#1
I'm a Strat man, I really am, but I need a Les Paul for recording some stuff that my Strat doesn't handle (partially because of the weird pickups I put in it, hey, I like 'em, but for some stuff I need Les Paul sound. Yeah.

So, I'm not a professional musician. My custom once-squier now-entirely modded Strat is my only guitar and I'm running it through a POD 2.0 into an old Sony amplifier hooked onto a big old Torque cabinet. And yeah I like that setup =P. I usually use the POD's direct output for recording anyway.
But well to up my versatility I'd like to add a Les Paul to my setup. Maybe tops 300eur, which is not alot, I know, but then again it doesn't have to be top end.
Maybe not what you'd expect since I just said it's for recording, but playability is the most important for me, I might change the pickups anyway.

Now, stuff like the Epiphone Special II is too low end right, because I hear it sucks alot.

Question: what's the cheapest Les Paul out there that offers good playability? Like I said the sound is not a great issue.
#3
u could try a stagg les paul, they're not the best in the world but for what u pay they are great
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#4
Hmm, I can't get Agiles, I live in Holland.
I'm somewhat thinking Epiphone's would be the most reliable because they're Gibsons after all.
I'm looking into something secondhand now, there's an Epihphone Standard for 300. But there's an Epiphone sg-310 for 250eur - hm, what are the main differences between SGs and Les Pauls anyway?
#5
I know the Epi Standards sound really good, and if you get it in black its only 380.
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holland is god im from ther. but to answer ur question there is a epiphone le paul studio goth for 300 in USD. it plays well!
here here is wat it looks like
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-Goth-Les-Paul-Studio-Electric-Guitar?sku=517233
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#7
the difference between the SG 310 and the lp is that the G-310 is rubish, you have to the the SG 400 and above to get anything good

also the epi lp standards are pretty damm good
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I know the Epi Standards sound really good, and if you get it in black its only 380.


well first of all if its black that'll save me alot of sanding because i need a black prime layer for the finish im planning on having =)

But I can get a sunburst Epi Standard for 300eur secondhand. Good deal?


And that Goth LP looks sexay. hmm, do they ship to holland? =P
Or would I be better off with the secondhand Standard? It's in fine state btw.
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#9
Hm theres another Standard Epi LP offer for 300eur, but that one has a pickguard-triangle. Is that something to do with the model? Because the first one doesn't have it -P
#10
hm, how good is an Epi LP Studio? For 300eur?
or, how about an sg-400 for 280eur?

i know too little about this stuff :/
#11
^Out of those two options the sg400 is def. better. The 400's and up are really nice, expecially for the price. I almost bought one, but I found the necks to be uncomfortable.
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#13
hm. the sg400 NEW costs 319eur whereas the Epi LP Standard new costs 459 (burst one). If they're equals why the difference in price?
#14
the sg has a smaller body which equals less material therefore less price
im not too sure but i think the pickups are different but dont quote me on that
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the difference between the SG 310 and the lp is that the G-310 is rubish, you have to the the SG 400 and above to get anything good

also the epi lp standards are pretty damm good


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one thing to take into consideration: many epi les pauls have alder/mahogany bodies.
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