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I can't point you at one, but I can say that you're making a good choice...I owned one for some time and loved it. Let it go to make cutting a trade work and have always regretted it. Plain Jane instrument looks wise, but does absolutely everything it needs to in terms of tone, response and playability.

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@sub If your budget allows, I strongly suggest the 50's LG2.  I got one last month and it has risen to the top of the heap as my favorite guitar I've played/owned. At first I was looking for the AE version but they were scarce. So I took a chance on a lightly scratched demo LG2 from an online store - shipped just under $2200 and with the option to send it back if I didn't like it.  

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I've been playing LG sized bodies since the late '70s, having had three '60s B-25/Epi Cortez examples, and still owning one.  So when the LG-2 American Eagle came out in 2013, I just had to have one.  Workmanship & playability were excellent, but the low end tone was too meek to be well balanced with the upper end.  I still kept the guitar until 2019, hoping it would open up some - but it never did.  Eventually, I lucked upon a 2007 LG-1 (limited run of 20 in the USA ) that has X-bracing, so it's actually an LG-2 in disguise.  This one's got  the balanced tone I was after, so all's well that ends well.

Moral of the story:  The right LG sized guitar could be lurking anywhere, and there can be a lot of variation between them.  There have been quite a few limited run LG-sized models in the 2000s, so keep an open mind & keep looking - the right one will eventually come along!        

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