It is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. In the case of those guitar enthusiasts familiar with the guitars of Fender Japan (Fujigen), or MIJ/CIJ as they are commonly known in Fender circles, we’re not just talking imitation—we’re talking major collector’s vibe.
In this video, Guitar World's Paul Riario reviews the Framus Panthera Legacy solidbody electric guitar, which comes with a pair of Seymour Duncan humbuckers with a coil-splitting function that delivers a wide variety of Gibson- and Fender-style tones.
Since its initial release in 1961, the Epiphone Casino has been the instrument of choice for guitar greats, including Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, Keith Richards, Paul Weller and Dwight Yoakam.
Today, Gretsch announced the release of the G6128T-GH George Harrison Signature Duo Jet, which is modeled on Harrison's original 1957 Duo Jet. Harrison referred to it as his “first real decent guitar.”