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    Ibanez Law Suit Guitars

    Hey All

    Just wanted to see if anyone here were collector or owners of Ibanez guitars from the 70's? the Law suit era.

    I have a 1977 custom Les Paul copy. It's really pretty cool guitar. I've had it since 1997 or so.




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    I've played one Ibanez lawsuit LP.. it was great for the price, and sounds great for rock.. BUT, I'm not really a big fan of LP's.. so yeah.. I think these "lawsuit" guitars are really great.. most are better than the originals..

    especially those Greco's, Fernandes, and other *** guitar makers at that time..

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    I am not a collector or something like that but I do have a lawsuit Rickenacker 4001 bass.



    Obviously I replaced the trussrod-cover...

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    my first "real" guitar was an ibanez strat copy. bought it used in 1979. really wish i still had that one as it was a good guitar.

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    I had an Ibanez Les Paul in the mid 1970s-it had a fine feel and sound. I still have my Ibanez Jazz bass copy that I bought in 1977-all I have ever done is change the strings, it is outstanding and dependable.

    itsallintheblues mentioned the Fernandes guitars, my 85 era Fernandes is my favorite, I prefer it to my Fender Strats-a 1974 MIA and a 2003 MIM. Another very fine Les Paul copy is the Burny model, they made lawsuit Les Pauls and Fernandes made lawsuit Stratocasters.

    Hey marc-is that Ibanez a bolt-on neck? Most Ibanez L.P. style guitars on EBay seem to be bolt-ons.

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    Yeah it does have a bolt on neck. That does not bother me at all the baby will sustain really well for a bolt neck. I've been thinking of hot rodding it out with new hardware but not sure if there is really any value in keeping it as it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anfontan View Post
    I had an Ibanez Les Paul in the mid 1970s-it had a fine feel and sound. I still have my Ibanez Jazz bass copy that I bought in 1977-all I have ever done is change the strings, it is outstanding and dependable.

    itsallintheblues mentioned the Fernandes guitars, my 85 era Fernandes is my favorite, I prefer it to my Fender Strats-a 1974 MIA and a 2003 MIM. Another very fine Les Paul copy is the Burny model, they made lawsuit Les Pauls and Fernandes made lawsuit Stratocasters.

    Hey marc-is that Ibanez a bolt-on neck? Most Ibanez L.P. style guitars on EBay seem to be bolt-ons.
    Burny's are very popular here where I live.. and I was gassing on a Burny ES335 copy that's an Eric Clapton replica..

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsallintheblues View Post
    Burny's are very popular here where I live.. and I was gassing on a Burny ES335 copy that's an Eric Clapton replica..
    I played in a band with a College professor that had a Burny Les Paul-he had bought it from a Japanese student at the college here in town. It sounded great and from across the stage it looked a lot like it said Les Paul on the headstock. When I took a closer look it said 'Super Grade' in a script very similar to the Les Paul script on a Gibson.

    Here is a Burny compared to the Gibson's 'Les Paul' script..
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    I have an Ibanez Destroyer that I bought new in 1977. I only giged with it a few times and it has always been stored in its original case. It is in pristine, showroom condition. This guitar is my pride and joy. And even though I have seen them selling for as much as 10X what I paid for it, I will never let her go. When I die, I am handing this down to my son...He better never sell her or I my spirit will come back from the grave and haunt him.



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    That;s pretty, teaman. Not my taste in guitars, but I can really appreciate the exceptional condition it's in. I can't remember the last time I saw a 35 year old lawsuit guitar that mint.
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