#1
Considering how expensive Gibson is, I've looked into the realm of Edwards, Tokai, and other brands for a Les Paul. But my question is, just because it's CIJ/MIJ, does that necessarily mean it's good quality? In example, on eBay at the moment there is a '78 Greco going for $635. A good quality awesome find? Or a kind of "meh" quality guitar?
#2
Edwards are pretty awesome. That is all I have to say.
#3
Yeah, they're cheaper and range from almost as good to better
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Edwards are pretty awesome. That is all I have to say.

Yes, and I agree with you most rightly, but if I can save a couple hundred on something that's still pretty damn good, I'm not complaining that's for sure.
#5
Yes. Japanese made guitars are generally very reliable and great quality. They have very strict quality control in the factories in Japan so they tend to produce great guitars.
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i want the black edwards explorer!!!

That's nice, but I'd rather get this one-
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Check my profile for pictures of my Orville LP Custom.

I love it, feels and sounds better than most Gibson customs I tried out.
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MIJ or not there still shitty guitars everywhere. You have to know what you're buying.
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#11
The Tokai Japanese guitars are great, I have a les paul copy, but I am after a telecaster copy.
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MIJ or not there still shitty guitars everywhere. You have to know what you're buying.

he meant in general
#13
in general, MIJ is good, but as said, you could always get a lemon if you're very unlucky (or second-hand, there's no guarantee it hasn't been mistreated)...
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In the 60s, made in Japan usually meant shit. They improved their manufacturing massively in the 70s around the same time American brands dropped in quality. Nowadays Japanese stuff is generally pretty good if only because there are much cheaper places to turn out junk.
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In example, on eBay at the moment there is a '78 Greco going for $635. A good quality awesome find?

Definatly a possible super axe.

Old greco's are splendid. They are on par with Gibson Les Paul standards quality, just like old Tokai's, old Burny's and old Orvilles. Edwards is pretty good too.
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that too. EDIT: just realised LP posted just before I did- my reply was to smb, but i'd also agree with what LP said.
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In the 60s, made in Japan usually meant shit. They improved their manufacturing massively in the 70s around the same time American brands dropped in quality. Nowadays Japanese stuff is generally pretty good if only because there are much cheaper places to turn out junk.

+1. I think $700 is a lot for a Greco though... I looked at one (maybe it was a Univox come to think of it) a few months back for like $300.
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$635 for a '78 Greco? Get it before I do


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Some MIJ guitars are great and some aren't. I like to play a guitar before I buy it so I can check it out myself.

chances of you trying out one before buying is very slim consider not many stores carries them in the us,
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Greco did Gibson better than Gibson. I own one and love it to death.
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chances of you trying out one before buying is very slim consider not many stores carries them in the us,

I know. Sometimes a used one pops up but it's rare. I've seen one at my local guitar shop and another at pawn shop in a town about 50 miles from here.