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    Default ever heard of lawson guitars?

    Hi everyone -

    What do you guys think of this? Ever heard of these before?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...7283&rd=1&rd=1

    Thanks

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    Default Re: ever heard of lawson guitars?

    I think this may be one of those cases of an Importer having their name put on a large order, hence the quite basic font and printing. It's probably Korean, or Chinese. If Korean, probably made by KHL, if Chinese probably the same factory that makes a load of the US market-edge brand Stratolikes. Don't panic, these can be very good guitars. It's the small factories you have to be ware of, not the guys with the $200,000 CNC tooled factories.

    I keep a file of sites for Asian Mfr'd guitar sites. I'll troll through tomorrow, and see if I can spot whose range these came out of. If indeed that's what these are.
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    Default Re: ever heard of lawson guitars?

    Quote Originally Posted by Philcguitars View Post
    I think this may be one of those cases of an Importer having their name put on a large order, hence the quite basic font and printing. It's probably Korean, or Chinese. If Korean, probably made by KHL, if Chinese probably the same factory that makes a load of the US market-edge brand Stratolikes. Don't panic, these can be very good guitars. It's the small factories you have to be ware of, not the guys with the $200,000 CNC tooled factories.

    I keep a file of sites for Asian Mfr'd guitar sites. I'll troll through tomorrow, and see if I can spot whose range these came out of. If indeed that's what these are.

    Thanks -

    I'm thinking about getting one for the hell of it - it only costs $160.

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    Default Re: ever heard of lawson guitars?

    Oh at that price I'm 99% sure I've hit the nail on the head.

    I'll still check it out though.
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    Default Re: ever heard of lawson guitars?

    OK,

    I basically turned up nothing!

    Well at least with that paint job, it isn't standard issue with any of the Asian companies I can find. But I swear I've seen one on an Asian manufacturers site, and I'm pretty sure it was a company in Hong Kong.
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    Default Re: ever heard of lawson guitars?

    Quote Originally Posted by Philcguitars View Post
    OK,

    I basically turned up nothing!

    Well at least with that paint job, it isn't standard issue with any of the Asian companies I can find. But I swear I've seen one on an Asian manufacturers site, and I'm pretty sure it was a company in Hong Kong.
    Thanks for looking. I emailed a past buyer of one of these guitars and he said:
    "Hi, you are the 3rd person to inquire. LOL I like the guitar alot. I had to lower the Floyd Rose tremolo all the way to make the action faster and I oiled the neck because it comes dry. Overall, a pretty decent guitar for the price. Hope that helped"

    I emailed him again to find out if there were any fret overhang (sharp edges).....but so far all in all nothing a setup could fix...
    stay tuned......

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    Default Re: ever heard of lawson guitars?

    no but i heard about lawsuit guitars



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    Default Re: ever heard of lawson guitars?

    [QUOTE=bryvincent;1339872]no but i heard about lawsuit guitars

    Always the Joker!
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