What exactly is a lawsuit guitar and why are they so popular?
The popularity of lawsuit guitars is easy to explain: So it sounds like a good idea to search for these lawsuit guitars in order to get a great sounding vintage guitar at a good price.
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.
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.
Anyone who’s looking for vintage guitars on e Bay or Reverb comes across the word “lawsuit”.
Its Burny brand was used for the Gibson replica guitars while the Fernandes brand was used for their Fender style guitars.
He imported guitars from the Hoshino Gakki company, who made guitars under the brand name Ibanez.
In 1971 Hoshino bought Elger Guitars, which became Hoshino USA.
We have sold quite a few Les Paul Customs here at PREMIER GUITARS, and we think you could put this guitar up on a blind test against many of those and it would do more than hold its own.
Comes with its original hard case in good condition.
Steve Jones from the Sex Pistols has used Burny guitars as has Mike Clark of Suicidal Tendencies, Robert Fripp of King Crimson, Steve Hackett of Genesis, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day and Duff Mc Kagan in his side project Loaded.