Tips for a MIJ Les Paul Custom budget about 1000€

Thierry1982

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Hello,

I'm looking for a MIJ Les Paul custom; budget is about 1000€. Preference is a black model with good pickups.

I was on the brink of buying an Edwards LPC today, seller wanted 850€ I was able to bring down the price a bit, it already had EMG pickups (not my cup of tea). He insisted it was a Japanese Edwards guitar but apart from his word there was no proof. I ended up backing out of the deal. Just like with the Korean Greco afterwards.

I'm not in a rush; I also have Mayback Cherry Lane 58 LP which I adore.

Tips to specific websites or models are more than welcome.
 

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if you need ebony board, edwards can really be a solution under 1000E.
 

Thierry1982

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The thing is they are not fully build in Japan. They seem to be partial Chinese. Which I'm not keen on. I know they are supposed to be really good though.
 

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To my understanding.... depends on the year. That being said, check the yahoo japan auctions. You can find what you are looking for at the price you have in mind.
 

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Any recommendations for this price point? Never owned a Japanese LP before.
 

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No replies necessary anymore; bidded on a Warmoth Les Paul with Bareknuckle pickups in Belgium. Got a killer deal and it includes a case. I'm happy :).
 

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If it's a bolt on neck is it really a Les Paul?

Either way, if you're happy you're happy so congrats.
 

Thierry1982

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If it's a bolt on neck is it really a Les Paul?

Either way, if you're happy you're happy so congrats.
I agree though. Specs are too good to deny. But.. again - LP is a Gibson brand. Are all the other clones Les Pauls?

It's all debatable.
 

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