#1
i am looking to buy a new guitar and was thinking of buying another epiphone les paul any suggestions?? any suggestions would be helpful would like a les paul an sg would be a maybe though
#2
Well if you're strictly looking for epiphone I would say

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Epiphone-Les-Paul-Standard-Plain-Top-Electric-Guitar-100237216-i1320937.gc

or

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Epiphone-Limited-Edition-1966-G-400-Electric-Guitar-102676350-i1166714.gc

but you should also try looking at some made in mexico fenders. They're probably a good deal better in quality than any epiphone and they're around the same price.
#3
if you're looking at epi

get the G400 SG

it'll be the smartest desicion you'll make if you only want an epi.
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#4
I have an Epi Dot and an Epi SG (G-400). I consider them both to be great guitars. Both have very nice action and a good feel.

The upper frets are more accessible on the SG vs the LP. I have a Samick Les Paul that I just picked up. The SG is more neck heavy, so you kind of need to hold the neck a bit. My favorite strap is 3" wide and cotton so that helps get a grip on your shoulder. The LP is a heavy guitar with a lot of sustain. I imagine an Epi LP std would be about the same.

So if you want a lighter guitar with better up fret access then the SG. Otherwise the LP.

Songs 1,2,5,& 7 in my "My Music" link were done with the SG. #4 & 11 was the Epi Dot
#5
I own an Epiphone SG Prophecy Gx and it plays like a dream. It absolutely blows most low-end Gibson SGs and Les Pauls out of the water and looks 10 times more awesome, for only $500.

Try looking at Carvin too. I heard they make really good guitars