Poll: Which Guitar?
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View poll results: Which Guitar?
Epiphone Les Paul Custom Black w/ Bigsby
12 21%
Epiphone Sheraton II Black
8 14%
Ibanez AFS95T
6 11%
Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty
14 25%
Epiphone Les Paul Ultra II Black
18 32%
Epiphone Wilshire
7 13%
Other...
16 29%
Voters: 56.
#1
I've been looking at several guitars lately, but can't make up my mind. I play mostly classic rock, alternative rock, hard rock and metal. I hate active pickups and love Tune-o-matic bridges. Which of the following guitars would you recommend?
P.S. I'm open to suggestions, preferably <€600. Gear in my sig.


Epiphone Les Paul Custom Black w/ Bigsby


Epiphone Sheraton II Black


Ibanez AFS95T


Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty


Epiphone Les Paul Ultra II ME


Epiphone Wilshire (unique, but suspiciously cheap)


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#2
sheraton or les paul ultra. mayyybe the black beauty. 3 pickups seems like way too much though.i do like the LOOKS of the wilshire..
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#3
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i do like the LOOKS of the wilshire..

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#4
Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty

although the ultra looks nice too
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#5
The epiphones should be plenty tested off the wall because they can be great or as much poor playing.

The black beauty is my favorite just by looks.

The sheraton is the one I'd buy for the sound if playability is nice.
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#6
I'm afraid 3 pickups seems excessive (I don't own a black beauty or similar, but when I played one it just didn't seem that great).
Ultra looks good
#7
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#8
I want to know more about that Ibanez... I was thinking of getting one myself, but can't find much information / reviews about it...

but yeh I would go for the Custom w/ Bigsby or the Ultra. 3 Pick ups just seems un-needed...

but never having played a hollow body I wouldn't know about the sheraton... although I'm interested in buying one.
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#10
that Ultra has another pickup, like just after the22nd fret for picking up harmonics or something? but it's like midget size... ?
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So I, with a broomstick(Just in case) walk right where they can see me and I said:

"You kids ever taken a broom up the ass?"

The look on their face was priceless, and they ran, and I mean ran like a bat out of hell.
#11
im not sure if you'll really want a semi hollow if your looking at metal and hard rock, but my friend has the sheraton and it/s AMAZING. words can't describe. up there with the 3000$ gibson semi hollows. no joke. try one. sweet rich tone, endless sustain.
#13
Most of those guitars don't look like they're fit for metal, but hey, you're the guy getting a guitar, not me. I say go with either the Sheraton or the Ultra II, but you'll have to test them yourself.
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#14
For asthetics, black beauty (something about 3 pups turns me on, but a bit excessive) but for sound get the ultra.
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#17
yeah the extra pick is made to sound like an acoustic or something and yes its right were the frets end so i would go for ultra out of those guitars

although i would suggest you look at the LTD EC-400 FV (maybe 500 FV not sure) is got the same LP shape w/ better fret access and its got Duncan JB and 59' pup set up so it can do all the genres you said and sound pretty damn good at them. its about $600-$650 i think.
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#18
out of those.. ultra. i say other. cheaper epiphones (under 800bucks) to me are not worth it.
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#19
id say that the custom with the bigsby will soun amazing. good luck deciding!
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