#1
There is something magic about the gibson name, don't you think? I mean, if you've been here awhile, you'll know that i ordered a gibson les paul classic, but decided to return it in the last minute due to it not being good enough versus my epiphone. Anyway, i was kind of reluctant to return it, and i know it was coz of the name. I told myself, "its a gibson, it must be great" if you know what i mean. I just kind of felt that saying a gibson wasn't good enough, even though i didn't actually say it, was somehow wrong.

Anyway, anyone else got it like that? Can you feel the magic of the gibson name, or have you been disillusioned?
#3
the USA fenders in the 70's perfect example, after CBS , terrible quality materials but because it beared the name "Fender" people bought em, thus the birth of lawsuit japanese guitars
#4
So why exactly did you return your gibson? i have tryed out a classic and find its one hell of a guitar.

i own a standard my self and love it to bits.
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#5
Because i found the sound of my epiphone to be nearly as good. I don't buy 3,000 guitars when i have a 1,000 dollar guitar which is just as good.
#6
yes the epiphone les paul custom is a good guitar, but i would of kept the gibson, you would of got different tones from the epiphone and from the gibson.

The Epiphone has a mix of mahogany and alder in the body so that would of made a difference to the tone, while the gibson has a all mahogany body giving that "gibson" tone.

did you try many settings on your amp? a lot of gain can lose the natural sound of the guitar and i think that's what you have done. saying that a Roland Cube 30 dosnt really help on the tone.
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#7
how did you pay 1000 bucks for an epi les paul custom...

thats a 600 dollar guitar tops...and while were at it how'd you pay 3000 bucks for a les paul classic...thats a 2000 dollar guitar tops...
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1996 Les Paul Classic w/ Alnico II's
Marshall Jubilee 2550
Avatar 2x12..V30 and G12H
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