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#1
Look at the similarities....

Epiphone LP Studio


Gibson LP Studio


Is it just me or are those inlays on the Gibson smaller??

To me, I think Epi's are but a pickup swap away from their older brother.
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#2
They can be similar.

But at the same time last Wednesday I compared an Epi Standard with a set of Burstbuckers to a Gibson Les Paul Standard. No contest, the Gibson won. Their QC is hell, but they use good enough wood that when they get it right, it's right as hell.
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#3
those gibson inlays are smaller. the epi looks a lot nicer IMO
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#4
Nope. Never. Every piece of the epiphone is made from a lower quality material. tuners, electronics, wood, everything. Mainly because they're budget models made by gibson.
#5
Well... the outside isn't always as important at the inside.
DIfferent wood quality, different wood type are the main differences.
otherwise it's pretty much the same thing.
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#6
Wait...are we basing quality, sound, and construction on inlay size now?

Than my Classic must be one of the best guitars ever!
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#9
Its all a matter of luck with gibby...I played probably 5 gibby's at gc one day, and only one of them sounded like anything to be excited about....Epi's dont sound as good as a "well made" gibby, but they usually are consistent with their tone...
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#11
When in the hell did epi LP studios stop putting dot inlays!!?!?!

that gibson looks gross, imo.
#13
The Body on the Epiphone looks horrible compaired to the Gibson
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#14
am i the only one here who realizes that these similarities exist because EPIPHONE IS OWNE BY GIBSON????
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am i the only one here who realizes that these similarities exist because EPIPHONE IS OWNE BY GIBSON????

You must be a genius to come to that conclusion.
#16


in the nicest way possible, stop kidding yourself - your epiphone is not as good as a gibson - that's why it cost so much less than a gibson. they look the same, but they are not the same.

The specs themselves are a little different too - the epiphone studio has quite a thin body more like an SG.

Although those are weird inlays on the gibson, i've never seen inlays like that on a gibson before...

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am i the only one here who realizes that these similarities exist because EPIPHONE IS OWNE BY GIBSON????

This would've been big news in the guitar world... in 1957.
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#17
They're not talking about the similarities, they're talking about the differences that make the Gibson superior to the Epiphone (supposedly).

The headstock shapes are different it seems, and the Gibson appears to have an arched top (which is harder to produce and nicer looking, IMO).
#18
Every part on the gibby is 10% give or take better than the epi, so its just that much better.
#19
Ok in my experience.

Corresponding types (as in Epi Studio compared to GIbson Studio), Gibson always wins.
However, sometimes a higher end Epiphone ($500-700) can compare to, or rarely, surpass a lower end Gibson ($700-900). QC is always sketchy with these two companies in my experience.
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#20
If you compared an Epiphone Elitist and Gibson then they'll a contest lol.
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#21
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They're not talking about the similarities, they're talking about the differences that make the Gibson superior to the Epiphone (supposedly).

The headstock shapes are different it seems, and the Gibson appears to have an arched top (which is harder to produce and nicer looking, IMO).

well, the epiphone also has an arched top.

The differences: just about everything except the looks. the epiphone has a shallower headstock angle, poly finish instead of nitro, thinner body, cheaper wood, the worst pickups in the world, low quality hardware, electronic components.. etc... everything is lower quality, which is why you pay so much less for them. they are run by the same company, why would they charge you that much less for a guitar that was just as good? it would be idiotic.
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#22
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Nope. Never. Every piece of the epiphone is made from a lower quality material. tuners, electronics, wood, everything. Mainly because they're budget models made by gibson.

This.

Also, Epiphone guitars will never be of the same quality as Gibson because Gibson would not allow this. If they started making Epiphone guitars to the same specifications and with the same components as Gibson guitars, nobody would buy Gibson guitars. Very basic marketing at work here.
#23
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This.

