#1
looking for a new guitar, in the £350-£400 range, im looking for something that is quite versatile, is good quality and most importantly sounds good (for its money worth). im thinking of getting a epiphone les paul standard but was wondering what other more experienced people would suggest. thanks in advance.
#2
i bought a les paul standard with intention of just using it for classic rock sort of stuff and use my other guitar for metal, but found i use my les paul for absolutely everything, including branching out into stuff like ska, blues and even a bit of funk. they are incredibly versatile
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#3
I'd get a PRS SE. Obviously there are multiple SEs but you can choose whichever because I believe they're all pretty versatile. If not, look into some Epiphones as well.
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Yea thats what i thought.
#5
If you are happy buying second hand there are always PRS SE guitars on EBAY at good prices. Quite a few look like they have not been played much. The same is true for other makes if you have a good look at secondhand guitars.
#6
Fender Mexican Strat... Otherwise I'd agree with the Epiphone... the quality is ace for the price, quite close to Gibson... in effect, you're paying 3x as much (at least) for the Gibson name on your headstock
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#7
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what type of music do you play? what's your amp? what are your existing guitars?
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what type of music do you play? what's your amp? what are your existing guitars?


+ number of frets?fixed bridge or tremolo?
#9
For that price range and versatility I would say PRS SE
You could try a Epiphone or a Squire, but personally think that the PRS is better quality for the price
Another brand you could look at is Indie
Never really heard much about them or seen many guitars in shops
But the reviews I have seen are really good
#10
Look at SEs are the best mid price guitars for my money at least but look at Fender MIM, Godin guitars and other epiphone models like the dot or prophecy range if your looking for versatility as i do believe one comes with a coil split.
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#11
i play a crappy strat replica, a stagg at the moment. use a vox vt30 with it. its a toss up between epiphone les paul standard and PRS SE at the moment.
#12
what type of music do you play?
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#13
PRS SE, they are probably better qualitly than most epiphones, personally i think they are more versitile than a hss strat possible. but anyway, epihphones are nice but ive figured most are try before you buy, but the PRS are quite consistant. IMO prs se. in the end they are goin to have about the same quiality hardware but i just love a nice simple prs guitar.
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#15
i play almost all types of music, anything from ska to metal, thats why im after something versatile. even though i plan on buying online im going to try and have a look at both a PRS SE and epiphone LP standard in my local guitar shops, think it might just come down to personal preference, but im sure it will come down to one of these guitars as both have been recommend to me a huge number of times. im leaning towards the PRS SE at the moment.
#16
Wasburn WI66 Pro. Shits all over Epiphone standard/custom. Around the 400 quid mark. Grovers, real Duncans, coild taps.
Second hand usa/Highway strat with a bridge humbucker would be good too.
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#17
I'd also go with the Les Paul.
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#18
if you play that wide a range of stuff I'd be looking at something with both single coils and humbuckers- an HSS or HSH superstrat (not necessarily fender, i just use the term "superstrat" to describe something which is vaguely strat-shaped, you have options from yamaha pacificas, godin, lag, ibanez, jackson, etc. etc. etc.)

or at very least something HH with coil splits.
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#19
none of the local guitar shops stock epiphone or PRS, something to do with the way they are distributed or something. im going to go with the PRS SE, i want a fixed bridge, and 22 frets so its a toss up between the custom 22 or singlecut. any recommendation? thanks
#20
i went with the PRS SE single cut, it arrived a few days ago and im very pleased with it, cant believe i only paid £380 for it, the quality seems much higher than the price tag. any thanks for the advise everyone.