#1
In the price range? I'm really curious, is there any better Les Paul shaped guitar that is good for like Southern Rock stuff that isn't an Epiphone(So the price range would probably under $750)
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for $750 you could prolly get a real les paul on ebay. look around
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Esps LTD range??
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Esps LTD range??

I have one of those. I said one for Southern Rock, remember?
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if you wanna play southern rock, get a real Les Paul!
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#11
Better? No. But you can get the same quality for cheaper if you go to other brands.

Epiphone, Vintage, Tokai, Agile, Rally, some of the ESP/LTD range (I know you said Southern Rock, I'm just throwing ESP in there as an example) are all mostly made in the same couple of factories. There's really no reason to believe one is any better than the other; Epiphone costs more but you're getting the 'real' shape. Other than that, they're all pretty much exactly the same. Just go with whichever one your nearest store stocks.

Though for the record, when you say 'southern rock' I think of an Epiphone Les Paul Ultra-II. Heavily chambered Les Paul for a nearly semi-hollow sound with a little more bite, and it can blend in acoustic tones to standard electric tones. It was pretty much made for Country-Rock and any similar genre.
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Better? No.

For 750 bucks? I have to disagree:

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-ARC500-Electric-Guitar?sku=512347
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-ARX500-Electric-Guitar?sku=512348

Both have better materials, better hardware, better pickups, better craftsmanship and therefor far higher quality and better sound. Granted the second one looks a little strange though.
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#13
id save up $50 more and get an Epi LP Custom. nice guitars...
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For 750 bucks? I have to disagree:

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-ARC500-Electric-Guitar?sku=512347
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-ARX500-Electric-Guitar?sku=512348

Both have better materials, better hardware, better pickups, better craftsmanship and therefor far higher quality and better sound. Granted the second one looks a little strange though.
Heh, I can't stand Ibanez so go figure.

But my argument would be for that money you could buy a used Epiphone Elitist.

In fact why didn't I mention that before?


Buy a used Epi Elitist.
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^^Fair enough. Those two are a lot different from the more popular Ibanez models though. Really not typical for the brand. Give them a chance, maybe they'll surprise you.


Back on topic: Going used is a good idea. Epiphone Elitists should be easily available for that money, as well as MIA Fenders with HSS configuration. As different as these guitars might be, they should both work well for southern rock.
#16
one of the LTD ec's with Seymour Duncans instead of EMG's?
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#17
There's a great make called Burny who do some great les paul guitars. I'm right in thinking that they are Korean but they come with some brilliant pick-ups including a Fenandes Sustainer in the neck position. They sound amazing and are about £350. Check them out.
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Burny/Tokia/Edwards/Agile/Hagstrom all have LP style giutars.
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Just go to a pawn shop or get on ebay. Even the most expensive epi lp will be under 500. If you wanna spend all 750 go for a gibson lp studio.
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Just go to a pawn shop or get on ebay. Even the most expensive epi lp will be under 500. If you wanna spend all 750 go for a gibson lp studio.

The only problem with the Gibson LP Studio is that the pick-ups are fairly weak compared to the standard. I know the standard should have stronger pick-ups because they are more expensive but there are better guitars for the same price. A highest end Epi will sound better IMO. If you can get a LP style with EMG's then you're well away.
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There's a great make called Burny who do some great les paul guitars. I'm right in thinking that they are Korean but they come with some brilliant pick-ups including a Fenandes Sustainer in the neck position. They sound amazing and are about £350. Check them out.


Burnys are Japanese. Though I've heard from friends that have them that the pups they use are a bit lacking so they might have to be switched out.
#22
I was reading on agile forums that the quality has fallen of the guitars :s disappointing really..
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Burnys are Japanese. Though I've heard from friends that have them that the pups they use are a bit lacking so they might have to be switched out.

My bad. I knew it was something like that.
Maybe the bridge pick-up but a fernandes sustainer in the neck is not the sort of pick-up you replace; they're ace. It's all personal preference at the end of the day.
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My bad. I knew it was something like that.
Maybe the bridge pick-up but a fernandes sustainer in the neck is not the sort of pick-up you replace; they're ace. It's all personal preference at the end of the day.


Of course you shouldn't replace the Sustainer. I'm just saying from what I've heard the other stock pick-ups are lacking in tone.
#25
Buy a Burny or a Greco, alot better than Epiphone, almost on par with Gibson in fact. Shipping prices are usually pretty steep because most of the come from Japan, but they're great guitars.
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Of course you shouldn't replace the Sustainer. I'm just saying from what I've heard the other stock pick-ups are lacking in tone.

It's alright, I misunderstood.
#27
schecter just came out with one...last night lol, in cherry burst with duncan pickups