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#1
I know you guys are tired of advice threads like this, so sorry.

Anyway, I want a Les Paul, but I don't want to have to sell my soul in order to get the money to buy one. I want a nice one that I will want to play the rest of my life, though.

Advice?
#2
Epiphone IMO.

But Agile doesn't make bad copies either.
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#4
Slash's Luthier.....But hes Dead now. " better than any gibson i have played".
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#5
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#7
^ Does ibanez make les paul shaped guitars? I'll check their website.
#8
They used to pre-lawsuit I think. You could probably find a few on Ebay. The old Destroyer/V Copies Ibanez used to make were amazing, so I don't see why the LP's would be any different. (I'd kill for a Rocket Roll II right now)
#9
PRS Singlecut might be the next best thing, but that doesn't help you any.

Epiphones upper end LPs are nice.
Agile AL-3000 seems their best options/$$ guitar.
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#10
Epiphone, Agile, Tokai, and another one but I don't remember the name (or were there only 3?).

But Epiphone is owned by Gibson, so i'm not sure if that counts....also their lower end Les Pauls are crap.
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#11
Honestly, I'd save the money up (or as you mentioned, sell your soul). The Gibsons are SO worth it.
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#13
Edwards, there made in japan and owned by Esp, best knockoff ive ever played

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#14
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Honestly, I'd save the money up (or as you mentioned, sell your soul). The Gibsons are SO worth it.


the ESPs are pretty sweet if you're a metalhead, 24 frets too and EMGs allready in there


in any case you're going to have to save up if you want a guitar to last you for the rest of your life. Or just keep your eyes open at all times to find a deal
#15
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PRS Singlecut might be the next best thing, but that doesn't help you any.

Epiphones upper end LPs are nice.
Agile AL-3000 seems their best options/$$ guitar.
Tokai Love Rock
Hagstrom Super Swede?


Holy shit! I thought no one knew of Hagström. My dad has one (Swede) that I've played some times, it rocks! They're expensive compared to Agiles and Epis though...
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#17
In order of looking like a Gibson:
Orville
Edwards
Epiphone
Tokai
Greco
Burny
ESP
LTD
Agile
Hagstrom


Not in order of quality.
#19
For quality, I'd definitely say a PRS Singlecut. I hear those are THE guitar [and no, it wasn't from UG or a guitar magazine].
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#22
Not nessasarily cheap... My price range is anywhere from $200 to $1000. I havn't decided how much I wanna spend yet.
#23
i would say tokai for sure

that is is they are 2003 or before

they went to hell after that point from what ive seen and played
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#24
I'd go for the older tokai or maybe a hagstrom, the new ones aren't bad at all.. but thats just me, i hate epiphones
#25
Navigator, or Edwards...though both are done in Japan.

Surprised no one mention Navigator.
#26
You should look at Elitist Epiphone Les Paul's they are better than the low end Gibson.
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#27
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In order of looking like a Gibson:
Orville
Edwards
Epiphone
Heritage
Tokai
Greco
Burny
ESP
LTD
Agile
Hagstrom


Not in order of quality.


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Heritage pwns when it comes to quality.
#29
no idea

but i got a older tokai (2003)

and i got it for 650$ canadian so it fits your budget

in the end only one thing to do

go spend at a day at a guitar shop (long & mqquade since im assuming ur in canada )
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#30
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how much are the Heritage guitars?



He's kidding. Those are the $30 ones at Wal-Mart.
#31
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He's kidding. Those are the $30 ones at Wal-Mart.


What's wrong with you?

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They cost slightly less than Gibsons, but lack the ****ty QC.

Oh, and Gary Moore plays them.
#34
blueridge aint that bad it was my 1st les paul type it sounds proper sick and looks the dogs bollocks
#36
The best LP other than gibson would prolly be....ALGEE!!!
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#37
If it isn't a Gibson, it's not a Les Paul. That simple. I'm not even a Gibson fan (except strings). Just make sure you don't get one with a stupid neck. Alot of copies of LP that I have seen had necks that could have a home on a bass.
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Slash's Luthier.....But hes Dead now. " better than any gibson i have played".

Yea that was a hell of a guitar. He actually made two of that particular model and sold one to someone else. But if your looking for an LP that plays alot like a real Gibson I would say Epiphone. Those are approved by the man himself (yes Les Paul is a real man, not just a creature of myth). Just replace the pickups and install a Floyd rose if you like. I put the same pickups Slash puts in his LPs. Trying to remember the name.
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#40
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Yea that was a hell of a guitar. He actually made two of that particular model and sold one to someone else. But if your looking for an LP that plays alot like a real Gibson I would say Epiphone. Those are approved by the man himself (yes Les Paul is a real man, not just a creature of myth). Just replace the pickups and install a Floyd rose if you like. I put the same pickups Slash puts in his LPs. Trying to remember the name.


hmmm i wouldnt say epiphone make the best they certainly do make spot on LP's but they certainly dont make the best. and slash uses Seymour Duncan Alnico II
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