What is the best guitar i can get for give or take $500 new?
ESP LTD EC-1000 vintage black
sunburst fender MIM tele
Epiphone LP standard ebony
Mesa/boogie dual rectifier
Mesa/Boogie .50 caliber plus head
Marshall JCM900 Hi-gain MII 2500
Fender Hot rod Deluxe
The thread title has nothing to do with the question.

The only good Les Paul IMO for that price is the Epi Standard.
Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus
Jackson King V
Jackson Kelly
Handmade Gibson Les Paul
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100/JCM900 1960 Lead cab
Epi LP Standard Plus Top or maybe an Agile AL-3000.

MIM Strats are pretty nice too.
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Last edited by Most_Triumphant at Nov 8, 2011,
what the guy that said epi said....that is what i would do...or i would save an extra few hundred and get one of the gibson tribute guitars....they are like actually gibsons and such....

might want to check out agile guitars....some people on UG like em...
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Squier Classic vibe's.
Current Gear:
Mexican Fender Telecaster
Robert Smith custom Jazzmaster
the best guitar is the one that works for you. kind of a stupid ? as you give nothing for anyone to go by.