Please help me with my japanese guitar brands!!

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kaliko64
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Please help me with my japanese guitar brands!!

Post by kaliko64 » Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:16 pm

hey guys i just got into the world of made in japan lawsuit guitars and i wanted to learn more about which brands stand out the most i recently lost a bid in ebay for a pearl les paul copy that i had my heart set on. so now im determined to get my hands on one. i now know of greco, burny, tiesco, pearl, and of course tokai. what i was looking for is a really good, heavy, set neck sunburst les paul copy. i want to know more brands so i can look em up on ebay or something else, thanks guys any bit will help.

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Re: Please help me with my japanese guitar brands!!

Post by JohnA » Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:38 pm

kaliko64 wrote:hey guys i just got into the world of made in japan lawsuit guitars and i wanted to learn more about which brands stand out the most i recently lost a bid in ebay for a pearl les paul copy that i had my heart set on. so now im determined to get my hands on one. i now know of greco, burny, tiesco, pearl, and of course tokai. what i was looking for is a really good, heavy, set neck sunburst les paul copy. i want to know more brands so i can look em up on ebay or something else, thanks guys any bit will help.
Quick guide to early '80's Japanese Les Pauls

Tokai - All great guitars bottom of the range LS50 to top of the range LS200

Greco - beware pre 1980 guitars, post 1980 range from OK to excellent depending on model

Burny - as Greco

Navigator - all top quality

Orville/Orville by Gibson - very good to great depending on model

Tiesco, Pearl - take your chances, a lot of not so great guitars out there

Use the search function there's a load of info on the forum, but it will take a long time to get through it all. Good luck :wink:

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Post by kaliko64 » Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:40 pm

Thanks man, I appreciate it :)

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Post by marcusnieman » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:46 am

Don't forget Edwards, Bacchus, Grandy, Fresher,

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Post by JohnA » Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:28 am

marcusnieman wrote:Don't forget Edwards, Bacchus, Grandy, Fresher,
Edwards & Bacchus both make excellent guitars, but are newer brands than those mentioned above

Grandy - Tokai made
Fresher - don't have any idea about :D

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