#1
OK UG... I've decided that it's time for a new axe. I've been researching Les Pauls on GC and whatnot for a while and there are a few models that I'm interested in. My question is, why do the prices fall between such a huge range?

For example:
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Epiphone-Les-Paul-Standard-Plus-Top-Electric-Guitar-518341-i1149990.gc

and

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Epiphone-Limited-Edition-Les-Paul-Custom-104065958-i1168180.gc

What's the difference?


Also, I've only been looking at Epi's, I don't want to spend an extra $500 for "Gibson" on the headstock...
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#2
Did you even look at the name at the top of the page, or the features of each guitar
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#3
ones a CUSTOM job, different paint, limited number made, etc etc, the others just a plain old lp. probably have different pickups as well, check epiphones site for that.

plus gibson and most companies involved with gibson are money robbing *****s.
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#4
Electronics are better, finish is of better material. Have you looked into Agile Les Pauls? You'd probably get more bang for your buck with the higher end ones.

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http://www.rondomusic.com/al3000mhsb.html
http://www.rondomusic.com/al2000slvr.html
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#5
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Electronics are better, finish is of better material. Have you looked into Agile Les Pauls? You'd probably get more bang for your buck with the higher end ones.

But is it worth that much extra cash?

and i'll look into agile...
Epi Les Paul (SD JB and SD Jazz (Both coil-split))
Ibanez RG Prestige (w/ killswitch)
Schecter C-1 Hellraiser
Valveking 112 (w/ Man O War)
Dunlop Crybaby Wah
Dunlop allas Arbiter Fuzz Face
BOSS DD-3 Delay
BOSS ML-2 MetalCore Distortion
#6
I think the answer is obvious! One is limited edition!

On a serious note, you should go check out there website for the specs (which is what i'm doing now). By looking at the pictures, the necks might have some differences, and so might the tuning pegs.
#7
agiles and xavieres are the way to go.

and they can charge whatever they want for changing the guitar slightly. do you really think gibsons are worth $3000?
#8
In those Epis, the only difference is the finish. That is literally it. All Epiphone Standards, Plus Tops, Plain Tops, Customs and Custom Plus Tops are all the same, just in various different finishes and some have gold-coloured hardware (that rubs off anyway).
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#9
If you dont want a Gibson...

Try scooping around Ebay and look for the Epi Etilist Les Pauls. Those are excellent guitarS, but there discontinued and very pricey, so if you shoot for those, you might aswell buy the Gibson.
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#10
Thanks guys.. I'll probably end up getting the standard LP and swap out anything that I feel is lacking.
Epi Les Paul (SD JB and SD Jazz (Both coil-split))
Ibanez RG Prestige (w/ killswitch)
Schecter C-1 Hellraiser
Valveking 112 (w/ Man O War)
Dunlop Crybaby Wah
Dunlop allas Arbiter Fuzz Face
BOSS DD-3 Delay
BOSS ML-2 MetalCore Distortion