- Oct 21, 2012
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That looks like a killer LPC for 20 bones!! Congratulations!
I had that same guitar (or at least one that was identical to it). I was told it was made by Ibanez. All I can tell you is that it was fun for the first week, but that thing did not hold up well on tour. Not at all. My Hondo II was about ten times better and more durable, actually. What's that tell you?
Dang! NOW what am I going to use on my international summer tour??????
BGD, when you say "exactly" ... Did you look closely at the details? Do you actually think it's the same one and maybe made by Ibanez?
I looked closely. Same lack of logo, same two triangles, same TRC, same hardware, binding, etc, etc. I was able to find a picture where I'm playing it. I do believe it's the exact same guitar. The pickups, I found to be particularly ugly. The Hondo II's pickups were pretty big and beastly (even though they were super dirty), which I loved. But this mystery-LP was just skronky. (Which is why, you'll note from this picture, I replaced the bridge pickup.) I can't recall who told me it was an Ibanez. So I wouldn't take that as a gospel.
SKRONKY. I think I love you, just based on you using that word!
AND WOW!!! That's it! It sure DOES look exactly like the exact same one, exactly, down to the two triangles being slightly off (not perfectly lined up)! Bizarre!
Okay, so, where are you? Where did you last see your guitar? When did you get rid of it? Where did you get rid of it? That would be funny if this really was your old one!
Nice photo, by the way. You look like a rock star.
Thanks for the welcome!
I can't find anything that looks like it in these Sears catalogs... Is there a direct link to what you're referring to?
*** This post was intended as a reply to post #6 on this thread. I guess I don't know how to do this forum thing! ***
Y'know, I was trying to remember when and how I got rid of that thing. I think what happened is that I went from that to an Orville, so I probably traded it in at 30th Street Guitars NYC. The Orville was a much better guitar, but still not my cup of whiskey. I moved on to Greco and that wasn't either. Then I moved on to Burny, and all I own now are Burnys.
I think I probably bid adieu to it back in 2009, because the last time I used that guitar was for our SXSW tour in 2009, and it was essentially busted by the time it made it back to NYC after a month on the road. That pic is from SXSW, 2009. So that would have been March, which means I probably got rid of it in April that year.
The only reason I don't think it's THEE same guitar is because the fretboard on mine, as you can see, became super pale as I played it every night. Stained my fingers and everything. Yours looks pretty dark.
Do you like yours? Is it staying in tune? Is it, indeed, skronky? I bet it would be perfect for garage rock.
I did notice the fret board was lighter in yours, but I thought maybe it was just the lighting. So, yeah, mine is darker. That would have been funny.
I'm putting new strings on it today (have to go buy them in a bit) and plugging it in. Then I'll report back. I just think it looks cool and like I said, when I was 13 ALL I wanted was a Gibson Les Paul just like Ace Frehley had, so just having this thing in the house makes me smile.
I am naming my band (which will just be me) SKRONKY. It actually describes me perfectly.
What's your name? What band did you play in at SXSW? I'm gonna check it out.
Thanks for your time, even though you hate my guitar.
...shop owner offered me $250 on the spot for it. Of course I said no. I put the strings on and plugged it in, and ... I started rocking!!! The thing sounds great!!! We'll see if it stays in tune. Might need some adjustments. BUT... holy smokes!!! Best $20 I ever spent!!!!!!!!!!!!
freebyrd 69: I wouldn't consider this little effort to find its origin "killing myself" but thanks for the advice, anyway. Please don't worry about me. I'm naturally curious, and it's a nice learning opportunity. And a mystery. Who doesn't love to solve a mystery? And there was never any doubt that it's NOT "worth a bunch of dough or anything" since it's NOT actually a Les Paul! Yeah, I'm a lot smarter than I look, fella!
I'm going to look into the "mid 70s Matsumoku" possibility, but I'm still wondering if anyone manufactured Les Paul copies with the intention of making them look vintage?
Anyway, this guitar gives off really sweet vibes. I get a happy feeling just looking at it. So, I will continue to appreciate any and all information and/or clues folks can help me out with. Thanks, everyone!!!
NEW link to photos: Les Paul Forums - Pazzesca's Album: My LES PAUL COPY <3