What les paul copy do you think is best.

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  1. melt

    melt Senior Member

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    My favorite is Vintage VR100LM. Regret I sold it.
    I'm gonna get a new one
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  2. J-Dizzle

    J-Dizzle Senior Member

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    over in the luthiers forum, they'll tell you best les paul copy you can get is the one you make yourself :D

    Hard to argue when you see some of the stuff the boys over there are building....

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  3. PesLaul

    PesLaul Junior Member

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    jeez. That thing is stunning Oo
     
  4. GuitarMechanic

    GuitarMechanic Senior Member

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    :hmm:

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  5. Udonitron

    Udonitron Psychedelic Stoner Rock Premium Member

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    That is am impossible question to clarify.
    That is why I own too many...best of all worlds lol
     
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    scott123 Junior Member

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    Well said.
     
  7. Moogster66

    Moogster66 Junior Member

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    Agile AL-3200. It has a neck through design, and a contoured neck heel to make access to the higher frets a breeze. The Gibson equivalent is the LP axcess, which runs about $5000. The Agile's offer great quality at really low cost. The 3200 costs between $600 to $700. There are other AL models that Agile offers, all are very good for their own specific price point. You can find the Agile's used for a great bargain, just look in the usual places. I have 5 AL's, from the 2000 up to the 3200, I like them all, but the 3200 is the top of the heap IMHO.

    I sold my LP studio once I found Agile guitars. I sold my used LP, and bought two Agile's with the money I got from the LP. And both Agile's were nicer than my LP.
     
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  8. tacklebox455

    tacklebox455 Junior Member

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    I have tryed several copies I would have to say my Electra les paul custom is the best copy ever made by a company, and to note they did give gibson a run for there money back in the day hell lesile west,peter frampton,elo,ufo,and many more artist at the time left gibson to play electra because the gibson build quality was so bad at that time, so to have such artist playing a electra copy says something.....or at least to me
     
  9. guitarzzan

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    I don't believe asking people "What Les Paul copies are best...?" is a ridiculous question. Go invade another island Limey.
     
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  10. Custom53

    Custom53 Senior Member

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    I did love my late 70s-early 80s MIJ Burny though...

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    MikeZito Banned

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    My 'around-the-house/practice' guitar is an Oscar Schmidt/Washburn OE20G Gold Top. VERY affordable price, and aside from just a slight neck tweak, was nicely set up, right out of the box.

    Good luck!
     
  12. Scott in Dallas

    Scott in Dallas Junior Member

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    I hope for everyone's sake that they enjoy whatever they play as much as I enjoy my Agi.
     
  13. Leddyman

    Leddyman Senior Member

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    Dude...Seriously? You necropost a thread that has been dead a year and a half and was started in December of 20 freaking 10 just to bust Mono's balls. Or possibly ball (who knows why they call him mono right?....Right?):naughty:

    Anyway despite his questionable number of balls your attack is lame. I fart in your general direction.
     
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    Matty Senior Member

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    It's a impossible question to answer. I had the same interrogations when I entered in the MIJ world less than two years ago. Since that, I bought and resold about 30 guitars, and the wiser answer to that question, is none of them or all of them. I couldn't help myself and I kept one of each brand, some were really bargains, some were more expensive, but it was a great experience to try all those, but I keep Nav, Tokai, Greco, Ornetts, Momose, Burny, Orville, and still have my Gibson and I'd love to have space for more. Many of the ones I sold I regret in some way, but that was part of my experience to find the ones which suits best my style. If you find one that feels right just stick with it. I ll still keep my first Orville and ObG :cool:
     
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    Be careful of his retort...In 5 or 6 months.
     
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  17. kudogg

    kudogg Junior Member

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    Great question.... Thought I would chime in as I'm a big LEs Paul and copy fan.

    1. Nothing beats the real thing, Gibson's resonance, playability, sustain, and quality is unparalleled. However, if you don't want to fork over 2k for a guitar there are suitable replacements.

    2. Aria LS800: High end les paul copy with ebony fretboard, real mop, fret edge binding (FEB), set neck. Has vowel/hollow sound tone, which is exceptionally rare, as is this guitar. Other Aria LP copies I've played have been solid but not as good as this specific model. This one cost me 650 shipped.

    3. Washburn WP90 - Has rosewood board, but FEB, set neck, real flamed maple top. An exceptional value, I got it at 400 bucks. The only copy that has that Gibson resonance "pop" off the fretboard. Literally is the best "copy" meaning if I closed my eyes I would swear it was a gibson.

    4. Edwards - I have a custom 2007 3 pickup in alpine white with gold hardware, ebony fretboard, NO FEB. Guitar plays well and has throaty LP tone. Doesn't quite "pop" out each note like the real LPs do, but still very high quality. This one cost me 650.

    5. Gladiator - Real carved flame top, beautiful top. Mine had some buzzing issues, so I lowered the rating, has FEB, but notes do not "pop". To me, that is what separates Gibson from all other guitar companies, the clarity of individual notes. It's a high quality instrument, I stole this one at 350 bucks. Tone is very good, will tweek a little, probalby replace wilkinson pickups which are boring to me.

    5.5 Ibanez LP copies- I don't rank these quite as high as some other "copies" because the Ibanez' sound like a different guitar. They sound GREAT! and are high quality, but probalby wouldn't pass the "closed eyes" test.

    6. Low End Japanese Bolt Ons: Get one of these for less than 300 bucks, they sound amazing, most are real wood, and the tops aren't solid caps, but a thing molded cap, which produces an airpocket between it and the body. The tones on these are amazing, and the value (sometimes you grab one around 150 bucks) can't be beat. I have a "no name" japanese les paul. Will never sell it.... never.

    7. Tokai - I have a "fakai" and it's okay. It has a veneer, so the components really can't compete with the Gibson. I for one, found this guitar to be fairly average. Tone was not brilliant, and it was just a so os guitar. Did not produce deep throaty les paul tone like all the others above. The Tokai guitars attract assholes, go to the Tokai Registry, a bunch of snobs. Not into tokais.

    8. Electra - every electra I've owned has been an overrated POS. Piece of ... They are mostly fancy pretty guitars that are fairly well made, but many of them aren't real wood guitars, or have veneers. I find that these eye stunnign guitars, rarely sound good, and rarely play as well as the other Matsumoku brand guitars. Just my opinion though.

    Anyways, just my two cents on a topic I'm passionate about. Rock on
     
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    Trying to compare a fake Tokai with a Gibson.:hmm::thumb: and base your opinion of tokai on that fake.:shock:
     
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  20. Udonitron

    Udonitron Psychedelic Stoner Rock Premium Member

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    What in the **** is going down in here? :laugh2:
     
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