So I've been wanting to get a new guitar for awhile now. I thought about getting a Gibby LP Studio, but I don't want to shell out $1300 for one. I've been looking around at some LP copies and found the AV7 and it looks pretty sweet.

Can anyone vouch for them? I haven't played one in years and I hardly remember anything about it? I'd be playing a lot of ska with it and run it through a Peavey VK 112 so I'm hoping it can get pretty good cleans. I'm also trying to find a dealer that sells them.
I've heard that from AV6 and up is pretty decent... but I've never played them or heard them in person so don't quote me on that
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