#1
Hi everyone!
I'm (like so many of you) looking for a new guitar and I asked myself which one is the better one between these two:
schecter corsair:
http://www.thomann.de/be/schecter_corsair_bigsby_gb.htm
epiphone casino john lennon: http://www.thomann.de/be/epiphone_casino_limited_edition_na.htm

I don't ask if you've played them both (chances are small) but just which one is really the better quality guitar? and I also know the sounds of both guitar differ a lot but there's nowhere I can test them both in Belgium (this schecter isn't in stock anywhere, the epi is sometimes). good to know: the epi has gibson hardware but the schecter even has an ebony fretboard
Thanks a lot!!!!
#3
epiphone are great, i would go with that, and they wouldnt be that price if they werent good. im a big john lennon fan, but its a nice guitar
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#4
I'd go with the schecter. Schecter guitars in general are better. Gibson and Epiphone have a big name, but don't often live up to it. Go for the schecter, I've never played a schecter that I didn't like.
#5
by the way, this thread might end up getting closed as its classed as a VS thread.
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#7
Assuming you are going to be paying that price for them, why do you not look a bit higher than that Epiphone? I would personally prefer the Epiphone, Schecters are horrible guitars IMO, if you're willing to pay 2-300 euro more on one, why not look around the same price range for the other? You could get some thing a bit better.
#8
IT really depends on the genre you're playing. ie. the guy who said schecters were horrible. He probably plays a genre that the epi is better for. schecters are typically meant for metal.
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#10
Quote by DrakeTheOne
IT really depends on the genre you're playing. ie. the guy who said schecters were horrible. He probably plays a genre that the epi is better for. schecters are typically meant for metal.


I play heavy and thrash metal and punk. I just don't like Schecters, I've played several high end ones, and IMO, they were not nice guitars at all.
That said however, if Schecters are your sort of thing, and you're ordering online, it would be a safer bet. The ones I played all seemed very consistent between the guitars, where as Epiphones I've played, while IMO nicer, were a bit all over the show consistency wise, and you would really try the one you were buying.
#11
Quote by robhc
Assuming you are going to be paying that price for them, why do you not look a bit higher than that Epiphone? I would personally prefer the Epiphone, Schecters are horrible guitars IMO, if you're willing to pay 2-300 euro more on one, why not look around the same price range for the other? You could get some thing a bit better.

yes indeed, maybe I should, do you have a specific guitar in mind?
Or maybe I should just go for a 2nd hand gibson es 335
and about my playing style: blues/jazz/classic rock so maybe indeed the epi is better then
#12
Quote by django_fan
yes indeed, maybe I should, do you have a specific guitar in mind?
Or maybe I should just go for a 2nd hand gibson es 335
and about my playing style: blues/jazz/classic rock so maybe indeed the epi is better then


I just had a look about at guitars around the same price on that website, they all seemed fairly good.
Personally, ya, I think I would probably try to get a hold of a used Gibson ES 335. They're pretty nice guitars, if you could get a second hand one, and try it and inspect it before you buy it, you couldn't go far wrong with it.
#15
Yes, your playing style is better suited for the Epi. Good luck bro. and we're glad we could help. and do a little debate.
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#16
robhc I own 3 Corsair's, 2 w a bigsby and 1 hardtail. I have also owned 2 Casino's. The Schecter is much more stable from bridge to nut. The Gibson does come stock with better quality pups, but after putting in custom Dylan pups there's no comparison. The Corsair is so reliable on stage and in the studio I won't think of leaving it at home during a show or session.
#17
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