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Discussion in 'Guitars' started by axe4me, Aug 25, 2018.
No you can find an Epi, and put better PUs on it.
The $400 poor man's Les Paul.
Not bad...not too shabby.
Could not have said it any clearer, between the grandson and I we have 3 epi LP’s!!
Nope. I have an LTD MH50 that I picked up 2nd hand for $100. The little thing rips and sounds great. Pickups (LH150's I believe) aren't bad for stockers.
No, you do not.
What do you mean by "big bucks"?
Epiphone, being made to Gibson specs and from the same type wood is a pretty good alternative to spending a lot of money.
Epi is not a bad Les Paul guitar, although doesn't have all the fancy finish work or high end pickups that a Gibson has....still pretty playable and sounds good.
So a lot of players just buy an Epi.
(I have an Epi LP too)
You can usually find one on Craigs list for about $300 or even less than that.
It's a good time to be a guitarist. You can spend $300 to $400 on a new Agile guitar that uses mahogany body with real maple caps with excellent tone, craftsmanship and fit and finish. There was a time when you got what you paid for, but things have come a long way in terms of quality for less expensive guitars.
Plus one for everything the above posters have said!
I started playing in the late 1970's, early 1980's, I would have been in heaven to have had a git the quality of today's Epiphone standards.
The implementation of cnc production has changed everything.
Scan a nice Gibby, email file to China, upload and start cutting.
I may not be any type of expert, but truly believe there has never been a better time if you're looking bang for buck.
Of course imho, ymmv etc......
Less than $800.00.
I bought this used at GC for $380.00..................
Also picked up my MIJ Jackson Pro back in 1994 for $600 new in a mom n pop.
I sure do like my Epi....
I agree with what everyone has said, bottom line if what you have makes you happy and it sounds good to you its a big WIN!
Doing what we all strive for is what its all about.
for less than $800 you can still buy a Gibson SG, which is a really great guitar.
One other alternative which is fairly tempting:
Places like Sweetwater will sell you a new guitar, and you pay it off in small payments.
For like $100 a month, or less - you could buy a real Gibson Les Paul....or another really sweet axe.
Tempting yes, but with my luck and the quailty of the Gibby, I would have better luck rolling the dice on an Epi and getting a decent rig..
https://www.musiciansfriend.com/gui...ctric-guitar?rNtt=jackson pro guitar&index=13
Buy a used ESP?
This has me interested but it's $869.99
Not half bad Axe!
I like it....I would still have better luck spending that on a Char vs the Gibby...
I know I sound down on Gibby and they ONCE were the best, but until the quaility for what they ask for their guitars get a bit better I won’t spend another $ on one.
I tried awhile back to get a Gibby I sent all 4 back.. Older used Gibby’s yes ... My luck stay away and go with another..
I don't , but after 40 years , I really got this shoppin thing down