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The company that started importing these quality copy guitars was Elger Guitars.The founder of Elger Guitars, Harry Rosenbloom, was the first American to import Japanese-made guitars.Although there were many guitar companies making these copy guitars, Ibanez was the only company that actually got sued by Gibson. Greco made Fender, Gibson, Rickenbacker, Gretsch, and other replicas. Burny lawsuit guitars are extremely difficult to find and very expensive.Here’s an overview of the best known “lawsuit guitar companies”: Tokai is known for their Gibson Les Paul replicas called “Les Paul REBORN” and the “Love Rock”, which are perfect copies of 1958 vintage Les Pauls. They are hard to distinguish from Korean Burny models as well. Their Les Paul model is called “Super Grade”, and the words were modeled to look like “Les Paul” (it actually looks like “Luper Grade”).Be mindful of scams though, some sellers claim to be selling a Japanese lawsuit guitar, while they are not.Inform yourself, starting here…In the late 1970s, there was a general dip in the quality of the production ethic of most mainstream American guitar companies.After the lawsuit, copy guitar manufacturers had to change their headstock design.
Lawsuit guitars have a headstock that is known as an “open book” headstock, copied from Gibson.Other “lawsuit guitar companies” include Ibanez, Takamine, Matumoku, Aria, Westone, and Electra.In the past, these original copy guitars from Asia were much more difficult to find.Lawsuit guitars are made in Japan, not in Korea or anywhere else.Of course, not all Japanese vintage guitars are lawsuit guitars.● Most Lotus guitars are not lawsuit guitars.● Most Lyle guitars are lawsuit guitars.● Most Ibanez lawsuit guitars don’t have a serial number (some of the most recent do though).● The more actual photographs and specs the e Bay seller is willing to demonstrate, the better.● It might be a good idea to buy a vintage guitar price guide, there’s a good one published by vintage guitar magazine.