Coming to the great realization that I just cannot afford a Ric right now,I may be in the market for one of the famed lawsuit axes. Let me start by saying that I did own a genuine Ric years ago; 1981 4003. Long story short, lost my job and bills were due
I have missed her ever since.
On to the 'Fakers. I know a few Japanese companies made them. The shop I bought mine from had an Ibanez copy at the same time; it was awesome. I actually contemplated buying it instead of the real Ric. From what I have gathered, the Ibbys are the ones to have if you're gonna have a copy. Again, the one I played sounded nearly identical to the Ricky I ended up with. Can anyone chime in on the other copies (Aria, Tokai, etc)? Are they just as close? And the big question-what can I expect to pay for one?