#1
Hey UG!
I am currently thinking about getting another guitar. The two alternatives I'm thinking about are:
Epiphone Flying V ´67 Used.
http://www.blocket.se/jamtland/Epiphone__67_Flying_V_Cream_White_by_Gibson_27762008.htm?ca=10&w=3
The add is in Swedish. Cost about 270 Euro.

Epiphone Explorer Goth. Brand new from Thomann.de
http://www.thomann.de/se/epiphone_gothic_explorer.htm
Cost 299Euro, as you can see.

Which one would you buy?
I don't have any chance to play any one of them before an eventual purchase. Sure, the V is in Sweden (Where i live) but it's about 500km away.

My plans are to keep the new guitar as my E/ D# guitar, have my EX-400 for D/ Drop C and my Les Paul Special 2 in C# - Drop A.

Thanks in advance
Noob on most guitar-oriented stuff.

ESP LTD EX-400
Epiphone Les Paul Goth
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Peavey Bandit 112
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Digitech RP500
#2
How about saving money and getting a professional guitar instead of the third low budget one?
#3
Like a Gibson Flying V Faded? Yeah, could be worth a try. To bad i suck at saving money :P
Noob on most guitar-oriented stuff.

ESP LTD EX-400
Epiphone Les Paul Goth
Epiphone Les Paul Special 2
Peavey Bandit 112
Line 6 Spider III 15w
Digitech RP500
#4
Yeah a faded Gibson or maybe a Gibson Les Paul Studio or a standard Explorer...
Save up the cash and keep your eyes out for great used guitars!
#5
Well... I know how you feel. Thats how I ended up buying the crappy Cort VX2V. Thinking, whoah great guitar... but after a while it got reaally boring. Guitar started to fall apart actually :p
Just try to save up for the real deal, Gibson. You won't regret it, not even after years of playing on it.
But, if you just cant wait for a new guitar, or its not possible to save up ...go for the V
#6
Thanks for the replies guys, I really appreciate it
Noob on most guitar-oriented stuff.

ESP LTD EX-400
Epiphone Les Paul Goth
Epiphone Les Paul Special 2
Peavey Bandit 112
Line 6 Spider III 15w
Digitech RP500
#7
The Faded V is pretty awesome. A friend has had one for years, and it's still in good shape. It's literally identical to the expensive V, but less pretty. I bought a Faded Les Paul, redid the finish with a rubbed stain/nitro, and swapped out the pickups ... it actually sounds BETTER than my real Les Paul. The rubbed finish isn't as durable, but it's much thinner, which lets the guitar sustain a little longer. It also weighs less.

If you can get a used Faded V, you'd probably be looking at something like 400 Euro. I think. I'm bad with math. Either way, it won't cost much more. Since they aren't collectible, the resale value is junk, so it's the perfect guitar to buy used.
#8
The prices on used Gibsons here in Sweden is, in my opinion, quite high. I seriously doubt that I could find a Faded V for less than 666Euro that a brand spanking new one costs at thomann.de
http://www.thomann.de/se/gibson_flying_v_faded.htm
But i will keep my eyes open, for sure.
Noob on most guitar-oriented stuff.

ESP LTD EX-400
Epiphone Les Paul Goth
Epiphone Les Paul Special 2
Peavey Bandit 112
Line 6 Spider III 15w
Digitech RP500
#9
Okay, now i can't take my eyes of "real" Explorers and Vs. The "Classic White" Explorer is just to die for :P
Just a question. What does G.A.S mean? I see it all the time here and on other guitar related forums.
Once again, thanks
Noob on most guitar-oriented stuff.

ESP LTD EX-400
Epiphone Les Paul Goth
Epiphone Les Paul Special 2
Peavey Bandit 112
Line 6 Spider III 15w
Digitech RP500
#10
Quote by thomson125
Okay, now i can't take my eyes of "real" Explorers and Vs. The "Classic White" Explorer is just to die for :P
Just a question. What does G.A.S mean? I see it all the time here and on other guitar related forums.
Once again, thanks


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#11
Quote by thomson125
Okay, now i can't take my eyes of "real" Explorers and Vs. The "Classic White" Explorer is just to die for :P
Just a question. What does G.A.S mean? I see it all the time here and on other guitar related forums.
Once again, thanks
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Don't discount the Epi Explorer. I've had one for 4 years and I've used it as a test bed for trying various PUs.

#12
How about, for each cheap guitar you buy until a high-end one, we punch you?

I had an Epiphone Explorer for nearly a year. It wasn't bad, but the neck just wasn't for me. Decent though. Their Goth version isn't as good, but different strokes for different folks.

I like their Flying V's too, but I've got the VMNT and don't want another V.


Now, you can get a used Gibson Explorer for $800ish, and a used Faded V for even less. That's 2 or 3 cheap guitars, but it'll be worth it.
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#13
of those i'd prefer the explorer shape but damn i absolutely hate those BR00T4LZZ black colors so i'd definitly get the V if i was in your position since shape preference for me is like 60-40 between these two