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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-27-2008, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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Looking For A Gibson Type Guitar, Suggestions

I'm intrested in a Gibson type guitar, Les Paul single or double cut away. I don't however want to spend the money on a Gibson. I don't want to spend more that 500.00. How's the Artist series? What about other brands? Thanks
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-27-2008, 10:13 AM
 
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Check out the ESP LTD series.
http://espguitars.com/guitars_ec.html
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Meet the Yamaha AES-920:


Amazing axe! Plays like a dream.


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Or something like this: an Epiphone Les Paul Gothic with a Seymour Duncan '59 set!
It's an amazing axe!

Customization by myself...
It's a friend's axe, he wanted me to customize it.

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Meet the Yamaha AES-920:


Amazing axe! Plays like a dream.


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Or something like this: an Epiphone Les Paul Gothic with a Seymour Duncan '59 set!
It's an amazing axe!

Customization by myself...
It's a friend's axe, he wanted me to customize it.
I've heard the neck on the yamaha's is big and chunky, is that so? How's it compaired to a Les Paul?
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Re: Looking For A Gibson Type Guitar, Suggestions

My mate had one of these and said that the neck played really really nice. I couldn't comment on the chunkiness though...

On another note...The Ibanez SZ's are fairly gibsonny and are brilliant guitars for the money. Sound really phat and have good necks. Also, Marty Friedman plays off the shelf ones, so that says enough for me =]
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sooo get an epiphone!gibson authorized brand!
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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-27-2008, 12:08 PM
 
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The Gibson Melody Maker is also an option, that is less than $500.
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I've heard the neck on the yamaha's is big and chunky, is that so? How's it compaired to a Les Paul?
Isn't a Les Paul big and chunky?
Actually, the neck on Yamahas AES are quite fast!
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Not sure how much they cost over your end of the pond but I'd say Edwards.
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Another vote for the Yamaha AES here, I bought a 620 model when I was looking for a LP type guitar and fell in love with it. The neck has got some chunkiness to it, but does play comfortable and fast.

Here's my AES 620, I replaced the stock pups with a Tone Zone and a Humbucker from Hell, and the stock chrome knobs with Gibson speed knobs.
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The Ibanez ART300's are supposed to be some very good guitars for $399. Single cutaway, and the Brown Caiman top is pretty awesome looking. Haven't laid my hands on on, but they look quite interesting.


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I Would buy a "Greco" Les paul, those japanense 70' copies are great, you can find it on the bay
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just got an edwards john sykes les paul.
http://www.espguitars.co.jp/edwards/lp/E-LP-92CD.html

this thing is so awesome...and i'm not the biggest fan of les pauls. i was just looking for a solidly built les paul for tracking and i found it. i am so in love with it, i may get another in cherry burst with the 59/jb combo just for more classic, less aggressive tones.

the reviews on harmony central are stellar on these, too. only bad thing is you'd have to import them or catch them on the bay. i found mine on the bay. all gotoh hardware. haven't found any workmanship flaws. keep in mind that these are made in the esp shop.

rich
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The Ibanez ART300's are supposed to be some very good guitars for $399. Single cutaway, and the Brown Caiman top is pretty awesome looking. Haven't laid my hands on on, but they look quite interesting.


They are very cool looking. And they play suprisingly well.

They and the SAS series both shocked me in quality.

Also ESP eclipses are very nice (especially ones not meant for the American markets)
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There was a Yamaha Weddington a few years back....I owned one and regrettably sold it...set neck if I remember correctly, H H config, w/coil tapping, killer neck, heel and inlay....mine was a cherry burst...google it, it's gorgeous....I don't remember it being less than $500 tho. A hot rodded LP....
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