#1
My father's considering buying himself a guitar, as he used to play when he was in his 20s, and he can't decide between these two. Which would you guys feel is better? btw, he plays classic rock/punk.
#3
never played and epiphone but i've heard the gibson is a much more solid guitar
#4
Gibson - has better PUs.
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#5
isnt gibson the original, and epiphone a copy? :O

Atleast thats what i've heard
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#6
isnt gibson the original, and epiphone a copy? :O

i think gibson owns epiphone too.

anyways,go with the gibson.
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I'd say they're both pretty much the same, seeing as that Gibson is a more low-end Gibson. I'd have to try them both out, whereas if it was an Epi Elitist, then I'd get that.
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i think gibson owns epiphone too.

anyways,go with the gibson.



+1, I personally hate epiphones, the necks are not my style. Fretboards are okay but nothing special. Pickups are too muddy.


btw, epiphone is owned by gibson. Its basically just like LTD is owned by ESP. its just the lower end products basically.
#9
I think i'm the only person on UG that prefers Epiphone over Gibson.
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no i do too, just buy the Epi and change the pups
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no i do too, just buy the Epi and change the pups



I love my Epi SG custom [3 pickup version].
It has real gibson pickups.
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#12
The Epi customs are just marked up standards. Get the standard and change the pups, and it'll be decent. The Elitist series are pretty much midrange Gibsons, I'd say.
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The Epi customs are just marked up standards. Get the standard and change the pups, and it'll be decent. The Elitist series are pretty much midrange Gibsons, I'd say.

The customs are upgraded cosmetics. The Standard lacks the nice binding and nice headstock of the custom.

The custom looks identical to a real gibson, minus the logo.

Elitists are just as good as a Gibson. Especially the 'Faded' Gibsons [The ones that sell for like $700].
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#14
i wouldnt buy any gibson made after the 80s. and even so id just use them for recording. fenders play much better than gibsons IMO. there are a few epiphones id buy, but all of those are the more eclectic reissues of gibson guitars from the 60s/70s. gibson is wayyy past its heyday.
#15
Epiphones are very nice solid guitar and I own one myself. Also they're not overly expensive.

I haven't played a Gibson, however from what i've read and such. It says that Gibson have better quality.

How so?
Well the Epiphone Standard not sure about Custom but the standard has an alder core not all mahogany like the Gibson.

Also most Gibsons come with better pickups stock

And last I think the Gibsons have a better finish.

Now if you want quality and want ot save money look into the Epiphone elitist series Les Paul. I don't have any experiance with it but people on here say good things about it.

And last but not least this belongs in the Electric Guitar Forum.
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