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Old 01-07-2012, 04:21 PM   #1
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Epiphone SP Standard vs. Cort M520

Hello dudes and dudettes, now as the title says, I need an opinion on which of these two guitars would be "better". By better I mean the overall quality, I know that soundwise both would fit me quite well. I prefere the looks of the Epi but if the Cort is really better, then that's fine. here are the specs:

I am am posting this after extensive research on the matter! Please specify if you own one or both or have had any experiences with either of them.

Thanks in advance, I hope this kind of post isn't too annoying but I've done quite alot of research and tried the LP in the shop, but not the Cort. I also did read the reviews on the both but I'd like to be sure.

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Old 01-07-2012, 04:26 PM   #2
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Neither, get a Vintage V100.
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Old 01-07-2012, 05:00 PM   #3
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Neither, get a Vintage V100.


I'd have to go with this, man. xD Epis aren't *BAD*, per se, nor are the Corts I've played, but Vintage makes a nicer-sounding guitar for the money IMO, the neck is a thinner han the Epi's(which is *MUCH* more comfortable IMO) and they're pretty similar in terms of hardware quality. I don't have any experience with Cort electrics, though, just acoustics, so I'd go with the Cort of the two you listed.
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Old 01-07-2012, 06:53 PM   #4
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I was also thinking of that, but where I live, the V100 is just that much more expensive I just can't afford. Well, if it's really worth it I'll just have to save up a bit longer. :/
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Old 01-07-2012, 06:55 PM   #5
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It's worth it dude
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:34 PM   #6
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Oh, really? Here the Epi is $150 more than the Vintage. How much more expensive is the Vintage? If it's by 100 or more, I'd just get the Epi and swap the pickups to be completely honest provided you don't mind the bigger neck(I can't stand the neck thickness on most Epis).
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:45 PM   #7
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If you don't mind me asking, WTF is an "Epiphone SP Standard"?

I've heard of an Epi "SG" standard, and perhaps an Epi "LP" Standard, but just not an "SP Standard".

Beyond that, I'm going to suggest buying the guitar online if local pricing is an issue.

I don't think that, "you should buy the one you play and like" is as much of a consideration with a solid body electric, as it would be with a pure acoustic guitar.

Plus, you can always send it back.
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:46 PM   #8
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I'd agree. I uprgraded my epi to gibby pots n tone zone/ air norton, killer sounding guitar. Quite bright for rythym but not twangy and incredibly smooth leads from the AN.
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:55 AM   #9
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I did mean LP ofcourse.

I found a shop where the guy could sell me the V100 wine-red for as much as the Epi would usually cost but it has mini-humbuckers. And my question is, are they suited for metal? A bit or not at all? Doesn't have to sound like an Explorer with EMGs, as long as the sound's ok that's fine.
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:17 AM   #10
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I have a Cort M520, and I love it.
Nice feeling and good sound.
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:27 AM   #11
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I did mean LP ofcourse.

I found a shop where the guy could sell me the V100 wine-red for as much as the Epi would usually cost but it has mini-humbuckers. And my question is, are they suited for metal? A bit or not at all? Doesn't have to sound like an Explorer with EMGs, as long as the sound's ok that's fine.


Where do you live?
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:51 AM   #12
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If you want my advice, go with the Epiphone because its likely that your local guitar store has a few of them that you can try and you can buy the one that plays the best.
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I did mean LP ofcourse.

I found a shop where the guy could sell me the V100 wine-red for as much as the Epi would usually cost but it has mini-humbuckers. And my question is, are they suited for metal? A bit or not at all? Doesn't have to sound like an Explorer with EMGs, as long as the sound's ok that's fine.

Mini humbuckers are typically low-output. They're nothing like EMG's.
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