#1
Well I'm looking at the Epiphone Specials and they seem to be just what I want, but how good are they? They are cheap, but are they really worth it?
#2
They're ****ing terrible.

Epiphone is a brilliant brand and many of their guitars, specifically the Elite series, are almost or just as good as Gibsons.

But holy **** don't even touch a Special, I hear its so bad it actually gives you AIDS. Fact.
#3
Haha, alright. Well I'm on a tight budget. I'm been pretty much hooked on getting an Epi, any suggestions? My budget is 350$ max.
#5
Quote by elekguit
Haha, alright. Well I'm on a tight budget. I'm been pretty much hooked on getting an Epi, any suggestions? My budget is 350$ max.


If you can shell out just a few more dollars I recommend getting a Epi Les Paul standard. They're great guitars, very well made for their price and they sound great too.

EDIT: The studios are also not bad.
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#6
I was just looking at the LP Standards on Musicians Friend. Is there a reason why the black ones are 400$ and the others 500$?
#7
Black is easier to paint?

Look for B-stock standards. They're generally just normal standards with a dent/stratch/paint mess up.
#8
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Haha, alright. Well I'm on a tight budget. I'm been pretty much hooked on getting an Epi, any suggestions? My budget is 350$ max.

Why not the Epiphone Les Paul studio?

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-Les-Paul-Studio-Electric-Guitar?sku=518351

Or
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-Les-Paul-Standard-Plain-Top?sku=517413
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#9
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I was just looking at the LP Standards on Musicians Friend. Is there a reason why the black ones are 400$ and the others 500$?

The black ones don't have a finish.

Also, heres a great guitar for $300 if you don't mind the color.

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#13
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Are the Epi SG's just as good? Or is it better to get an LP?

The SG's seem great especially for the price.

Play both and see which one you like more.
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Play both and see which one you like more.


This is the truth.

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#18
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What one would be better overall? http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-LP100-Electric-Guitar?sku=518661
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-G400-SG-Electric-Guitar?sku=518291
Or the LP Standard if I could get it cheap. But whats the best out of those 2?

The G-400, set neck mahogany body. I'd go with that...

But you seem to want a Les Paul so just wait a little and get the standard.
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#19
Thanks guys. Now to find somewhere that has Epi's in. The main music shop here is only Ibanez, BC Rich, & Peavey.
#21
I'm asking around about the Agile now. When I find out more about it, I'll consider it much more.
#22
Quote by elekguit
What one would be better overall? http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-LP100-Electric-Guitar?sku=518661
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-G400-SG-Electric-Guitar?sku=518291
Or the LP Standard if I could get it cheap. But whats the best out of those 2?
G400 is WAY better.
#23
I'd suggest the G-400, although I could be biased, I pretty much <3 mine.
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#24
you probably need an amp dont you?

id suggest getting a 150$ or so guitar... and a vox ad30 or roland cube thirty (if you are for sure into metal, and not so much other stuff) with the other two hundred or so

and the epiphone sg special is decent for the price, with proper set up, its a fantastic starting electric
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#25
whatever you do, don't buy anything without trying it first. and don't just try one and think, "well it's ok, i'll guess i'll buy it" always just try everything in your price-range. if you really really luv something, it's worth your money. you should go to guitarcenter and play everything...
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#26
Look, here's something for all n00b guitarists to chew on...

When Gibson labels a guitar as "special", they mean "special" in the same way some kids are "special". I'm not being mean towards "special" people, and I encourage you to be nice to them, but I will advise you to stay completely away from "special" guitars.

Now, when it's EPIPHONE "special", you know that the guitar in question does not deserve to be in existence.

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Anyways, I'd spring for either the G-400 (SG based) or the Les Paul Standard or Studio.

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#27
^amp is more important... no one ever seemed to question whether he had one... with a decent amp even a starting guitar will sound good
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#29
^touche

but from personal experiance the specials are playable and sound decent... i'd however look into washburn for the budget
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#30
My plan is to get an Epiphone G-400 SG & Vox Valvetronix AD15VT... that seems pretty good to me. I've tried the G-400 before, it sounded damn good.
#31
^ well if you can get both of those things then more power to you.,.. i assumed 350 was your budget for both
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#32
Nope, thats what I paid for my first set and it was a HUGE mistake. I want something that will last me, and this seems to be it until I get good enough to make a commitment to a high end Gibson (yes I'm a big Gibson fan).
#33
^well hopefully all goes well ...
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