#1
what is the difference between the string-thru-body Deans (eg michael schenker standard/custom) and gibsons such as the les paul?

ive read the specs on two particular models and they compare pretty simelar, the pickups are of simelar quality etc. the only difference is one is £1000 and the other is £299

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Vox Valvetronix VT20+
Vox Wah
Boss MD-2
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#4
theyre in my local store, which doesnt have a website.

the michael shenker has the seymour duncan pickups, some kind of set-neck and a rosewood fingerboard, with 24 frets.

the gibson les paul, has simelar pickups, a very simelar neck and 22 frets.

im not sure how much of the guitar specs i was given are true, im relying on the store manager here.

Epiphone Hummingbird
Epiphone Futura Custom Prophecy (Twin EMG)
Vox Valvetronix VT20+
Vox Wah
Boss MD-2
Danelectro Cool Cat Drive
Boss EQ


#5
dean specs

* Michael Schenker classic black and white finish
* Dean Series II classic "V" headstock
* Basswood body
* Maple neck
* Dual humbuckers
* Grover tuners
* Bolt-on construction


gibson LP studio specs

* Carved maple top and mahogany back
* Mahogany neck, '59 Rounded Les Paul
* Rosewood fingerboard (Ebony on classic white and alpine white)
* Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar
* Chrome or gold hardware
* 490R and 498T Alnico 2 magnet humbucker pickups
* 2 volume and 2 tone knobs, 3-way switch
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#6
quality of wood, hardware, electronics, craftmanship, hell even where it's made affects the cost.

while the specs might look similar on paper, in reality there'll be a world of difference
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