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i wanna buy a epiphone limited edition les paul custom..but i have no $$$...

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shredder101  
8 Aug 2007 02:41 | Quote
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aarrrgghhhh...T_T...

http://www.guitarcenter.com/shop/product/buy_epiphone_limited_edition_les_paul_custom?full_sku=519391%2e866

anyone here who owns this guitar??any comments about the guitar??
Doz  
8 Aug 2007 12:58 | Quote
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My mate had that... I'm not into it. I like Les Pauls and their shape... but they're a bit blocky feeling. Or it might just be that specific model.
Guitarslinger124  
9 Aug 2007 11:04 | Quote
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dude.....you should always play the guitar before you buy it! every guitar on the planet plays and feels different from one another...
shredder101  
9 Aug 2007 11:28 | Quote
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thanks guys!im currently here in the philippines...i think im goin 2 visit the states this coming christmas..thanks for the comments and suggestions...SALAMAT-THANK YOU...

SALAMAT-Philippine word for Thank You...XD
tAUG  
23 Aug 2007 09:44 | Quote
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Well I would'nt buy an Epiphone, buy a Gibson instead! :P I bought mine pretty cheap and I totally love it!

//tAUG
Doz  
23 Aug 2007 18:46 | Quote
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^ I don't know how useful that advice is to be honest... because generally, Gibsons are quite a bit more expensive and price is nearly always an issue when buying anything. See - that's the very nature of buying and selling, it's to do with money.

Unless you're assuming he's just going to come across a cheap one... which is pretty weird to assume. If he does though, then good for him and by all means - go for it if you like it.
tAUG  
24 Aug 2007 07:30 | Quote
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@Doz

Well that's another way of looking at it. But still I mean that if he is going to buy himself a new guitar he might could consider saving some money and buy a guitar with very good quality. You can play your whole life with the same gibson, it's not always the same with Ephiphone or other cheaper amps.
It should'nt be too hard coming across a cheap Gibson if he just keeps his eyes open. Besides if he decides to sell the guitar he will surely being able of selling it for at least as much as he payed.

thanks
Doz  
24 Aug 2007 07:41 | Quote
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I think selling for at least as much as he payed depends on what specific Gibson model, to be honest.

Plus, from the information given - it seems he's looking at this specific guitar and asking for opinions. Telling him to get a different guitar isn't quite the same.

I do understand the saving up... but what you said about being able to keep the Gibson for, pretty much, ever is a bit weird. You can keep any guitar for ever if you like it enough. I mean... if he wanted to get the Epiphone now (rather than saving up), he can always upgrade it through pickups, machine heads etc. and the name isn't everything.
tAUG  
30 Aug 2007 07:02 | Quote
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ahh, I wrote an answere but it disappeared. gaash -_-
shredder101  
1 Sep 2007 04:43 | Quote
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thanks guys..
hkolb  
4 Sep 2007 23:20 | Quote
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I went Les Paul shopping last November and was very dissapointed with the 13 different Gibson Les Pauls I tried out in the Phoenix, AZ area. The few used ones were nicer. But I did only have a 1500.00 budget. At the end of the day my wife said what about that one... It was a Epi Les Paul Custom, used with a few dings, I just laughed and picked it up to make her happy, its a '93. Ten minutes later I was paying 300.00 for it and an SKB case. It plays like butter, better than any Gibson I had played that day. You will be very satisfied with the Epi for the huge price difference.
Afro_Raven  
5 Sep 2007 06:13 | Quote
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Epiphone Les Pauls are gorgeous! my first ever proper electric was a Les Paul copy, and although it wasn't the real deal, it still felt gorgeous to play. IMO, Gibson are seriously overrated. You'd be much better doing what Doz suggested, which is to get the Epiphone and then upgrade the pickups to something more suited to your sound needs...

Having said that, aren't you more of a shred/instrumental player (very similar tastes to me, in fact), SHREDDER101? In which case I wouldn't recommend a Les Paul, unless you get one with a 50's-style neck, which is very thin and similar feeling to the usual Ibanez/Jackson design.
But if you still like it, by all means get it (the Epipone, i mean)!

Hope this helps!
Afro
tAUG  
8 Sep 2007 06:51 | Quote
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Afro_Raven says:
Gibson are seriously overrated.


Umm, well that depends what you mean. Gibson are of course better than Epiphones are, Gibson manufacture them with a quality difference which is something you can't get away from. If they would have been making Ephiphone that were equal or even better than Gibson, they wouldn't being able to sell one Gibson guitar because of the price differences. But I admit and agree that sometimes Epiphones can be nice and comfortable playing with.
And there are more things you'll have to see to, such as tuning pegs and volume controls and pickups adjustments etc. Everything has a higher quality on the Gibson guitars.

So when you say that Gibsons are "seriously overrated" you are kind of exaggerating. But sure I have never played that specific model "epiphone limited edition les paul custom" so sure man, buy it. I know that Epiphones mostly are good. Good luck :)


tAUG
Afro_Raven  
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tAUG, let me just clarify something for you that I think might have been lost in translation. Before the statement you have quoted me on above, I wrote 'IMO' meaning 'In My Opinion'. You cannot say that I am exaggerating, because it is my OPINION that I am entitled to, just as you are entitled to yours. I was not at any point trying to force my opinion on anyone else, I was simply making shredder101 aware of it, just because it is good to get other people's viewpoints before buying something.
So yes, in YOUR opinion, I am exaggerating. In MY opinion, it is a perfectly decent statement to make; based on my extensive experience with many different Gibsons and Epiphones.

Regards,
Afro
sugarfysh  
13 Sep 2007 10:38 | Quote
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Hmmm...personal experience...

