#1
Since I'm a Piss Poor student

I want a Gibson SG, I dunno just fell in love with it, and the explorer, so i'm thinking do you guys think the Epiphone versions are any good, I ain't really played them, coz shops don't tend to stock them in my area, I mean what can I look for? How do the epiphones compare to the originals?

Thanks
#2
Well I have an Epiphone Les Paul Standard and there is nothing wrong with it. It sounds really good but then again I never tried out the Gibson version so I cant compare.

I guess what I am trying to say that you really do get good value for money with an Epiphone
#3
beggars can't be choosers,

if your a piss poor student then theres no way youd be able to get a gibson, and an epiphone isnt that cheap anyway...

Epiphones are made in China, a few years ago they were Korean.

My SG g400 is great. Sure i can find faults with it, but you can find faults with anything
#4
epiphones are decent guitars, the only thing that's changed since they moved to china is the price, so you imo you are getting more than you pay for for the G-400, mine cost me £350 2 years ago and i still think it was worth it. I've played a Gibson les paul standard to compare with the epi standard, there wasn't much in it other than the price and that the gibson sounded a bit better (better pickups).
Rig Winter 2017:

Fender Jazzmaster/Yamaha SG1000
Boss TU-3, DS-2, CS-3, EHX small stone, Danelectro delay
Laney VC30-112 with G12H30 speaker, or Session Rockette 30 for smaller gigs
Elixir Nanoweb 11-49 strings, Dunlop Jazz III XL picks
Shure SM57 mic in front of the amp
#5
Yeah right, the price stayed the same in Australia, thats why I'm annoyed. 350 pounds is like $900 so it isnt THAT cheap.
#6
Quote by henza_x
Yeah right, the price stayed the same in Australia, thats why I'm annoyed. 350 pounds is like $900 so it isnt THAT cheap.

i didn't say it was cheap. i'm in the same boat as unionx here, it took a hell of a lot of saving to reach a guitar within that price range, i just said i feel i got my moneys worth, implying that it was a huge investment for me.
Rig Winter 2017:

Fender Jazzmaster/Yamaha SG1000
Boss TU-3, DS-2, CS-3, EHX small stone, Danelectro delay
Laney VC30-112 with G12H30 speaker, or Session Rockette 30 for smaller gigs
Elixir Nanoweb 11-49 strings, Dunlop Jazz III XL picks
Shure SM57 mic in front of the amp
#7
Thanks Guys, I know that SG400's are like between £200 and £350 which is reachable for me, is it good for that price