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Musikmesse 2011 video of the
Lâg Imperator I3000
(Left) Gibson Les Paul
Fans of growling baritones channeled via brawny 496R (neck)
and 500T (bridge) humbuckers
have cause to celebrate at the sight
of this 28"-scale beauty with a
“’50s Rounded” neck profile and
Grover tuners. Finished in pretty
honeyburst, this thump machine
looked bossy just hanging there.
(Right) Lâg Imperator
Michel Lâg Chavaria brought his
guitars to the US just two years
ago, but they’ve been something
of a fixture in Europe for decades.
The new Imperator I3000 Master
has a mahogany body with a
spalted, quilted, or flamed maple
top, a choice of hardware finishes
(“black satin,” nickel, or “antique
gold”), and DiMarzio, Seymour
Duncan, or EMG pickups.