I am struggling between getting one of these two guitars. They are both Epiphone Les Paul customs, but one is $600 and one is $700. Here are the links to find out the specs:

this one is $600: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-Les-Paul-Custom-Electric-Guitar?sku=518350

this one is $700: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-Les-Paul-Custom-Flametop-Electric-Guitar?sku=518321

Is the second guitar worth the extra hundred bucks? Please help me out.
there are pretty close, i dont think its worth another $100 the 1st one would be my choice.
I think the only difference is the Flametop.
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its a hundred extra because of the finish. it cost em more to make it with that finish so they charge more. get the cheaper one.
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Well, it really depends on how you want it to look. If you prefer the look of the flametop over the regular custom, then get it. And vice versa.
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Well, it really depends on how you want it to look. If you prefer the look of the flametop over the regular custom, then get it. And vice versa.

thats what id say
spend the extra 100 bucks on somethin else like peadals
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i would get the 600 dollar one, mostly because you are paying the extra for the flame top, which is mostly just a cosmetic thing.
some tone purists will say that it changes the tone of the wood, but i've never bought into that
i have a flamed and a non flamed one, exactly identical except for in finish, but i cant hear any difference in the two

go with the cheaper one and get a couple effects, like a distortion box, wah-wah or a chorus

and thats my 2 cents
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Last edited by flamecsm101boy at Jul 10, 2006,
get the $600 one. theyre trying to rip u off with the flametop
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I have the flametop and the finish is really nice. If you like the finish then go for it but there is no other real difference.
thanks i think ill get the $600 one. i like the finish on that better then the flametop anyway
Ya I would go with the $600.00 one too. Also I would perefer the solid finish over the flame top one. Just the cosmetics get which ever one you like though.
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