#1
I still have my first guitar; an Epiphone Les Paul Special II. It's a decent enough ok guitar but I'd want a 'realer' Les Paul.

I've been thinking of an Epiphone Les Paul Studio. If I sold my starter one, I could probably get the Studio for a few hundred.

So is the Studio a good enough LP and a workhorse to keep around for a while, maybe even worthy of upgrades later on?
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#2
I would at least get a Standard. If you're willing to go used, it won't be too expensive.
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#3
It's a cheap upgrade. Maybe better than what you have, but not a great upgrade for something you want to keep for a while. I say save up and get a used Gibson.
#4
Save more. At least get a standard. The studio won't be that much of an upgrade, IMO.
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It's a cheap upgrade. Maybe better than what you have, but not a great upgrade for something you want to keep for a while. I say save up and get a used Gibson.


Yeah, just save up a little bit and you can upgrade to a $2,000 Gibson from your $50 Epi. Thats totally a small gap.

I would however recommend at least an Epiphone Les Paul Standard, they're around $500, which can be a lot on a low budget, but not insane, and they're actually very playable. The studio would be a little better, but not really worth your money.
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#6
I just spotted a Epiphone Standard for 250$~.
I'm excited now
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Yeah, just save up a little bit and you can upgrade to a $2,000 Gibson from your $50 Epi. Thats totally a small gap.

I would however recommend at least an Epiphone Les Paul Standard, they're around $500, which can be a lot on a low budget, but not insane, and they're actually very playable. The studio would be a little better, but not really worth your money.

I meant a used Gibson Studio. But even then I've come across used Gibson standards in mint condition for $1000 locally.

But nevermind, I didn't notice the TS is in Finland. I have no idea how much a Gibson costs there.
#8
^Gibson Studios go for about 700 euros here, used.

Is the Studio a better model than the Standard, in general?

I think 700€ is actually a reasonable price for a Gibson but I'm not going to spend that kind of money now, not on a guitar. I also want to upgrade to a good amp soon.
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#9
A good amp is very important, so I understand that. Why Epiphone? There are lots of other brands out there that make a Les Paul. And why a Les Paul? You can probably get an Ibanez RG or S series used for the money you want to spend(but then again, it's Finland, so I don't know)
#10
I just like Les Pauls and would really want a black one. But there are definitely other guitars I'm looking at too.

This LP idea just came to my head, I'd like to sell this starterguitar and upgrade to a more proper LP. It's just gonna be a piece of my arsenal.
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#11
Well, then I say save up a little more and get something that will make you happy for years, and don't buy anything until you're certain that's what you want. That's about all the advice I can give since I don't know much about epiphones.
#12
It comes down to preference, i have an LP Custom from Gibson, thats too heavy but i love the tone, yet the LP Studio, doesnt quite have the beefyness its alot lighter, so try both and see what works
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