#1
I'm looking to but a proper epiphone les paul, close to the gibson. keep in mind i only have €400 to spend. heritage or cherry sunburst prefered. could u post some links to them if possible

Thanks

rh
#2
Any Epiphone Les Paul that has an equivalent Gibson model.
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#4
Go to rondomusic.com and check out the Agiles. Probably have a better chance of finding a quality les paul from there than looking through epiphone.
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Go to rondomusic.com and check out the Agiles. Probably have a better chance of finding a quality les paul from there than looking through epiphone.


i really wanna stay with the epiphone. played my cousins one and it was amazing except it was way too expensive!!!!!!!!!
#7
this one. http://www.thomann.de/gb/vintage_icon_v100mrpgm.htm

Vintage are, quite honestly, a far better deal in Europe than Epiphones are.
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#9
Ellis Series 2. Feels plays and sounds like the real thing or better (there's a review on UG). Pro setup and hard case. £299 plus any pickup upgrade you want.
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#10
Quote by Darkdevil725
Go to rondomusic.com and check out the Agiles. Probably have a better chance of finding a quality les paul from there than looking through epiphone.


Given that they've used the Euro sign for currency I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that the purchase of an Agile while may be cheap and all but shipping and taxes would certainly make it not so cheap any more.
#11
I own the goth les paul studio and is pretty nice but it's all black. And I did change the pups so it's not a far comparison.
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#12
I don't find any of the Epi LPs very Gibsonesque aside from certain aesthetics. The neck profiles are skinnier and have less character to them. Also, I find the Epi LP Standard a bit on the heavy side and they, for the most part, sound uninspiring and play just about as well.

The Elitist Standard Plus on the other hand has a Gibson-Tapered vibe to it.
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#14
Special 2 models are great for only £150.. (less than 200 euros).. but check out www.epiphone.com, find a model you like, then search it up at your fav. music site/store..


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#15
while most epi standards are made of an alder mahogany mix, the plain top is actually all mahogany, the neck is a tad thinner than the 60s profile, but for your range id say a plain top with a pickup switch would be what your looking for
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#16
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The Elitist Standard Plus on the other hand has a Gibson-Tapered vibe to it.

Definitely this.
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Japanese lawsuit copies FTW!
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while most epi standards are made of an alder mahogany mix, the plain top is actually all mahogany, the neck is a tad thinner than the 60s profile, but for your range id say a plain top with a pickup switch would be what your looking for

No.

They're Mahogany and Maple. Nothing else.
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#19
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No.

They're Mahogany and Maple. Nothing else.


Actually, that's not true.

The Epiphone body wood is pure mahogany (furniture grade), but the cap is made from a variety of woods such as alder and maple.

The veneers hide all of this. Look at the back of your Epi.. looks like a single piece of solid mahogany, right? Ok, now check out the sides. You can clearly see 3 seperate pieces of wood make up the body.

On some guitars, you can clearly see the difference between the veneer and the darker cap when you take out the bridge pup.
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#20
Quote by philipp122
Actually, that's not true.

The Epiphone body wood is pure mahogany (furniture grade), but the cap is made from a variety of woods such as alder and maple.

The veneers hide all of this. Look at the back of your Epi.. looks like a single piece of solid mahogany, right? Ok, now check out the sides. You can clearly see 3 seperate pieces of wood make up the body.

On some guitars, you can clearly see the difference between the veneer and the darker cap when you take out the bridge pup.

I have. Mine is a 3 piece mahogany back, maple top. And yes, I do in fact know what maple looks like as compared to alder.
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You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#21
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Special 2 models are great for only £150.. (less than 200 euros).. but check out www.epiphone.com, find a model you like, then search it up at your fav. music site/store..


No no no, and again NO!

The worst guitar i have ever played was an Epiphone special two, it was worse than my BC Rich, Worse than the encore that i had as my very first guitar for free! Took an hour to restring and tune the damn thing because the tuners were horrid and tuning would repeatedly slip. I thought after that time "May as well try it out plugged in seing as ive tuned it"(Was stringing and tuning for a family member) I wish i had not plugged it in, the sound was horrid, muddy, overly dark (Keep in mind i love mahogany and play in a doom metal band....) just plain old terrible!

This one was a little rusty however........
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#22
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I have. Mine is a 3 piece mahogany back, maple top. And yes, I do in fact know what maple looks like as compared to alder.
how do you know unless you sanded off the veneer?
#23
Quote by oneblackened
this one. http://www.thomann.de/gb/vintage_icon_v100mrpgm.htm

Vintage are, quite honestly, a far better deal in Europe than Epiphones are.

I'm going to second this. My local shop has both Epiphones and Vintages and the latter are a far better deal for the money.
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#24
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how do you know unless you sanded off the veneer?

I took off the bridge pickup for the cap - and it is maple. FYI, you can see the glue joints in the back if you look at the butt of the guitar.
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You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#26
Quote by oneblackened
I have. Mine is a 3 piece mahogany back, maple top. And yes, I do in fact know what maple looks like as compared to alder.

I am currently replacing my pups. I am sitting here looking at my Epi's cap in the neck pup cavity. If that's maple, then I'm Jimmy Page.
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#27
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I'm looking to but a proper epiphone les paul, close to the gibson. keep in mind i only have €400 to spend. heritage or cherry sunburst prefered. could u post some links to them if possible

Thanks

rh


Epiphone Standard Les Paul Plain Top
#28
They say that when you buy a Gibson you're paying, in part, for the name on the headstock. Kinda seems the same way with Epiphone now - which is weird for a brand with such little prestige.

I tried that '59 RI yesterday. It was awful. Rough frets and it sounded awful unplugged. For a thousand dollar guitar it was basically unacceptable. I just walked over to the RG1570 for $725 and rocked out on that instead.
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#29
Quote by philipp122
I am currently replacing my pups. I am sitting here looking at my Epi's cap in the neck pup cavity. If that's maple, then I'm Jimmy Page.

That's the thing about Epiphone - they never use the same combination of woods consistently. Sometimes it's Maple and Mahogany (for me), sometimes it's Mahogany and Alder (some of them), sometimes solid mahogany (others still).
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Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.