#1
So I saw this Ibanez les paul from the early 70's in a shop and it was going for only $850 AUD!!!!

So i was wondering how the ibanez copies faired against the the real gibsons. I was told that this guitar was a steal for that price.

But yeh are they as good as the original gibsons?
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#3
They sure did. They made a few models and then gibson sued them and they were discontinued.
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#4
I used to own a 70's-era Ibanez LP copy and it was excellent. Very similar to a Gibson although a fair amount lighter. It had Seymour Duncans in it when I got it so I can't speak to the quality of the Ibanez pickups, but the build-quality was very good.
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#5
Pretty good... I played one at a pawn shop once.. and although it was kinda old and not well maintained... it was still better than most gibby's I've ever played
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#7
Yeh im going to check it out tomorow. So its much beter quality then a epiphone?
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#8
one thing you should be aware of is that its chambered so you wont get that real les paul sound

oh and I've seen ones go for 650 -700 so you could get better
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Quote by Spaz10
So I saw this Ibanez les paul from the early 70's in a shop and it was going for only $850 AUD!!!!

So i was wondering how the ibanez copies faired against the the real gibsons. I was told that this guitar was a steal for that price.

But yeh are they as good as the original gibsons?



What store has it and ill tell you.....
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#10
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one thing you should be aware of is that its chambered so you wont get that real les paul sound

oh and I've seen ones go for 650 -700 so you could get better


The one I had wasn't chambered and it sounded pretty much exactly like my Gibson.
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#11
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What store has it and ill tell you.....


Its at the repair shop in brisbane but they also sell second hand guitars and make custom ones. They did powderfingers guitars and also done some repair work on one of wolfmothers sgs so they are pretty trust worthy.

Btw this one is chambered. In what way will it effect the sound?
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#12
Gilbert bought one to play in a Jimmy Hendrix tribute CD.
There's a video of him playing the Ibanez LP on YouTube. Search it.

Also, if Gilbert himself plays one, I think you can't go wrong with it =)

But hey, it's a guitar! Play it and see if it fits your taste =)
#13
I've heard nothing but good things about them. Check it out and if you like it, buy it
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This just supports my theory that Ibanez lacks the creativity to creat their own guitars...


I mean yeah, they only made the RG after all...

Keep in mind, a good share of Ibanez lawsuit LP copies had bolt-on necks, that might matter to you. But yeah, play it first. If it was poorly maintained, it might sound like something that sounds bad.
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#17
If Gibson sued them, that means they were competition. So yeah, that's a hefty fine deal.
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#18
A guitarist I used to jam with had one. His had a Bartollini in the bridge, and that guitar sounded amazing! It was a tough guitar also. Not sure about the price, but then again I do not know what the currency exchange would be. If you can afford it, and want a great conversation piece as well as a fine guitar, I would say go for it.
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#19
Thanks a lot guys. Im going to check it out today. I like the look and if it sounds anything like i hope it does im goin to buy it in a second. It also has the original pickups in there. If they are a bit to old should i replace them? If so with what pickup? Im into rock/punk/alternative/a little metal.
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