I had to cycle through a few.. the first lawsuit era Gibson copy I got was an SG with wicked neck dive a plywood body and even after swapping out the old tuners for locking ones a stubborn refusal to stay in tune for more than a minute. So they're definitely hit and miss.Lucky? I kind of feel that I got lucky on more than a few guitars. Especially as far as the Les Paul type guitars goes. And my Aria RS KnightWarrior as well.
But the Les Paul I got for £350 is killer. A real thick slab maple top, really fast neck/low action and other than the bolt on neck and name on the headstock it looks every inch the vintage classic rock machine.