#2
well they typically cos about 1000 new (correct me if im wrong), so ****ing go for it
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#3
Great price! Get it.
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#4
Yeah, only problem there is another guitar which has 24 frets and is handmade, a bit more expensive but still only 1/3 cost of new one, so I don't know
#6
yeah, but at least I've played the custom guitar, I won't get a chance to play the gibson because it is in another state, so I don't know how bad the gibson special is compared to the studio
#7
Buy it if you dont like it sell it for $550
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#9
there is a good chance
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#10
Gibsons suck seriously

I have always tried to like gibsons. In fact I even owned an SG standard for a while. But the tone just sucks. There is no clarity and they are the most uncomfortable guitars to play period.

Les Pauls are too heavy and hurt your neck. SGs are neck heavy and fall to the ground and break it's headstock if you take your hands off it.
#11
But people recognize the headstock, I saw a local band the other night and they played some pretty good original solos, and all I could hear in terms of comments were bitching about how he was playing an epiphone and not a real guitar
#12
I agree with rubberbullets Epis are made with the same materials Gibsons are made with besides maybe p-ups but they are easy to change. The only difference is usually the name.
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#13
I'm leaning towards the local made custom guitar, it's got 24 frets, splittable humbuckers, there are only a few hundred in production and josh homme and ben harper own a few between them, the only thing the gibson has going for it is the headstock name and the fact it will probably keep its value, which is probably higher than what I am paying
#14
Quote by heiltalker2006
I agree with rubberbullets Epis are made with the same materials Gibsons are made with besides maybe p-ups but they are easy to change. The only difference is usually the name.


Not even REMOTELY close. They're very, very different guitars. The only thing they have in common is the look. Nothing else.

As for the LP Special - if it's in good ocndition, then it's worth the $350. You can easily sell it for $500 or more if you don't like it.
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#15
Quote by Ihearthetfield
Gibsons suck seriously

I have always tried to like gibsons. In fact I even owned an SG standard for a while. But the tone just sucks. There is no clarity and they are the most uncomfortable guitars to play period.

Les Pauls are too heavy and hurt your neck. SGs are neck heavy and fall to the ground and break it's headstock if you take your hands off it.


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#17
^ if you can afford a Gison SG you should know your SC, HB, P-90's
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#18
^Agreed. Basically, if you're buying a new guitar at all you should know what pickups sound like.
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#19
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^ if you can afford a Gison SG you should know your SC, HB, P-90's

Exactly, so I was confused why he even bothered to buy an SG. I also assume if you spent that much, you would've learned about the '57 vs. burstbuckers vs the Standard's 498T bridge PU.
#21
My garage band is non-pro and our lead's Gibson LP Smartwood has those PUs and so far nobody had anything bad to say, as in: Man those are thin-sounding OR Those sound like SCs, where's the growl?, etc. Unless you're a pro or a musician with superior tone recognition, it'll probably be a long while before you "feel" a need to upgrade them or even fully exploit what those have to offer. But then, PUs are pretty cheap anyway so it's really up to you. And since this is the UG, some will probably say they suck.
#23
Get it and if you don;t like it you can re-sell it for more than you bought it for.
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#24
Quote by rubberbullets
are the 490R and 498Ts decent? or need to be changed?

They're certainly not terrible pickups. I've had my LP Studio equipped with those pickups now for a few months and I think they sound OK. Burstbuckers would make a nice difference, but these certainly aren't bad pickups.
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#25
Les Pauls are too heavy and hurt your neck


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