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Les Paul Copies for under 1k euro
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SuperSwede
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 5:38 am    Post subject: Les Paul Copies for under 1k euro Reply with quote

What les paul copies for under 1k euro is worth looking into?

I found an Orville les paul for about 700 euro but I'm not sure if its the real thing. Shouldn't it be written "by gibson" under the logo?
http://www.nysse.com/lagerbilder/orville.html

Edit: I figured out that the Orvilles with japanese pickups don't have the "by gibson". But my question still. Is it worth the money and what other brands is worth looking into?
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mr_fender
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:29 am    Post subject: Check out Edwards guitars Reply with quote

I've got an Edwards LP-90LTS coming my way from Japan. Edwards is a Japan only branding of ESP guitars. They are true to Gibson specs and use high quality materials and worksmanship.

1 piece mahogany bodies, 1 piece mahogany necks, thick flame maple tops, lacquer finishes, good quality Gotoh deluxe hardware and stock USA Seymour Duncan pickups. Mine has a '59 in the neck and a JB in the bridge. Reviews I have read are all rave, so we'll see when it comes in this week. I'll let you know how I like it.

You can check them out here:
http://www.espguitars.co.jp/edwards/index.html

I got mine new with an ESP gigbag for 85,000 yen (about $750 US) including EMS insured shipping from Japan.

They also have some nice Strat and Tele copies too if your interested.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the tip. I thought there was some kind of lawsuit against them.

$750 including shipping and insurance is crazy cheap. I think the costed about $1300 when they sold them in Sweden a couple of years ago. I will check them out!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

I just got my Edwards Les Paul on Saturday and I can't believe how good
it is. I for sure will change Pickups as I don't like the SD Jeff Beck and also the SH1 seems to be too muddy for my taste, but the guitar is just great !
What I also like about it, is how light it is, about 3.7kg.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 11:52 am    Post subject: Re: Check out Edwards guitars Reply with quote

mr_fender wrote:
I got mine new with an ESP gigbag for 85,000 yen (about $750 US) including EMS insured shipping from Japan.

They also have some nice Strat and Tele copies too if your interested.


Where did you order it from, out of curiosity?
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tudor
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got mine from katana-guitars ...

http://search.ebay.de/_W0QQfgtpZ1QQfrppZ25QQsassZmijsixstringskatanaQQssPageNameZSTRKQ3aMEFSQ3aMESOI



Reliable seller !!!



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one's just a little bit closer.

http://www.musamaailma.fi/bandikamat/tuotteet/155/161/
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mr_fender
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 5:04 pm    Post subject: RE Reply with quote

I got mine from Guitar Baka in Japan. Their website is:

http://www.guitar-baka.com

It's all in Japanese, so I had to have a co-worker (who is from Japan) help me translate. A little more work, but their price was much lower.

http://www.guitarjapan.com

This is another site that is nicer and in English, but their prices are a bit higher too.

Check them out.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, their price (Guitar Baka) looks like what I'd expect to pay from Ishibashi (80% of list), but I haven't asked Ishibashi yet about it.

Thanks
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SpectrumP wrote:
Hi,

I just got my Edwards Les Paul on Saturday and I can't believe how good
it is. I for sure will change Pickups as I don't like the SD Jeff Beck and also the SH1 seems to be too muddy for my taste, but the guitar is just great !
What I also like about it, is how light it is, about 3.7kg.


Ya might want to change out the electronics first before shelling out hard earned money for new pickups. The stock pots, switch, wiring, and capacitors in the Edwards LP's aren't of the highest quality (they're adequate though) and it would probably prove to be the best improvement to make to the guitar. Heck, it's really the only thing about these guitars that they really skimp on, but it's rather common with Japanese guitars so it's not surprising. Check out RS Guitarworks for some great upgraded electronics: www.rsguitarworks.com

Anyway, back on topic. I've had my Edwards E-LP-105LTS/RE since the beginning of this year and I'm still completely enamored with it. I bought mine through Ishibashi as at the time they were the cheapest, accepted credit cards, and were just downright nice and great to work with. For the money I don't think there's another LP-style guitar out there that can touch what ESP is putting out through their Edwards line.

Here's mine for reference (click pics to enlarge):






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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

this site is not bad for LP copies and Gibbies too:

www.orangeguitar.com

their shipping charges are very reasonable.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dont forget import duties to the EU of 23%......

I have 3 nitro finish greco EGF-850's all just under 1000 euro..and they are all stunners...plus they are all satisfaction guaranteed guitars.....if you dont like it ..full refund..you wont get that from japan.!!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I second that ...

... and in Germany there will be extremely more from 2007 !!!

This government (plus EU) kills !!

Everybody should consider it !!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

interesting...

villager, how much is shipping to Greece?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 1:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

see pm m8
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