#1
I think the epiphone costume is sexy as hell. 699.00 looks bad ass.

Then at the same time i see the gib studio for 799.
Striped of all the beauty.

Which would you consider to be better quality equipment?

I love the think lp sound. I dont care what i play i just want good quality. But society has brain washed us to only play name brand stuff.
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#2
Have you tried them?
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#5
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Have you tried them?

this.

it's the only way you'll find out which you like better. it's more than likely that the gibson will be a lot better quality but it's really down to which you like better because they may both be les pauls but they aren't even close to being the same.
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#6
Yep. You'll need to try them both. Either way, get a used one. Personally, I just can't get over the headstock of the Epiphones. Having said that, I've played some awesome Epiphones and the fnish on them is top notch.
#7
Sice it seems you already have some guitars, I personally would wait to have enought money to buy a non studio Gibson.

Between the epi and the gibson, if you aren't supposed to pay 100 more only for the name, the gibson should be better.

By the way, I tried only the LP studio, and I didn't really like its sound; I prefered my schecter blackjack (I didn't have enought money for the LP standard or traditional..or something like that)

But this is only a newbie's opinion (and probably personal preferences too)
Last edited by Michele_R at Aug 19, 2011,
#8
For $50 more than the Gibson Studio your into a Gibson 60's Tribute Studio which looks nice and has been getting some good reviews.
Moving on.....
#9
Quote by KenG
For $50 more than the Gibson Studio your into a Gibson 60's Tribute Studio which looks nice and has been getting some good reviews.

The Tribute has P90s though AFAIK, which TS might or might not want.

Also, online reviews aren't exactly reliable.
#10
I own a Gibson studio, it's an awesome guitar for the price. I'd always go with the Studio over an Epiphone.

Used is even better. You can find a used studio for $500-600 on CL is you are patient and keep an eye out.
#11
Quote by JesusCrisp
The Tribute has P90s though AFAIK, which TS might or might not want.

Also, online reviews aren't exactly reliable.



Good point on the P90s.
I am referring to reviews on MLP forum not the you-tube 'star wanna-bees'.
Moving on.....
#12
Quote by KenG
Good point on the P90s.
I am referring to reviews on MLP forum not the you-tube 'star wanna-bees'.

OK then.

Played one of those Tributes myself and really really liked it.
The Faded Studio was another favorite of mine, liked the SG better though.
Last edited by JesusCrisp at Aug 19, 2011,
#13
Try them both back to back and get whatever plays and feels better to you. It doesnt matter what it says on the headstock.
#14
Like other people have said, try them yourself and see what you like more. I'd expect the Gibson so sound better but you never know. You usually have to pay more just to get a "Gibson".
#15
I've got a black 2006 Gibson LP Studio on my lap right now. I got a good deal on a used one. I love it, but the Epiphone Custom quality is probably no less. You swap the pick-ups, and you won't know the difference.

But like a few people have already said, you've gotta go try them out for yourself. Whichever you prefer the quality on both will be good.
#16
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Like other people have said, try them yourself and see what you like more. I'd expect the Gibson so sound better but you never know. You usually have to pay more just to get a "Gibson".


This. my mate has a LP studio and even he said there is no difference between that guitar and my epi lp cusom. It's what feels better to YOU.
#17
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This. my mate has a LP studio and even he said there is no difference between that guitar and my epi lp cusom. It's what feels better to YOU.


Other than nitro vs. poly finish, the pickups, tuners and the fact that the Gibson was hand-built in the USA, he's right.

Higher-end Epis are going to feel similar to Gibsons. They're designed to be as close to a Gibson as possible on a budget. With Gibson you're paying for more expensive/higher quality parts (including wood and finish).
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#18
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Other than nitro vs. poly finish, the pickups, tuners and the fact that the Gibson was hand-built in the USA, he's right.

Higher-end Epis are going to feel similar to Gibsons. They're designed to be as close to a Gibson as possible on a budget. With Gibson you're paying for more expensive/higher quality parts (including wood and finish).

Only if you use that term pretty loosely.
#20
Quote by 3074326
Other than nitro vs. poly finish, the pickups, tuners and the fact that the Gibson was hand-built in the USA, he's right.

Higher-end Epis are going to feel similar to Gibsons. They're designed to be as close to a Gibson as possible on a budget. With Gibson you're paying for more expensive/higher quality parts (including wood and finish).


Haha well the neck on the Gibby was wider/thicker but soundwise they wernt any different. We were playing through a JCM800 so that might of had something to do with it I might be a tiny bit biased but i think the custom is a great guitar and in the 5/6 years I've had it, it has not let me down once while the studio's headstock has broken clean off twice.
Last edited by OP-IVY at Aug 20, 2011,
#21
Gibson was hand-built in the USA, he's right..



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Only if you use that term pretty loosely.


i don't know how you can say that is "loosly" i just toured the Gibson factory in Tenessee when i drove through. seemed like there were a lot of busy hands there, i was there at a good time, pretty much everyone was at thier station, which was cool to see.
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#22
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i don't know how you can say that is "loosly" i just toured the Gibson factory in Tenessee when i drove through. seemed like there were a lot of busy hands there, i was there at a good time, pretty much everyone was at thier station, which was cool to see.

I'm sure there are lots of hands between the cnc machines and other machines that shape the guitar, probably moreso than say a Korean guitar from the Samick factory, but I wonder, can that be called handmade?
#23
Yes the body is basically totally CNC'ed for accuracy. Shape, contour and location of critical mounting holes. That's about it though. Necks are almost totally hand done (some cnc on basic shape after hand cut) then hand finished for final profile.
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#24
Both guitars can be really good or really bad, you need to play both and decide.

I had a 2000 LP Studio and it was a very nice guitar, but the QC of Gibson is not the best anymore (especially on the lower end lines).

Another thing I don't like about the newer Studios is they are chambered not solid, so the LP sustain isn't the same.
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