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

For guitars of the straight waisted variety (or reverse offset).
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Re: let's see them "lawsuit"/copy/rip-off guitars!!!

Post by Soiouz » Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:31 am

That's really nice!!!

I like the way it's aged!   :-*

I hope my own fake "Gibsons" will look like that in some 20-odd years..

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Post by Pacafeliz » Wed Apr 16, 2008 6:31 am

B wrote: My "Gibson" Les Paul Custom from the 70's.  ::)  It's actually a really sweet playing guitar.  100% counterfeit.

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wasn't this one on ebay just some days ago...? did you buy it, or sell it?
it looks delicious!!!

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Post by sonik » Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:18 am

My serviceman's "EB-3"...circa 1969?

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It plays great (intonation is spot-on...don't ask me how, it doesn't actually have a truss rod), and sound very boomy.  But man is it neck-heavy!!

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Post by astro » Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:02 pm

B wrote: My "Gibson" Les Paul Custom from the 70's.  ::)  It's actually a really sweet playing guitar.  100% counterfeit.

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What's the original make? Is it Japanese?

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Post by Pacafeliz » Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:18 pm

time to dig this one up again...

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the ole Univox "Limited Edition" les paul jr. copy and an old Rickenbacker rip-off (yes it's bolt-on and has a terribly warped neck but it was cheap) bass. it's HEAVEY.
now i can be teh lemmy. heh...

any news from you guys?

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Post by MT » Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:58 am

80's era Tokai Love Rock LS-150CM
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Pre 74 Greco Tele Thinline
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Pre 74 Greco 335
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Post by Mr. Peabody » Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:16 am

Do those Greco WRHB copies bear any similarity to the real ones?

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Post by TheodorJ » Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:47 pm

The buckers on the Thinline seem to be regular sized. Probably PAF copies.


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Post by MT » Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:32 am

Mr. Peabody wrote: Do those Greco WRHB copies bear any similarity to the real ones?
From what I was told, the orignal Greco pickups in my Tele have been replaced with new Fender pickups sometime in the 34+ year life of the guitar but I don't know when or why. He/she was nice enough to leave the Greco covers on though.  :D

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

Post by natwalk » Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:07 pm

In view of this ...
"...and since we're at it, as a boner bonus

i REALLY wanted to keep this one. 70s Ibanez Black Eagle bass"

I thought this might be interesting for you Pacafeliz (hopefully not opening old wounds) from Tyms guitars in Australia,

Nate

1977 Black Eagle bass.
MIJ. Good condition with lots of player wear. Scroll broken off headstock which is very common on this model. All original. This is the same model played by Krist in Nirvana. These are VERY rare especially in Australia. With original hardcase.
$1600 Aus

http://www.tymguitars.com.au/forsale_guitars_08.htm

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Post by Rashomon » Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:32 pm

Wow! These are all amazing. I love looking at lawsuit guitars on eBay. Are they mostly pretty quality? They are so tempting...

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Post by whisperit » Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:48 am

My Japanese baby.
Late 70s - early 80s "Galson".
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Re: let's see them "lawsuit"/copy/rip-off guitars!!!

Post by Rumble » Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:07 pm

This is a Lyon "Retrotone" Danelectro copy (made by Washburn) from the late '90s. I've read somewhere these were supposed to be lawsuit models. Don't know much about them except they came in three colors (aquaburst, blueburst and a reddish-burst). I bought this one in a pawnshop, the guy had all three colors, and they were still new. Not sure if Danelectro threatened Washburn with legal action, but the Retrotones disappeared from the market fairly quickly. Notice the bridgeplate, it's notched to resemble a "W" (for Washburn).

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

Post by Alex A. » Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:28 pm

How much was that Wahsburn?

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