I bought a Gibson LP Studio on clearance for $900 because face it...its a GLP!! Dont get me wrong its a SWEET guitar and I was very happy and played it ALL THE TIME. However I have always wanted a GLP Standard or Custom. I just cant justify the $1600-$2000 purchase! Music has been good to me but not THAT good you know what I mean? Anyhoo, I was at GC one day and they had this beautiful Epiphone Custom and Standard and the price was like $500 each. I plugged it in and after rocking it every genre I could imagine I bought both of them. Sorry to say my true Gibson LP now sits proudly in my studio showing off that yes I do in fact own one of these beauties... but I play the crap out of the Epiphones including recording and live. Purists say you have to have a real "Gibson" but as far as I can tell the only real difference is Gibsons retain their value. Other than that Epiphone really does put out one hell of a product for the price. Ah yes one more thing...

I did in fact replace the pickups in the Custom to the EMG Zakk Wyldes. Not sure if it "Needed" the upgrade but I just like them pickups.
Guitarslinger124  
15 Sep 2007 22:31 | Quote
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i agree with afro....if you're into shredding i wouldnt get a les paul....i got a washburn for $600-$700 and it destroys all the les pauls ive ever played....not a fan of jacksons though...i got one but hardly play it....love ibanez RG series and any ESP/LTD with the thin "u" shaped neck.....
Davo  
15 Oct 2007 09:41 | Quote
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shredder101 says:
anyone here who owns this guitar??any comments about the guitar??


I have the Epiphone Les Paul Standard. Its a great guitar. Good intonation and sounds great.

Warning though... the Les Paul is a HEAVY guitar :)

P.S. The Gibson Les Paul and the Epiphone Les Paul (standard and custom) are the only ones endorsed by Les Paul... all others are knockoffs.

Gibson owns Epiphone. The Gibson LP and the Epi LP are exactly the same design. The differences are that the Gibson uses higher quality hardware (which one can deal with if one chooses), and where the Epi uses common mahogany, the Gibson uses rare African mahogany etc. etc.

Exotic woods can generate an astronomical increase in cost, but I'm not sure they create an equal increase in performance and sound.
Doz  
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Davo says:
P.S. The Gibson Les Paul and the Epiphone Les Paul (standard and custom) are the only ones endorsed by Les Paul... all others are knockoffs.



That's not to say that other make Les Paul style guitars are all bad guitars though.
REDSTRAT  
25 Oct 2007 05:20 | Quote
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WHAT ABOUT A STRAT
eyesonly  
14 Nov 2007 05:12 | Quote
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It depends on what you want from a guitar. Any Epiphone is just rubbish. They look nice, and are modelled after famous Gibson models but they are dreadful guitars. Don't believe the hype, it is Epiphone that are overrated not Gibson. How many Gibson's do you own Doz?? oh none right!! so you are in a great position to make a comment then.
eyesonly  
14 Nov 2007 05:21 | Quote
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Upgrading the pickups on an Epiphone still leaves you with a bad sounding guitar. Just forget Epiphone entirely. There a HEAPS better guitars to buy than Epiphone for the same bucks. You could buy a well made Korean guitar from the Cort factory, whatever the brand (Cort M600, Washburn X50, Fender Showmaster QMT HH....) and in whatever style you like. http://www.cort.co.kr/english/index.asp
Doz  
14 Nov 2007 10:11 | Quote
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Heh, aww - looks like somebody can't control themselves. Seriously though, why get angry over the internet? Oh, that's right... you're 10? 11 maybe? 12 might be pushing it.

I haven't said anywhere I dislike Gibson guitars. It is fact that they *do* make SOME low quality guitars. It is not a fact that every Epiphone guitar is bad. There are some (more expensive) Epiphone models which are at least average guitars.

I also never said a thing about how Epiphone was compared to other guitars for the same price range. Do you want to know why? BECAUSE HE WAS ASKING ABOUT EPIPHONE. NOT CORT. NOT WASHBURN. NOT FENDER.

And I'd also very much like if you minded your own business when it comes to guitars I should have an opinion on because A. You haven't got a fucking clue and B. it's my opinion which is founded on actually playing guitars. You don't need to own a guitar to know about it and to have played it, idiot.

If I were you I'd forget about whatever you want to reply with because I've already established that I WAS KEEPING IN TOPIC, TALKING ABOUT EPIPHONE AND NOT RELATING IT TO ANY OTHER GUITARS BESIDES GIBSON.

I put some bits in capitals so you didn't miss them and chat shit.
shredder101  
22 Nov 2007 04:45 | Quote
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Doz is right...

btw,thanks guys...
tAUG  
28 Nov 2007 05:41 | Quote
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Did you buy the guitar, shredder?
shredder101  
28 Nov 2007 20:25 | Quote
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hmmm..not yet tAUG but I'm planning to buy the guitar on april..
i'm still gonna work to earn some $$$...
btw,thanks for all the info guys...
tAUG  
29 Nov 2007 01:21 | Quote
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Okay, good luck with it! I love buying new stuff :D
I'm just about buying a new acoustic guitar, a "Simon & Patrick"
Doz  
29 Nov 2007 10:57 | Quote
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I need save money get a new guitar myself. I hate saving.
tAUG  
30 Nov 2007 01:17 | Quote
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What are you about to buy?
Doz  
30 Nov 2007 09:35 | Quote
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Me? I'm not sure what I want. I like a lot of different styles and my taste in guitars always varies.
tAUG  
4 Dec 2007 10:09 | Quote
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Haha okay sounds right. It took me quite a long time before I could make up my mind which guitar I wanted to :P
league  
7 Dec 2007 16:51 | Quote
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The Les Paul has great tone but its not too flashy.Anyone tried a Jackson or Charvel.I thing those are the greatest guitars for Heavy Metal.


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