#1
Okay, so yesterday I posted a thread about which guitar I should get..
The Epi LP Custom or the Michael Kelly
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=646731 (make sure you read the link)

Okay, so now I came across 57' Gibson Humbuckers. 99$ each, and I heard that these are strictly AMAZING for any guitar, especially crap Epi LP guitars.
So I was thinking.. two humbuckers would be another $200..
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Gibson-57-Classic-Humbucker-Pickup?sku=306000


The Limited Edition Epi LP is $600
The Michael Kelly is $400
The humbuckers are $200

Now here's my question..
Should Get the Michael Kelly WITH the humbuckers
OR
Should I just get the LP
OR
Should I get the LP and save even more money and get the humbuckers?

Note:
I play rock, alternative, punk, metal, and hardcore.
My major is Rock and alternative though.
Last edited by LeeSympathetic at Aug 10, 2007,
#2
The Gibson humbuckers aren't amazing...they're a standard vintage-voiced PAF clone. The Duncan 59 model is both cheaper and has a more authentic sound. I'd get the Michael Kelly because you get more guitar for your money. Once you've got it and played it through your amp then you can see if you need new pickups, and if so which ones would be best. However, there's no way you can do that until you've had the guitar for a while.

[EDIT] Just realised that particular Michael Kelly is a hollowbody...I just assumed you'd have chosen two similar guitars

If you want a Michael Kelly that's equivalent to the Les Paul you'd be better off with one of these.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/shop/product/Michael-Kelly-Patriot-Glory-Electric-Guitar?full_sku=513848%2e874
http://www.guitarcenter.com/shop/product/buy_michael_kelly_valor_flame_electric_guitar?full_sku=512291%2e350
http://www.guitarcenter.com/shop/product/buy_michael_kelly_patriot_phoenix_electric_guitar?full_sku=512293%2e350
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#3
I agree with the MK. I did play the Hybrid and the binding was not up to par but this is probably due to spotty quality control found on most guitars in the price range. The cutaway on the MK Patriot is roomier than that of the Gibson LP or Epi LP, and I like the look of the extended upper-bout. Rockfield pickups have a good rep but I didn't get to turn the amp up loud enough to give a good opinion.
#4
Since When Have Epiphone Les Pauls Been "Crap Guitars"!?! I Have a Epiphone Les Paul Standard Cherry Sunburst and a Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop and all i can say is the substain on the Gibson is better and maybe slightly the build quality but other than that theres nothing between them!
#5
I don't think Epiphones are crap. Since I am an SG man I particularly like the G400. Not bad at all.
#6
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Since When Have Epiphone Les Pauls Been "Crap Guitars"!?! I Have a Epiphone Les Paul Standard Cherry Sunburst and a Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop and all i can say is the substain on the Gibson is better and maybe slightly the build quality but other than that theres nothing between them!

Epihone Les Pauls aren't "crap", save for the Specials...however something like the Michael Kelly offers you more guitar for less money.
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#7
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Since When Have Epiphone Les Pauls Been "Crap Guitars"!?! I Have a Epiphone Les Paul Standard Cherry Sunburst and a Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop and all i can say is the substain on the Gibson is better and maybe slightly the build quality but other than that theres nothing between them!


Don't get me wrong, LP standards are great, I have one myself
but if you read the reviews on the link, they meant "crap guitars" as in old, worn out, etc., LP's