#1
The epi les standard we're all familiar with

Or cheap gibson

retail is 1000 vs 600 for the epi

The Gibson comes with a case, is it worth the extra money or is the epi a batter guitar than the cheap Gibson??
#2
chose the epi for the money, theyre built quite nicley.the studio is a waste of money
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#3
Where do you live? If you live in the States, then I suggest looking at Rondo Music (www.rondomusic.net). The Agile LP series they carry will be better then any Epi, except for Elitists most likely, and will be a much better deal then the Gibson. If not, then either the Epi LP Standard Plus Top or the Custom.
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#4
Get the Epi for now, and you'll have a decent guitar. After a year or two you can save up and buy a gibson custom. Not to mention the case for the epi is like $60.
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#5
Quote by astrocreep71
Get the Epi for now, and you'll have a decent guitar. After a year or two you can save up and buy a gibson custom. Not to mention the case for the epi is like $60.


Got a Les Paul case from musciansfriend for $40. Fits the Epi nicely.
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#6
If these are your only two choices and you can afford the price difference get the Gibson. They are somewhat higher in quality, especially the detail and wood, and hold their resale value. Even though the Epi's are good guitars if you sell them you take a beating most of the time.
#7
The Gibson studios are great guitars. Anyone who says otherwise is either Jealous, Smoking Crack, or thinking of the faded series.

If you have the cash, get the gibson, if you have to save, go ahead for the epi, and get a gibson standard in a few years.
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#8
i've got the epi LP. it says gibson on the truss rod cover, don't know if that means anything. but i've had mine about 6 years. bought it new. i've never changed anything but strings. everything is "off the shelf" and it f'n rocks. not too familiar with the studio. couple of friends had them a while back. they liked them well enough. i never played them. anyway, just giving you first hand on the epi. it's a good guitar. around $900 or so new but they're always on sale for $595 or some shit. i paid $549 for mine.
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#9
My friend has an epi and a gibson and the epi gets much more use. Upgrade the pickups on the epi and it sounds just as good if not better in my opinion, and is still cheaper then a gibson.