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Old 10-30-2012, 02:54 AM   #1
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Les Pauls with contours

What LP shaped guitars are out there that have contours?

I know of the ESP Eclipse/LTD ECs, and the Ibanez ART/Z/X have them, anything else?
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:59 AM   #2
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If I understand you properly, guitars like that would include:

DBZ Boleros
Dean Zelinsky Private Label Strettavitas
Carvin Californias
Godin Signatures
JET Calderas
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:12 AM   #3
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With contours you mean the body binding?
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:36 AM   #4
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What kind of contours?
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:04 AM   #6
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:51 AM   #7
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Some of the Aria Pro II guitars are contoured and have a different heel joint compared to traditional LP guitars.
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:16 AM   #8
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Agile also make LP's with a contoured body on a few of their models like the AL-3200:

http://www.rondomusic.com/al3210blue.html

Features both a neck-thru design and a neck and body contour, which are both uncommon to find in a LP.
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:40 AM   #9
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:25 PM   #10
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I think the Agile might be my favorite so far, but the price tag definitely reflects that.

Second place goes to the Ibanez ARTs.

Since I didn't say it before, I'm looking for stuff that doesn't necessarily look just like a Les Paul, but just looks classy in their own right.



As far as what contours, the most important is the back. Having a flat slab against your body is really uncomfortable - to the point that I have no idea why traditional LPs are still so popular.
The amount of stuff in here is cool, keep it coming if there's more out there.
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:32 PM   #11
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OK, if we're also looking at close cousins, give the Malden Karma and Bad Karma a look (they sound nice, too):

http://maldenguitars.com/
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:34 PM   #12
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I think the Agile might be my favorite so far, but the price tag definitely reflects that.

Second place goes to the Ibanez ARTs.

Since I didn't say it before, I'm looking for stuff that doesn't necessarily look just like a Les Paul, but just looks classy in their own right.



As far as what contours, the most important is the back. Having a flat slab against your body is really uncomfortable - to the point that I have no idea why traditional LPs are still so popular.
The amount of stuff in here is cool, keep it coming if there's more out there.


Don't know if it'll be the best to suit you, but I hear quality-wise and sound-wise the Agile is a very good place to look. As long as you live in America, customer support is also something quite easy to get around with Kurt.
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:42 PM   #13
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Another close cousin to the LP is the Fernandes Ravelle. However, I just got one- beautiful, but slabby.

OTOH, this JEG (I don't know the model name) is essentially a Ravelle with deep contouring.
http://jegluthier.com.ar/?p=140
http://jegluthier.com.ar/wp/wp-cont...05/DSC03633.jpg
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:59 PM   #14
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:08 PM   #15
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:31 PM   #16
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Old 10-31-2012, 04:43 AM   #17
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Crimson Guitars: PAF, Robert Fripp & 45RPM are all contoured LP bodies- and some are semihollow!
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Old 10-31-2012, 04:58 AM   #18
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Did Ibanez ever make any high end ARTs (current design, not the old borderline lawsuit stuff)?

Seems like they're mostly if not all Chinese/Indonesian. That'd be really unfortunate for me if they don't at least have some MIK ones. Gonna start watching these on eBay. I wanna get me one.
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the fret king eclat has some unusual contours that are actually pretty effective if you get the strap height just right for the contours to actually be in the right place
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As I recall, the Teye guitars have some interesting contours.

Myka do as well.
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