#1
I just have some questions I'm hoping can be answered. I have been playing guitar for over a year and I am looking to add to my collection of guitars. At Guitar Center I decided that I wanted a Les Paul but dont have the cash to go Gibson. Right now I am debating between the Epi LP '56 RI Gold Top and the Epi LP Classic Quilt Top in Transparent Amber. The things I wanna know are like for a LP is it better to get the gold top because it has P-90's in it or should I go quilt top because it has humbuckers. The price difference is a mere 50$ so that is out of the question. I saw a Gold Top @ GC and it was amazing looking but so was this transparent amber quilt top. Overall I guess I am asking which is a better guitar. Thanks
#2
DO you prefer singles or humbuckers?
Bands to see before I die:
Iron Maiden
Foo Fighters
Megadeth
Reel Big Fish
Rush
Streetlight Manifesto

Gear:
Epi LP Standard
Washburn Strat
Line 6 Spider (Yes, I know it's bad)

GAS:
Ibanez RG3570Z
Digitech Whammy
#3
We can't really answer that question, it just depends on which guitar you prefer, and which one suits your sound more.
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#4
I have a les paul standard (very similar to the classic) and it's great, very good tone. I also have a p-100 les paul jr, but i'm not sure how different it sounds to the 56RI. Both very well made.
#6
I owned a cheap Ibanez with Humbucks and a PRS Custom with humbuckers and now i have a mexi strat with the 3 singles I really have no preference to singles or buckers.
#8
besides the pickups the only other difference is the top wood. The gold top is mahogany and the quilt top is quilted maple. A lot of difference between the two?
#9
i would get the gold top, i like the sound of p90s/p100s more than regular humbuckers tho..
#10
Maple is brighter than Mahogany.
Bands to see before I die:
Iron Maiden
Foo Fighters
Megadeth
Reel Big Fish
Rush
Streetlight Manifesto

Gear:
Epi LP Standard
Washburn Strat
Line 6 Spider (Yes, I know it's bad)

GAS:
Ibanez RG3570Z
Digitech Whammy