Also, Epiphone guitars will never be of the same quality as Gibson because Gibson would not allow this. If they started making Epiphone guitars to the same specifications and with the same components as Gibson guitars, nobody would buy Gibson guitars. Very basic marketing at work here.



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They're not talking about the similarities,they're talking about the differences that make the Gibson superior to the Epiphone (supposedly).

The headstock shapes are different it seems, and the Gibson appears to have an arched top (which is harder to produce and nicer looking, IMO).



Play a nice set up gibson then a nice set up epiphone, if you have any kind of ear to judge tone you will hear that the epiphone pickup's are just pure mud, the epiphone pickup's are way more microphonic, the epiphone neck is different, the epiphone's paint is much more thicker, the wood quality is no contest, IMO the epi's neck is way too sticky, the pot's and switch on the epi make's too much noise, those are some of the difference's between the epi and gibson that show that the gibson would blow that epiphone studio out the water.
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Nope. Never. Every piece of the epiphone is made from a lower quality material. tuners, electronics, wood, everything. Mainly because they're budget models made by gibson.


agreed. it's in gibson's interest to make sure the epiphones are inferior, it doesn't want to cannibalise its gibson sales. EDIT: jim got there first.
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#26
If you compare the same models ,studio , standard etc 98% of the time the Gibson will be better but that doesn't mean the Epi isn't any good.
The same can be said about American Fenders over the MIM , again doesn't mean MIM equals crap.
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#27
eh, just get a japanese copy, if you go with the MIM or epi, by and large, you're almost guaranteeing an inferior instrument (to the full-blown MIA gibson or fender), because you're doing what fender and gibson want you to do...
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#28
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Play a nice set up gibson then a nice set up epiphone, if you have any kind of ear to judge tone you will hear that the epiphone pickup's are just pure mud, the epiphone pickup's are way more microphonic, the epiphone neck is different, the epiphone's paint is much more thicker, the wood quality is no contest, IMO the epi's neck is way too sticky, the pot's and switch on the epi make's too much noise, those are some of the difference's between the epi and gibson that show that the gibson would blow that epiphone studio out the water.


Yeah sorry, I said supposedly because I haven't actually tried the two of them, but I assume Gibsons are much better. And I habitually stick qualifiers like "supposedly" or "it seems" everywhere when I write stuff, it seems.
#29
If Gibson was okay with Epi to Gibby quality being the same the Elitist series would still be around. They have to make Epis **** so that the customer will want to spend that extra money and buy a real gibson.
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#30
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the worst pickups in the world, low quality hardware, electronic components.. etc... everything is lower quality


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Every part on the gibby is 10% give or take better than the epi, so its just that much better.


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Nope. Never. Every piece of the epiphone is made from a lower quality material. tuners, electronics, wood, everything. Mainly because they're budget models made by gibson.



Sorry to interupt the Kool-Aid sipping, but Epiphones have used higher quality bridges and tuners (real Grovers) then Gibsons for a few years, Gibson only switched to using the nicer bridges Epis were getting in 2009.
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#31
^ (van) yeah, pretty much. you can still get MIJ epis, but they're pretty much only for the japanese market (unless you import). I'm guessing that's because they sell genuine gibbos at a premium over there (plus they're probably more sought-after, you know, snobbery against the stuff made in their own country), and also MIJ stuff is really cheap there, which adds to the illusion that the MIJ stuff is the budget option.
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#32
No, the bodies on the Epis are flat and lame feeling. They just are colored differently.
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No, the bodies on the Epis are flat and lame feeling. They just are colored differently.


Yes, if you're playing a Special! The standard and custom have the same body size and carved top as the Gibson. Just not as good wood.
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Their QC is hell, but they use good enough wood that when they get it right, it's right as hell.
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#35
I am a cheap ass, so I prefer settling for a decently built Les Paul and a set of Seymour Duncan's (making it a good guitar, not a great guitar) rather than a great Les Paul that is way out of my price range.
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#40
Is it just me, or is the Epiphone Les Paul flat?
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