I'm looking for a new guitar because the one I have now is not the greatest :P. Anyway, I've been looking around and I think I would like to have an Epiphone Les Paul Standard, because it's not that expensive and I've read good things about these guitars. I'm not very experienced and have no idea what I should be looking for when purchasing a guitar so I was wondering if anyone who has had experience with 1 of these could share their thoughts on it. Is it worth the money?

Buy a used one off ebay. They're good guitars. I had one years ago, changed the tuners to grovers, pickups to a JB in bridge and 59 in neck and it screamed.
i have one. bought it new, and it's great. it's a good piece of wood, the neck is fast and comfortable, the controls are easy, it stays in tune and it looks nice. the pickups are pretty good too, but i've swapped mine out for some Gibson '57 classics.
amazing guitar!!! i have one and i also put 57' classic plus pickups in it and its awesome...expecially threw my VOX AD30VT
Get one with grovers, and it pwns.

You can then think about a pickup change to afford a specific sound in the future
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i played one at a music store a while back. they are good guitars. the pickups are good but i would swap them.
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Very good looking guitar, neck is a bit thick for me, pickup selector is pretty much crap, pickups aren't great and it's not solid mahogny, I suppose it's decent in the price range though.
ey, id give em a 8/10. id play it over a squire any day!
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First of all, what kind of music do you play? What kind of amp do you have? And what kind of guitar do you have now?

Who knows, you may be looking for a heavy metal style guitar, in which case this might not be your best choice and/or maybe this isn't much of an upgrade from what you have already, and would be better off saving some more money.
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