#1
hey guys, i need some opinions, i want a les paul style guitar but i dont have 2 grand to blow one a gibson, so im leaning toward an epiphone, and the two that im stuck between are the black beauty

or this awsome looking silver burst les paul custom

opinions would be greatly appreciated, im leaning toward the silver burst but that just based on looks i cant find any solid reveiw on it please help, especially if you own either one let know the pro and con of 'em, thanks
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#3
The middle pickup isn't very useful, in my opinion.

Epiphone has pretty crappy quality control on its guitars, so see if you can play the specific one you are going to buy first.

If you dig the silverburst one, why not?
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#4
i personally love the black beauty, tho ive heard it can be difficult to get a good sound outta the middle pickup
#5
Out of those I'd get the Silverburst.

You're never really going to use a middle humbucker, all it'll do really is sit there sucking sustain.

Also, Black Beauties are really getting quite common these days.
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#7
the old series of gibson silver bursts (see adam from tool) looked better, but outta those 2 i'd go the silver burst
#10
Thise are Epi's not gibsons....however if you are not a tour guitarisrt it will do you just fine

Id go with the Silver...however if you really want a gem, Gibson put out a silver series sunburst many many years ago, i seen Gavin Rossdale of Bush use it on Saturday Night Live years ago (you tube it, I am sure its there)...anyway after looking and looking I was told the actual colour is caled Antiqua...here it wghat it looks like (note the yellowing is cause dby lead in the paint that oxidized over year, i think it make it look even cooler)
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i hate the look of the silverburst, but if u like it whatever,
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I have the Epi Black Beauty and it is a real class guitar. Yeah the middle pup is arguably irrelevant but have managed to get some nice mix sounds out of it. This guitar however cries out for some superior pups. The Alnico ones are ok and do the job but I am imagining playing my "beloved" axe with some nicer pups! (not decided yet tho - maybe some SD's.......)

Anyway either of them are totally spankworthy in the looks department IMO!!!
#13
I'd go with the black beauty because its a higher end Epi.

Gibson wise...Silverburst all they way.

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If you want the silverburst, go for it.
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I prefer the silverburst for looks but I haven't played either guitar so just try em out n see which sounds and feels better
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I am a vintage *****. I like things that stay true to the heritage, and finishes such as silver burst don't appeal to me because last time I checked that colour wasn't available in the 50s. Or maybe there was..i dunno. But thats just me. Whatever you like....
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I am a vintage *****. I like things that stay true to the heritage, and finishes such as silver burst don't appeal to me because last time I checked that colour wasn't available in the 50s. Or maybe there was..i dunno. But thats just me. Whatever you like....

silverburst is incredibly vintage; almost as vintage as the BB.

i think that you should go for the SilverBurst because Sound>looks.
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That's tough. You should play each one and see which one has a better feel. Or get a Gibson Les Paul Studio.
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i would get a mim fender for that price..i dont really like epiphones because the hardware is kinda crappy, they feel crappy and sound crappy and the neck is kinda glossy. why are they hyped omg..
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i would get a mim fender for that price..i dont really like epiphones because the hardware is kinda crappy, they feel crappy and sound crappy and the neck is kinda glossy. why are they hyped omg..

nice bashing.

epis are mahogany, fenders are alder. epis are dark. fenders are bright. epis have thicker necks. fenders have thinner.

do you see my point?
#23
yes i do see it. i think im a fender guy. i dont really like epi guitars, but the basses are quite astonishing.
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yes i do see it. i think im a fender guy. i dont really like epi guitars, but the basses are quite astonishing.
ok. but you didnt need to diss them.
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ok. but you didnt need to diss them.

Not dissing but i wouldnt recommend them.
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i would get a mim fender for that price..i dont really like epiphones because the hardware is kinda crappy, they feel crappy and sound crappy and the neck is kinda glossy. why are they hyped omg..



Your opinion is like that of a baboon's. Completely and utterly useless, but amusing at the same time. You and that other guy who dissed Mesa Amps would be good friends. I called him a baboon to. dumb baboon + dumb baboon = good friends.
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Not dissing but i wouldnt recommend them.

"feel crappy" "sound crappy"

...

really.

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although boogies arent my cup o jive, i dont hate em.
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His opinion is reasonable. I could understand someone preferring a MIM Strat over an Epiphone. Epiphone builds their guitars out of cheap woods, mostly alder with some mahogany.

The Mesa basher was just a noob who is probably a Marshall supremicist.
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His opinion is reasonable. I could understand someone preferring a MIM Strat over an Epiphone. Epiphone builds their guitars out of cheap woods, mostly alder with some mahogany.

The Mesa basher was just a noob who is probably a Marshall supremicist.



Yes, I understand where you are coming from. But couldn't he just simply state 'I prefer a MIM Strat over Epiphone." Instead of going on a bashing streak?
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#30
themiddle pickup looks stupid on the black "beauty" and the silver burst looks cooler anyways. get w/e plays better in your opinion, but thats my opinion on looks.
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Why not buy an Agile? apparently they are quality guitars that match epiphone and sometimes gibsons quality plus their LP copys can come in both silverburst and black beauty style and they're a hell of a lot cheaper.
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silver burst ftw
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Why not buy an Agile? apparently they are quality guitars that match epiphone and sometimes gibsons quality plus their LP copys can come in both silverburst and black beauty style and they're a hell of a lot cheaper.


Thats my future intentions.

Buy a 3100MAP Black Agile Les Paul, then repaint it with a silverburst and maybe change out the pickups to some burstbuckers and buy a Kahler trem.
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black beauty...more classy looking..
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#37
I just got a silver burst agile 2800 and i love it, just as good if not better then the epi les paul customs and comparable to a gibson studio in playability and with a pickup change it would sound just as good.
#38
and its not that the pickups don't sound good, they are high out put and i love them for inflames ish metal, but if your going to be playing more clean or classic stuff you might want something with alnicos