#1
im looking to buy my first electric guitar

do you guys have any good recommendations? im looking for something under/around 400 bucks that would be very versatile for what i wanna play. i was looking at the epiphone les paul 100. but i figured i should get other opinions. thanks for the help
#2
Quote by BlastedCorpse
very versatile for what i wanna play.


Would help if we knew that. I would stay away from low end Epiphones. Is $400 for guitar and amp or just guitar? Are you willing to buy used? Are there any shapes you prefer?
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#3
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#4
interpol,the strokes, queens of the stone age, stuff like that.

well just the guitar for now. i am willing to buy used(ive been lurking craigslist).

i'm kinda hooked on the les paul shape.
#6
You would probably be better off saving a bit and buying an Epiphone Les Paul standard.

Or get an extra $100 and get http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-Les-Paul-1956-Goldtop-Electric-Guitar?sku=518320. Free Epi LP Hardcase valued at $140.
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Mapex Black panther snare
Sabian AAX/Zildjian K cymbals.
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#8
theres nthin wrong with an epi lp 100, i had 1 for a couple of years and it was solid sa, stayed in tune, sonded decent, if you get it set for 10-46 it blazes!its the epi specials that you orta stay away from.
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Quote by Dr.feelgud
theres nthin wrong with an epi lp 100, i had 1 for a couple of years and it was solid sa, stayed in tune, sonded decent, if you get it set for 10-46 it blazes!its the epi specials that you orta stay away from.



what does 10-46 mean?
#10
Quote by BlastedCorpse
what does 10-46 mean?



String thickness.
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#11
Quote by Dr.feelgud
theres nthin wrong with an epi lp 100, i had 1 for a couple of years and it was solid sa, stayed in tune, sonded decent, if you get it set for 10-46 it blazes!its the epi specials that you orta stay away from.

There's nothing wrong with the LP 100, but there's nothing great about it either.
The Washburn I linked has the Buzz Feiten tuning system, Grover 18:1 tuners, and a great mahogany body.
That's hard to find in a sub$400 guitar.
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#12
Quote by Baby Joel
There's nothing wrong with the LP 100, but there's nothing great about it either.
The Washburn I linked has the Buzz Feiten tuning system, Grover 18:1 tuners, and a great mahogany body.
That's hard to find in a sub$400 guitar.



what exactly does that all mean?
#14
Quote by BlastedCorpse
what exactly does that all mean?

It means you have great tuners (Locking, with an incredibly good gear ratio), you have a great nut (The Buzz Feiten makes it practically impossible to have bad intonation), and you've got a great piece of wood, for the meaty thick sound of an LP.
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#15
Quote by Baby Joel
There's nothing wrong with the LP 100, but there's nothing great about it either.
The Washburn I linked has the Buzz Feiten tuning system, Grover 18:1 tuners, and a great mahogany body.
That's hard to find in a sub$400 guitar.

You also get an actual les paul shape with grover tuners if you buy an Epi LP standard/studio.
My Gear:
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Peavey Vypyr 30
DW Collector's 3 pc drums
Mapex Black panther snare
Sabian AAX/Zildjian K cymbals.
#16
But they aren't 18:1 locking.
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#17
How often do you need ultra high quality locking tuners on a hardtail? Unless you enjoy raping your guitar.
My Gear:
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Peavey Vypyr 30
DW Collector's 3 pc drums
Mapex Black panther snare
Sabian AAX/Zildjian K cymbals.
#18
The locking bit doesn't matter too much, but can make a huge difference in tuning stability. The 18:1 bit makes a huge difference in tuning. That's how accurately the tuners tune. They won't be jerky like Epiphone's tuners. They'll feel smooth, and be very responsive.
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#20
+1 to the guy who said the Agile AL-3100. There aren't much brands which are selling guitars for well below their actual value imo.

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