What can i expect? Are we talking ESP quality? Korean LTD? or is it more of a Gibson vibe? I currently have an ESP Eclipse FT that im selling, just because im after a more Gibson-y feel without the Gibson-y wallet fuck. Are they more or less the same guitar? Am i an idiot? (PLease dont answer that last one, Ive known the answer to that for many a years)
I have also been looking at an 1998 Orville LP Custom. Very much the same guitar but I have been told that they are better than Edwards. Anyone got any pearls of wisdom for me?
Thanks for your help guys
It has a very Gibson vibe. I have let a few Gibson fans play it and they say if you close your eyes it feels and sounds like a Les Paul. After playing a bunch of LPs, juniors and Studios I agree. If you're looking for a Gibson vibe you'll get it from these instruments. The build and finish quality is in the same league (well it is on my instrument).
I think that they're a fantastic guitar for the price and if you want the Gibson-y vibe without the Gibson-y wallet f*** you're on the right path.
I also have an LTD EC-400VF which im a totally in love with. I am amazed of how nice that guitar is. I actually prefer it over my ESP. Im not sure but I think i might be retarded...
So what do you think i should be looking for? Apart form an actual Gibson that is. Would i be better off with an older Orville LP Custom or should i give up on having a "LP Custom" style guitar if i want a more "Standard" style feel?
(sorry for all the questions mate!)
If this is a nitro preference over poly, then you have a whole new ball game to look out for. It will have to be higher end Tokai, vintage (in good nick) models, or a Gibson. Or just get a Navigator But there goes your protection of the wallet theory. Mark did mention his FT benefited from a good "breaking in" period.
The whole "old" guitar thing has never really phased me, Ive pretty much always bought new guitars so its new territory for me also. The Orville Custom I mentioned that im looking at has a rosewood f/board. Could be a good candidate...
Thanks for your help Shane!