Re: What's a good les paul copy?
Dillion makes a nice LP copy too. Most of those copies from Michael Kelly, Epiphone, Agile, Tokai and even the new Korean Ibanez Artists are made in the same plant in Korea. I'd base it on features price and appearance. The Agiles have some really nice choices of features and options available. In my experience, the Korean guitars are well crafted, but they need a pro fret dress to be on par with the nicer MIJ guitars. You can always swap out pickups the get the tone you want. The old PFs MCs and CNs are all are really nice. In the same league as the Artists. Some PFs do have a hollow air space under the top, which may actually improve the tone, if you're into that chambered sound.
Another thought: how about an Ibanez SZ model? It doesn't look like a LP, but it's the same kind of animal. If you want a great "improved" LP tone - more clarity and sustain, less mud, more harmonic overtones etc.
Last edited by fuze; 08-26-2005 at 01:30 PM.