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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 8:33 pm    Post subject: Japanese "LP" models currently made Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2005 2:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2005 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

suzuki also makes guitars type les Paul.
here you have a link:
http://www.suzukimusic.Co.uk/GUITAR/electric-guitars.htm
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2005 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

they don't have another model of girl to come with the guitar?
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2005 6:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

no
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2005 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2005 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fuji-Gen have their own like now.
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2005 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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?
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2005 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes it's paradise when you like the usual models.
For firebird lovers it's more difficult...
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2005 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2005 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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:





when I finish the guitar, you can to see the final result.
greetings
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2005 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks like it's a quality instrument. Have fun with your project and remember to show us the results!
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2005 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

good luck and show us when it`s finished.
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