Well, the Japanese Tokais on ebay are going for an arm and a leg. Those are the only ones i've seen that are made in Japan, and most have to be shipped from there for $120.
Played a couple of Gibson Les Pauls
at Guitar Center Yesterday. I liked a classic, but the price tag was way too much. ($2500)
I did not know that Epiphone's LP Elitist was made in Japan. Could not find one at a local store. You folks know how they compare to the Japanese Tokais?