Electric Guitar Clones, LP Copies-Others

There are many guitar makers today selling copies/clones of online of well known brand names. They seem to be popping up all the time and some are very well made. I have listed some here that generally have received good reviews. Some, I have played and owned. Some can compete with some brand name instruments. And if your looking for the exact sound of an LP - some easy modifications can get you your sought after tone. Most of the ones listed below can be found for under $500; some a little more ...

Comment with Hands-On Reviews.

With so many new models and brands being introduced it becomes kind of hard to determine which ones are good deals and which ones you should stay far away from unless someone has played one and gives a review. Post some honest reviews with real information for those looking to purchase any of the guitars from these makers.

Douglas, Agile and SX guitars can be viewed at Rondo Music

Agile Guitars

Agile Dauntless EMG Amber Birds Eye Maple $279
Agile Dauntless EMG Amber Birds Eye Maple $279

Gitano

Very positive reviews on these, with reports of high quality, nice setup done and great sound! Price varies on ebay
Very positive reviews on these, with reports of high quality, nice setup done and great sound! Price varies on ebay

Burny

These are high-end but  the Burny Super Grade Les Pauls have been reported by many recording and gigging professionals as the best copy of the classic 50s and 60s Gibson Les Pauls.
These are high-end but the Burny Super Grade Les Pauls have been reported by many recording and gigging professionals as the best copy of the classic 50s and 60s Gibson Les Pauls.

Xaviere

 XV-500 features a solid three piece mahogany back, solid mahogany neck, bound rosewood fingerboard, bound flamed maple top and criticaly acclaimed GFS Crunchy Pat pickups.
XV-500 features a solid three piece mahogany back, solid mahogany neck, bound rosewood fingerboard, bound flamed maple top and criticaly acclaimed GFS Crunchy Pat pickups.

Sold at GuitarFetish. Maybe better known for the quality of their hardware and pickups, their Xaviere guitar line has received very good review on HC and on YouTube. Worth checking out. Sometimes can be found on ebay.

Luna

Known for thier custom designed neck profiles that creates a guitar that's easy and comfortable to play.
Known for their custom designed neck profiles that creates a guitar that's easy and comfortable to play.

Canvas

Have fairly good reviews on HC. Mahogany body, two direct-mount humbucking Alnico5 pickups, added comtort cut.
Have fairly good reviews on HC. Mahogany body, two direct-mount humbucking Alnico5 pickups, added comtort cut.

Electra brand guitars

Electra brand guitars were sold throughout the 70's and 80's and used by artists like Peter Frampton, Allen Collins and Rick Derringer. They are now making a revival and can be seen at http://www.electraguitar.com/

Devlin

Devlin Echo. Can get good deals on ebay from time-to-time
Devlin Echo. Can get good deals on ebay from time-to-time

This guitar has been discontinued but has great reviews and can be found on ebay and at GuitarQuest

Tradition

Tradition Guitars are sold out of Burleson, TX

Jay Turser carries some very nice vintage Les Paul style electric guitars. Can be found on ebay and at The Fret Store.

Raven West Guitars

RM300MAC
RM300MAC | Source

Good reviews.  Can be found on ebay and at Raven West Guitars

miami vintage Guitars

MVG Custom Single Cut Special
MVG Custom Single Cut Special | Source

Davison

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Davison Guitars can be found on ebay and at Musicians Discount Warehouse

Artiny Guitars

Artiny Bullseye electric guitar
Artiny Bullseye electric guitar | Source

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mac_laton 6 years ago from the Boondocks USA

Nice Hub hope you sell a lots of guitars.


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matthew712 6 years ago

I have a Douglas Black Shadow I got brand new from rondo music. Its absolutely gorgeous. Its my second guitar and other than restringing it, it sits in a canvas case in my bedroom until I am proficient enough to put it to good use.At present I just pluck away on a squire strat i picked up 2nd hand for 80 bucks.


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mikepataki 5 years ago

I just bought an Epiphone les paul studio deluxe used for $250!!! it's black with pearloid tuners and trapezoid inlayed fret markers! two covered humbuckers also. I love this guitar...it's not just beautiful it sounds just like a Gibson LP...would like to hear from other Epi Lp owners too!

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