LP Style Electric Guitars Review – Guide to Les Paul Style Copies and Clones 1


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Here is a quick review of several  affordable LP  type electric guitars that will get you all the singing guitar tone you need without emptying your wallet.

While the Gibson Les Paul is the standard that all other guitar manufacturers strive to meet, the pricing of these Guitars put them out of reach for many guitar players. Anyway, with all of the Les Paul Copies and LP clones out there, it becomes kind of hard to determine which ones are pretty good deals and which ones are cheap junk. Fortunately, we have Rondo Music online.  They have a great selection of LP style clones that are built right and priced right as well.

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Douglas Shadow LP

  • Single cutaway arch top body made from solid Alder
  • Bolt on Maple neck with an adjustable truss rod
  • Bound Rosewood fretboard with 22 jumbo (2.7mm) frets and trapezoidal inlays
  • High quality humbucker pickups help reduce hum and noise and offer superior performance by giving a thicker fuller sound than single coils
  • Humbuckers also create a much larger magnetic field, which helps eliminate dead spots and increases overall power of the pickup
  • Two volume and two tone controls plus a 3-way pickup selector switch tailor your sound
  • Stop Bar Tailpiece help transfer string vibration to the body for great sound and sustain
  • The angled headstock helps increase the tension of the string on the nut and therefore also helps transfer the vibrations of the string to the guitar
  • All chrome hardware (including diecast sealed tuners and a stop-bar tailpiece)

SX Castillo and SX Deimos LP Clones

  • Real Flame Maple top and single cutaway solid Mahogany arch top body
  • High quality wax potted EMG Select humbucker pickups for improved sound
  • Full body and neck binding
  • Set-in Maple neck with Rosewood fretboard and trapezodial inlays
  • 22 Jumbo 2.7mm frets and a 13.7″ (350mm) radius neck for fast play
  • Grover Die Cast tuners
  • Two volume & two tone controls and a 3-way pickup selector switch help you find your sound
  • Stop-Bar tailpiece transfers string vibration to the body of the guitar and produces superior sustain
  • Width of the neck at the nut: 1 5/8″; at the 22st fret: 2 3/16″
  • Thickness of neck at the first fret approx 7/8

 

Agile LP Copies

Agile Dauntless LP

  • Real Spalted Flame Maple top and single cutaway solid Mahogany arch top body
  • Seymour DuncanHB-102N and HB-101B pickups with Alnico 5 magnets
  • Graph Tech Nut
  • Full body and neck binding
  • Set-in Maple neck with Rosewood fretboard and trapezodial inlays
  • 22 Jumbo 2.7mm frets and a 13.7″ (350mm) radius neck for fast play
  • Grover Die Cast tuners
  • Two volume & two tone controls and a 3-way pickup selector switch help you find your sound
  • Stop-Bar tailpiece transfers string vibration to the body of the guitar and produces superior sustain
  • Made in Korea
  • Width of the neck at the nut: 1 5/8″; at the 22st fret: 2 3/16″
  • Neck Taper is 21.5 mm at the 1st fret and 23.5 mm at the 12th fret
  • Thickness of neck at the first fret approx 11/16″
  • Overall length, including the strap button: 40″; Scale length: 24.7″

Agile AL-2000 Series LP

  • Die-cast Grover tuners with 18-1 ratio for ultra fine tuning
  • Full body, neck and headstock binding
  • Jumbo 2.7mm frets and a 13.7″ (350mm) radius neck for “fast” play
  • Solid Mahogany arch top body
  • 24 fret Maple set neck with Rosewood fret-board and pearloid trapezoidal inlays
  • Wax potted humbucker pickups for improved sound
  • Two volume & two tone controls and a 3-way pickup selector switch help you find your sound
  • 2500 model only: Licensed Floyd Rose Tremolo system for incredible sound variations

Agile AL 3000 and 3100 Series Custom LP Style Guitar

  • Neck-Thru design with 5 piece (maple/walnut) neck for improved neck stability.
  • Solid mahogany (not a multi-ply!) arch top body
  • High quality Burl Ash Top (100% real wood top-not a photo top!)
  • Douglas EGC-300LP hard shell case included
  • Triple bound body, and headstock. Single binding on neck.
  • Improved Nickel plate hardware, including Nickel die-cast Grover tuners with 18-1 turning ratio for ultra fine tuning (Model 102-18N)
  • Two Type V Alnico humbucker pickups for warm, tradional sound
  • The AL-3000 now comes with improved wiring, improved pots (now higher voltage with brass shafts for reduced noise) and an improved pickup selector switch
  • Two volume and two tone controls, plus a three way pickup selector switch
  • 13.7″ (350mm) neck radius neck for fast play and adjustable truss rod
  • Ebony fretboard with 22 Jumbo frets and real Abalone Trapezodial inlays
  • The AL-3000 features D’addario strings installed at the factory and a professionally cut Graph Tech Nut
  • Individually hand filed frets for professional feel and playability
  • Width of the neck at the nut: 1 5/8″; at the 21st fret: 2 3/16″
  • Neck taper/thickness at the 1st fret: 21.5 mm; at the 12th fret: 23.5mm
  • Overall length: 40″; Scale length: 24.7″
  • Body thickness: 2″ at edge; Width at the widest point: 13″
  • Bridge pole spacing is 3″, and the Tail piece pole spacing is 3 1/4″
  • Actual Weight is only 10 lbs

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