1 Wade H 6 months ago I picked up my Suzuki Lawsuit guitar from the Luthier yesterday. I bought this surprisingly well made LP copy new, in Belgium, in 1981 for the Belgian Franc equivalent of $300. I just had the frets crowned and leveled, and a new bone nut installed. I'm happy to be back on my Suzuki again, it gets fantastic mileage! This has been my goto guitar for the past 37+ years, whenever I played somewhere that I didn't want to bring a real Gibson to. I've played a lot of seedy beer joints, that I quite frankly, didn't feel particularly safe bringing an expensive to. I don't believe that Suzuki guitars were ever imported into the US in large quantities. The only ones that I've seen were bought overseas and brought back. They made an excellent copy of a Stratocaster and P bass as well. I believe that I read somewhere that Suzuki stopped making guitars in 1989, and began focusing on pianos and electric keyboards. I've always been very happy with this guitar, it has a mahogany body, a very comfortable mahogany set in neck, rosewood fretboard, very low action, real MOP Suzuki headstock inlay, Tune-o-matic bridge and it came with Dimarzio pickups. I played it practically into the ground, and it was in desperate need of some maintenance when I took it in. My Luthier, who always shoots me straight, said that it's the best LP copy he's ever seen, and called it a great guitar.Does anyone else have a less expensive guitar, that turned out to be a gem?EDIT : I errently called this a Lawsuit guitar, it was apparently made in reaction to the Lawsuits against the 70's Japanese copies. While it still retains the "open book" headstock, it has a visual change in the upper bout neck joint. My thanks to sascha, for schooling me on my error.2nd Edit : After further research, I found that one big of the lawsuits of the 70's/80's was actually about copying the Gibson headstock. This guitar sports a blatant open book Gibson headstock. My Luthier took one look at it and said "ah a lawsuit guitar.... Tomatoes, Tomatoes.