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Hi guys i have posted about the best guitars und £450 before and you all told me to go to a shop and jam and i have found that i want i gibson more over the fender i was looking at but what are the best gibsons i can get that are under £450 !!!!!!

Thanks for any help
#2
a used SG or LP studio is probably the best you can do
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#3
Or Junior.

But it's definitely going to be used, unless you go for a Melody Maker.

At this price point, Epiphones make a lot of sense...
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i've actually seen some deals on the 2012 70s tributes for around that kind of money (give or take £20-£50 or so), and also some models with p90s even for under your budget. I haven't tried them, but they're presumably going to be better than a melody maker.

of course used you'd have a lot more options.
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A used SG Standard is probably the highest quality Gibson you can afford.

But your question is kind of ridiculous. Surely you have some sort of preference about what sort of model you want. Or do you just want a Gibson to have a Gibson?
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What is a gbp right now? 1.5 usd? You'll be pressed to find a quality Gibson in that range. You'll be looking at lp studios(which are fine btw) and maybe sg standards. You'll definitely have to go used.
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But your question is kind of ridiculous. Surely you have some sort of preference about what sort of model you want. Or do you just want a Gibson to have a Gibson?

This.
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You'll definitely be able to get a used Studio for that amount on ebay. I have two & love them both, but ymmv - it always makes sense to try the actual guitar you buy, especially with Gibson.
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Get a Gibson made before the 21st century. There quality control is shit, my friends brothers SG fell from a low height and snapped like a twig.
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Get a Gibson made before the 21st century. There quality control is shit, my friends brothers SG fell from a low height and snapped like a twig.


That's not really an indicator of QC though. All Gibsons are extremely fragile compared to other guitars - they use an old style of volute on the headstock joint that is much weaker than modern designs.

That's not a QC issue, that's just a bad design issue.
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Get a Gibson made before the 21st century. There quality control is shit, my friends brothers SG fell from a low height and snapped like a twig.

The headstock angle is what makes Gibsons break easily when dropped. How doe the guitar falling and then breaking make them have shity QC.
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That's not really an indicator of QC though. All Gibsons are extremely fragile compared to other guitars - they use an old style of volute on the headstock joint that is much weaker than modern designs.


you mean no volute?

but yeah agreed.
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you mean no volute?

but yeah agreed.


Oh, is there none at all? That explains it even better.
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i think last year's 70s tributes had a volute. i'm guessing the actual ones made in the 70s ones did too (at least some of them). but yeah, most of them have no volute.
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I've seen faded V's go for that amount. Studios, melody makers, SGs... You've got more choice than you may think. Just be patient and something good will come up.
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