#1
Hi everyone,

Was hoping to get some advice. I'm in the market for a single cut guitar and was wondering if anyone has played both the above models? I've played the PRS, but not had chance to play the Epi Slash (yet).

I play mostly classic rock and blues rock, and my budget is at a max probably £800-£1000, however if I found a guitar below or above this budget I'd happily consider it.

Please let me know if you have any other guitar suggestions. I play lots of Aerosmith, Guns 'N Roses, Led Zep etc etc. if that helps.

Cheers!
Jamie
#2
To my knowledge, the Rosso Corsa is essentially an Epiphone LP Tribute that has been 'Slash-ified'. It's constructed very similarly to a Tribute, but the pickups are Slash's own, the neck profile is modified, and the tuners are the Kluson type instead of the Grover type. I also think the jack and switch are the same as what comes on the regular LP models, but that can very easily be upgraded to Switchcraft parts.

Slash's Les Pauls are extremely popular. Just about every single Slash Les Paul ever made, Gibson or Epiphone, have sold out within a couple of weeks of them coming into stores. And they are nice guitars. If you want to buy one, you need to buy it very quickly. Anything with Slash's name on it sells like hotcakes.
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#3
It depends.I mean,the epiphone is just a slashified normal epiphone and its price has been risen because it is like a "Signature model".Also,PRS are very versatile guitars.Anyways,i would got the epiphone because of its Seymour Duncan pickups.
#4
Yeah that's a fair point - I was always going to buy those pickups at some point anyway - just wondering if they'd sound better in the SE245 or the Epi? Because I would mind buying the PRS and the PUPs if it meant a better sound than the Epi...
#5
The big difference between the two right off the bat when you hold both is that the Slash model has that super thick 50's Gibson style neck. Most Epi standards have the thinner neck shape and the PRS is nowhere near as big. Whether that's a big deal to you or not is your call but that neck shape was a deal breaker when I played one...otherwise I would've bought it when I came across it because it's a great looking and souding guitar.
#6
I personally would go for the PRS. The quality on the SEs is much more consistent than on Epiphones.

The Rosso Corsa I played was pretty nice, though.
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#8
BTW, since you quoted your price range in £, I'm assuming you're in the UK?

Guitarguitar have at least one Rosso Corsa in stock(as of 2pm today, it's in their Edinburgh store, I was in buying picks), and if you live near one, they can arrange to have it sent down so you can try it.

The ESP Eclipse-type are around your quoted price point, although I'll concede they're maybe not exactly built with classic/blues rock in mind, it may be worth having a look, even if only to rule them out for certain.
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#9
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Thanks everyone - any other guitar suggestions apart from these two?

Just above that price point, there are LTD EC-1000s with options for Dimarzio, Seymour Duncan, or EMG pickups
#11
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The big difference between the two right off the bat when you hold both is that the Slash model has that super thick 50's Gibson style neck. Most Epi standards have the thinner neck shape and the PRS is nowhere near as big. Whether that's a big deal to you or not is your call but that neck shape was a deal breaker when I played one...otherwise I would've bought it when I came across it because it's a great looking and souding guitar.



Erm. I wouldn't consider those guitars to have a thick neck. Way closer to the thinner side and more of a D than a C shape....


If anything it's in between a "50s" and "60s" neck.


I can't speak for the PRS SE guitars but I can say that the Epi Slash guitars don't have a thick neck IMO.
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#12
It was one of the thicker les paul necks i've played for sure. I haven't played many Slash models with that signature neck shape so I'm not used to it but it's not like a run of the mill standard either.
#13
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The ESP Eclipse-type are around your quoted price point, although I'll concede they're maybe not exactly built with classic/blues rock in mind, it may be worth having a look, even if only to rule them out for certain.

If the higher end ones are anything like the LTD Goldtop I have, I'd take it over an Epiphone or PRS any day. Mostly personal preference in terms of feel though, the necks are just amazing, bit more modern than a les paul but not as disgusting as PRS. Def worth considering.
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#14
Look for a used PRS S2 singlecut
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#15
Id probs grab a EC (im used to LTD neck more so than epi's tbh)
The prs had a bit of a chunky neck compared to my PRS SE custom 24 but still a great guitar.

Saying that though facebook a guy called Unsung Hero Guitars. Takes boring epiphone LPs and makes them amazing.
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#17
Thanks for the replies everyone! I'm gonna goi on my lunch break today and play the Epi so I'll see how I feel with it. I'll let you all know.
#18
Just tried the Epi out - sounds great, looks great but that neck is massive! Not sure if I'm able to get over that point
#19
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Just tried the Epi out - sounds great, looks great but that neck is massive! Not sure if I'm able to get over that point



A massive EPi neck????
Son you have no idea.
Moving on.....
#20
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A massive EPi neck????
Son you have no idea.


Sorry - will admit I'm a little under experienced at this, I've had the same guitar for 8 years
#21
Find a used USA made PRS S2 singlecut and be done with it. Hell if you want a LP, get a Gibson studio with a 60's neck and be done with it.
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#22
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Just tried the Epi out - sounds great, looks great but that neck is massive! Not sure if I'm able to get over that point


See, I had the same problem lol.