#1
So yesterday i tried out a few Epi Les Pauls, all standard and i really like it. I want to get one and it would be my first REAL guitar (I own a piecer from Wal-Mart).

One thing i learned is that its pronounced Epi-phone not Ee-pi-phone-ee. I felt like a dumbass calling it that at the guitar store.

I also learned that (correct me if I'm wrong) Epiphones to Gibsons are like LTDs to ESPs.
Atleast thats the way i think of them, but the guy told me i could put some Gibson pups in it and you couldn't even tell the difference.

Now I was wondering if this is a good guitar... If anyone here would recommend it or a certain other Epi Les Paul. I dont have a thousand dollars though... keep that in mind.
I'm Tyler
#2
I like my Epi LP Custom for all of my darker music needs. It plays great and looks even better.
My Rig:
Epiphone Les Paul Custom - Alpine White
Vox AD30VT
Epiphone SG Special - Black
Planet Waves Cables
Levy's Strap
Dunlop .70 Picks
#3
The Epi Les Pauk Custom is a nice guitar...just swap out the pickups tho. The Epi Tony Iommi SG is a great Epi too....
#4
The Custom and LP Ultra are both great guitars, and yes, with some gibson hardware, it would be AMAZING!
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#5
the standards are fine.. i like them, but i have a standard plus but i dont really know the difference. my friend has a regular standard and it plays and sounds good.
my gear: ibanez destroyer( with gibson 500t pickup), epiphone les paul plus,ampeg electric, marshall jcm2000 triple super lead half stack
#6
Quote by Octtwe88
So yesterday i tried out a few Epi Les Pauls, all standard and i really like it. I want to get one and it would be my first REAL guitar (I own a piecer from Wal-Mart).

One thing i learned is that its pronounced Epi-phone not Ee-pi-phone-ee. I felt like a dumbass calling it that at the guitar store.

I also learned that (correct me if I'm wrong) Epiphones to Gibsons are like LTDs to ESPs.
Atleast thats the way i think of them, but the guy told me i could put some Gibson pups in it and you couldn't even tell the difference.

Now I was wondering if this is a good guitar... If anyone here would recommend it or a certain other Epi Les Paul. I dont have a thousand dollars though... keep that in mind.


Look for a Les Paul Classic. They're discontinued(2006) but most shops carry the. I got mine for 500 (Canadian including tax)
And I do beleive LTD'S are high end ESP's. Epi's are low end Gibsons. But I'm not sure on that.
#7
I have an Epiphone Les Paul, it sounds good and its cheaper than a Gibson ( although Gibson has a better rep. ) I recommend a standard, just remeber to change the strings no matter where you get it from.
#8
the Epi LP Standard is a great guitar. just make sure the one you buy is a solid one, not one with dead spots in the wood or one with a bad neck, etc... anyways, the one I got was fantastic. It shipped across the country and stayed in tune.... nice cherry burst finish.

i replaced the stock pups with some gold Gibson '57 Classics, and it sounds WICKED. Pretty much comparable to a stock Gibson Les Paul. You'd get a bit more sustain with a Gibby, due to the 100% mahogany body, but the Epi still has good sustain, and with hotter pickups, it sustains even more.
#9
Quote by NoneMoreBlack
Look for a Les Paul Classic. They're discontinued(2006) but most shops carry the. I got mine for 500 (Canadian including tax)
And I do beleive LTD'S are high end ESP's. Epi's are low end Gibsons. But I'm not sure on that.


I think the original poster is right... LTD's are the lower end ESP's(although they do have higher end guitars).
My Rig:
Epiphone Les Paul Custom - Alpine White
Vox AD30VT
Epiphone SG Special - Black
Planet Waves Cables
Levy's Strap
Dunlop .70 Picks
#10
Yeah, LTD's are made in Korea, whilst ESP's are Japanese. The high end LTD's (1000 series) are very good guitars, but not quite on a par with the ESP standards. Close, but not quite

As for Epi's, the standards are decent enough guitars. Not on a par with a Gibson, regardless of what the salesman may have said, but decent enough for the price nonetheless. The Epiphone Elitist though, that's another story, they really are as good as a Gibson.
#11
Only good news, alright. I think I'm gonna look around for one that i want.
I'm Tyler