What can you tell me about Westminster LP copies?

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  1. LemonWedge

    LemonWedge Senior Member

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    Particularly, this one:

    Music Go Round

    I did a quick google search but all I got is the city in Colorado.

    Is this something you'd drop 170 samolians on? It's a really pretty guitar in my opinion, I'd love to buy it and name it after a girl or something :thumb:
     
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    For that price and if you're a beginner.. Hell Yeah for a Matsumoku MIJ
     
  3. LemonWedge

    LemonWedge Senior Member

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    I'm not that great.
     
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    I've never seen nor touched one, but I got lots of Google hits with reviews and discussion.
     
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    What did you type into google exactly? All my results were geographical in nature...
     
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    Looks like they were the lower line versions of greco guitars if Google is telling me right. Should have a bolt on neck which is normally a no no on les pauls but some people don't seem to mind it plus its replaceable if the neck breaks.

    For that price it sounds about right if its in good shape
     
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    River Senior Member

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    "Westminster guitars".
     
  8. JMJ

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    Have you looked at Epiphone LPs?

    You should be able to find a used one pretty cheap since everyone and their grandma started off with one and sales them.
     
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    All the epiphones I see are either Special II's going for next to nothing (which I don't want) or the higher/higher mid end Epi's going for more than I want to spend.

    I know what the difference is between a set neck and bolt on neck, but why is that a no no for les pauls?
     
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    Says it only has 2 days left... I won't be able to grab it in that time :/
     
  12. LBG

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    theres plenty others on there that still have time on them
    axl | eBay
     
  13. LemonWedge

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    Alright I'll keep an eye on these :) Thanks man :thumb:
     
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    No problem :)
     
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    Hondo II. Get an old Hondo II. Get a Hondo II. Don't name it after a girl. Unless her name is Hondo or II.
     
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    Now thats funny.....:)
     
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    If the guitar you show has a set neck, and no issues, it may be a keeper. If the neck is a bolt on, then it may have a laminate (plywood) body, and if so, I think that you would be better off checking out Craigs List for someone looking to dump a Epiphone Les Paul standard cheap.
     
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    Its a no no because being a set neck adding sustain is part of what makes a les Paul a les Paul. Now if its a bolt on I wouldn't just say oh its not a les Paul but it definately lowers the desire for a les Paul enthusiast
     
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    From what this gentleman has been saying, I wouldn't classify him as a "Les Paul enthusiast." And actually I was being serious about an old Hondo II (or even this Westminster). An old MIJ bolt on that looks good, plays loud, is cheap, and can take abuse is a great way to become a Les Paul enthusiast. You're 100% right that bolt-on necks are not a desirable trait for an enthusiast or purist, but for someone who wants to bang around on a 150 - 250 LP, f***in' a, why not?
     
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    Actually its good!Even if you are a begginer or pro,its kinda heavy though.And mine is for sale but has quite issues...
     

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