Poll: Which one?
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View poll results: Which one?
Patriot
2 25%
Grote
0 0%
Epi Custom
3 38%
Epi Standard
2 25%
Other: Specify.
1 13%
Voters: 8.
#1
I'm looking for a cheap guitar to use as a back-up for gigs since I'm always breaking strings and have several songs that requite tuning between songs.

I'm looking to pay about $AUD 300 all up (price+postage), but I'm willing to go to $400. I've mainly been searching ebay because there's nowhere in my town that wil sell anything near decent for that amount of money.

Have a look at these for me, and let me know what you think;

Patriot Standard
"Grote" Chinese LP knock Off
Epiphone LP Custom
Epiphone LP Standard

EDIT: Any suggestions are welcome. They don't have to be les paul shaped, either. THat's just what I ended up in my search.
Last edited by Butt Rayge at Aug 10, 2011,
#3
dude, give it more than 4 hours.
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#4
all I can honestly say, through experience, is that the stock pickups on the Epi LP (standard) are pretty bad
#6
I'd never trust a Chinese copy like that without having played and tested it extensively myself.

I know nothing of the patriot, but epi customs are solid.
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#7
michael kelly makes very good instruments. if i were you, i would get a michael kelly, and maybe get one of the slightly nicer models. like the decree, glory, vintage, etc.


but, epi customs are kinda worth it, but they just seem low quality to me for their price. if you immediately changed out the nut, pickups, bridge and tailpiece, then i would say the guitar would be worthy... but, thats quite a bit of money.... so....
#8
For $300AU an Epi custom is amazing imo. I don't think that guy ^ really knows how much guitars go for here.
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Quote by Cb4rabid
Okay guys, I have a confession to make. Not really a confession since it's something that's been bugging me for awhile but I've always been in denial about it.

**** you gilly, it's not what you think
#9
epi custom
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#10
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For $300AU an Epi custom is amazing imo. I don't think that guy ^ really knows how much guitars go for here.

Yeah, $300 is a bargain even for a low quality entry level guitar..
#11
wow, just saw that you said aus instead of euro....

thats 308 american...


get the epi custom.