List of Les Paul Clone Brands

mountain2012

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Could you please list the brands that have accurate copies of Les Pauls? I'm looking for brands that still produce guitars as I would like to buy new.

Out of all the brands, which produces a quality and most accurate copy?
 

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Why is it that you only want to buy new?
 

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And knowing a budget would help to get give advice.
 

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^ I enjoy being the one to christen a brand new guitar.

I'm willing to spend up to $2000 or whatever it takes to get an accurate replica of the original Gibson Les Paul specifically no chambering or swiss cheese bodies, and a thick, fat 50's neck.
 

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Tokai (from 300 € to 3000 €), Navigator (4000 €).

Burny, Edwards, Greco, Bacchus, but I don't know if exist 2000 $ model's.
 

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nvrmind I missed them in your list.
 

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I'd go Bacchus with that cash. Or get a secondhand Gibson Historic
 

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Could you please list the brands that have accurate copies of Les Pauls? I'm looking for brands that still produce guitars as I would like to buy new.

Out of all the brands, which produces a quality and most accurate copy?


^ I enjoy being the one to christen a brand new guitar.

I'm willing to spend up to $2000 or whatever it takes to get an accurate replica of the original Gibson Les Paul specifically no chambering or swiss cheese bodies, and a thick, fat 50's neck.


“still produce guitars” + “a thick, fat 50's neck”

IMO you’re cutting your potential selection to practically nothing.
Within those parameters I’m not sure you even have a choice available.
Tokai is one of the only companies that comes to mind as currently producing product, that potentially meets your listed requirements..
I haven’t owned a lot of Tokais but the ones I have owned, the neck sizes seemed to be very consistent, and I wouldn’t consider them to be, “a thick, fat 50's neck.”
I haven’t played any of their newer stuff so, maybe/possibly they are now making bigger neck profiles?

If you're dead set on new, then you're likely in for a very loooooooooooong search :hmm:
 

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Checkout Edwards guitars, they make some great Les Pauls. With Seymore Duncans.
 

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I wouldnt rule out second hand gear either
Its nice to christen a new guitar but its just as nice to have a mint 30 year old piece of history in your collection

I agree :applause:

last time I bought a NEW guitar was 1979; bad move IMO ............
 

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Get a Gib trad pro. You can't afford an "accurate" copy that comes with a bigass neck.

edit: Make that a brand new copy with a ...

I guess the Navigators have big necks? Maybe Momose and Bacchus.
 
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