#1
I just need help choosing. Intuition tells me The LP, but I've heard good things about the G-400. Will be playing stuff from Modest Mouse - Dashboard, Nirvana - In Bloom, Teen Spirit, Heart Shaped Box, to Rage Against the Machine - Killing in the Name of.

Epiphone Les Paul Standard

Epiphone G-400 Deluxe Electric Guitar (No Pickguard) (Honeyburst)

Need a speedy answer, thanks in advanced!
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#4
honestly look at a jag or a mustang, but if your set on those two I'd say the g-400 but be sure to play it at the shop
#5
What's your price range?

Epiphones (other than the Elitists) are pretty "meh" in my opinion. My first guitar was a G400 and I replaced it in less than a year.
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#6
Seems the G400 would sound brighter, and the LP warmer.
Other than that it's all about feel. Play them at a local shop.
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#7
My price range is basically 400 dollars... American.
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Sorry for the bump. Need a plan.
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#9
if you want a Gibson SG sound go for the G-400 because it will nail it. The G-400 and the gibby are both made out of solid mohagany so all youd have to do is but 490R and Ts in it to get it so sound exactly like a Gibby. The Epi lp has some alder in it i believe and wont sound exactly like a Gibby if thats the sound your looking for. But it all comes down to opinion, i love epi guitars, and personally id go for the G-400
#10
Out of the two I'd go with the G400. It's a great guitar and one that will, after a pickup change some time down the line, compete with much more expensive guitars. Just make sure to play them both before buying and make sure that you've got a thick leather strap for playing it standing up as they tend to be neck heavy.
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#11
In that price range, I would definitely get one of these Michael Kelly Guitars.

They are amazingly well made, are very comfortable, have coil splits, and sound spectacular.
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#12
out of them 2 id say Les Paul but better to try them out first
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#13
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The Epi lp has some alder in it i believe and wont sound exactly like a Gibby if thats the sound your looking for.
Actually all Epi's made in the last year and a bit are made 100% with the 'proper' materials that the full Gibson versions use. The only exceptions are the Studio, 100, Junior and Special-II, but they're all the 'low end' Epis anyway that you shouldn't touch regardless of what they're made of...

Anyway, play both and see. Personally I'm not a fan of Sgs at all, but Epi's various SGs tend to all be pretty decent for the money. On the other hand, their LPs can be a bit hit-and-miss. Sometimes you'll find one that is simply amazing and nearly as good as a Gibson, othertimes you'll pick one up and it'll be the worst thing you've ever played.

If you're just looking to buy online, don't risk the LP, go with the SG. If you can try them out in a store, I think you'll be better off trying a lot out and cherry-picking the best you find.
#14
Well the G-400 will probably be my choice. Any last words?
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Actually all Epi's made in the last year and a bit are made 100% with the 'proper' materials that the full Gibson versions use. The only exceptions are the Studio, 100, Junior and Special-II, but they're all the 'low end' Epis anyway that you shouldn't touch regardless of what they're made of...

Anyway, play both and see. Personally I'm not a fan of Sgs at all, but Epi's various SGs tend to all be pretty decent for the money. On the other hand, their LPs can be a bit hit-and-miss. Sometimes you'll find one that is simply amazing and nearly as good as a Gibson, othertimes you'll pick one up and it'll be the worst thing you've ever played.

If you're just looking to buy online, don't risk the LP, go with the SG. If you can try them out in a store, I think you'll be better off trying a lot out and cherry-picking the best you find.

Thx for correcting me on that, i wasnt too sure but i have heard that before.....My advice to the TS is still play them both ( as im sure basically everyone on here will say ) but like he said go w. the Sg if you dont play them both first
#17
NO!! Get the les paul. g400's are terrible guitars. the neck is so heavey, it falls off of your leg. they sound, feel, and play much worse than a les paul standard. its wierd though, cause i love the gibson sg standard, hate the '61 reissue and hate the epiphones. best advice is try them out. go LES PAUL!
#18
Get the standard Telecaster. It would be good for most of the bands you mentioned.
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Actually all Epi's made in the last year and a bit are made 100% with the 'proper' materials that the full Gibson versions use. The only exceptions are the Studio, 100, Junior and Special-II, but they're all the 'low end' Epis anyway that you shouldn't touch regardless of what they're made of...

Anyway, play both and see. Personally I'm not a fan of Sgs at all, but Epi's various SGs tend to all be pretty decent for the money. On the other hand, their LPs can be a bit hit-and-miss. Sometimes you'll find one that is simply amazing and nearly as good as a Gibson, othertimes you'll pick one up and it'll be the worst thing you've ever played.

If you're just looking to buy online, don't risk the LP, go with the SG. If you can try them out in a store, I think you'll be better off trying a lot out and cherry-picking the best you find.


i hate to be a nitpicker but the epiphone les paul jr 57 reissue is solid mahogany, before 07 at that
#20
I'd check Agile guitars or some of the cheaper Michael Kelly's before considering getting an Epiphone. It would probably be much harder if not impossible to find some in a store, especially since Agiles are sold online only. Both of those brands offer a hell of a lot more than the Epiphone at a lesser price.

I almost think something more along the lines of a Fat Strat style might suit you a bit better than an LP though.
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i hate to be a nitpicker but the epiphone les paul jr 57 reissue is solid mahogany, before 07 at that
And that's not a production-listed instrument anymore. So that's like saying a Strat-style guitar they made in 1973 was made with plastic so [XYZ whatever you care to write here].