What les paul copy do you think is best.

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  1. kpunk56

    kpunk56 Senior Member

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    Out of all the Les Paul copies out there.... tell which ones you think are best like out of (burny, edwards, tokai, electra, etc etc)
     
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    mono Senior Member

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    Ridiculous question. Do some reading.
     
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    River Senior Member

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    Gibsons.
     
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    kpunk56 Senior Member

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    Its ridiculous to ask your opinion??
     
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    kpunk56 Senior Member

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    well duh lol....
     
  6. mono

    mono Senior Member

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    Each guitar manufacturer is different.
    There is no "best" Les Paul copy, only variations on a theme.
    Consider your budget and then look at the options that are available to you.

    Then breath in, out, in, out, in, out, in, out, in, out.... etc etc etc
    (your heart will beat by itself, so don't worry about that).
     
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    Ok I guess I need to re word I didnt think it needed to be but anyhow... Im asking for opinion here Mr Einstein. You arent the sharpest knife in the drawer huh??? Nothing anyone says will be the answer what is best.... Its a question just trying to get peoples outlook and opinion...
     
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    brianugly Senior Member

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    You will always find the word "best" is subjective to who you are asking. I haven't tried all those brands listed. I've tried a few really nice Gibson R9s, that were amazing, and I haven't played any copy that played as nice. That being said, I own a few Epiphones, and I have an Agile Al3000 that I love. Great sounding guitars. Maybe you should describe your situation to us, or give us your ideas on them, or search the other posts.
     
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    Honestly, I consider them "copies" as well - trademark notwithstanding. And while it's not my favorite guitar, my R8 is the pinnacle of a copy of a '50s Les Paul (the "real deal") for the things I, personally, care about and can afford.

    Mono's right - while the ensuing discussion may be interesting, it's not going to help you much. You pretty much get what you pay for, and beyond that there are SO many variables. What's important in a "copy" to me may not mean jack shit to you, Mono, or Shifty. Now, if you told us what makes a copy "good" to YOU, we could better steer you.
     
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    River Senior Member

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    No call for that. Good advice will shut off like a hot water tap with a new washer.
     
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    Im not really needing to be steered I was just looking for peoples opinions and for a discussion. And see what the majority says. I feel ya though... gibsons are copies also pretty much. And there are so many different things that are different about them.. I personally like 70s les pauls with the sandwich bodies and the volute. Although the frets were tiny....

    I have owned an epiphone with a bigsby before... I didnt really care for the particular one I had but I have played some other epiphones that I like. I had an electra standard awhile back that I wish I never got rid of.... It was awesome... actually had a bookmatched flame top... it did have a maple neck also
     
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    Epiphone.
     
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    At least as clever as the OP.
     
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    right on...
     
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    I do like a couple of burny guitars that I have seen. They have a silver glitter custom that I want always on ebay for 600.00 ... Im not too thrilled about dropping that kinda dough and waiting for a guitar from japan.... But at same time I'm in no way going to be able to afford another gibson probably ever..
     
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    I think what the others are saying is that if you're just looking to start a discussion on something that has been discussed to death, you're not going to get many serious opinions as they have already been given, and given, and given...

    Having enlightened you on that, go buy an Edwards and be done with it. That's my opinion.
     
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    Hey man, I think what everyone is trying to say is do a search on this forum and you'll find this exact discussion about a zillion times over... there is lots of information to weed through. Good luck man.
     
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    Its rediculous Mono, everyone nos that.
     
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    Guitars are individuals, some companies have better quality control than others, but individual pieces of wood are as unique as people. It really depends on the features you are looking for and the amount of money you'd like to spend. You could spend $800 on a used Edwards and get a very capable gigging guitar. You could also spend $1600 on a new Tokai Ls150 and get a very capable gigging guitar. The difference in price comes down to features, finish quality, attention to detail ect...

    For me, I find that Edwards offers the best price to performance ratio. That said, my next Les Paul "style" guitar will be a Tokai LS150 as they offer some of the fine details in the finishing aspect that really push a guitar over the top.
     

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