let's see them "lawsuit"/copy/rip-off guitars!!!

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let's see them "lawsuit"/copy/rip-off guitars!!!

Post by Pacafeliz » Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:01 am

ok since on the other thread lotsa ibanez copies are being mentioned, post pics of you ibanez, tokai, greco, maya, el degas, univox, marlboro, kasuga, hondo, aria, yamaha, takamine, eastwood, etc. etc. "lawsuit" rip-offs!

as an additional drool-goodie i give you this site: http://www.guitarsjapan.com/index.html  oooh yeah!!! take a looksie at the "sold" section. maaaaaaaaaaaan!!!

ok here's mine:

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recently adquired "El Degas" Gibson ES-345 copy from the 70s

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my 60s Univox Hi-Flyer (Mosrite Ventures copy - we all know!!!)

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70s/80s Takamine, Martin D-18 (?) copy

LONG GONE...

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70s Ibanez Rocket Roll, Gibson V copy  ---- MAN i regret selling that one!
(i also did have the destroyer - explorer copy- but don't think i have pics of it anymore)

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70s Ibanez, Ibanez L6S copy

...and since we're at it, as a boner bonus
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i REALLY wanted to keep this one. 70s Ibanez Black Eagle bass

i also once had a Hondo II les paul custom copy... but i don't wanna talk about it.
(what a P.O.S.!!!)

rock on!

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Post by Rich » Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:19 am

77 or 78 Univox Les Paul copy. I bought it for $40 in a thrift store in some random ass little town when I was driving through North Carolina. 8)

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Post by northern_dirt » Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:22 am

My second Electric guitar was an Encore, Les Paul copy.. with only one PUP
(the other one was ripped out.. ) and it was a dimarrzio(sp)

I found it at a fleamarket/swapmeet in Tucson Arizona.. the guy wanted $20 for it, but I talked him down to $15..

I sold it years later for $1..

hahahaa..
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Post by Rich » Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:26 am

Hahaha! Damn, I thought $15 was the best deal ever, then I saw you sold it for $1!

Was it a bolt on neck?

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Post by northern_dirt » Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:54 am

Rich wrote: Hahaha! Damn, I thought $15 was the best deal ever, then I saw you sold it for $1!

Was it a bolt on neck?
It was a bolt on..

Well I got a free drum-set off the same guy that I sold for $200..
So it kinda evened it self out.. haha
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Post by eupat » Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:58 am

I own this LP body
I think it's an Ibanez
still looking for a neck...
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Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:36 am

Pacafeliz wrote: ....I also once had a Hondo II Les Paul custom copy... but i don't wanna talk about it.
(what a P.O.S.!!!)
Ha. I owned my first electric guitar when I was 14. It was a Marlin Sidewinder, basically a $trat copy - black with a white guard. I kept it for over a year even though I couldn't play a single chord. I thought guitars were cool at the time. Anyway, a friend came over & brought someone with him. The guy really liked the Sidewinder so we arranged to do a possible trade. He brought round his offering....

.....a Hondo II - sorry, no pictures.

....I went for it. I didn't know if it played any better. It was a Les Paul copy like yours. It was a natural finish with a darker stripe of wood through the middle (like a Dodge Viper. Heheheheheh). Its that guitar that I part exchanged for my '59 Jazzmaster although back then it was a '59 Jazzmaster with a smoke damaged Squier Strat neck & a black 70's guard. Still a good deal though looking back!!

It took me another 7 years to learn how to play the fucker!!!  :D
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Post by the older brother » Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:43 am

Pacafeliz wrote: Image
:-*

It looks like the lovechild of a Jazz Bass and a Burns Bison!!!!!
Someone knows where I can find the nearest woodchipper to throw my pieces of junk into?

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Post by Stereordinary » Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:51 am

My first love:

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'77  :-*

And my Greco:

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Post by ugly casanova » Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:53 am

when i worked at a guitar shop i took this picture of an ibanez lawsuit:
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Post by Pacafeliz » Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:16 am

nice ones!!! keep 'em coming!

i think those old "butterly" pickups are worth quite a bit these days.

btw, the "lawsuit guitars" are the ones with the gibson "open book" headstock, the (wonderful) white lester is a post-lawsuit. just a note.  ;)
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Post by Stereordinary » Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:21 am

Pacafeliz wrote:i think those old "butterly" pickups are worth quite a bit these days.

btw, the "lawsuit guitars" are the ones with the gibson "open book" headstock, the (wonderful) white lester is a post-lawsuit. just a note.  ;)
You may be right, but I almost couldn't care less.  I'll never part with that guitar or any part of it!  :D

And you're right about the "lawsuit" statement, but I do sort of lump all of those Ibanez/Fuji-Gen Gaki guitars into one big group because of the quality.  Which is of course superb.
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Post by Gordon » Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:08 pm

Edwards E-LP-108LTS/RE, even though it has been modded and looks not that much like it was new. :D

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Post by sumlin » Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:42 pm

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Antoria (Ibanez) SG

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Commodore 335

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Excetro Mosrite

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CSL (Ibanez) Tele Deluxe with real thing

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Univox HF

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CSL Dan Armstrong with early MIJ Jag

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Arbiter SG Custom

I don't own all of these anymore (just the SG & Commodore) but I've had more lawsuit era guitars than anything else, Les Pauls, SGs, Teles, Strats, really great all of them.

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Post by Pacafeliz » Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:45 pm

WOW!!! :wtf:  :?
too many *SCHWINNNG*s to count!!!

...but i DO have a real one of thoses... heh heh  8)
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