Show your LAWSUIT guitars!!!

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Show your LAWSUIT guitars!!!

Post by 22danielp » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:41 am

Hey folks...

Like me, I understand that many of you own/love/have a fetish for those infamous "lawsuit" guitars that Japan pumped out in the 70s, 80s and beyond. many of which absolutely kick the asses of the guitars that F#nder, G#bson, R#ickenbacker and so on were making at the same time.

So, go ahead and show your Tokai, Greco, Burny, Edwards, Aria etc...

I know that this has popped up before, but to get you started, here's my 1977 Greco EG600GS (it's a copy of a 70s Gibson Les Paul Deluxe)
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Re: Show your LAWSUIT guitars!!!

Post by MT » Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:20 am

I'm a great fan of Greco and Tokai guitars. Now if I could only get my hands on one of the Ric 330-12 copies that Greco made.

1980's Tokai LS-150CM Love Rock
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Re: Show your LAWSUIT guitars!!!

Post by Tonebender » Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:36 am

My Greco'backers, recently sold the 1990 burst, the black 1989 looks even better in person, binding yellowed and quite a bit of wear.
The wider neck and string spacing suit my long gangly fingers better than any Ric model I've owned.

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Post by cincinnatiharry » Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:53 am

These hot Grecos are giving me a guitar-on
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Re: Show your LAWSUIT guitars!!!

Post by serial » Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:11 am

A lot of the Greco stuff from the late 70s/early 80s is really good stuff. I'll pick something up someday...

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Re: Show your LAWSUIT guitars!!!

Post by Stereordinary » Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:58 am

Now we're talking! :-* :-* :-*

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Post by noisepunk » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:07 am

Here's mine- it's seen better days, and is quite a bit different in construction to how a real rick is built:

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Then there's this one, it's a Hondo copy of an original Fender/Squier Bullet:

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Re: Show your LAWSUIT guitars!!!

Post by tyoac » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:11 am

1984 tokai breezysound. best guitar i own and i love those lawsuit guitars a lot!

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Re: Show your LAWSUIT guitars!!!

Post by Gonkulator » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:48 am

Found this Jazzmaster copy in Portland a few months ago. It is practically spot on, even the head stock. Still needs a little work to be 100%

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Re: Show your LAWSUIT guitars!!!

Post by EdGrip » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:56 am

MT, that 330 is stunning. I love that off-gloss finish.
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Re: Show your LAWSUIT guitars!!!

Post by Toots » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:06 am

My Ibanez LP.
Someone said that it is probably from 71.
Hardware and electrics were in bad shape. Changed everything, but only used stuff I had lying around... hence the minihumbuckers mounted with mount rings inside the humbucker rings :)
Killer neck. Crappy hollow plywood body.
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Re: Show your LAWSUIT guitars!!!

Post by Con-Tiki! » Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:36 am

i have 2 right now,
a tele custom that's mostly an 70's Ibanez, with a Gilbert neck (70's brand)

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and my recently returned Aspen strat

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(Christopher, also)
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Re: Show your LAWSUIT guitars!!!

Post by noisepunk » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:27 pm

Gonkulator wrote:Found this Jazzmaster copy in Portland a few months ago. It is practically spot on, even the head stock. Still needs a little work to be 100%

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That's pretty fantastic- the tort on that is sooo japanese 60's.
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Re: Show your LAWSUIT guitars!!!

Post by pacemaker » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:05 pm

This thread is relevant to my interests. :?

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