Poll: Epiphone Les Paul Custom or PRS SE Singlecut
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View poll results: Epiphone Les Paul Custom or PRS SE Singlecut
Epiphone Les Paul Custom
15 47%
PRS SE Singlecut
17 53%
Voters: 32.
#1
I've been looking around my local guitar shops for both, but unfortunately, they don't have either. I'm thinking of buying either one of those, since I just got a new practice amp (Vox Vt30). I'd appreciate any helpful reviews. Thanks.
#4
So do you know how much each weigh? Looking at the PRS, it looks lighter. I'm hoping that doesn't affect the sound.
#5
Being an Epi LP owner I would recommend the LP, especially if you can find one that is well-made with good wood. After you buy one I would recommend a pickup swap because they stock pickups aren't very versatile and can be a bit muddy, especially on the clean channel. In my experience a Epi LP with a good setup, some upgraded wiring, a bone nut installation, and other small upgrades. Adding locking tuners is a definite plus as well. I know that's a lot of modifications, but just by putting an extra couple hundred dollars into the guitar it can sound infinitely better. A bigger investment that would help greatly would be to add new pickups because the stock pickups can be a bit muddy. In fact, I'd probably recommend that you simply buy a regular Epi LP Standard because there's not a great difference between the Customs and the Standards in my opinion, and it'd be better to put the extra money into specific upgrades.

I've played a few different SE copies and I've never liked the fretboard, but perhaps it was because it wasn't broken in well enough. I honestly don't know about SE's well enough to make a truly informed opinion, but there are legions of SE users on here so you should be able to get some good advice from them.
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#8
I forgot to mention, I'm a Jazz, Classic Rock, Hard Rock kinda guy. (Led Zeppelin, Spinal Tap, Pearl Jam, Joe Pass, The Eagles, etc.)
#9
Between those two, I found the PRS SOUNDED better (well I played a custom 22, but they're almost the same guitar), and was also considerably lighter. However, the Epiphone's neck felt more comfortable to me (PRS neck felt kinda awkward). Also, the Epi has a carved maple top. The PRS just has a flamed maple veneer (if you get a trans finish that is).

Best thing I can suggest? Go to a store and try them both. Seriously.
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#10
Get the lp standard, not enough difference from the price range of the epi custom and standard IMO.
#11
Don't get standard or custom, get Ultra. I'm not gonna bother explaining it all in this post, but the LP Ultra II is one of the most amazing guitars I never knew about. Look it up. Similiar price to the Custom, but much better features.
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#12
Quote by Phantom123
Don't get standard or custom, get Ultra. I'm not gonna bother explaining it all in this post, but the LP Ultra II is one of the most amazing guitars I never knew about. Look it up. Similiar price to the Custom, but much better features.

I've actually tried out the Ultra (my cousin owns one). Although I thought it was pretty good, I just didn't like the sound of it.
#13
Quote by Natrone
Between those two, I found the PRS SOUNDED better (well I played a custom 22, but they're almost the same guitar), and was also considerably lighter. However, the Epiphone's neck felt more comfortable to me (PRS neck felt kinda awkward). Also, the Epi has a carved maple top. The PRS just has a flamed maple veneer (if you get a trans finish that is).

Best thing I can suggest? Go to a store and try them both. Seriously.



Yes try them out first if you can. And the PRS's SE had a plain maple top with flamed veneer. But yes it is a flat top. With a solid finish you still get the plain maple top with natural binding...im pretty sure
#14
I would get the Epi, I think the PRS looks cheap and i didn't like the neck. You could get a Schecter, very well built for the price, Duncans come stock LINK!
#15
I'd get the PRS. I found they play better and have better stock pickups than Epi (not difficult, considering the fact that Epi's stock clunkers are some of the worst out there).
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