Japanese "LP" models currently made

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Japanese "LP" models currently made

Post by red king » Tue May 10, 2005 8:33 pm

What companies in Japan currently produce high quality Les Paul copies? Are Greco, Orville, Burny, Edwards, etc still in business today?

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Post by 20 century boy » Tue May 10, 2005 11:20 pm

Greco produce mostly zeimatis guitars now. Burny still make some LP and ES style guitars ( but the cheapest models are made in China now). Orville is now ?piphone elitist. Edwards ( navigator/ Seymour Duncan) is still producing stuff. You also have Bacchus ( Headway/Momose) which are great guitars.
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Post by ToneTimes2 » Tue May 10, 2005 11:22 pm

E) all of the above.

Ishibashi can hook you up with most I believe. Here's a link to some Edwards. http://www.espguitars.co.jp/edwards/index.html

The Tokai Gakki plant is still in operation I believe and Fuji Gen Gakki is as well.
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Post by ArthurS » Wed May 11, 2005 2:50 am

ToneTimes2 wrote:E) all of the above.

Ishibashi can hook you up with most I believe. Here's a link to some Edwards. http://www.espguitars.co.jp/edwards/index.html

The Tokai Gakki plant is still in operation I believe.
It's indeed still in operation :)

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Post by 19rainbow74 » Wed May 11, 2005 4:03 am

suzuki also makes guitars type les Paul.
here you have a link:
http://www.suzukimusic.Co.uk/GUITAR/ele ... uitars.htm
gibson les paul standard
fender stratocaster
stratocaster custom made
burny sg double neck
suzuki les paul
admira avila (spanish guitar)
yamaha rgx
laney tt 50 h
marshall 1936
vox pathfinder 10
boss gt-6
ts-808
keyboard yamaha psr 320

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Post by 20 century boy » Wed May 11, 2005 6:09 am

they don't have another model of girl to come with the guitar? :-?
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Post by 19rainbow74 » Wed May 11, 2005 6:13 am

no :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
gibson les paul standard
fender stratocaster
stratocaster custom made
burny sg double neck
suzuki les paul
admira avila (spanish guitar)
yamaha rgx
laney tt 50 h
marshall 1936
vox pathfinder 10
boss gt-6
ts-808
keyboard yamaha psr 320

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Post by sneakyjapan » Wed May 11, 2005 7:52 am

Bacchus make very nice Fender and Gibson clones, I own several of the Fender types and really love them. Most of mine were made before they decided to stop the clones and concentrate on their own desigs. I guess they didn` sell many because a couple of years ago they got back into producing clones. Most of mine are 4 and 5 digit serial numbers, the later models are into 6 digits.
the newer Edwards line that feature the Duncan p`ups are nice... I have 2 Les Paul types and a LP jr, along with a strat. Not really sure how they`re making money off these as they use good wood and parts, plus I got mine used save for the jr which I got at a closing out sale, and paid less than half the retail prices for all of em... still waiting for the cops to arrest me for theft.
If you like P-90s, CREWS make some real nice guitars.
Ornettes make nice LP types... I have one from the earlier madels when they used Honduras mahogany, the newer versions use African, not that I could hear the difference but the newer line is cheaper.
Fernandes make their high end models in Japan, along with some Burnys.
Haven`t seen a new Greco catalog for a while, not sure what they`re doing Les Paul wise.
There are other Japanese makers but many are very expensive, and if I think of more I`ll add them to this list.

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Post by sneakyjapan » Wed May 11, 2005 7:56 am

Fuji-Gen have their own like now.

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Post by ToneTimes2 » Wed May 11, 2005 10:23 am

19rainbow74 wrote:suzuki also makes guitars type les Paul.
I see that you own one of these. How do you like it? Is it made in Japan?
Like Rainman... only not as well adjusted.

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Post by 20 century boy » Wed May 11, 2005 3:37 pm

Yes it's paradise when you like the usual models.
For firebird lovers it's more difficult... :cry:
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Post by sneakyjapan » Wed May 11, 2005 7:55 pm

well if you want to go back to the 70s and 80s there were a LOT of obscure Japanese makers too.

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Post by 19rainbow74 » Thu May 12, 2005 1:20 pm

ToneTimes2 wrote:
19rainbow74 wrote:suzuki also makes guitars type les Paul.
I see that you own one of these. How do you like it? Is it made in Japan?
yes, I have one suzuki "them Paul", but this is of the Seventies.
it?s made in japan
I am recovering it, since the guitar was not in very good health.
aqui your you have photos:
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when I finish the guitar, you can to see the final result.
greetings
gibson les paul standard
fender stratocaster
stratocaster custom made
burny sg double neck
suzuki les paul
admira avila (spanish guitar)
yamaha rgx
laney tt 50 h
marshall 1936
vox pathfinder 10
boss gt-6
ts-808
keyboard yamaha psr 320

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Post by ToneTimes2 » Thu May 12, 2005 2:31 pm

It looks like it's a quality instrument. Have fun with your project and remember to show us the results! :D
Like Rainman... only not as well adjusted.

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Post by sneakyjapan » Fri May 13, 2005 5:36 am

good luck and show us when it`s finished.

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