen a Samick Artist Series Les Paul type from the 1990's...it has the same body shape as the S101, flat body near the neck joint and oddly shaped-rounded, not pointed, cut away horn. I saw one on Ebay today that is exactly the same shape, but in a sunburst...http://www.ebay.com/itm/150667583021?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

    This S101 plays very well and sounds great. I have replaced the TOM with a Gotoh because I was not able to get the intonation right with the factory bridge using extra light guage strings...The Gotoh is just fine.

    I recommend these guitars to anyone looking for a LP type of fine quality for very little money.

    Pics coming, honest!!!
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