#1
Hey! A few months ago I went to Best Buy in Michigan. I was surprised to see in their music section a Gibson Les Paul! It said "Signature Series" on the headstock, but it had the Gibson Logo engraved on the back plate. The logo had "Gibson/Baldwin Music Education". I bought this guitar for only $200.00! I thought it was too good to be true.

According to Gibson's website, these guitars were produced as entry level instruments for beginning guitarists. That may be why the guitar was assembled very very cheaply. The frets stick out way too much and the action is really crappy making this guitar a pain in the ass to play. Thing is, it still sounds exactly like a Gibson Les Paul, only with a helluva lot more hiss and hum when plugged into my Fender Frontman amp.

Here is a photo:



I love the sound but it's just way too much of an irritation to play.

Should I buy a new guitar? I have $250-$300 to spend on a new axe.

Suggestions?
#2
Agile AL-2500
or
Agile AL-2000

Those are the best guitars you can buy for the price, they are much better than any Epiphone(except elitist series). Agile make some great Les Pauls, and many have been compared to Gibsons which almost triple in price.
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#3
I was looking for more of a Flying V shape. There is one in the music store here that has one side of the V longer than the other. It is white. Any ideas what this is?
#4
The V you looked at was probally a Jackson RR3 or RR1.
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#5
You mean like this-


or this-

They're LTD's, not cheap either, they'll run you about $1,000.

Dean and Epiphone make some good V's.
Epiphone V
Michael Shenker v
I would buy the Michael Schenker V
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#6
No, it wasn't either. It looked exactly like the ESP only with a different head and different brand.
#7
What's the brand?
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#8
See, thats the thing-I can't remember. I think it's this:

Carvin Ultra V

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2006 Fender American Strat
'58 Reissue Korina Gibson Flying V
1963 Harmony H53 Rocket
Squier Tele Custom II

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#9
How much? Carvins don't usually come cheap. I also think it's a little on the ugly side.
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#10
Take it back if you can.
You really should have researched more, honestly, that's a stupid mistake.
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#11
And why was it so stupid? The sound that comes out of it is still wonderful...
My Gear:

2006 Fender American Strat
'58 Reissue Korina Gibson Flying V
1963 Harmony H53 Rocket
Squier Tele Custom II

Fender Champion 600
#12
But if you hate playing it, whats the use of the good sound?
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